artlines: painting program in Central Italy with Victor Greenaway

About Victor

Victor Greenaway ( is a very well know Australian painter and ceramic artist, now living in Orvieto. He brings a great mastery and many accomplishments to this program and is a sympathetic and intelligent teacher, for all comers, regardless of expertise or experience. The objective of these classes is to provide the best possible, most relaxing environment, in a wonderful setting to allow the work to unfold and develop without any distractions from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But this fascinating life is close by and transport is provided for guided excursions within the region and dinners in some of Orvieto’s celebrated restaurants.

  • the painting classes

    Painting classes are held in the studio with all materials supplied including oils and/or acrylics (painting in acrylics is better for beginners). Subject matter may cover a broad range and may also include portraiture for more advanced painters. Typically, the first session of a general painting course involves determining painting subjects while exploring the surrounding countryside. Other than that, no prior knowledge or special skills are required to take part in these fabulous classes in a spectacular environment.
  • excursions

    Along with the many local attractions and activities, there are excursions included within the region, with a broader focus, providing several days of relaxed exploration of specialist centres and artisans such as the impressive Renaissance ceramic collections in Deruta and other selected visits we make simply because they are great places to visit and offer a relaxed alternative on days-off. The program includes, of course, guided walks in Orvieto to discover its ancient heritage as well as to the duomo and the famous Signorelli frescoes.
  • great food-inspiring environment

    Included in the 7 nights is all accommodation in the ancient centre of Orvieto (B&B, private apartment or hotel - as you prefer), all entries for all excursions and also a "City Card" for all the museums, sites and monuments within the city of Orvieto, all transfers for painting classes and excursions (may also include private transfers from the airport and return), several meals (dinners or lunches) to introduce the best of Umbrian cuisine and local wines and produce (may also include a cooking class in a very prestigious winery), our services map of Orvieto with our personal recommendations, a detailed walking map around the “rock”, with lots of other information on points of interest within the city and a day-by-day guide to your included activities. You will have ample opportunity to make the most of the wonderful city of Orvieto and we will be happy to assist in other activities as you decide.
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Painting classes are set in a private studio close to the ancient city of Orvieto. The program of classes typically runs over 8 days.

Accommodation is provided either in a beautiful B&B that provides independent rooms and bathrooms for individuals or couples OR, in individual, self-catering apartments, depending on your preferences. All accommodation options come with our personal guarantee and all are "on the rock", in the ancient centre of Orvieto, close to all amenities.

Non-painting partners can be well catered for with independent excursions or free days within the city, with all assistance given. 

These classes are well suited for a couple of friends travelling together with private tuition and positive critique all the way.

The program may be extended or expanded to include other activities as well as fully facilitated, guided or independent travel in other major centres such as Rome, Florence, Venice or the South.