JULY 3-6, 2016


JULY 3-6, 2016


£650 Inclusive 4-day price

£150 Hold deposit due at sign up

This is a course aimed at anyone on a vacation in Tuscany or Umbria who would like to take a few days to focus on painting.  It is a studio based course and the aim is that you leave with a painting which you are proud of.  We might pop into one of the local Tuscan or Umbrian hilltop towns for an aperitivo at the end of each day, but the focus will be on getting on with the work.  You can come with an idea of what you might like to paint, or you can come simply wanting to have a go, even for the very first time.

I am hoping these new express courses will be a fun and invigorating way to spend a few days here, painting hard whilst immersed in the landscape of Tuscany and Umbria, and enjoying the food and hospitality people have come to expect on our regular courses.



Course participants can expect to pay £1195 (sterling) for a week long course, and £1595 for the 10 day art workshops. The new express courses are priced at £650.

Non-participating companions on our week long practical courses can expect to pay £850 (sterling), and £1150 for the 10 day workshops, and are always welcome to join us on trips and excursions.

Our prices include all tuition, art materials, accommodation, breakfast, lunch (excluding trip days) and dinner with wine and soft drinks , transport to and from painting locations, excursions during the week, and dinner at a local restaurant at the end of the course.

We are able to offer 3 large airy double/twin rooms and just one single room. (our prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Should a single person wish to occupy a double room, there is a supplement of £300 for the week and £400 for the 10 day courses).

All these rooms have a private entrance and an en-suite bath/shower room.


We are situated halfway between Rome and Florence, so getting to us is relatively simple; you can fly into Rome, Florence, or even Pisa or Perugia airports. We can arrange for a private taxi firm (which we have used for years) to pick you up if you prefer (we will individually quote for fares) or Julian is happy to pick you up himself from our local mainline station Chiusi Chianciano Terme. This station is easy to reach from Roma Termini, or Florence Santa Maria Novella and is just 10 minutes from the house. Remember to fill in your information form about your travel plans and we can coordinate nearer the course date. 

Rome is perhaps the easiest option - a quick shuttle train (30 minutes) takes you direct to Roma termini, and there are fast and direct trains about every hour from there which stop at Chiusi Chianciano Terme.

Some people choose to hire a car, which is absolutely fine, particularly if you are travelling as a group or have a non-painting partner who would like to explore the area. However I do all the driving, and so a car isn't required to enjoy the course. If you do intend to get to us by car, please let us know and we'll send you directions.

Group bookings and Extensions

We also offer a discount for groups booking together (between 6 and 8 people) and, should you wish to extend your trip, extra days may be available, with full access to the studio facilities.

Please contact us for details.