June 15, 2024

About this trip

Immerse Yourself in an Artistic Getaway at the Fabulous Figs on the Funcho with Alisart!

Indulge in a truly enchanting experience at Figs on the Funcho, where art comes alive under the expert guidance of the ever-enthusiastic art tutor Ali Hargreaves (Alisart). Prepare to be captivated as Ali ignites your creativity and takes your artistic abilities to new heights.

Before we delve into the details, take a moment to explore Ali Hargreaves’ impressive portfolio on her website, https://alisart.co.uk. Her expertise and passion for teaching are evident in every stroke of her brush.

Painting Experience

Let’s delve into what you can expect during your stay. Ali’s teaching approach is tailored to suit the group’s needs, ensuring both group and individual attention. Her extensive experience as a qualified teacher shines through, and her infectious enthusiasm will inspire and uplift your artistic journey. From short morning instructions to full-blown lessons, Ali will empower you with exciting techniques and unveil the world of watercolours with added media.

As part of your artistic adventure, we have carefully curated two outings during the week. These excursions provide ample inspiration and opportunities to capture the beauty of the Algarvean region. Day guests will have to make their own travel arrangements, lunch during the outings is at the artist’s own expense.

Our first excursion will take you to the picturesque coastal town nestled between the magnificent Algarvean cliffs, this charming fisherman’s village offers captivating scenes for artists to explore. Take a leisurely stroll through intriguing gift shops and relish the diverse culinary delights at local restaurants. Don’t miss the chance to dine at our personal favourite, where breathtaking ocean views and majestic cliffs set the backdrop for an unforgettable meal.

The second unforgettable outing will take you to the captivating creative town.. Witness the mesmerizing artistry of basket weaving and gain firsthand insight into the intricate process of crafting a cataplana, a traditional copper dish used to create mouthwatering fish stews. During your visit be sure to capture the vibrant essence of the Moorish market or the timeless beauty of town’s castle with your artistic prowess. And when it’s time for a well-deserved break, indulge in a delicious lunch at the castle cellars.

Are you ready to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime artistic journey that will ignite your creativity and leave you with unforgettable memories? 

Book your place now at Figs on the Funcho with Alisart and join us for an extraordinary retreat that promises to elevate your artistic abilities and rejuvenate your soul. 

Spaces are limited, so act swiftly to secure your spot in this captivating artistic haven. 

We can’t wait to welcome you!

Cancellation Policy

 The terms and conditions including the cancellation policy can be found here  Retreat Terms and Conditions – Figs On The Funcho

Once a guest has paid the deposit for the holiday or event then it is deemed that they have accepted these Terms and Conditions

What's included

  • Meals - Lunches when based at Figs on the Funcho
  • Tuition - Tuition by Ali
  • Tea break + cake - Cake served with tea or coffee.

How to get here

We’ll pick you up at Faro airport at 3pm; if you’ve opted for a different route, we’ll warmly welcome you at the riverside villa from 3pm.

For those arriving by train, disembark at Messines-Alte train station and choose a quick 5-minute taxi ride to reach the villa. This is an excellent choice for those who prefer to avoid an internal flight and instead savour a scenic journey through the countryside.

If you’re flying into Faro airport, you have two options: either take the train to Messines-Alte and select a 5-minute taxi ride to the villa or opt for a 45-minute airport taxi transfer directly to the villa.

Follow the Google map directions for those travelling by car.

June 15, 2024