The Centro Internacional de Escultura (C.I.E) is a cultural organization open to artists from all nationalities and to the public in general. We aim to create the conditions for the development and appreciation of Portuguese Sculpture, materials and techniques. We promote the exchange of knowledge and experiences through a dialogue between Artists and Art Professionals.

By organizing stone carving courses, workshops, exhibitions and residencies, we have been building awareness to sculpture in a culturally interested public.

Additional details

The “Centro Internacional de Escultura,” (C.I.E) invites you to two open-end stone carving workshops starting on June 17 and September 16, 2019, in its facilities in the hamlet of Odrinhas.

The C.I.E makes available several well set-up sculpting spaces. The working area is clean and tidy, with all spaces sheltered by roof and walls. Representatives of the C.I.E are available to give support for purchasing stone, wood crates, etc. Sculpting classes could be provided during workshops.

Fees and details

Accommodations are in private rooms in the hamlet of Odrinhas, 8 km from the famous Royal Town of Sintra, and 35 km from Lisbon.

Pick up at the airport for 40€. For more information and booking, please get in touch with Art Master Moises Preto Paulo, the Founder of the CIE.

Price for one working week (6 days) per person:

300€/working week, 6 days (seventh day for 25€) or 60€/ day

Tools, rent: 90€, Power tools: Large Angle Grinder, Small Angle Grinder, Straight Grinder, Disk Sander
Manual tools: Hammer, Flat Chisel, Toothed Chisel, Pointer

Consumables: 150€, Diamond Cutting Disk (115mm), Diamond Cutting Disk (230mm), Grindstones, Machine Sanding Disks, Manual Sanding, Sheets, Milling Cutters

Protection: 30€, Gloves, Paper Mask, Earmuffs, Glasses


At all stone and bronze workshops organised by Global Stone Workshop each Participant rents an individual working space of 4 m2. Global Stone Workshop takes no responsibility whatsoever for accidents that may occur during the Participants working time… Participants sculpt at their own risk. Participants are also responsible for damages they might cause others. Global Stone Workshop recommends all Participants to buy a Personal Accident Insurance Policy in their own country… if they don’t have one already.