At Tenuta di Poggiolame

Our 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 2018, in Italy plus our thrilling new courses in Europe and other exotic locations...

Grahame Booth

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.

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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.

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Simon Keeley

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.

We can arrange to have your worked shipped if it is too large/heavy for you to take with you. All materials and tools are supplied.

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Caroline Bays

Portrait, Landscape & Still Life Painting in oils/acryllic and watercolour - Caroline is returning again for her fourth painting week with us.
An excellent artist and known tutor. She's coming with her husband the celebrated Antony Williams who also runs courses with us.

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Belinda Biggs

At Arte Umbria in 2018, 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. Belinda has already run our very successful painting trip to the Himalayas with a jungle safari.

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Liz Chaderton

Liz is returning in 2018 after a successful week last year.. She works mainly in watercolour on both paper and canvas, but experiments with printing techniques, particularly lino cutting. Liz is very 'up and coming' at the moment and a wonderful inspiring tutor. 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...

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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.

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Claudia Tulifero

Claudia Tulifero joined us on May 4th 2016 and will be returning for her third year 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!

Claudia is also running a Game of Thrones themed week long workshop in Normandy, France later in 2018.

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Sue Moorcroft

Arte Umbria are delighted to offer two wonderful writing retreats with Sue Moorcroft. Best-selling author Sue Moorcroft's currently contracted to publishing giants HarperCollins will be there for evening discussions and lots of fun and chat, not to mention the 'pool parties'! Enjoy the company of other writers and share their creative energy, when you're not making the most of your precious private writing time in the most glorious of surroundings. Sue Moorcroft will be here to run once-a-day group feedback sessions for those who wish them. Always popular, we are taking bookings already for next year! The 2017 retreat filled overnight and so don’t miss out if you want a place for 2018! Read More

Paul O'Kane

"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.

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Neal Winfield

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.

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Megan Mahan

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.

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Colin Joyce

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.

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Kevin Scully

Painting in Granada.
The course offers a wonderful opportunity to work en plein air in Granada with Kevin in 2018 and through short demonstrations and individual tuition.

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Arte Umbria Master Classes and Painting Classes in Italy & other exciting locations with:

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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