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Spring 2024 semester
Design, Cutout art and acrylic painting - 3-7 June 2024
As an educator for over 20 years he has lectured at universities and other institutions, sharing his love of art and inspiring students to develop their own creative potential. His approach to teaching is transformative and inspirational, encouraging students to explore their creativity in new and innovative ways.
Design study of regional fabrics in painting - 10-14 June 2024
Frances Middendorf is a painter who lives in Italy and Rhode Island and teaches drawing at the Rome Art Program in Rome and at the RISD Museum in Providence. Born in New York, Frances attended the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA), School of Visual Arts,
NYC (MFA) and the New York Studio School.
Portraits , drawing and painting in watercolour - 17-21 June 2024
Tom J. Byrne
Tom J. Byrne teaches painting in Florence, Italy. He is from Ireland and has worked in the visual arts all his life. He studied with various artists in Ireland, France and Italy.
Landscape painting in acrylic and oils - 24-28 June 2024
Claude has been painting with much study, love and patience for over 30 years. Settling somewhere between impressionism and realism, his work is a dedication to his sensory perception and his overall visual and textural experience.
Autumn 2024 semester
Portrait painting in oils and acrylicc - 19-23 August 2024
James' art is humorous and eccentric, sometimes dark and unsettling. There is a feeling of unease that threads through much of his work. His figures stare directly out at the viewer, meeting their gaze and inviting them into their world.
en plein air painting and drawing in acrylic - 26-30 August 2024
In this workshop Pete will share with you this joyful creative practice by teaching you the essentials of outdoor painting.
Still Life and portraiture, drawing and painting, oils - 2-6 September 2024
American Don Perlis is a well known painter and a teacher with more than 35 years of experience. Don's class is open to beginners as well as advanced students. It is a class teaching the fundamentals of figurative painting. There will be a model available and posed in a setting. Students will have a deeper understanding of the process by the end of class.
Extreme Eastern Calligraphy - 9-13 September 2024
Roberto (Steve) Gobesso
Roberto (Steve) Gobesso is a local Italian Calligraphy Artist, graphic designer and photographer. Steve’s experience in this discipline is distinguished with participation in group exhibitions in Italy Switzerland and South Korea.
All of our art teachers are professional artists with many years of art practice and exhibition histories. They have a wealth of knowledge that they are willing to share with you in a supportive and enjoyable environment. Your time spent with them is sure to be rewarding.
A Personal Service
Your hosts (Christine and Stephen) have developed, over time, extensive and intimate knowledge of the local excursions and experiences in and around Todi and further afield that will cater to your interests. Their passion for art uniquely places them in a position to make considered recommendations to those with similar interests. This is in addition to the more essential matters for a comfortable stay including accommodation, transfers, dining and shopping.
Opportunities to Exhibit
An opportunity to exhibit your work in a group exhibition of class graduates will be discussed with the teacher. Learning about exhibiting your work and the business of being an artist will be an opportunity that may well start you on a new life path.
You will meet local artists and experience true cultural exchange in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Social events can lead to lasting friendships with local artists and create networks together. Todi has a vibrant artistic community of people who are passionate about their work.
Easy Accommodation and Transfers
Enjoy the convenience and comfort of apartments in Todi in easy walking of the Class studio or luxuriate in a resort style Palazzo in Todi centro or ‘Agritoruismo’, a short drive from Todi. Accommodation and transfers from airports and other towns are all very easily arranged by your host (Stephen) though separate from tuition fees (see FAQs).
Activities for Companions
Sightseeing tours of historical architecture and monuments ; amazing landscapes; and various food and wine tastings are just a few of the optional excursions on offer for you and your companions and family to enjoy (see Guides). Grab some pasta and gelato for lunch by walking the local streets - easily doable for adults and children alike.
About your destination, Todi, Italy
Once voted in the New York Times as the World's Best Small Town, Todi continues to live up to this reputation today. Todi is a beautiful town whoes people are relaxed and entertaining. Events and cultural celebrations are a constant feature of life in Todi and its towns folk are warm and welcoming.