Neal WinfieldNeal Winfield

Thrilled that Neal is joining us to lead a Stained Glass workshop with us 1 August 2018.

Glass design in South Wales

Neal graduated from the Stourbridge College of Art where he studied a degree in Glass Design and Art History. At Stourbridge, whilst exploring a wide range of glass working processes, he fell in love with the art of making stained glass, leaded lights.

Along with telling a story, Neal adores the intensity of colour and need of bold shapes that make it such a joy with which to work.

After graduating he moved to Cilfynydd in South Wales, where he established a studio, undertaking many domestic and secular commissions and taking part in exhibitions and shows.

Amongst Neal’s projects were the restoration of the old Victorian windows in Dyffryn Country House and the Muni in Pontypridd.

His restoration skills were also called upon for some lost and broken panes at a number of churches in and around Cardiff.

He also worked for some of South Wales’ breweries, restoring old windows and creating new windows for pubs and bars around the area.

Art in Italy

Since 2007 Neal has lived permanently in Umbria, Italy, where he continues to create and exhibit his work.

He plays an active part in the artistic community of the Upper Tiber Valley, with solo shows in Citta di Castello, Montone and Umbertide.

Neal also gives lectures and talks on his particular artistic viewpoint and style of design to interested local groups and visiting artists and students.

Stained Glass Course

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.

During the week there will also be presentations on glass production and the story of stained glass along with an informative visit to the nearby Piegaro Glass Museum, where for centuries, handmade bottles for Chianti wine were produced.

To book please see our course dates and prices page
Course dates and Prices

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.



+0039 340 371 6510

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

Newsletter sign up