Painting on the terrace at Tenuta di PoggiolamePainting and drawing tutors

Our creative courses in Italy, are led by superb, top class artists and tutors (all extremely friendly and approachable) who will give individual students the benefit of their extensive experience and skills, giving you the perfect opportunity to learn technique, explore a variety of media and realise your potential.

On each course there is a maximum of 9 students ensuring plenty of one-to-one time with your chosen tutor.

See our Course dates and prices page for details of all the courses for 2017 and some upcoming courses for 2018, in Italy plus our thrilling new courses in Europe and other exotic locations...

Some of our tutors...

Grahame Booth
We are pleased to welcome Grahame to Arte Umbria, he will be running a Watercolour and landscape course.

He paints only in watercolour and his success in the medium is reflected in the many awards he has won. Grahame has twenty years experience of teaching watercolour and he sees his course at Arte Umbria as the perfect opportunity to develop and hone the skills needed for enjoyable and successful plein air painting.

It is his intention that you will leave us inspired with new knowledge to help you better understand this elusive medium.

Grahame is also running our Master Class in Watercolours course in Granada in May 2017 a thrilling new venue, see our Painting in Europe website for more information

Kelly Medford will be at Arte Umbria

Kelly Medford

Kelly Medford is a classically trained oil painter who specializes in Italian landscapes and cityscapes but loves to experiment with a wide range of subject matter including still life and interiors. Kelly is a superb tutor, kind, inspiring and fun and is also running our Prague at Christmas Master Class in Watercolours course on the 30th November 2016 see our Praque at Christmas page for more details
Simon Keely stone Carving course at ArteUmbria Simon Keeley

Returning in 2017 for his 4th  'Stone Carving' course.
Simon is happy tutoring total beginners and experienced artists, working in stone. His 7 night week course will include 6 days of tutoring. At the end of the week each student will have a finished carving to around 25 x 25 x 20 sq cm - all their own work. These works will be transported back to England for collection, or if from further afield it can be arranged to have them shipped. All materials and tools are supplied.
Caroline Bays self portrait Caroline Bays  PS BA PGCE

Portrait & Landscape Painting in oils -

We are delighted that Caroline is joining Arte Umbria.

An excellent artist and known tutor. She's coming with her husband the celebrated Antony Williams who also runs courses with us.
Adele Wagstaff Adele Wagstaff

Portrait and still life courses including dry point printmaking

Adele is a painter based in London.

She was born in Yorkshire and trained at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and the Slade School of Fine Art, and gained a PGCE in post-compulsory education with the University of Greenwich.
Paul Alcock

Painting in the landscape courses

The course offers a wonderful opportunity to work en plein air in beautiful Umbrian locations and through short demonstrations and individual tuitionPainting in the landscape.

The course offers a wonderful opportunity to work en plein air in beautiful Umbrian locations and through short demonstrations and individual tuition.Topics covered on the course will include, making sketches and painted studies, selecting and simplifying compositions, Drawing skills, Colour mixing and creating a strong pictorial design within your work.
Belinda Biggs

At Arte Umbria in 2017, Belinda will be running a Botanical & Garden Workshop Course in June 2017.
During the course you will be dividing your time between creating detailed botanical studies and more relaxed painting in the 'arteumbria' property and other local gardens.

Creative Writing

Arte Umbria are delighted to offer Creative Writing courses.

We have a fantastic published author on board, Sue Moorcroft eager and excited to impart her knowledge to any interested writers. Sue has just had a new 2 book deal with Harper Collins!
Claudia Tulifero is joining us on May 4th 2016 to run a week long workshop in Course Illumination on Parchment using the original techniques from  mediaeval and renaissance times.  
Illuminated Manuscripts and Miniatures

Claudia Tulifero  joined us on May 4th 2016 and will be returning in 2017, to run a week long workshop in Illumination on Parchment using the original techniques from mediaeval and renaissance times. Maybe a little Fresco work too!
Liz Chaderton will be at Arte Umbria in Italy in 2017 Liz Chaderton
We are thrilled that Liz Chaderton is joining Arte Umbria to run a water colour course 12 July 2017.

She works mainly in watercolour on both paper and canvas, but experiments with printing techniques, particularly lino cutting. Liz is largely self-taught and has been exhibiting her work through exhibitions and galleries since 2009. A selection of her paintings are published and her work is licensed for cards, cushions and coasters...
Tim Wilmot
Tim will be running our Venice masterclass in watercolours in September 2017

Based near Bristol in the UK, Tim Wilmot specialises in beautiful, vibrant watercolours, exploiting the medium with tone and light.
He has painted all his life and apart from doing A level at school, is completely self taught.
Tim especially loves to paint landscapes and is also well known for his water, harbour and boat paintings making him the perfect tutor for Venice.  Nearly all his landscapes include figures, cars or boats (as he says - “What street scenes are void of people and vehicles?”)
Roger Dellar
Roger will be running our 2018 trip to Udaipur, India in 2018. Watercolour, oil and acrylic.
Roger will be painting in oil on this trip, but he is more than delighted to teach and tutor in the medium of your choice, watercolour, oil, pastel or acrylic as he is skilled in all mediums. He is a very popular tutor with a big following so early booking is advised.
Neal Winfield
Neal will be running a stained glass course in 2018

The week long course at ArteUmbria will give students an exciting introduction into working with glass, designing for its peculiarities and the process of cutting and assembling a stained glass window.

Each will student take away with them a 30cm x 30cm leaded light panel and the knowledge and confidence to make further windows.


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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