Art Holidays by Figs on the Funcho

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Art Holidays at a riverside location in the Algarve countryside, perfect for plein air painting and exploring the region. Expert art tuition, beautiful, natural surroundings for inspiration, an open-air studio beneath the carob trees - all this and more on an Art Holiday by Figs on the Funcho.
Considered one of the best Art Escapes in 2019 by Simon Heptinstall, Figs on the Funcho is a beautiful riverside property just 20 minutes drive from the gorgeous coast. Recent winner of the Lux Life Hospitality award for Most Idyllic Riverside Retreat, 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.

Immersed in the natural surroundings, Figs on the Funcho is the perfect getaway from the busy bustle of urban living, allowing you to reconnect with nature and to explore your creativity in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. The aim is to help enhance your artistic skills and develop your creative practices, all the while providing a relaxed and comfortable ambiance for you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

In addition to the daily art tuition, there is ample time to take leisurely walks in the surrounding countryside (Figs on the Funcho hosts regular Walking Holidays too) or to simply sit and enjoy the peace and quiet.
And after a day of creativity you are invited to join a serene yoga session on the deck, beneath the carbo trees.
Art Holidays by Figs on the Funcho - What’s included?

All art materials
Mix media:  graphite pencils, chalk pastels, charcoal, watercolour, ink, brushes and acrylic paints.  Maximum paper size A3. 
Watercolour painting: paint and paper
Art materials are provided for use during the workshops but if you have favourite brushes, paints, or materials, please feel free to bring them.

Spacious, comfortable accommodation
- all bedrooms are airconditioned. Pleasant and welcoming communal lounge and dining areas, including the al fresco dining terrace. A renovated Portuguese farmhouse, Figs on the Funcho is private getaway offering all the comforts you might need. Your hosts Cheryl and Graham are on hand to ensure to have everything you need and to share their in-depth local knowledge.

Infinity splash pool overlooking the river

- Breakfast, lunch and dinner and welcome drinks (not included: alcoholic and cool drinks (honesty bar provided and one evening meal)) The menu is predominantly vegetarian with some fish options also available. See a sample menu 

Self-guided walking routes to explore

Airport Transfers
- one Faro airport pick-up at 3pm for the group. Other airport transfer times can be arranged for an additional cost.
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Figs on the Funcho Art Tutors
Figs on the Funcho offers a diverse selection of art tutors for painting holidays and visiting art tutors hosting their own painting holidays. For detailed information about each art tutor and their expertise, please refer to our website's painting holiday section. There, you will find comprehensive details regarding each tutor's background, qualifications, and artistic approach.

Figs on the Funcho host
Cheryl 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. Her fabulous local knowledge enriches your art holiday experience.

Additional Information
  • Solo Travellers are welcome 
  • Non-painting travellers are welcome to join their painting partners. There are plenty of relaxing activities and walks to enjoy
  • Non-resident painters are welcome
  • Minimum age to join the Art Holiday is 18 years.



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