Join our art painting holiday in Portugal’s Algarve at a fabulous riverside location with wonderful tranquil views and stunning sunsets. This secret oasis will allow you to clear the mind chatter and gift yourself the time to focus on enjoying some well deserved creativity time.
This painting holiday is listed as one of the Best Art Escapes in 2019 in the Mail Online.
What our previous guests have to say
"I had such a lovely time on the painting holiday and it has definitely had a lasting impact. I see colours in trees and clouds which I never saw before. I pay so much more attention to colours and shapes and lines in all the nature I see. Also, I have been using your recipes and my family and friends are huge fans! Especially the lentils with cherry tomatoes and sweet potatoes. We seem to be working our way through huge amounts of it. “ - Ramla
“After spending a week relaxing to the peaceful sound of birds and goat bells, enjoying walks through the surrounding landscape, and lounging around the poolside after lively morning art sessions, I returned home and I’ve been able to put a lot of energy into creative pursuits. I just finished a 30 day sketch challenge, doing a bird a day in any medium, to keep me practicing regularly. I came back from the holiday very inspired. I’m even writing again and participating in National Novel Writing Month. I hope to make it back some day “ - Amy
Art Painting Holiday Workshop Schedule
Those resident in the Algarve can join the art painting workshops (18 hours) without availing to accommodation.
Arrival: Settle into The River House and your room before enjoying a group welcome dinner.
Morning: Natural inspiration workshop
Afternoon: Explore the via Algarviana walking route (optional). This walking route is perfect if you enjoy solo walking or running in the morning allowing you to clear the mind of chatter and make space for clear thinking so that you can focus on the peaceful surroundings and enjoy the present.
Morning: When colour runs riot workshop
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.
Full Day: En plein air landscape painting workshop
Morning: Ink and mixed media workshop
Afternoon: Visit the historical town with Moorish castle and dinner (optional)
Morning: Suggestive animals workshop
Afternoon: Massages for those who have booked (optional)
Departure: Enjoy your breakfast by the river before heading home.
Painting Holiday Dates
06th - 12th June 2020
19th - 25th September 2020
Figs on the Funcho, S.B. Messines Algarve, Portugal