ArtEX works closely with Art Class Italy to bring professional Art Classes to Todi, Umbria. Art Class Italy is owned and operated by your “hosts” and its Directors Stephen Nall and Christine Lantas. Stephen and Christine have between them 30 years experience in art and design businesses, curating art exhibitions and art consulting. They are both motivated by a deep respect for artists and the effort they make in pursuing their careers, a love of Italy, its people and its culture and lifestyle.
03 June – 07 June 2024
Mikey Freedom teaches the techniques used by Matisse in developing his ‘cutouts’. Mikey is heavily influencesd by Picasso and the cubist style of Braque. A recognised artist in Australia, Mikey is known for his public art that adorns interiors of many famous restaurants as well as his commercial posters and printed scarves .find out more
10 June – 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.
Working from locally and regionally sourced textile designs and Italian paintings, the students will explore many ways to incorporate design, texture and tactile qualities into watercolor painting. There will be a model as well to explore integrating the still and moving figure with pattern and cloth.find out more
Tom J. Byrne
17 June – 21 June 2024
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.
The workshop will include a study of divine proportions, sight size, watercoloring and painting portraits from imagination. Students need no prior experience with watercolor painting..find out more
24 June – 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.
His attitude to oil-painting is a no-frills approach. Basically, he paints what inspires him with love and devotion and invites others to do the same.
This class gives you great freedom catering from beginners through to advanced students alike. You can begin with smaller sketches or jump straight in to larger compositions if you wish.find out more
19 August – 23 August 2024
James is a professional artist and photographer practicing for over twenty years with solo exhibitions in Australia and France.
Through a disciplined approach, learn strong compositional skills, proportion, colour palette, colour mixing, mark making, drawing and underpainting. You’ll learn cover techniques such as wet-on-wet, dramatic lighting, minimal palette, keeping the paint loose and allowing accidents to happen.find out more
26 August – 30 August 2024
Pete will share with you the joyful creative practice of outdoor painting.
Plein Air painting allows you the opportunity to feel more deeply appreciative of the world that’s in front of you. It’s a tonic for these times when we too often attempt to capture the world in front of us by quickly snapping an image on our phones, only to find a picture that only vaguely approximates that beauty and all too often disappoints.find out more
02 Sepember – 06 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.find out more
09 Sepember – 13 September 2024
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.
His course will teach a balance of discipline related philosophy; the art of particular movement that result in the finished work; and the history and traditions of the discipline – the mind the body and the spirit of this genre. His teaching will deal with materials, equipment, traditional motifs, stroke order and design as a beginning.find out more