Author name: Elisa

Drawing new paths for freedom

Rita graduated in digital arts and multimedia in 2016, at Escola Superior de Artes e Design, in Matosinhos (Portugal). In 2019, she participated in an artist residency, a project she really enjoyed. From 2019 to 2021, she worked for a tourism company, as a graphic designer and 3D artist. Since the beginning of 2022, she has been working as a freelancer for several national and international companies,both as a designer and as illustrator.

Painting by day, dancing by night

Ana Pais Oliveira’s daily work is quite special: she is a painter by day and a dance teacher by night! Ana works with art galleries and develops assigned projects, reserving her mornings and early afternoons for her atelier work. In the afternoon and early evening, she dedicates herself to her other passion, teaching Ballroom Dancing classes to groups of all ages.

Handcraft as a sharing knowledge

Carla has no particular artistic background, however she has always had a strong enthusiasm and aptitude for manual arts and all kinds of activities that involve creativity. This bug appeared relatively early and in a very organic way: around the age of 8/9 she learned to use a sewing machine, as well as to crochet, embroider and knit.

Joana’s story in a world of/(ap)art

Joana’s creative path started in the family auditorium, progressing through the church choir, in which she still sings today, the Gólgota amateur theater group, and subsequently the Music Academy of Paços de Brandão, where she studied music for 5 years. Her favorite part has always been singing and when she was 18 she joined a garage band and later co-founded two acoustic duet projects.