3-Botanical Watercolour Painting Workshops June

São Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal

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Jun 8 - 10, 2024
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3-Botanical Watercolour Painting Workshops June
São Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal

Figs on the Funcho
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Jun 8 - 10, 2024
Group size: 1 - 4

About this trip

Experience the joy of art and nature with our three-day botanical watercolour painting series. The painting workshop is led by our experienced and qualified art tutor,  Rita Afonso. 


Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to improve your artistic skills and benefit from the positive healing effects of nature. 


And after an incredible half-day watercolour painting workshop, where we skilfully captured the beauty of our botanical subjects, we end the day with a delicious vegetarian lunch prepared by Cheryl and Graham.


Secure your spot now to participate in this enriching artistic experience!


*** Limited spaces ***

About Your Art Tutor, Rita Afonso

From Rita’s early years, she has been deeply passionate about the wonders of nature, wildlife depiction, and the enchantment of colours. Born and raised in Silves, Algarve, she pursued a degree in Arts & Multimedia. To quench her thirst for knowledge in the realm of drawing, she embarked on a scientific illustration course, ultimately guiding her towards her true calling: teaching.


Her artistic endeavors are firmly rooted in the representation of nature, an unwavering devotion to detail, a commitment to realism, and an unending curiosity about the myriad forms and beings in the natural world. Over the years, she has cultivated a rich history of conducting illustration workshops and scientific illustration classes in collaboration with wildlife and environmental organizations, as well as art schools and libraries.


https://instagram.com/rita.afonso.artist


Your painting workshops

Saturday: During the initial day of the workshop, our focus will be on capturing the exquisite plant life found in Portugal through a more classical approach. To commence, we will select a particular plant species, using either photographs or live samples for reference. Next, we will create an initial freehand sketch aided by graphite pencils. Lastly, we will infuse vitality into our artwork using watercolours.


Sunday: During the second day of the workshop, we will delve into the fusion of watercolours and fine-line pens while continuing our exploration of botanical illustrations. To enhance the appeal of our illustrations, we will experiment with varying line thickness, and we may opt for a more monochromatic approach with watercolours. For instance, we might use a limited palette like indigo, blue, or ultramarine and then overlay the fine-line pen outlines to create captivating effects.


Monday: As we move on to the third day, we'll embrace a more spontaneous approach, focusing on botanical watercolours. This time, there's no need for preliminary sketches. Instead, we'll rely solely on watercolours, allowing colours to blend, merge, and evolve based on each participant's creative vision. For added intrigue, we might even incorporate small creatures like birds, bees, or butterflies to enhance the allure of our creations.

What’s included

  • Art Materials
    All art equipment is supplied so don’t worry if you’re just starting out. However, if you have favourite brushes, paints or materials then feel free to bring them along.
  • Lunch
    Saturday, Sunday and Monday
  • Tea break + cake
    Cake served with tea or coffee.

Available Packages

Trip Price
€150

Itinerary

Botanical Watercolour
Saturday 10h00 - 13h00

Your painting instructor will be on hand with not only demonstrations but also to provide 1 to 1 guidance and tuition; all from the scenic riverside deck. Lunch served at 1pm.

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Figs on the Funcho
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🏆LuxLife Hospitality Award: Algarve's Most Idyllic Riverside Retreat 2023 Cheryl & Graham, co-founders of Figs on the Funcho, share their love for the Algarve through culinary, walking & painting packages. With 20 years of experience, they explore the best beaches, restaurants, and villages for a memorable experience. Passionate about cooking, they draw inspiration from culinary experts like Ottolenghi, Ixta Belfrage, Sami Tamimi, and Jamie Oliver. Their retreats offer healthy and delicious vegetarian meals, delighting all taste buds.

Reviews

A lovely day out, with the experience to enjoy preparing and cooking some new food dishes, with other ‘foodies’ ! Graham & Cheryl are excellent hosts with a relax and welcoming atmosphere. Great location ‘out in the wilds’ of the beautiful Algarve ! I Can recommend it to any of you looking for ‘something different to enjoy’ 😎
By Alan C for Flavours of the Portuguese Spice Route: A Journey Through Africa on Apr 12, 2024
Thank you Alan, lovely to meet up with you
By Figs on the Funcho on Apr 13, 2024
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We had a great day and enjoyed our brunch.
By Karen M for Ottolenghi Inspired Vegetarian Brunch on Mar 21, 2024
Cheryl & Graham were the perfect hosts, thank you in a beautiful setting, easy going pace, cooking lunch an enjoyable experience, very well organised & lots of tips as you go.. delicious food & company in very relaxed atmosphere, highly recommend 👌 Maureen 🇮🇪
By Maureen S for Ottolenghi Inspired Vegetarian Brunch on Mar 13, 2024
My friend and I attended the vegetarian cooking class recently. We have taken classes together all over the world and this was one of our best experiences. It was very welcoming (even though we arrived early) and it was also very organized. The other participants were lovely to meet and the setting was beautiful. The lunch was delicious and plentiful ( as was the wine) I would recommend the class to anyone.
By Mary Linda B for Vegetarian Mediterranean Lifestyle Cooking - Falalfel Making Workshop (copy) on Mar 04, 2024
I found joy in cooking again at Figs on the Fungo. It gave me a push to take up my Ottolenghi cookbooks. Without these workshops, I would never have made tahini and humus myself, which are much tastier than the ones you buy in the shop. Cheryl and Graham make you feel right at home in their cosy kitchen and are the most friendly and flexible persons. It's cooking without stress and meeting new nice people. Lunch together on a lovely terrace with an astonishing view and a heavenly dessert from Laura (their daughter) on top! I am already looking forward to the upcoming Ottolenghi inspired Brunch workshop.
By Leen V for Vegetarian Mediterranean Lifestyle Cooking - Falalfel Making Workshop on Feb 21, 2024
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