Featured on the BBC - Inspirational painting, drawing, stone carving/sculpture, print making and creative writing courses in Umbria, Italy.

We offer week-long courses at the most beautiful times of year in Umbria!

Our all inclusive 2015 course prices start at £985* per person per week and include:
  • Expert tuition from celebrated artists 
  • All Art Materials, two excursions and meal at local restaurant
  • Full Board, Food, Aperitivi, Free Bar!

 More courses for 2015 BY SPECIAL REQUEST

For the first time we are running a week long Yoga retreat 9 - 16 September
'Grounding Earth' led by Federica Clemente
Please have a look at the Yoga page under Courses

Don't hesitate to contact us and book!

Last minute special offer for
Contact us now for details


City and Town Scapes - Pastel and Oil 30 September 2015 week long course including trips to Florence, Orvieto, Perugia or Assisi

Please check the Course Dates and Prices page
2016 Dates being added and bookings being taken!

See Tutors pages for further information

Don't forget 5% discount for any returning guests!

Painting, drawing, creative writing and stone carving courses in Italy

As seen on the BBC, our home, Tenuta di Poggiolame, is the venue for our painting, drawing and creative writing courses, which are designed to suit all levels of skill. We are NOT a hotel, just lucky enough to have this wonderful place that we make open to people to come and enjoy learning, be inspired and explore their creative potential. As a guest in our home, this gives a more personal touch to the weeks and usually results in a house party atmosphere. We aim to offer every comfort and have a private chef. Our home is set in the Umbrian hills, overlooking the Cetona peaks and close to the Tuscany and Lazio borders and nestles in it's own private 220 acre estate. We promise the BEST practising artists offering you the VERY best of their skills!

Painting holidays in ItalyAll of the courses are designed to make painting, drawing and creative writing a pleasure in a totally relaxed environment and our tutors aim to motivate and encourage students to realise their potential, discover their own style and explore new media or writing genre.

The estate of Poggiolame is within easy reach of Orvieto and other beautiful towns - Assisi, Siena, but only 90 minutes from Rome or Florence and the Piero della Francesca Trail.

This is our home. A friendly, informal atmosphere pervades the courses so that people of all levels of skill can mix and relax. We aim to provide all comforts.

We welcome, at a discounted rate, non-participating partners and friends of our students, who just want to holiday and soak up the atmosphere.

We are also able to offer bespoke art and culture holidays for groups of 8 or more. Please contact us directly for more details.

No extra charge for single occupancy of double rooms!

All guests have their own private bedroom with no supplement charged.

For Non-Participants we can arrange separate excursions to towns, shopping, gourmet wine and olive oil tasting experiences with our friend Marchesi Lorenzo at the castle, walking tours and truffle and mushroom hunting on the estate.

Or you can just sit by the pool with a glass of vino and chill whilst your partner is being creative!

If you decide to do oil paintings and they are not dry, we now use DHL courier company to send them back to you. Not much more expensive than Italian post and guaranteed fast delivery.

We can also organise Italian Conversation and Cookery Classes to suit you! Contact us for further details.

Click here to see Booking Form for dates and rates.

The course prices for 2014/2015 start at £985* per student and include:

  • Accommodation for the week in the 18th century Country House of Poggiolame
  • All meals - delicious Italian/International cuisine from a professional chef, including aperitivi, wine with meals and refreshments - plus we take you to a local restaurant to sample typical Umbrian cuisine
  • All tuition and Art materials (oils, water colours, acrylics, pastel, pens, inks, paper, canvases - everything you could need)
  • Use of bulkier equipment such as drawing boards, palettes, easels and stools
  • Pick up from / drop off to Perugia airport or Fabro-Ficulle railway station.
  • Trips for sketching and photography to surrounding beautiful towns and locations
  • Professionally laundered bed linen and towels  

*Please see our courses page and booking form for more details of course prices

The price of your art holiday does NOT include:

  • The cost of your travel arrangements to Italy
  • Personal travel and health insurance
  • Any extra trips, tours, language or cookery courses arranged at your request during the holiday nor taxi rides for extra excursions at your request.

Painting & Writing in Italy

Inspirational painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture and creative writing courses

  • Master Classes and Painting Classes with Andrew James RP, Patrick Cullen NEAC, Kelly Medford, Mitch Albala, Haidee-Jo Summers, Caroline Bays, Adele Wagstaff, Grahame Booth, Paul Alcock, Francesco Fontana & Belinda Biggs.
  • Creative Writing course with Sue Moorcroft.
  • Stone Carving course with Simon Keeley.
  • Price includes tuition, art materials, full board, food, wine and refreshments.

All inclusive from £985



Email: info@arteumbria.com

+39 345 876 8311

Italy: +39 0763 837347

Arte Umbria
Tenuta di Poggiolame Vocabolo Poggiolame 16 05010 Montegabbione (TR) Italia

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