Umbria, Italy 19-25 June 2019. £985 for 6 days and 7 nights.

‘Plein air’ in all mediums Hosted by Arte Umbria, Italy at Tenuta di Poggiolame, 05010 Montegabbione (TR)

Workshop Details

Basic Information

Full trip cost: £985.

Thursday 19th June. Arrival and Orientation.

Friday 20th June. Painting in the grounds.

Saturday 21st June. Local village and garden painting.

Sunday 22nd June Painting day in the grounds.

Monday 23 June. Orvieto Painting day.

Tuesday 24th June. Lake Trasimeno.

Wednesday 25 June. Completion of paintings and review.

Thursday 26 June. Departure and beyond....


I am delighted to be returning to Arte Umbria this year. The course is intended for watercolorists or oil painters. Beginners welcome. The holiday includes 7 nights accommodation, breakfasts and dinners. Bookings must be made directly with Arte Umbria.

Tenuta di Poggiolame is the course accommodation, base camp or studio. It is a private home set in it’s own private estate of 220 acres (88 hectares). The house, set in the centre of the estate, is reached via a kilometre long drive providing total privacy and exclusivity.

All around the house is a superb landscape, thick with forest and woodland – pine and cypress, olive groves, walnut and fruit trees – rich with lavender and wild flowers. Green hills and mountains stretch as far as the eye can see. In the distance hamlets, medieval castles and towers peek through early morning mists, when wild boar and deer can be seen foraging.

Sunrise and sunset in this magical landscapebedroomspog are spectacular.

In amongst the forest on our estate are many streams with mini cascades to discover. We have marked several trails out for our guests, which cross these streams and you can discover the nature trails made by wild boar, deer, porcupine and other wildlife.

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Arrival and if in time, lunch. Settling in and meeting tutor and other guests Aperitifs at 6.30pm in the free bar. Dinner with wine at 7.30pm.


9 am breakfast, 10 am start with a demo followed by painting in the grounds until lunch at 1 pm. Recommence at 2.30pm until about 5pm. Aperitifs at 6.30pm followed by dinner at 7.30pm.


We will visit a local pretty village for the morning until lunchtime and either return there or a new subject in the gardens. Wine tasting tour with the Marquis at his castle at 6pm. Dinner at 7.30pm.


Day excursion to Orvieto for sketching, painting or exploring this lovely city with its famous cathedral. Lunch at your own expense. Aperitifs at 6.30pm followed by dinner out at a local Pizza restaurant.

Sunday as Thursday


After breakfast a trip to Lake Trasimeno for the day and lunch out at your own expense. Aperitifs at 6.30pm followed by dinner at 7.30pm.


Finishing off your paintings and a Critique in the early evening with Prosecco. Last dinner out at another restaurant.


Departure after breakfast according to your travel timetable. All events subject to weather, course subject and availability. Between finishing painting 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 painting !
Some sketchbook doodling along the way.
And some Urban Sketching. I love a simple a good light. Yes, a bread shop will do nicely. A 5 minute pencil sketch. A 5 minute first wash. A ten minute wait for for the first wash to dry A 15 minute second visit with stronger colours. Bliss.

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