“Art Workshop International is a sublime merge of Vacation (sunflower fields, Umbrian plains, like-minded travelers, ambling to and fro, dinners on the terrace) and Creativity (painting, reading, poetry, good teachers), a fine way to focus and let go.”

—Frank McCourt,
Author of Angela’s Ashes, ‘Tis, and Teacher Man

Assisi in the heart of Umbria lies halfway up the slopes of Mount Subasio. A town remarkably rich in priceless art treasures, its medieval character has been maintained and can still be discovered in the narrow streets and squares. Here Giotto, Cimabue, the Lorenzetti brothers, and Simone Martini painted some of the most breathtaking art in Italy. In this special environment, Art Workshop offers a series of creative courses to make your sojourn in Assisi an unforgettable experience.

Art Workshop International celebrates its 35th year in Italy. Under the direction of Edith Isaac-Rose, Bea Kreloff, Lynn Gernert, and Charles Kreloff artists and writers are invited to join committed adults in an atmosphere of serious study and enjoyable play. Besides Frank McCourt, past teachers and visiting artists include Dorothy Allison, Michael Cunningham, Marilyn French, Vivian Gornick, Maxine Hong Kingston, Tony Kushner, Phillip Lopate, and Grace Paley. Classes are run in fourteen day sessions and participants are welcome to extend their stay in Assisi to continue their study/relaxation independently or in another class.

 Art Workshop International welcomes the support of various arts and writing organizations around the world. We are coordinating with arts and writing groups because our programs are of interest to their members.

College Credit Offered
Through John Cabot University in Rome, we offer creative writing courses for U.S. college credit. College students successfully completing these two-week courses will receive 3 credits—all classes are on a pass/fail basis. To learn more about this exciting adjunct to Art Workshop International, click here.

The Loft Literary Center
The nation’s largest and most comprehensive nonprofit literary center. Each year the Loft hosts readings from established and emerging writers, provides more than 400 writing classes, conferences and workshops, and online writing resources and classes. Members receive a workshop discount. To learn more about The Loft Literary Center, click here.

The Art Students League of New York has been instrumental in shaping America's legacy in the fine arts. Founded in 1875 by and for artists, the League is dedicated to sustaining the great tradition of training artists. Currently, the League offers more than 130 courses taught by a faculty of approximately 80 artists at its flagship Manhattan location and the Vytlacil campus in Rockland County. Throughout the year, students also participate in lectures, seminars and workshops presented by noted figures in the art world. Art Workshop International is fortunate to have instructors from the League teach this summer in Assisi. To learn more about The Art Students League of New York, click here.

Church of San Francesco, Assisi  
Art Workshop directors Bea Kreloff and Edith Isaac-Rose  
Temple of Minerva, Assisi