Daydream Workshop in Sunny Estoril, Portugal 


With Olga Furman

And Renata Loree


Dates: Sat June 11 – Thu June 16 2017

6 days $1200


The price for the workshop is for the use of Art Paradise large studio that accommodates 15 people. We can use the studio inside or the terrace, and also the gardens and Tent that surround the house. The kitchen is fully equipped to prepare quick snack or lunch, coffee and tea available as well. We can explore the local markets an sites and walk down to the beach. We will take one day trip to Lisbon, where we can draw more inspiration for our creativity and take an opportunity to become more familiar with the surrounding culture and people that live in this vibrant culturally rich environment.

Students are responsible for their transportation, meals and accommodations. One day trip to Lisbon is included in your price. We will also provide you with your canvas. The studio has brushes, pencils and sketch paper, but we recommend bringing your own paints that you are familiar with.

Please visit the site Art Paradice Portugal, for more information and accommodations. The studio accommodates 5 people to sleep in shared rooms for a very reasonable price, but they are hotels around available. You can contact me with any questions you need answered at


This is an intense and high energy workshop with much to offer to all student/artists levels, but you might want to look into our artwork to decide if this is what you want to learn.

We will teach you how to paint an illusion, a dreamy surrealistic and soulful artwork from your own heart, and create art that tells a story.

We’re going to work on canvas and in journals, with acrylics, inks and some dry media.(full art supply list will be  provided at check out)

As for now the workshop planned as described below, but it could change slightly.

We are going to work on two canvases that we will rotate with each subject change. This will give you more opportunity to learn the same subject from two different perspective. At the end of the workshop you will have two separate works of art, probably completely different.

Day 1


  1. Mapping the features and learning proportions of face

2. Tips and “tricks” for easy “reading” of the reference for applying different values

3. Learning a technique which helps to transform a sketch into a monochromatic painting

Day 2

Painting Backgrounds

Explore and experiment with different techniques to create interesting backgrounds that achieve depth and perspective.

Learn about elements of art and apply it into our backgrounds.

We will share with you my favorite palette and together we will find your palette or discover

a new one! We are going to use different mediums and unexpected tools to create our marks!

Day 3

Exploring Lisbon for inspiration

Sketching on premises in our journals and taking photos for future reference

Day 4


1. Learn principles of design and apply it in into composition, while sketching it in our journals

2. Find and make your own references and mold it into your composition

3. Choose two compositions from journals and sketch it into backgrounds from day 2

4. Creative an intuitive background from the freedom of your creative flow and then choose key areas for your composition.

Day 5


We’re going to paint our soul out!

Olga will teach you how to create a soft, dreamy and mysterious atmosphere,

and how to make your painting interesting and remarkable by using different techniques.

Renata will show you how to create a character story in your artwork and then add other ellements to make it more interesting and vibrant.

Day 6

Tile painting with instructor and host Margarida

Open studio with my full assistance

Optional Day 7 – 8

Stay for 2 more days to work on your projects with our guidance.

You can stay for 6 days or 8. We have an early bird option to sign up at a discount, after March 14 the price will increase to &1200 for 6 days and $1450 for 8 days.

6 Days $1,200.00 USD


My New Online Course

Expressions Class from Renata Loree on Vimeo.

Expressions.jpgI have been working on this now for three days, trying to really put attention to every little detail on how it will run. I would like to give an option to purchase individual subparts, to the would course, which I think will be lot of fun. If you are already good at drawing and painting hands and faces, please, jump right into Expressing Everything. If you would like to only work on hands, because that is not your strength, then do just Expressive hands course. Or you can purchase Expressive Faces and Hands together. All the detail are below.

You can purchase the complete class for $75   The registration is now closed till April 1st

The Class will start with Expressive Faces – March 15

Expressive Hands – March 22

Express Everything – March 29

If you are interested in joining a Facebook group for sharing your work and getting feedback, it will be included.

I hope you will join me in March



On line Course

I have been dreaming a long time about designing this course, it’s all about how I like to paint and create. It always starts with an idea that wants to come to life on a canvas. It can be a certain look on a face, a hand might be positioned just this way, the hair that drapes the face and spills into the background.

This course has three parts that can be purchased separately and work on their own, or can be purchased as a complete package.

Part one – Expressive faces

– we will start with sketches to play with a proportion of a face in different positions, different looks and eye expressions. Then we will paint a face in with a simple palate choosing only three colors, which include black and white, to learn how the tone creates shape and correct proportions of a face. Next we will choose another face to learn how to create an extensive pallet of choosing only 5 or 6 colors. We will also learn how to use color theory to create vibrant lifelike composition of a face that has depth.

Part two – Expressive hands

– In a similar fashion with which we created faces, we will learn how to build a lifelike hand with sketches and paint. First we start with making an extensive vocabulary of hand positions to become familiar with a movement of a hand. Then we will choose couple different hand positions. Painting a hand is much like painting a face, you will learn how to build layers of color to create depth and vibrancy of a hand.

Part three – Express everything

and in this part we will put it all together, first start will a playful background and create some layers to see if it will spark an idea or a story we want to tell, we can also use journalling and certain prompts, or look at pictures for inspiration. We will use the idea or a story to build a composition of a face with a hand or what ever else might need to be included. We will learn how to create a whole painting using color, composition and background together to tell our story.


To purchase all three classes together or see more info visit Expressions.