Umbrian Painting Adventure! June 6 - 14, 2020


June 6 – 14, 2020

Spoleto, Umbria, Italy

Join me for and eight day painting adventure!

Our Umbrian Painting Adventure begins on Saturday, June 6, 2020.

Every day will be a little different but begins with a relaxing breakfast at the hotel followed by painting,  sketching and touring many of the Ancient and Medieval wonders of Umbria. There will be plenty of free time as well, allowing you to paint, wander and explore on your own.

Umbrian Painting Experience

Our eight day adventure will give us the opportunity to paint and experience the enchanting landscapes of “The Green Heart of Italy”. We'll tourmystic valleys and mountains, the highest waterfalls in Europe, and visit bridges, buildings and cathedrals that date from the ancient to medieval era.

We'll have guided tours of some of the most fascinating locations in Umbria: Spoleto, Assisi, Bevagna, Trevi, and Scheggino.

Painting is always an adventure in a new location, but Umbria is a location like no other. The combination of clear light, towering hills, and summer greenery will inspire and challenge.

This is a painting adventure not to be missed!

2019-2020 Classes & Workshops

Current Class & Workshop Schedule

Class / Workshop
(Click For More Info & Easy Online Registration)
En Plein Air ClassWeekly en plein air painting classMondays, Jul 1 - August 26, 2019Various
Watercolor StudioMake steady progress with weekly individual work and guided instructionMondays, Sep 9 -Dec 16, 2019North Bennington, Vermont
Color In Watercolor Make color work for you and your paintings! Tuesdays, Oct 1 - Nov 5, 2019The Art Center of Troy, Troy, NY
Drawing Studio WorkshopLearn to draw or improve your drawing. Wednesdays, Oct 16 - Nov 20, 2019North Bennington, Vermont
Dynamic Composition Simply DoneThis simple process creates dynamic workOct 19 - 20, 2019Cranford, NJ
Watercolor StudioMake steady progress with weekly individual work and guided instructionMondays, Jan 6 -May 18, 2020North Bennington, Vermont
Umbrian Painting AdventurePaint, sketch, tour, eat, drink.....Jun 6 - 14, 2020Spoleto, Umbria, Italy
WatercolorMethodsLearn the important basics of this beautiful but tricky medium. July 17 - 19, 2020North Bennington, Vermont
Moving To Mastery In Watercolor Develop advanced watercolor painting skillsAug 6 - 9, 2020 Cranford, NJ and North Bennington, VT

What to expect in my classes & workshops

Above all, you’ll experience a class that is both fun and informative. It is my earnest desire to help every student to grow and learn quickly.

All of my classes & workshops combine demonstrations, one-on-one instruction and objective advice in a way that allows students at all ability levels to make great progress in a very short time.

My approach focuses on providing information and insights to each individual – meeting them where they are and helping them get to where they want to go.

My firm belief is that fundamental skills are important, particularly for a tricky medium like watercolor. So every class and workshop has a strong focus on the fundamentals, presented in a way that makes them simple and understandable.

Powerful and expressive paintings result from purposeful design and good technique – both subjects are covered in my classes.

Suggested Watercolor Painting Materials

Suggested Materials: I recommend a basic set of watercolor materials that will work for all my classes and workshops. The link below takes you to a page with a short video about the basic materials you’ll need and a list of materials with info and explanations about each item.


Suggested Reading For Watercolor Painting: There are a number of books I’ve found very useful over the years and think they might be useful to others.  You can find the list by clicking the link below.


Of all the instructors I have seen, you are the most informative. Your method of teaching is so easy to follow and absorb.I wish I lived close enough to attend your classes. You are also a very patient, approachable person . All excellent, Tony!” - Catherine M. , Ontario, CN

I have learned more in this two-day workshop, than in all other watercolor classes I’ve taken” - Rita S. , MA

" Thought there was a perfect balance between theory & practice.  The points you wanted to stress were given clearly & concisely.  You are so passionate about your work.  I have come home energized & enthusiastic - which is exactly what I wanted from the workshop.  " - S. H., Saline, MI

"I've taken several watercolor workshops, some taught by prominent and well known artists. Tony's workshop was by far the best in its quality, approach, and teaching style. The small class format facilitated learning." - J. C., Setauket, NY

" Tony is a wonderful, knowledgeable teacher who shares with warmth and humor" - J. M, Astoria, NY

" Overall, the three days were amazing. I find myself looking at everything in terms of value. " - A. C., Bloomfield, NJ

"...but, Tony Conner has thought of it all, organized it perfectly, and made it fun and inspiring." - G. B., New York, NY

Questions? Comments? Like to schedule a class or demo for your group? Send me a note. I'll be back in touch very soon.

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Cancellation Policy: If you find that you are unable to attend the workshop and notify me at least 30 days in advance, the workshop fee will be refunded less a $35 cancellation fee. Alternatively, you may apply the full fee to a future class or workshop. Refunds cannot be given for cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the beginning of the workshop. However, another party may attend in your place. All refund requests must be made in writing to Tony Conner at