We take a very traditional approach to drawing. We see it as a means to analyse and understand the nature of the World around us. From our observations we can begin the road to creativity. We will spend one day drawing a still life subject. Two further days on traditional life drawing, another day drawing on the streets of the city of Cortona and a final day drawing in the countryside. Be advised the two days ‘on the road’ are subject to suitable weather. Media will be charcoal, pencil, conte crayon or that of your choice.



The five day painting course starts with two days of still life painting. The idea is not just to master the form of objects but the changing lighting conditions throughout the day. The following two days will focus on painting a life model. Light and form coupled with the ability to express a mood are important. We will discuss examples from the History of Art. The final day will be outside in the country or in the city. The timetable may change according to weather conditions.

There are 2 separate fine art courses. Drawing and Painting. Each is 5 days in duration. Choose which module is most relevant. You may choose both if you wish to complete a 10 day Drawing and Painting course.

Paper, charcoal and fixative will be provided but please do bring your own favourite materials

Book for a course between the 30th September and 11th October for a 25% discount on your fee

All meals and accommodation are inclusive


Each 5 day module costs £800. This includes meals and accommodation (even over week-ends) as well as transportation to and from Perugia International Airport or Camucia/Cortona railway station.