Watercolour Art Holiday Figs on the Funcho

Friday 10 May to Friday 17 May
Monte Ribeira Sant’ Ana S.B. Messines Albufeira
Art Holidays by Figs on the Funcho

Join this seven day painting retreat at Figs on the Funcho in the Algarve countryside. With a focus on watercolour painting, enjoy expert tuition, inspiring landscapes and great hospitality. Includes accommodtion, tuition, art materials, meals, and evening yoga sessions.

Figs on the Funcho is a beautiful riverside property just 20 minutes drive from the gorgeous Algarve coast. It is peaceful and private, overlooking the River Funcho, and with wonderful vistas across the countryside. The open-air deck, with elevated views and shaded by carob trees, is the studio. Inspiration is all around, in the magnificent sunsets and the trees swaying in the breeze.

From 10th to 17th May 2024 you can join a Watercolour Art Holiday, led by artist Kate Olefir. A globally recognized artist and educator, you'll gain insights and skills from Kate's tuition.

Painting holiday schedule
Day 1: Exploring Watercolour Beauty (Half Day)
Dive into the expressive world of watercolour, mastering brushwork and exploring tonal relationships. Discover watercolour abstraction, exploring its flow influenced by technique and mood. Gain plenty of skills, setting you on your next painting with confidence.

Day 2: Playing with Colours (Full Day)
Explore the emotional impact of colours, inspired by Monet, Sargent, and van Gogh. Immerse yourself in nature, experimenting with various shades of green.

Day 3: From Sketch to Masterpiece on Plein-Air (Full Day)
Paint outdoors, drawing inspiration from Figs on the Funcho. Learn location selection, dealing with time constraints, changing sunlight, and unpredictable wind. Enjoy a wholesome vegetarian lunch under mature carob trees.

Day 4: Free day

Day 5: Exploring Shadow Hues (Full Day)
Observe captivating shadow patterns and explore their surprising colours. Understand perspective for creating realistic illusions. Share impressions and frame-worthy paintings.

Day 6: Unleash Your Creative Freedom (Half Day)
Paint a heartfelt masterpiece, guided by acquired knowledge. Enjoy an exhibition of your works and receive a small gift, leaving with unforgettable emotions. 

What's included:

  • Tution - 3 full days and 2 half days
  • Art Materials - All art materials are included during workshops. Please bring your own if you painting during your free time.
  • Accommodation - Spacious, comfortable accommodation. Single or double beds with shared spacious bathroom
  • 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. On departure date we have one transfer to airport after breakfast. 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
  • Yoga Sessions - Yoga, Mindfulness, and Serenity on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday

For full details on the venue, accommodation and rates, go here


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