At Tenuta di Poggiolame

Our Courses

Arte Umbria are running even more courses because of the number of enquiries we have received !

See our Course dates and Prices page for a full list of our courses at Tenuta di Poggiolame in Italy and other exotic locations.

Master Classes and Painting Classes with Grahame Booth, Kelly Medford, Yara Damian, Caroline Bays, Adele Wagstaff & Paul Alcock. Life Drawing classes will be available for each course.

Click here to see Booking Form for dates and rates.

The course prices start at £985* per student and include:

  • Complimentary accommodation for the week in our 18th century private home and membership of the Circolo
  • All meals - delicious Italian/International cuisine from a professional chef, including aperitivi, wine with meals and refreshments - plus we take you to a local restaurant to sample typical Umbrian cuisine
  • All tuition and Art materials (oils, water colours, stone, tools, acrylics, pastel, pens, inks, paper, canvases - everything you could need)
  • Use of bulkier equipment such as drawing boards, palettes, easels and stools
  • Pick up from / drop off to Perugia airport or Fabro-Ficulle railway station.
  • Trips for sketching and photography to surrounding beautiful towns and locations
  • Professionally laundered bed linen and towels *Please see our courses page and booking form for more details of course prices

The price of your art holiday does NOT include:

  • The cost of your travel arrangements to Italy Personal travel and health insurance
  • Any extra trips, tours, language or cookery courses arranged at your request during the holiday nor taxi rides for extra excursions at your request, nor hospital or medical appointments, prescriptions and medications.

Our courses are aimed at ALL levels of ability.

Several of our courses are called Master Classes. This does not mean you have to be a 'Master Painter' !

These Master Classes are aimed at intermediate or above, and you will be tutored by a well known 'Master' of his or her Art. Total beginners are better suited to our general courses.

We limit our guest numbers to ensure individual attention. Of course partners, or friends, who just want to chill are still welcome at a discounted price. AND still no single person supplement !

We really are TOTALLY FULLY INCLUSIVE. We include all we have previously, trips out, a restaurant visit, food, free bar, refreshments, accommodation and more !

On the day of arrival students and tutors get to know one another and familiarise themselves with the surroundings.

The five and a half days of tuition begin 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.

Tutoring begins at 10.00 am and continues until lunch at 1.00 pm. After a productive morning and delicious lunch tutoring sessions resume at 2.30pm, finishing at 5.30pm. Dinner is at 7.30 pm. The same schedule for the writing courses.

This gives you 6 1/2 hours with the tutors during the day. Between finishing painting/writing 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 being creative!

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

See our Tutors pages for details about all the Tutors

Typical Daily Schedule

  • Breakfast: 9.00 am
  • Tutoring: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
  • Lunch: 1.00 pm - 2.30 pm
  • Tutoring: 2.30 pm - 5.30 pm
  • Aperitivi on Terrace: 7.00 pm
  • Dinner: 7.30 pm

Click here to see the sample menu

Arte Umbria course dates.

Click here to view the Booking form, dates and prices for all our courses.

Our Tutors

All of the tutors are enthusiastic and inspirational practising artists or published authors, who cater for all abilities, from beginners through to experienced artists or writers.

The variety of artists teach oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, pen & ink, pencil and charcoal sketching. The authors impart their knowledge and aim to motivate, encourage and give you their 'take' on the publishing world.

Click on the button below to see a list of all our tutors.


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. There are plenty of pergolas, or shady areas for writers to chill and have privacy - with a glass of vino if required!

It is a holiday after all !

Our Courses at Arte Umbria

Click on the links below to see more details on each course;

Life Drawing
Stone Carving
Creative Writing
Illuminated Manuscripts
The Art of Mosaic

Arte Umbria course dates.

Click here to view the Booking form for dates and prices for all of our courses here at Arte Umbria and other locations.

Course dates

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