Painting Lessons in the Algarve

Silves, Portugal

Figs on the Funcho
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Jun 6 - 10, 2021
Group size: 6 - 6
Painting Lessons in the Algarve
Silves, Portugal

Figs on the Funcho
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Jun 6 - 10, 2021
Group size: 6 - 6

About this trip

Enjoy a series of painting lessons designed to guide you and help you develop your painting.

The artists explore various media, learning new techniques and experiment with their landscape painting; all from the scenic riverside deck. 

The artists are never at a loss when choosing a theme to paint at this idyllic riverside location with its breathtaking views of the river and rolling Algarve hills. Not only do our creative guests come away having improved their artistic skills, but they also enjoy the healing effects of nature.

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 workshops, 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.

At the end of the week you will feel relaxed, confident and inspired to take on new artistic challenges. 

What to Bring

All art materials are included but if you have a favourite paint brush then bring it along.

A3 paper is the maximum paper size; should you like to work with large canvases, these can be purchased for you at an extra expense.


“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

“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

Cancellation Policy

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


The event is held outdoors (weather permitting) 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
    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.
  • Welcome drinks
  • Meals
    Lunch on the full day
  • Wifi
  • Large paper
    A3 paper is the maximum paper size; should you like to work with large canvases, these can be purchased for you at an extra expense.

Available Packages

Painting Workshop
only 3 left
Deposit: €30


Natural inspiration workshop

Morning: Natural inspiration workshop

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.

Your Organizer

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.