06. Junho 2020 - 16:00
Figs on the Funcho, Silves
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June Art Painting Holiday | Sábado, 06. Junho 2020

Algarve Art Painting Holiday

Wake-up every morning to Algarve blue skies and an undisturbed and tranquil riverside location with unbeatable sunsets and spectacular views to inspire your creativity.

During your stay, at Figs on the Funcho you will enjoy daily art lessons on the waterfront deck under the ****** 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 loss a when choosing your landscape art scenes.

Our qualified Art Tutor will help you

- develop self confidence within your own artistic practice

- identify new techniques and approaches through preparatory drawing

- experiment with different materials

- gain understanding of the importance of contrasts in art

- develop a better understanding of how perspective effects landscapes painting

In the afternoon, if you are feeling energetic Cheryl will take you walking to explore the countryside.

The River House offers spacious, airy and fully air-conditioned bedrooms plus an infinity pool with jaw-dropping views of the Funcho dam and river area.

You will feast on a varied menu of local seasonal produce and fresh juices, exploring what feels good and tastes great. Our menu includes tasty homemade cakes and treats too!

Non-painting partners are welcome as there is so much to discover and enjoy such as golf, dolphin spotting, rock climbing or exploring historical towns. Cheryl loves finding places to shop, dine and explore that add a touch of authentic flavour and variety to your Algarve visit, and she is always excited to share them so that you can also experience these wonderful discoveries.

Day 1

Arrival: Settle into The River House and your room before enjoying a group welcome dinner.

Day 2

Morning: Natural inspiration workshop

Afternoon: Explore the via Algarviana walking route and visit the church perched on the the hill with magnificent views. (optional)

Day 3

Morning: When colour runs riot workshop. Letting vibrant colours and bold imagery inspired from many different sources comes together to create powerful abstract art.

Afternoon: Sunset river walk (optional). Admire the sun setting behind the hills and the water reflections. An ideal opportunity to study water reflections for your painting projects.

Day 4

Full Day: En plein air landscape painting workshop. We will be outdoors using the stunning location of Figs on the Funcho as inspiration for creating some plein air landscape painting. We will work together and discuss how to select your landscape, then compose a painting or drawing while on location.

Day 5

Morning: Ink and mixed media workshop. A session on the joys of using ink in various ways to create interesting art works. A morning of play and experimentation where we will show you how versatile this medium can be, not to mention the possibilities when other mediums are used. From the application of ink from a pen for sketching, to brush work and the introduction of bleach and other unusual things.

Afternoon: Visit the historical town with Moorish castle and dinner (optional)

Day 6

Morning: Suggestive animals workshop. Have you ever tried to draw an animal but felt it wasn’t quite right? Have you attempted to draw furry coat but it ended up looking flat? Well this tips and tricks session on all things animal will help you master simple shapes into various species followed by the techniques needed to make fur and feather come alive.

Afternoon: Massages for those who have booked (optional)

Day 7

Departure: Enjoy your breakfast by the river before heading home.

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6 - 12 June 2020 and

19 - 25 September 2020

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