The Tango of Creativity

With Michael Eldridge and Michelle Rumney

September 21 to 25

Painting, Poetry and Photography in Assisi




Time & Space to be Creative and to reawaken your inner artist



  The huge studio at Casa Faustina


Creativity thrives in all sorts of ways but one of the greatest gifts

you can give yourself is simply the time and space to allow

your creativity out to play and explore, your life and this

beautiful planet you live in

What better place to do it than Assisi, amidst wondrous countryside,

great food and like-minded people, with centuries of inspiring art

and culture all around you? Actually, the point is you can make

time and space to be creative wherever you are, and this weekend

retreat helps you reconnect, recharge and refocus your energies,

so that you can get right into the heart and soul of what really

                                                       makes you tick.
Michelle and Michael bring their painterly, poetic and photographic sensibilities to this inspiring weekend and set you off on a series of mini-adventures, some looking inwards and others looking outwards to this beautiful countryside and the wonder of Assisi itself. Engaging you with the challenges and joys of simply paying attention, increasing your awareness and tuning in, they use photography, poetry, painting; that golden triangle of creativity where one informs the other, walking and Tango too! Yes we dance in the evenings to relax and laugh a lot too, to help immerse everyone in the simple pleasures of being together and creating beyond ourselves





Once you get started, these creative adventures tend to take on a momentum of their own, carrying you along with them. and Michelle and Michael’s intentions are that you come away refreshed, clear and enthused about the next steps in your own creative journey…

A typical day starts early with an 8,30 breakfast after which we do Ci Kung or Tai Chi around the pool followed by some mind/ body preparations for the day ahead, which will be both studio based and as often in the surrounding countryside and Assisi itself.





Accommodation at Casa Faustina for this four day workshop costs from E80 per day according to size of apartment, shared or single, inclusive of all meals inc wine

Exact accom costs as follows

80 Euros a person per night in an apartment for 4 persons (2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom)
90 Euros a person per night in an apartment for 2 persons with private bathroom
99 Euros a person for a single room with bathroom shared with a 2 persons apartment
110 Euros a person for a single room with private bathroom.
Booking accommodation is made directly with Casa Faustina
Casa Faustina is situated in the hills some 7km above Assisi. It is the perfect venue for workshops such as ours with its open spaces and pinewoods, far away from the sounds and bustle of the modern world with sweeping views of the Umbrian countryside below.

Casa Faustina's Chef prepares delicious Italian dishes and mealtimes become an intrinsic part of the weekend; in other words in the true Italian way.

Apart from the creativity part it is also a relaxing and fun break, where you will meet some nice people. Talk, laugh, share

And then there's the gorgeous Italian food, the health benefits, the time to relax and play.


And partners who don't want to take part in the creative sessions are welcome too (Casa Faustina is that large) where they can even work, as there is wifi, and adore the views and the walks.  And of course buzz in to Assisi to absorb the sheer beauty of this wondrous City


It really is a piece of heaven, which you cannot afford to miss out on. 


delicious Italian food


For further details and to contact us directly:


Michael Eldridge: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  tel/whatsapp +39 3283535358 (Italy)


tel/whatsapp +44 7801 758771 (UK)



To book a place on this workshop, a tuition deposit of E50 is required; details about how to pay from Michael, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The full tuition fee for the weekend is E195


 Ryanair flights from London Stansted to Perugia are reasonable at this time, and you might want stay at Casa faustina for an extra day either side of Workshop dates. Casa Faustina is only 15 mins from Perugia airport and shared taxi (euros7) is best for groups arriving on same flight.


Workshop times; We start 5pm Thurs evening, finish 6pm Sunday allowing  departure Monday morning after a relaxing breakfast together, even perhaps a swim.


This workshop is limited to twelve people, so early booking is advised.

There is a E10 materials fee payable when there


And the requirements? A love of light and colour, of space and sharing.




































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