At Tenuta di Poggiolame

Painting at Arte Umbria

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 !

On the day of arrival students and tutors get to know one another and familiarise themselves with the surroundings. The six days of tuition begins 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....

Or you can simply carry on painting !

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

Typical 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

Gallery of photos

Below are a selection of photographs taken around Arte Umbria and a selection of paintings.

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