Painting by Caroline BaysCourses from Arte Umbria 

Arte Umbria are running even more courses in 2017 and 2018 because of the number of enquiries we have received !

See our Course dates and Prices page for a full list of our courses at Tenuta di Poggiolame in Italy and other exotic locations in 2017 & 2018.

Painting in Europe and other exotic locations in 2017 & 2018

We have some exciting painting courses in 2017 here at Tenuta di Poggiolame and also visiting India, Venice, Bruges, Morroco and Spain.

Check out these pages for more details and information:
Marrakesh with Kelly Medford,
with Yara Damian,
with Grahame Booth
Barcelona with Paul Alcock
Venice with Tim Wilmot
India with Grahame Booth
Bruges with Adele Wagstaff
New for 2018 - Himalayas with Belinda Biggs

See our new website for details of our exciting new courses Painting in Europe

Have a look at our sister website for more details about our 2017 and new 2018 courses: Painting in

Our courses are aimed at ALL levels of ability. Several of our courses are called Master Classes. This does not mean you have to be a 'Master Painter' ! These Master Classes are aimed at intermediate or above, and you will be tutored by a well known 'Master' of his or her Art. Total beginners are better suited to our general courses.

We limit our guest numbers to ensure individual attention. Of course partners, or friends, who just want to chill are still welcome at a discounted price. AND still no single person supplement !

For 2017 we really are TOTALLY FULLY INCLUSIVE. We include all we have previously, trips out, a restaurant visit, food, free bar, refreshments, accommodation and more !

ArteUmbria painting courses and Master classes in ItlayPainting

Master Classes and Painting Classes with Grahame Booth, Kelly Medford,  Yara Damian, Caroline Bays, Adele Wagstaff  & Paul Alcock.

Life Drawing classes will be available for each course.


Our writing tutor is Sue Moorcroft - published author and experienced tutor.

Stone Carving

Simon Keeley, celebrated stone cover runs a week long course and will show you all the techniques of stone carving and modelling in clay.

Our Creative courses in Italy -

Tenuta di Poggiolame the terrace great to relax whilst on your painting holiday in Italy

All of the tutors are enthusiastic and inspirational practising artists or published authors, who cater for all abilities, from beginners through to experienced artists or writers. The variety of artists teach oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, pen & ink, pencil and charcoal sketching. The authors impart their knowledge and aim to motivate, encourage and give you their 'take' on the publishing world.

The courses are run in a very relaxed and informal atmosphere; you choose the medium you would like to work in and set your own pace. You can paint round the clock or spend afternoons by the pool with every opportunity to eat, drink and socialise. There are plenty of pergolas, or shady areas for writers to chill and have privacy - with a glass of vino if required!

It is a holiday after all !

On the day of arrival students and tutors get to know one another and familiarise themselves with the surroundings.

The five and a half days of tuition begin the following morning and each day begins with "al fresco" breakfast on the terrace where students and tutors can chat about their plans for the day in a relaxed and inspiring environment.

Tutoring begins at 10.00 am and continues until lunch at 1.00 pm. After a productive morning and delicious lunch tutoring sessions resume at 2.30pm, finishing at 5.30pm. Dinner is at 7.30 pm. The same schedule for the writing courses.

Life drawing classes at Arte Umbria in Italy

This gives you 6 1/2 hours with the tutors during the day. Between finishing painting/writing and dinner, there is plenty of time to relax - stroll along one of the many trails on the estate, perhaps resting under a pergola sipping wine, or take a (further) dip in the swimming pool overlooking the valley.... Or you can simply carry on being creative!

For all our Life and Portrait courses, we are lucky enough to have a professional Life Model !

Courses at ArteUmbria, Italy with Andrew James RP

See our Tutors pages for details about all the Tutors  

Typical Daily Schedule

Breakfast: 9.00 am
Tutoring: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Lunch: 1.00 pm - 2.30 pm
Tutoring: 2.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Aperitivi on Terrace: 7.00 pm
Dinner: 7.30 pm

Click here to view the sample menu

Arte Umbria course dates for 2017

Click here to view the Booking form, dates and prices for 2017 courses.



Painting Holidays in Italy

BOOKING NOW FOR 2017 & 2018

Inspirational painting, drawing, stone carving/sculpture, stained glass, print making and creative writing courses in Europe and other exotic locations in 2017 & 2018, visit Italy, Spain, Venice, Prague, Morocco, Bruges, India and the Himalayas.

  • Master Classes and Painting Classes in Italy with Grahame Booth, Kelly Medford, Caroline Bays, Adele Wagstaff, Tim Wilmot, Paul Alcock, Belinda Biggs, Liz Chaderton, Roger Dellar, Paul O'Kane & Neal Winfield
  • Creative Writing course with Sue Moorcroft.
  • Stone Carving courses with Simon Keeley.
  • Workshop in Illuminated Manuscripts and Miniatures, with Claudia Tulifero.
  • Stained Glass course, with Neal Winfield.
  • Price includes tuition, art materials (if the course is at our home in Umbria), complimentary accommodation, food, wine and refreshments.

All inclusive from £985

BOOKING NOW For 2017 & 2018!

See our sister site Painting in Europe and other exotic locations with Arte Umbria.

  • Painting in Venice. Masterclass in Watercolour with Tim Wilmot.
  • Painting in Bruges. Painting and Art History with Adele Wagstaff.
  • Prague at Christmas. Masterclass in Watercolour with Kelly Medford.
  • Painting in India, with Grahame Booth.
  • Painting in Marrakesh, with Kelly Medford.
  • Painting in Granada, with Grahame Booth.
  • Painting in Barcelona, with Paul Alcock.
  • Painting in the Himalayas, with Belinda Biggs.
  • Painting in India, with Roger Dellar.



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Italy: +39 0763 837347

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

Arte Umbria, painting in Europe and other exotic locations

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