£1,061.26 – £1,599.59

Riverside Art Holiday | Portugal Algarve

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Faro District

Monte Ribeira Santana

Amorosa

8375-059 S.B.Messines

Portugal

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Paint in Paradise

Wake-up every morning to beautiful blue Algarve skies and an undisturbed and tranquil riverside location with unbeatable sunsets and spectacular views to inspire your creativity.

During your stay at Figs on the Funcho you will enjoy daily art lessons on the waterfront deck, under the mature carob trees with accompanying bird song. The surrounding countryside and views of the river will make you feel as though you have discovered a secret oasis and you won’t be at a loss when choosing your landscape art scenes.

Our qualified Art Tutor will help you

- develop self-confidence within your own artistic practice
- identify new techniques and approaches through preparatory drawing
- experiment with different materials
- gain an understanding of the importance of contrasts in art
- develop a better understanding of how perspective affects landscapes painting

Walking (Optional)

In the afternoon, if you are feeling energetic, Cheryl will take you walking to explore the stunning nearby countryside. The walking pace is easy and relaxed and perfect for any age or fitness level.

Accommodation and Meals

The River House offers spacious, airy and fully air-conditioned, bedrooms plus an infinity pool with jaw-dropping views of the Funcho dam and river area.

You will feast on a varied menu of local seasonal produce and fresh juices, exploring what feels good and tastes great. Our menu includes tasty homemade cakes and treats too!

Non-Painting Partners

Non-painting partners are welcome as there is so much to discover and enjoy such as golf, dolphin spotting, rock climbing or exploring historical towns. Cheryl loves finding places to shop, dine and explore that add a touch of authentic flavour and variety to your Algarve visit, and she is always excited to share them so that you can also experience these wonderful discoveries.

Art Itinerary

The itinerary is for guidance only and is subject to change depending on the group’s needs and wishes but is typically as follows:

Day 1 Arrival

Settle into The River House and your room before enjoying a group welcome dinner.

Day 2 Art Theme – Natural Inspiration (Half Day)

Relaxed introduction morning at Figs on the Funcho learning how to use different shapes, textures and form from the nature. Using various drawing techniques and materials including graphite, charcoal and pen where you can ease into your art holiday learning new tips and tricks or a good refresher for the more experienced. Also a great way to get to know each other and discuss our art interests.

Day 3 Art Theme – When colour runs riot (Half Day)

A day letting vibrant colours and bold imagery inspired from many different sources comes together to create powerful abstract art. This will be a creative day exploring different colour and how it makes us feel. Chance to try out different art materials like watercolour, acrylics, chalk or oil pastel, wax resistance and much more. All that is required is an open mind willing to explore.

Day 4 Art Theme – A River with a View (Full Day)

A day of 2 halves using the stunning location of Figs on the Funcho as inspiration for creating some landscape art. The morning will be used to work together and discuss how to select your view, then compose a painting or drawing while on location. After lunch, we will continue with the landscapes back at base where we can tune the fine details with guidance to create some impressive works of art. The hardest part of this day will be which view to choose, so maybe bring a camera. Material choice is totally up to you, but maybe try something loose and see where the inspiration leads you.

Day 5 Art Theme – Ink and Mixed Media (Half Day)

A session on the joys of using ink in various ways to create interesting art works. A morning of play and experimentation where we will show you how versatile this medium can be, not to mention the possibilities when other mediums are used. From the application of ink from a pen for sketching, to brush work and the introduction of bleach and other unusual things.

Day 6 Art Theme – Suggestive Animals (Half Day)

Have you ever tried to draw an animal but felt it wasn’t quite right? Have you attempted to draw furry coat but it ended up looking flat? Well this tips and tricks session on all things animal will help you master simple shapes into various species followed by the techniques needed to make fur and feather come alive. From the smallest mouse, to the biggest elephant, anything goes in this session.

Day 7 Departure

Enjoy your breakfast by the river before heading home.

What's not Included

- Optional activities such as aroma body massages, Indian head massages, stand up paddle boarding
- Travel Insurance (recommended)
- Alcoholic drinks and cool drinks (we have an honesty bar)
- Airfares to Portugal

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Looking for more information, contact Cheryl or visit the website (link below)

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Monte Ribeira Santana

Amorosa

8375-059 S.B.Messines

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