program

When a designer or design student comes from abroad, he or she is seeking not only the development of new techniques but a transformative life experience.

With that in mind, we develop custom programs for one to three people, taking into account the needs of the designers and the artisans.  The artisans open the doors to their shop to provide total immersion in their craft and the opportunity to research and develop sustainable, innovative products.  This is a creative experience, in which curiosity, commitment and courage are key elements.

programa 2 weeks
The two-week program consists of 9 days, 4 hours per day, dedicated to researching materials and techniques. During this time you will take knowledge of the local marketplace into consideration. Prices range from USD 1,000 to USD 1,200, depending on the type of material you choose to work with.
giulio“I just graduated from college and Breda’s workshop taught me about working materials with my hands and finding solutions to practical problems; things that I did not learn in school.” – Giulio Parini

zeca

“I work alone, but am open to teach the craft to anyone interested.” – Zeca Godinho

4 weeks

The four-week program consists of 19 working days, also in shifts of 4 hours per day. It allows more in-depth research of materials and techniques, knowledge about the market in the region and the development of two or three prototypes.  Prices range from USD 2,000 to  USD 2,400 depending on the type of material you choose to work with.

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6 weeks

The 6 week program consists of 30 working days, again, in shifts of four hours per day.  This program allows more in-depth research of materials and techniques, knowledge of the local marketplace and the development of three to five prototypes, depending on the complexity of your project. This program also provides enough time to explore marketing and pricing of final products.  Prices range from USD 3,000 to  USD 3,900, depending on the type of material you choose work with.

Our prices include materials.  Prices vary according to the material used for the experiments and final prototypes.  Upon registration we provide detailed information on each workshop and once you have chosen your workshop and material we will be able to give you a final price, within the ranges mentioned above.