LAC – Laboratório de Actividades Criativas is a non-profit cultural association formed in 1995 and headquartered in the Old Chain of Lagos.
The building designed by Cottinelli Telmo and whose foundations are built on an old convent, is a place with history that is an integral part of the city’s history. Built for other purposes, it currently reveals an interesting dichotomy between prison / confinement VS space for creativity / freedom; by becoming a space of creation, it thus converted the molds of its existence, now the cells are a studio space for artists and their use and work contributes to the revitalization of the building, endowing it with a new history.
The association is a space for artistic residencies whose priority is to develop and expand the PRALAC – Art Residency Program at LAC, with the main objective of boosting and promoting artistic creation in the region and especially in the Southwest Algarve area.
Intensive Course in CERAMIC SCULPTURE, with Sandra Afonso Duration: 44 hours Location: LAC – Creative Activities Laboratory Price: 250€ p/person For young people and adults, without prior knowledge. | Synopsis | With this workshop, trainees will be able to build a ceramic piece autonomously, specifically in the field of the human figure, being able to recognize and apply proportions and shapes, building proportionate and technically operational figures in the field of ceramic sculpture. There will also be room for creativity, creating a piece of personal character in the last module. | Bio | Sandra Afonso (Aveiro, 1978), graduated in Visual Arts – Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. | Dates and times | > Study of the hand – It is intended that trainees master the structure of the hand and be able to master the technique and expressiveness necessary to model it in clay. March 03, Friday from 18:00 to 22:00 March 4th, Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm > Study of the head – Realization of a bust from a photograph (brought by the trainees), apprehension of the basic shape of a head (skull and surrounding musculature) until reaching the resemblance […]