Lago Artes
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Lago Artes - In the Very Heart of Historical Centre of Porto, Visit the Fine Artist Hugo do Lago Open Art Studio and Gallery. Painting & Watercolour Workshops Available, Original Art Works, Customized Frames and Hopefully a Great Time With Us… See You Very Soon! Silvia & Hugo do Lago
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Allison M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Our entire family labeled this the best part of our entire trip to Portugal. The watercolor class with Hugo is not to be missed. None of us had any art experience, but all absolutely loved the guided painting class. The outcome was amazing and Hugo was a fountain of wisdom about painting and Porto!
Written April 19, 2023
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Thank you so much Best wishes
Written April 22, 2023
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Gea
Washington DC, DC61 contributions
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Jul 2019 • Friends
We had such a wonderful experience at Lago Artes. My cousin and I took a watercolor class with Hugo and were delighted by the final product, everything Hugo taught us, and the time spent getting to know him and his friendly and kind wife, Sylvia. Hugo was a patient and talented teacher, walking us through both the basics of watercolor painting as well as more advanced techniques and tips to make our paintings uniquely ours. He and Sylvia provided us with coffee, juice, fruit, and snacks and had a lovely time with them and the other members of our group. If you have the time, this is a great way to spend an afternoon (and you'll have a Porto-inspired finished product to show for it!)
Written July 29, 2019
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Dearest G & C :) Thank you so much! We hope to see u both again one day. Very best Silvia & Hugo do Lago
Written July 30, 2019
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Jan R
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Lose yourself for a few hours discovering or developing your inner artist in the Lago Artes with the very talented artist Hugo and his lovely wife, Sylvia. Talent is not a prerequisite. All materials are provided and Hugo guides the small group to the completion of a small masterpiece. Conversation was pleasant among
strangers and being local, Hugo and Sylvia had a wealth of travel tips and insights. Leave enough time to
view Hugo's work in the Studio. He does a wide variety of painting and it was interesting to learn about the many commissioned works that he has done. We of course had to purchase a painting to take home. We have made plans to return to Porto in Sept. 2020 and will of course return to Lago Artes.

Written March 25, 2020
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Dear Jasn & Gord, Thank you so much ! We look forward to see u both again soon :) Very best stay well
Written March 26, 2020
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babybbbbYT
New York City, New York, USA75 contributions
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Mar 2020 • Couples
There was no option for me to choose Family (Adults) so I chose Couples. Hugo and Silvia were a total delight. They had many Portuguese pastries prepared for us to eat and a lot of tea and coffee, along with fruit juice and water. Silvia is so kind and Hugo as well! Hugo is a master of patience and very discreet. He kindly helped me even though I insisted on painting from my own picture. He really saved my watercolor numerous times and made it look as good as it does. If I was on my own, I never could have done this so quickly or on the first try. Typically you will all do the same painting which is pre-sketched for you. I've included my watercolor painting (from my own photo) and the painting by Hugo. My family had a great time. It's all thanks to Hugo and Silvia. I wish you both every success!!!
Written March 9, 2020
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It was trully a pleasure to host your family. Thank you so much !!! We hope to see u all again one day. Very best :) Sílvia & Hugo do Lago
Written March 10, 2020
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elmy2016
Wales, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
We visited Lago Artes for a watercolour class on November 23rd and it was the highlight of our trip to Porto. Hugo and Silvia are really lovely and generous people and made us welcome in their studio. We learnt a lot during the class and came away with our own paintings of a scene in Porto. You don’t need to worry about if you have painted before!

Hugo and Silvia are clearly passionate about what they do and we wish them all the best for their future. We hope to come back to Porto and will make sure we visit Lago Artes when we do.
Written December 24, 2019
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Thank you so much!! Silvia & Hugo do Lago
Written January 6, 2020
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Kristina B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
I did the watercolour painting experience with Hugo this morning at his studio Lago Artes and it was one of the best activities I’ve done! Hugo and his wife Silvia are two of the kindest, most welcoming hosts I’ve ever met. The art class was easy to follow and so interesting. I learned a lot about how to use watercolours and enjoyed chatting to Hugo and Silvia through the day. The snacks and drinks were a lovely touch and his studio is beautiful. You MUST visit Lago Artes if you are in Porto - you’ll love it. Even if you aren’t an artist, just being around Hugo and Silvia is enough to enjoy!
Written October 29, 2019
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Dear Kris, Thank you so so much!! Very best for your life
Written October 31, 2019
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Sarah
Great Dunmow, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
What a fantastic artist and experience! Hugo is so warm and friendly, he makes you feel so comfortable and able to give this a go, even if you've never tried watercolor (or any other art) before.
This was a really relaxing and engrossing couple of hours and we all ended up with a watercolor that we weren't ashamed of 😅.

Highly recommend Hugo and his fantastic watercolor sessions!
Written October 18, 2023
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Trestrepo0
Pembroke Pines, FL17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
Great experience overall !
Hugo explains the acuarela technique in great detail without being overwhelming at the end I was very surprise on how nice the painting looked , the gallery atmosphere is very relaxing and conducive to creativity

Highly recommended !!
Written August 17, 2021
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Johny Guitar
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
It really deserve, this workshop. Inhabitants from Porto are so warm, and Hugo is not different. Once again we felt to be loved by Hugo. Really cool
Written November 15, 2020
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Ramare
New York City, NY51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Silvia & Hugo were super kind and warm. We had a small class of only three of us, and Hugo walked us very carefully through tracing a drawing and then painting it with watercolor. He answered all questions thoughtfully. I'm a total beginner with watercolors and felt like I learned a ton and could now go and do some on my own, and at the same felt not at all judged for my lack of skill. A really wonderful, unique experience, and one of the best I've had in two months in Portugal. Highly recommended.
Written March 11, 2020
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Thank you so much ! All the best
Written June 25, 2020
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