5-Day Mixed Art Workshops September

S.B. MESSINES, PORTUGAL

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Figs on the Funcho
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29 reviews
Sep 22 - 26, 2024
Group size: 1 - 4
5-Day Mixed Art Workshops September
S.B. MESSINES, PORTUGAL

Figs on the Funcho
  • Email address verified
29 reviews

Sep 22 - 26, 2024
Group size: 1 - 4

About this trip

A series of painting lessons over 5 days (18 hours tuition) designed to guide you and help you develop your painting skills at a beautiful riverside location with spectacular views of the countryside and river. The painting tuition is suitable for all painting levels from beginners to advanced.

Mix Media Painting Workshops

1. Sunday Natural Inspiration (Half Day)

A 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.

2. Monday 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 or chalk. All that is required is an open mind willing to explore.

3. Tuesday En Plein Air Painting Landscape (Full Day)

En plein air painting is the French expression for “in the open air” and we will be outdoors using the stunning location of Figs on the Funcho as inspiration for creating some plein air landscape painting. Firstly, the morning will be used to work together and discuss how to select your landscape, then compose a painting or drawing while on location.The morning session will be followed by lunch when we will feast on a lovingly prepared wholesome vegetarian meal under the shade of the mature carob trees.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.

4. Wednesday 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. For instance, the application of ink from a pen for sketching, to brush work and the introduction of bleach and other unusual things to create unusual effects.

5. Thursday Animals in Pastels (Half Day)

Have you ever tried to draw an animal but felt it wasn’t quite right? For example, 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.

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
    Sunday - Wednesday

What’s not included

  • Lunch
    Thursday

Available Packages

Trip Price
€250

Itinerary

Natural Inspiration
Sunday 10h00 - 14h00

Learning how to use different shapes, textures and form from nature. Using various drawing techniques and materials to create a masterpiece. 

Al fresco lunch after the workshop.

Who’s Going

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Figs on the Funcho
29 reviews
🏆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

I had an amazing holiday with great hosts, Graham and Cheryl were welcoming and provided a perfect environment in which to nurture the soul. It is a beautiful location, the rooms were spotless and the whole vibe was so relaxing. Graham worked so hard providing a wide range of delicious dishes; we were chilled out eating wonderful vegetarian food outside but he never got to sit still for long! Cheryl provided refreshment throughout the day whilst I learned new painting skills and produced work I am proud to show-off courtesy of the amazing and talented teacher and artist, Ali. I would definitely recommend Figs on the Funcho in combination with AlisArt Painting for a holiday you won't forget and will want to return to again and again.
By Heather G for AlisArt Painting Holiday June 2024 on Jun 26, 2024
I thoroughly enjoyed teaching a wonderful group of students at Figs on the Funcho last week. Everyone got on well from the start and none were afraid to try my art challenges! Cheryl and Graham were excellent hosts producing delicious food served in beautiful Portuguese poetry (which was one of the inspiratations for one of my lessons! The trip out to the coast was well thought out and the perfect place to sketch and paint En plein air at a fabulous restaurant looking overate amazing red cliffs and turquoise sea that is so well known in the Algarve. This was one of my top things to paint here! We also visited a beautiful town with a fish market lots of local artisans and a personal tour of an art gallery. The surroundings at Figs on the Funcho were also very inspirational. Fantastic! (Ali Hargreaves ~ Art tutor ~ Alisart)
By Ali H for AlisArt Painting Holiday June 2024 on Jun 24, 2024
It was a wonderful experience. The art course was very enjoyable the food was delicious and the ambience of the retreat was calm and relaxing. The accommodation was very clean and comfortable. Even though the weather was cold and cloudy it didnt spoil a thing. Cheryl and Graham were perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble. I am definitely going again.
By Caryl B for Botanical Watercolour Painting & Yoga Holiday Retreat June on Jun 21, 2024
The botanical watercolour workshop was well organised with Rita as an excellent “conductor”, advising - discretely - where needed without overwhelming. The place itself was great where you could be at peace with the motivated participants. The organisers did a great effort in preparing all this and absolutely not to forget the outstanding lunch. Some advice: better signposts should be useful and I missed a good Portuguese coffee. All in all a workshop to be recommended.
By Franciscus G for 3-Botanical Watercolour Painting Workshops June on Jun 15, 2024
The atmosphere at Figs on the Funcho is very relaxed and welcoming, which sets the scene for a thoroughly delightful cookery workshop. Cheryl and Graham are wonderful hosts and their passion for good food and great hospitality is evident throughout the event. I enjoyed learning how to cook the dishes on our menu and also the social side of the event. I was in company with a lovely group of ladies and we paired up to make the different dishes. The food itself was delicious, we were all very pleased with our efforts! Eating our brunch in the beautiful setting outside, overlooking wonderful scenery, was a treat in itself. Overall, it was a really fun experience and I’m looking forward to trying out the recipes myself at home. Thank you Cheryl and Graham for a great brunch!
By Paula M for Ottolenghi Inspired Vegetarian Brunch AWN on Jun 02, 2024
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