June Portugal Painting Holiday

Silves, Portugal

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Figs on the Funcho
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Jun 4 - 10, 2022
Group size: 4 - 4
June Portugal Painting Holiday
Silves, Portugal

Figs on the Funcho
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Jun 4 - 10, 2022
Group size: 4 - 4

About this trip

6 night / 7 night painting holiday with accommodation, superb cuisine and gorgeous uninterrupted country views. Includes 18 hours of expert tuition. The painting holiday is suitable for all levels.

Painting partners are welcome too.

Painting Holiday

Our fabulous art tutor is full of enthusiasm and will teach you new skills to maximise your art creativity in a range of different media.


During your stay, 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.


When you are not capturing the beautiful landscapes in paint or pencil enjoy riverside walks, lounging by the infinity pool, kayaking, SUP, admiring the sunsets and night skies, or visiting the nearby Moorish castle.


You will feel relaxed, confident and inspired to take on new artistic challenges. 

What to Bring

  • Your swimming costume to enjoy the pool and watersports on the dam. The water levels may differ depending on the time of the year and drought conditions.
  • Something warm to relax in at night.  Yoga mats available for use.
  • Sun hat and suitable footwear for walking to explore different paths and also if you plan to visit the historical town nearby, during free time, as the cobbled roads can be slippery
  • Plastic or cardboard postal tubes to take your rolled artwork home. Paper sizes provided will be no larger than an A3

Reviews

“Tracy taught me so much about painting and really inspired me. I pay so much more attention to colours and shapes and lines in all the nature I see. ”  – Ramla


“Tracy, our art teacher, was extremely knowledgeable in a variety of techniques, gave you confidence and always made you feel at ease.” – Sally


“We were able to understand all the different painting techniques that were incorporated into this workshop.” – Jenny


“Tracy was relaxed, fun, informative and talented” – Liza


“Tracy is a very talented artist and a great teacher I hope to return again” – Jenny


“Cheryl is an excellent host and her culinary skills have literally changed our view of food; vegetarian food in particular, with flavours, textures and combinations that were an assault on the senses.” – Clive


“The River House, I can’t recommend this place highly enough….you wont be disappointed with its location and beautiful views overlooking the river. ” – Charlie


“The hospitality couldn’t have been more attentive by the owner, Cheryl.” – Liza


“The owner Cheryl was very welcoming and cooked amazing meals.” – Ramla


“The villa and grounds are beautiful and the surrounding countryside is breathtaking. At night I saw the sky filled with stars.” – Ramla

Non-Painting Partners Welcome

“I went along to Figs on the Funcho as a non-painter with my painting partner. My time there was incredibly relaxing with stunning views across the river and countryside, with interesting walks and sunsets to die for.” – Clive


Email me if your partner would like to join.


There are several quiet areas on the property to enjoy and take advantage of the peaceful, tranquil, scenic surroundings. Enjoy bird watching, book a relaxing aromatherapy massage, enjoy stand up paddle boarding or kayaking or simply chill out by the infinity pool and soak up some much needed vitamin D.


The clearly signed walking route is ideal for exploring the countryside on your own and you are welcome to join the art group when they go out walking and exploring the countryside.


There is so much to discover and enjoy in the Algarve that is within easy reach if you have a car.

Weather

Expect warm temperatures and rain is almost nonexistent. Daytime temperatures reach an average of 16°C (60 °F) and a high of 28°C (82°F). Comfortable night temperatures can be about 17°C (62°F) during an average night.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel until 30 days before arrival and you shall be entitled to a refund of the total amount paid by you to us in relation to such booking less a cancellation charge equal to the amount of the Deposit paid by you.

You will be charged the total price of the reservation if you cancel in the 30 days before arrival. If you don’t show up you will be charged the total price of the reservation.    

Covid-19

The event is held outdoors and additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect.
Figs on the Funcho have been awarded the Portuguese Clean&Safe seal and we work together with our cleaning company and our villa manager to ensure that our rental property’s cleaning protocol meets the “Clean & Safe” protocols by following the new villa rental hygiene guidelines.
In addition to the new holiday rental Clean&Safe guidelines, our art students attending our painting lessons will be asked to adhere to our coronavirus protocols, see details regarding our coronavirus policy 

What’s included

  • Tution
    Daily art tuition from day 2-6. Four morning sessions and 1 full day session – 18 hours in total.
  • Art Materials
    All art materials: graphite pencils, chalk pastels, charcoal, watercolour, ink, brusho and acrylic paints. Maximum paper size A3. Larger sizes on request.
  • Guided Walks
    Optional afternoon guided nature walks
  • Accommodation
    Spacious, comfortable accommodation. Single or double beds with shared spacious bathroom
  • Welcome drinks
  • Meals
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner (not included: alcoholic drinks (honesty bar provided) and one evening meal))
  • Airport Transfers
    We’ll have one Faro airport pick-up at 3pm for the group. We can arrange airport transfers for you at other times for your cost.
  • Cleaning
    Mid week room clean and towel change
  • Towels
    Bath and swimming pool towels
  • Wifi
  • Activities
    Optional activities such as massages
  • Historical Town Visit
    Optional trip to the historical town on Day 5. Please note: trip is optional and the villa kitchen will be closed, however, if a guest prefers not to go soup and sandwiches will be provided
  • Insurance
    Travel Insurance (recommended)
  • Drinks
    Alcoholic drinks and cool drinks, we have an honesty bar
  • Airfares
    Airfares to Portugal

Available Packages

Private Room
only 2 left

Spacious room with river views and modern shared bathroom with double basins

£997
Deposit: £99
Private Room with En-suite
only 2 left

Large spacious bedroom with river views and en-suite bathroom

£1495
Deposit: £99

Itinerary

Day1
Arrival Day

Settle into The River House at Figs on the Funcho before enjoying a group welcome dinner.

Your Organizer


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Figs on the Funcho
Cheryl, organiser of the art painting holiday (and walking holidays), is passionate about Portugal; holidaying, exploring, experiencing new creative hobbies, good food, joyful living, well-being and mindful connection, especially with regard to a healthy work-life balance. I love to share my love of healthy, delicious, simple cooking with friends. I enjoy exploring raw, vegan and vegetarian recipes. My knowledge of the locally grown produce enables me to source the best and prepare deliciously creative fresh food for you daily.