Flavours of Art and Writing in Italy
After a truly, TOTALLY full week in 2019 we are running another 'Flavours of Art and Italy in 2020. With the brilliant Belinda Biggs (Artist) and Sue Moorcroft (Author). It was such a good mix. Look no further than Arte Umbria for this wonderful week to try your hand at all the things you’ve always wanted to do with a daily taster during a week long residential retreat. Hopefully you will enjoy the week so much you will want to come back again and do/take/what? a whole week in your chosen medium.
Group Photo of this year's week! Great fun was had by all and we had a fabulous reading session by the writers and an exhibition of the painters work.
24th July 2020
Fully inclusive price of £985, with non participating partners sharing a room £750.
We can arrange other activities for non participating partners such as golf, horse riding, extra wine tours to different vineyards.
Writing Retreat with Sue Moorcroft
On our writing retreat, you'll find all kinds of lovely places in which to write whether you favour sun or shade, outdoors or indoors, a quiet nook or a gorgeous view to gaze at.
Award-winning author Sue Moorcroft heads up our writing retreat. Sue's a Sunday Times bestseller, an international bestseller and UK Kindle #1 bestseller. At the end of each day and included in the cost of the retreat, she will offer a one-hour chatty group session where you can ask her about writing, big publishers, small publishers, magazines, competitions and distance-learning organisations or ask for group feedback on your work. Sue has been coming to Arte Umbria for 7 years now and it’s always a pleasure to welcome her back on our very popular retreats.
The writing retreat the price is £775, which does not include trips and tours out. You are welcome to join in on any of the tours and trips for a small extra cost.
Painting and Drawing with Belinda Biggs
There will be plenty of demonstrations and individual attention to guide you through your drawing and painting, using watercolour, graphite pencil, coloured pencil and pen & wash.
Belinda was our ‘Artist in Residence’ for three weeks in summer of 2019. Always a joy to work with Belinda so we are delighted she is returning for this great week in 2020.
Belinda exhibits several times a year and has won many awards for her painting and drawing, including selection for the prestigious 'Focus on Nature XIII' at the New York State Museum for the second year running, the 'Mortimer Art Prize' (the very best in realism) and the Margaret Flockton Scientific Illustration Award at the herbarium NSW and has works in private and public collections worldwide.
Belinda is currently teaching painting and drawing for the Tuggerah Lakes Kincumber Community College. Painting, drawing and nature and botanical illustration classes at Morriset NSW. She also runs workshops around New South Wales, and conducts regular painting holidays to Italy, France, India, Rarotonga, Norfolk Island and New Zealand.
Photography with Seraphina Moody
Using your digital camera, preferably a DSLR, but ‘snappies’ are good too, you will be going out with Seraphina capturing the essence of Umbria and hopefully seeing some wildlife. We have Wild Boar, Deer, Porcupine, Wolves and nesting Honey Buzzards in our grounds and a proliferation of Butterflies. You will also have the opportunity to paint the flowers and wildlife with Belinda and Seraphina.
Seraphina Moody studied Photography, Fine Art, Theatre Design and History of Art. Now she lives in France with her family and animals and travels the world photographing and painting. Her primary interests are flora and fauna and exhilarating landscapes and cities. She runs painting and creative workshops based in Italy, but many others all over Europe and the rest of the world.
Belinda and Seraphina at the end of one of Belinda's painting weeks in Umbria
Look no further than Arte Umbria for a wonderful week to try your hand at all the things you’ve always wanted to do with a daily taster during a week long residential retreat. Hopefully you will enjoy the week so much you will want to come back again and do/take/what? a whole week in your chosen medium.
Date: 24th July 2020
Cost: £985 Painter
Cost: £775 Writing only
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Non Painting Partners
Non participating partners are welcome if sharing a room with partner at Tenuta di Poggiolame, for the amazing price of £750 for all courses. Still no single room supplement. We can always arrange for you to join in on any of the 'Tasters' during the week at a small extra cost or you can just chill by the pool with some vino!
For guests returning to a course at Arte Umbria you are entitled to a 5% discount. Please contact us for your Discount Code to use when booking via the website. All our courses are priced and charged in Great British Pounds Sterling.See our course dates and prices page for more information
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