AlisArt Painting Workshops June 2024

Silves, Portugal

Figs on the Funcho
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Jun 15 - 20, 2024
Group size: 4 - 4
AlisArt Painting Workshops June 2024
Silves, Portugal

Figs on the Funcho
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22 reviews

Jun 15 - 20, 2024
Group size: 4 - 4

About this trip


Immerse Yourself in an Artistic Getaway at the Fabulous Figs on the Funcho with Alisart!

Indulge in a truly enchanting experience at Figs on the Funcho, where art comes alive under the expert guidance of the ever-enthusiastic art tutor Ali Hargreaves (Alisart). Prepare to be captivated as Ali ignites your creativity and takes your artistic abilities to new heights.

Before we delve into the details, take a moment to explore Ali Hargreaves' impressive portfolio on her website, Her expertise and passion for teaching are evident in every stroke of her brush.

Painting Experience

Let's delve into what you can expect during your stay. Ali's teaching approach is tailored to suit the group's needs, ensuring both group and individual attention. Her extensive experience as a qualified teacher shines through, and her infectious enthusiasm will inspire and uplift your artistic journey. From short morning instructions to full-blown lessons, Ali will empower you with exciting techniques and unveil the world of watercolours with added media.

As part of your artistic adventure, we have carefully curated two outings during the week. These excursions provide ample inspiration and opportunities to capture the beauty of the Algarvean region. Day guests will have to make their own travel arrangements, lunch during the outings is at the artist's own expense.

Our first excursion will take you to the picturesque coastal town nestled between the magnificent Algarvean cliffs, this charming fisherman's village offers captivating scenes for artists to explore. Take a leisurely stroll through intriguing gift shops and relish the diverse culinary delights at local restaurants. Don't miss the chance to dine at our personal favourite, where breathtaking ocean views and majestic cliffs set the backdrop for an unforgettable meal.

The second unforgettable outing will take you to the captivating creative town.. Witness the mesmerizing artistry of basket weaving and gain firsthand insight into the intricate process of crafting a cataplana, a traditional copper dish used to create mouthwatering fish stews. During your visit be sure to capture the vibrant essence of the Moorish market or the timeless beauty of town's castle with your artistic prowess. And when it's time for a well-deserved break, indulge in a delicious lunch at the castle cellars.

Are you ready to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime artistic journey that will ignite your creativity and leave you with unforgettable memories? 

Book your place now at Figs on the Funcho with Alisart and join us for an extraordinary retreat that promises to elevate your artistic abilities and rejuvenate your soul. 

Spaces are limited, so act swiftly to secure your spot in this captivating artistic haven. 

We can't wait to welcome you!

Cancellation Policy

 The terms and conditions including the cancellation policy can be found here  Retreat Terms and Conditions - Figs On The Funcho

Once a guest has paid the deposit for the holiday or event then it is deemed that they have accepted these Terms and Conditions

What’s included

  • Meals
    Lunches when based at Figs on the Funcho
  • Tuition
    Tuition by Ali
  • Tea break + cake
    Cake served with tea or coffee.

What’s not included

  • Art Materials
    A list will be sent to you by Ali before the holiday.
  • Offsite Day Lunch
    2 Lunches are not included on the offsite painting days.
  • Transport
    Transport to offsite locations

Available Packages

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Day 1
Exploring New Dimensions in Still Life Art

I will compose a dynamic still-life setup filled with beautiful flowers, local fruits, and captivating artistic elements. But let's not settle for the status quo. I will guide you through the process of breathing vitality into this composition using bold and vibrant colours, daring and eye-catching patterns, intriguing and alluring shapes, and confident and expressive brushstrokes. Brace yourself for an extraordinary experience, as this will be far from your typical still-life endeavour.

During the session, I'll be teaching you a plethora of exciting techniques,   including printing, resist methods, and even masking tape magic. Get ready to unleash your creativity like never before!

After the demo, it's your turn to shine. You'll have the opportunity to set up your own still life, with guidance on composition and more. But hey, if still life isn't your cup of tea (even after my exciting twist!), feel free to choose anything else to paint. I'll be there to support you every step of the way.   Let's make art that bursts with energy and passion!

Your Organizer

Figs on the Funcho
22 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.


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
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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