“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.”
Author of Angela’s Ashes, ‘Tis, and Teacher Man
Now celebrating its 35th year the Art Workshop International is a cherished summertime institution for travelers who wish to combine a relaxing vacation with stimulating cultural appreciation. Situated in the historic hill town of Assisi, Ialy, its medieval streets and sweeping views have long charmed and inspired artists, poets, painters, and chefs.
Art Workshop offers a range of courses from visual arts to creative writing, art appreciation, Italian language and culinary classes. Previous years teachers have included such great writers as Frank McCourt, Tony Kushner, Grace Paley, Michael Cunningham, Dorothy Allison, Marilyn French, Maxine Hong Kingston. Vivian Gornick, and Philip Lopate.
Students come from all over the world with a passion for expanding their cultural horizons. Whether you stay for one, two or three weeks, you'll be transformed by the people you meet, the teachers you choose and the country that constantly surprises you with its history, culture, cuisine and fellowship.