The International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy offers intensive studio programs for developing painters and sculptors from around the world. Distinguished artists teach and critique, and visiting artists and scholars lecture; students can work full-time in their studios and classes, and take weekly trips to study and draw from the great art of Italy.
Students, residents, and faculty live and work in Montecastello di Vibio, a hill town in Umbria, one of Italy’s most beautiful regions. Our living and working situation in Montecastello is ideal for an artist. It offers breathtaking surroundings, marvelous light, quiet, privacy, wonderful food, and of course, Italy’s rich cultural heritage.
In this supportive yet rigorous studio environment, artists and students can focus and concentrate on their work, uninterrupted by the demands of daily life back home, and make dramatic progress. Those who stay for several consecutive sessions benefit tremendously. For many artists, the International School is more than a summer program—it is their continuing professional education.
W hile I’m seeking conscientious imitation, I do not for one minute lose the emotion that overtook me. Reality is part of art; emotion completes it. If we were really touched, the sincerity of emotion will pass unto others. — Corot