Paint the Amazing Light and Colour of the Western Algarve


Spend a week this autumn in the wonderful climate of the Algarve painting it at its very best under the expert tuition of some of the art world’s leading tutors. Organised and operated by Alpha Painting Holidays, one of the UK’s foremost painting holiday companies, the holiday is based at the beautiful, traditional Quinta das Barradas country house, located just outside of historic Lagos in the Western Algarve.

Painters can enjoy five painting days with a break in the middle to relax and enjoy the many offerings of the local area. There are four leading art tutors covering a selection of media so you can choose your preferred style or materials.

Painting days will include time spent at the Quinta, chosen due to the wealth of colourful inspiring subjects from traditional Portuguese architecture, to vibrant courtyards, orange and lemon groves, quaint doorways framed by beautiful climbing plants and even farm animals. Other days will include visits to the historic town and fishing port of Lagos with its tiled buildings, churches, squares as well as the multi-coloured fishing boats in the harbour. The old fort in the coastal town of Praia da Luz is also on the itinerary where you can also enjoy painting the panoramic coastal views as well a trip inland to paint at a mountain village near Monchique where there is a mountain spring and deciduous trees which makes for some lovely reflections. There are also plenty of quaint buildings and Moorish style architecture around the town square. All accompanied by your expert tutor. A sightseeing excursion is planned on the non painting day taking in key beauty spots in the Algarve.

Prices are inclusive of seven night’s accommodation, continental breakfast, lunches, soft drinks and three course evening meals including wine as well as airport transfers and transport whilst out painting. Also included are five days tuition, use of chairs, easels, boards, art materials and other similar accessories. Car hire and other activities can be arranged for non-painting partners, should this be required. Flights and travel insurance are not included, though it is highly recommended.

Prices are from: £1,125 based on two people sharing or £1,195 for single occupancy with a rate of £865 for non-painting partners.  

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