MAY 1-7, 2016


MAY 1-7, 2016


£1050 Inclusive 7-day price (Discounted Price)

£250 Hold deposit due at sign up

This course is aimed at beginners and intermediate painters.  You may come with an idea of what you might like to improve, or you can come simply wanting to have a go, even for the very first time.  We will be painting and drawing in the delightful hilltop towns of Tuscany and Umbria, as well as some of the stunning landscapes that surround the,.  Your time will be split between working in the studio and painting out on location, and we will also find time to soak up some of the atmosphere of this wonderful country.



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, £500 for the express courses 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.