The terrrace at the manor house - ArteUmbria painting courses in UmbriaPainting

Our painting courses in Italy - the tutors are enthusiastic and inspirational practising artists who cater for all abilities, from beginners through to experienced artists, and teach oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, pen & ink, pencil and charcoal sketching.

We like to keep the number of students on each weekly course to around 8 - to ensure individual attention.

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. It is a holiday after all !

Out painting and drawing in the local townOn the day of arrival students and tutors get to know one another and familiarise themselves with the surroundings. The six 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.

Starting at 10.00 am with a demonstration by the tutors, painting sessions continue until lunch at 1.00 pm.

After a productive morning and delicious lunch painting sessions resume at 2.30pm, finishing at 5.30pm. Dinner is at 7.30 pm.

This gives you 6 hours with the tutors during the day.

Between finishing painting 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....

Painting courses and holidays in Umbria, in Italy - Andrew JamesOr you can simply carry on painting !

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


The pool at PoggiolameTypical Daily Schedule

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

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The view from the terrace looking across to Montegabbione

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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