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Events | 09 Dec, 2021

Cork Christmas Decorations Workshop

Strauss Room Vale do Lobo Auditorium
Thursday, 09 de December
16:00h - 18:00h
ticket Public 36€
ticket Resort Members 29€

We are thrilled to feature this stunning workshop as part of Vale do Lobo Art Sessions: a selection of special art workshops and sessions led by artists from across the region including Portuguese tile painting, jewellery workshop, ceramic making and much more. All in a stunning, natural, art-inspiring setting of Vale Real. Join, fuel your creative side and take your own creations and memories back home. Family-friendly.

Harvested every nine years, with no cork trees being cut during the process, cork gives rise to a myriad of products, from the traditional to the most innovative and unexpected ones. The main product is the cork stopper, but not all cork qualities have the necessary requirements to become this well-known object.

In this Workshop, you will discover the secrets of the cork transformation process, from the tree to final products. You will meet a Local Designer who will accompany you in a very interesting and creative Christmas activity and create your own Cork Christmas Decorations. You will work agglomerated cork and make Christmas balls, stars and other decorations in cork, that will then be painted and decorated with different materials and motifs, including allusions to the Algarvian culture (platbands, sidewalks, chimneys…). You are also invited to bring your own corks and recycle it during this activity. No prior experience is required.

Your teacher was born in Faro, has a degree in Equipment Design from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lisbon and works in the field of museography and graphic design. She has her own brand, where she joins crafts with design and combines cork with other materials to create furniture and different accessories in cork. Her inspiration comes from the Portuguese culture and the Algarve’s arts and crafts.

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Physical distancing:

  • Most of our activities are organised outdoors
  • We ask you to book in advance, ideally online or at Reception
  • Places are limited to to ensure all safety conditions
  • Please wear a mask to access the resort experiences


  • We provide hand sanitizers in visible areas across the Resort
  • We may measure your temperature or ask travel questions
  • We request all participants to follow preventive measures, such as hand disinfection before and also during the lesson class