Bruges with Arte Umbria 21 October 2017 for 7 days

Guests and tutors have been asking us for a long time to do a week long course in Bruges for a long time, so we are delighted to offer this trip to Bruges.


This is a superb addition to our courses. Adele Wagstaff, artist, tutor and art historian with a special connection to Bruges, is ideally suited to teach in this most beautiful Medieval locations.

The Medieval architecture of Bruges, with it’s many canals and bridges, spires and gables make it a jewel of Northern Europe. The city’s bustling centre, its two squares side by side; the Market Square and Burg Square are lined with picturesque gabled buildings while the impressive 13th Century Belfort towers high above the Market square.

What the course will offer

Painting and Art History in Bruges - all mediums :

Painting in Europe art coursesDuring our week in Bruges you may wish to capture the city’s fine examples of Gothic architecture, explore it’s busy markets and beautiful churches or you may prefer to draw and paint away from the more popular areas of the city, discovering quieter stretches along the canals or views of one of the many bridges.

Whatever your preferred medium, the beautiful linear architecture of Bruges lends itself perfectly to drawing and painting, whether drawing with pencil, pen, ink and wash or using watercolours or oils. We will also be taking a trip to Ghent and Brussels during our visit.

During the week there will be visits to art collections and galleries, and one of Bruges’ most celebrated galleries is the Groeningemuseum with it’s rich collection of Flemish painting. 

Alongside all that Bruges has to offer we will visit the historic cities of Ghent and Brussels, both within easy reach by train.

While in Brussels there will be the opportunity to visit the Musee d’Art Ancien (Musees Royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique) with it’s outstanding collection of fifteenth century Northern Renaissance paintings, in particular the stunning paintings of Rogier Van Der Weyden and his workshop.

Rogier Van Der Weyden was city painter to Brussels in the fifteenth century and his ‘Portrait d’Antoine de Bourgogne’ and ‘Pieta’ of around 1441 are outstanding examples of the Flemish School.


The totally inclusive price for the week (without airfare, Eurostar or travel insurance) is £1550.

This includes all your accommodation,bus and/or train tickets (for visits to Brussels and Ghent), breakfast, 7 dinners with wine and use of all painting equipment.

Non-painting partners, sharing a double bedroom are welcomed at the very special price of £900.

All your museum entry charges are also covered with in this price with two special cards that we will supply you with for your week should you wish to venture out and explore by yourself.

Single guests welcome at no extra charge and there is no single person supplement.

The only thing we do not include is your travel to Bruges.


There are flights to Brussels, but Eurostar and it is easy to connect from Brussels to Bruges (Brugge in dutch) is a great way to get there and a lovely way to relax and enjoy the scenery. Also Eurolines run excellent coach services to Bruges. We will collect you from the station or bus station and take you to our hotel.

Trips to Ghent and Brussels are included in the price.


We will be staying in a small hotel in the centre of Bruges, within easy walking distance of many great sites including the Market Square. Breakfast and dinner are included in the cost for this week’s course.

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"If you set out to design a fairy-tale medieval town, it would be hard to improve on central Bruges (Brugge in Dutch). Picturesque cobbled lanes and dreamy canals link photogenic market squares lined with soaring towers, historic churches and old whitewashed almshouses. And there’s plenty of it". Quote from Lonely Planet

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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

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  • Painting in Venice. Masterclass in Watercolour with Tim Wilmot.
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  • 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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