Below are a few testimonials from our lovely guests  

It was a wonderful week, wonderful place, wonderful teaching, wonderful food, wonderful weather, wonderful camaraderie, wonderful! Walter, 21 June 2017.
Now that our trip is over, I'm not sure that I thanked you for the fantastic experience in Umbria. It was perfect in all respects. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Sally Buchanan.
Thank you both for a most enjoyable holiday as paying guests in your home. What an idyllic situation to spend a week with a brilliant tutor and lovely guests who became friends by the end of the week. I have to say I feel I had the most loveliest room.

Waking each morning at dawn to open my doors onto the terrace overlooking the most beautiful panoramic view listening to the birds overshadowed by the Cuckoo!! The week went by far too quickly and now it is back to reality. My sincere thanks again to you both and a SPECIAL cuddle with Sweetie Pie please. I have a lovely photo of her Estelle took with me as I sat in my bed! Enjoy your few days break before the next course commences, Very best wishes, Jane.
I ventured abroad for my first art course to Arte Umbria three years ago. I've been back every year and this time I'm coming twice. Looking forward to the weeks already. Tim W.
Dear Sara and David Thank you so much for an absolutely 'stand out' experience with you this past week at Arte Umbria. It was totally magical and I feel renewed and invigorated by it all. Your attention as hosts was superb and your home very special. My heartfelt thanks for putting on this wonderful course. I hope to see you again soon (I'm already thinking about the next trip!), Fondest regards, Sadie
I so enjoyed my week with you in every way. The food was YUMMY, the company good fun, and of course the tuition was excellent ( I have even been painting at home - never been known before!) A very big thank you to you both - I shall definitely look back on the week with a huge smile on my face! Joy
Mwah! You are such fab hosts. I have wanted to come back ever since the car left the drive!Am not normally sentimental about people and places but your set up goes way beyond perfect xxx Celia
Hi All, Dogs included in this one off course. Excellent photos! We all look very happy and relaxed in the group, a good reflection on how everyone was feeling I think. Thank you for a truly wonderful experience, I feel inspired and must continue to improve on my art and just keep at it so I can put all the tips given to us into my work. Well I can always try can’t I! Do hope we can meet again, thank you for all your hard work Sara and David. I am sure all the other courses are successful. Give a big kiss from me to all your lovely dogs - missing Italy - House - painting - umm I think I am on the next flight out. I wish ! Love Sue xxx
Marvelous, magical location, and superb generosity of spirit from Sara and David. Great tuition which presented a great new challenge every day. This well and truly took me out of my art comfort zone. Excellent painting locations, and two first class outings. All of these points made Arte Umbria stand out from other art holidays I have been on, and made it a memorable occasion. I was really blown away by the care and attention I received’. Clive
The morning we left I went on an early morning walk - the light was magical -  and I was joined by  Dolly and Fleur within an instant … it was a joy - we ran down the drive! … and it is that feeling of inclusiveness and being part of a family which makes what you have there so very special. I loved my week - it was so caring and personal….peaceful and inspiring - It is the little touches  ( dare i mention the hot water bottle - the milk for the apartment fridge and kettle…and offer of loan of socks!…and so much more) which lift it to the extraordinary. i could go on - I'm sure you have heard it all before… the awe inspiring  landscape… the stunning setting…fabulous food - WONDERFUL puddings!! You are special people with an extraordinary vision. Don't change... Thank you is not really enough.

Class of 2011

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

Arte Umbria, painting in Europe and other exotic locations

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