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 2018, in Italy plus our thrilling new courses in Europe and other exotic locations...
We are pleased to welcome Grahame to Arte Umbria,
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.
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.
Returning in 2018 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.
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.
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.
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
tuition. 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.
At Arte Umbria in 2017, Belinda will be running a Botanical & Garden Workshop Course. 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.
We are thrilled that Liz Chaderton is joining Arte Umbria. 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 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 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.
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.
Claudia Tulifero joined us on May 4th 2016 and will be returning in 2017 and 2018, 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!
Arte Umbria are delighted to offer Creative Writing courses. We have a fantastic published author on board, Sue is eager and excited to impart her knowledge to any interested writers. Sue has just had a new 2 book deal with Harper Collins!
"I really only paint out of doors, en plein air, if you will. It gets me out of the office...ideally for a week abroad. No telephone, just the heat and light. Wonderful!" Paul will be at ArteUmbria in Italy in 2018 see his page for more details.
Arte Umbria is pleased to welcome Neal Winfield to Italy in 2018 where he will be running a workshop/course in Stained Glass.
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.
The art of mosaic course in 2018. A great opportunity to try your hand at mosaic jewellery whilst enjoying a stay in Umbria.
This week long course will offer you the opportunity to study traditional and micro mosaic. You will also be able to create your own piece of jewellery. Choosing in advance to make ear rings or a pendant. Megan will be with you every step of the way to help you produce your chosen piece.
Mainly self-taught, Colin has been fortunate to have studied with renowned oil painter Ken Howard RA OBE, also internationally known watercolourists Joseph Zbukvic and Alvaro Castagnet. We are pleased to welcome Colin to Arte Umbria for a week long residential ‘Plein Air’ workshop in 2018.
Arte Umbria 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
- Colin Joyce
- 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
- The Art of Mosaic with Megan Mahan
Inspirational painting, drawing, stone carving/sculpture, print making and creative writing courses in Umbria, Italy.
We offer week-long courses at the most beautiful times of year in Umbria!
Our all inclusive course prices in Italy start at £985* per person per week and include:
- Expert tuition from celebrated artists
- All Art Materials (at our house in Umbria), two excursions and meal at local restaurant, Food, Aperitivi, Bar!
- Complimentary accommodation
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