ARTE UMBRIA

At Tenuta di Poggiolame


Inspirational painting, drawing, stone carving, creative writing courses in Umbria, Italy. 
We offer week-long courses at the most beautiful times of year in Umbria! 

Our all inclusive 2017 course prices 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, Free Bar!
  • Complimentary accommodation

Featured on the BBC and the Sunday Telegraph

Inspirational painting, drawing, stone carving/sculpture, print making, illuminated manuscript work and creative writing courses in Umbria, Italy.

As seen on the BBC and featured in the Sunday Telegraph, our home, Tenuta di Poggiolame, is the venue for our painting, drawing and creative writing courses, which are designed to suit all levels of skill.

We are NOT a hotel, it is our private home, and we are just lucky enough to have this wonderful place that we make open to people to come and enjoy learning, be inspired and explore their creative potential.

We promise the BEST practising artists offering you the VERY best of their skills! All of the courses are designed to make painting, drawing and creative writing a pleasure in a totally relaxed environment and our tutors aim to motivate and encourage students to realise their potential, discover their own style and explore new media or writing genre.

Please check the Course Dates and Prices page 2017 & 2018 new dates and courses being added See Tutors pages for further information
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Booking now for 2017 & 2018 Marrakesh, Venice, Udaipur, and the Himalayas.

Arte Umbria courses and tutors:

Painting, drawing, creative writing, stone carving, stained glass and illuminated manuscripts workshops and courses in Italy and other exotic locations.

  • Grahame Booth
  • Kelly Medford
  • Caroline Bays
  • Adele Wagstaff
  • Tim Wilmot
  • Belinda Biggs
  • Liz Chaderton
  • Roger Dellar
  • Paul Alcock
  • Paul O'Kane
  • Creative Writing course with Sue Moorcroft
  • Stone Carving courses with Simon Keeley
  • Workshop in Illuminated Manuscripts and Miniatures with Claudia Tulifero
  • Stained Glass for beginers with Neal Winfield
  • The art of mosaic with Megan Mahan

Contact us now for some very special offers on our few remaining places.
Check out Caroline Bays and Claudia Tulifero - VERY SPECIAL WEEKS, VERY SPECIAL TUTORS!

New courses for 2018 - Stained Glass for beginners with Neal Winfield and The Art of Mosaic with Megan Mahan!

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LAST DATE TO BOOK 'Paint Venice with Tim Wilmot and Painting in Europe' is 31 July! Hurry. Don't miss out!

Also in the News!

Antony Williams, one of our tutors has been shortlisted, along with two other artists for the BP Portrait Prize 2017 (the most prestigious of the portrait awards) at the National Portrait Gallery, London. We wish him every success!

Antony will be accompanying his wife Caroline Bays for her painting workshop here on 19th July. Caroline is the main tutor covering life, portrait, landscape and still life, but Antony will be doing a demonstration whilst here, you can watch him paint and he will be giving a talk about his work during the week. They have both also been selected by the Royal Portrait Society for their Mall Gallery exhibition which opens 4 May. There are still a couple of places remaining on Caroline's course so don't miss the opportunity to work with a wonderful tutor and to meet Antony.

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Welcome to Arte Umbria


As seen on the BBC and featured in the Sunday Telegraph, our home, Tenuta di Poggiolame, is the venue for our painting, drawing and creative writing courses, which are designed to suit all levels of skill. We are NOT a hotel, it is our private home, and we are just lucky enough to have this wonderful place that we make open to people to come and enjoy learning. COME to be inspired and explore your creative potential.

As a guest in our home, this gives a more personal touch to the weeks and usually results in a house party atmosphere. We aim to offer every comfort and have a private chef. Our home is set in the Umbrian hills, overlooking the Cetona peaks and close to the Tuscany and Lazio borders and nestles in it's own private 220 acre estate.

The estate of Poggiolame is within easy reach of Orvieto and other beautiful towns - Assisi, Siena, but only 90 minutes from Rome or Florence and the Piero della Francesca Trail. A local convent 5 minutes away founded by St Francis of Assisi, and local historians are certain St Francis would have walked in our grounds to be at one with nature and the wild animals.

This is our home. A friendly, informal atmosphere pervades the courses so that people of all levels of skill can mix and relax. We aim to provide all comforts.

We take pride in caring for all your needs, looking after you during your stay and visiting the amazing vistas, village, vineyards, castles as many as we can, to enhance your stay - not to mention the food is wonderful from our private chef. This is your TRIP OF A LIFETIME.

Our tutors TUTOR, they don't just host. You are guaranteed to go away with enhanced technique from tips and tricks. You won't be left 'fumbling in the dark' to work on your own. Our dedicated team of artists will help and guide you every step of the way, and there are frequent demonstrations. Take work home you are proud of. Some of our competitors just offer hosting tutors and at twice the price. Check us out you won't be disappointed!

We welcome, at a discounted rate, non-participating partners and friends of our students, who just want to holiday and soak up the atmosphere. We are also able to offer bespoke art and culture holidays for groups of 8 or more. Please contact us directly for more details.

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