ACE CAMPS TRAVEL COMPANY

PATTERNS WITH ELIZABETH OLWEN

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PATTERN DESIGN with ELIZABETH OLWEN | LISBON, PORTUGAL | COMING IN 2020

Photos: Elizabeth Olwen

About the trip:

This Ace Camp will offer you the opportunity to explore the world of tiles and patterns of Lisbon, Portugal with Print + Pattern Designer Elizabeth Olwen. When someone mentions Portugal, a few things come to mind: Port wine, Seafood, Lisbon, Surfing, and … Azulejos!

Tiles (called azulejos) are everywhere in Portugal. They decorate everything from walls of churches and monasteries, to palaces, ordinary houses, park seats, fountains, shops, and railway stations. They often portray scenes from the history of the country, show its most ravishing sights, or simply serve as street signs, nameplates, or house numbers. Make sure to observe the incredible Portuguese pavement tile or calcada portuguesa, which come in many mosaic patterns. Even today they’re painstakingly laid down by hand, following a process created hundreds of years ago. 

FULL TRIP DETAILS + PRICING COMING SOON - BE SURE TO BE SIGNED UP TO BE NOTIFIED AS SOON AS WE LAUNCH!


Photo: Celine Kim Photography

Photo: Celine Kim Photography

ELIZABETH OLWEN

Elizabeth Olwen is a Canadian print and pattern designer living in Portugal. She prides herself on creating highly considered patterns and illustrations that are lovingly assembled, piece by piece, into something special. Inspired by the world around her—from the beautiful forests of Ontario, to the pastel colours and tiles of Lisbon, to her cherished and plentiful travels abroad, and her own journey of self exploration toward wholeheartedness—Elizabeth’s work is driven by the desire to leave something beautiful behind with every step she takes. You can find her work around the globe, on products from decor to paper to fabric to bedding for clients like Cloud9 Fabrics, Crate + Kids, Tokyu Hands Japan, Mixbook and many more.

Follow along with her on Instagram.


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Photos: Elizabeth Olwen


ITINERARY

A FULL ITINERARY WILL BE LAUNCHED SOON, MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP BELOW TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN WE LAUNCH!



Nota Bene: this is a prospective itinerary. It is subject to modest modifications, dependent on local weather, new opportunities and the desires of the group.