Schola Artis Pro Vobis

Watercolour Workshop

Watercolour Workshop
Landscape Painting

with Qi Yang

The Work of Qi Yang challenges two painting conceptions of Western and Eastern arts constantly. Yang merges Zen, together with German Expressionism that emphasizes emotion in the paintings and particular about lines, colors, composition and technique.
(Alisan Fine Arts)

This workshop is an offer for the painting combined with poetic thinking for the Italian landscape – from the region Toscana to Assisi. We will at first learn to sketch direct in der nature in front of beautiful surroundings, for example, trees, forests, mountains, waters and ancient castles, churches, old houses, etc. After sketching the techniques of aquarelle and color ink will be taught, both of which can be used either separate or as mixed technique.

However for your practicing work you can instead of sketching to take photography to strengthen your remembrance of the objects in the landscape and to catch glimpses of every movement for recalling what you have seen and sensitized. Therefore you can also follow your fantasy and your “I – Being” to paint your imaginative landscape.

Aquarelle painting used with color ink can generally generate quiet timbre or strong sounds as musical performance, which become mediative or emotional naturally – somehow even beyond expectation. Accompanied with the workshop the art theory of the composition on the landscape painting will be taught.

The workshop `Landscape Painting´ makes you lucky that you will learn to paint your own Landscape and enjoy the leisured art moments by yourself.

Tenured Teacher

Qi Yang

  • 1952 Born in Wuhu, China
  • 1978 – 1982 Study at Normal University Anhui, China. Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986 – 87 Lecturer of Department of Arts, Shanghai Normal University and working College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University
    Curatorial assistant of exhibition with City University New York and Shanghai University
  • 1987 Invited as artist lecturer by Hochschule der Künste (University of Arts) in Berlin through College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University
  • 1990 -1996 Beginning of the further study for Ph.D. at Institute of Art History, University Heidelberg. Doctor of Philosophy
    Lecturer of ancient Chinese ideogram at University Heidelberg.
  • 1999 Professor of Academy of Arts, University of Anhui, China
  • 2001 Curatorial collaborator der „Großen Ausstellung“ Düsseldorf
    Juror of School Art Competition by Deutsche Telecom
  • 2002 Juror for “Shanghai International Environment Art & Sculpture Expo
  • Since 2003 Visiting Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Xi`an, China
  • 2003 – 2005 Professor of Abstract Painting at Bergisch University Wuppertal, Germany
  • 2005 – 2014 Advisor of Identity Foundation Germany
  • 2006 Artist lecture for Spiritual Summer Academy at Island Hombroich, Germany
  • 2004 – 2014 Curator of UNESCO Art Projects in Frankfurt, Weimar, Karlsruhe, etc. Germany
  • 2011 Metaphysical Form of Ink Performance by “German Zen Festival”
    Artist and curator for special project by Hunterkunst, Nederland
  • 2012 “Long-life learning” – Project of European Union, Luxembourg
    Artist and Curator of 9.Shanghai Biennale – Düsseldorf Pavilion
  • 2013 Vice- President of Adam Schall von Bell Science and Art Association
  • Since 2014 Artist for the donation with artwork for UNICEF in Germany
    Artist and Co-curator of “German Neo-Expressionism and Abstract Figuration” at China Art Museum in Shanghai
  • 2015 Juror of International Art Award “Protagonist” by Venice, Italy
    Special Professor at Art Academy of Fine Arts, East China Normal University Shanghai
    „Ceramic Art Today “international Symposium and workshop with Artists from Italy, Germany, France, England, Norway, the Netherlands, China, New Zealand, Australia, etc. Art Centre of Wanqi Ceramic Manufacture, Dehua
    Initiator of the symposium “German-Chinese Art” at Institute of Art Research Shanghai
    Nominated Price for artist of the year 2015 with the painting “The artist as hermit” by KFK Bremen
  • 2017 Nominated as Artist Researcher and Director of International Centre for Art Education at Li Keran Painting Academy in Beijing
  • 2019 Artist Residency of International art project by Tongji University Shanghai and University of Southern California
    Nominated as Artist Researcher by the National Research Center of New Creative Culture, Fudan University Shanghai
  • 2021 Nominated for the Wolfgang Hahn Award – International Contemporary Art Award with Thomas Bayle, Christian Boltanski, Tracey Emin, William Kentridge, Brigitte Kowanz, Zoe Leonard, etc. Ludwig Museum Cologn, Germany
  • 2022 Invitation to participation for “Personal Structures” – Art Biennial in Venice 2022
    Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Since 1988 International and National exhibitions at museums, galleries, art foundations and art institutes with numerous art prices, awards and stipendiums
    Participations of international Art Fairs for example, Art Basel, Art Cologne, Art Fiac Paris, Art MACO Madrid, West Bank Contemporary Shanghai, ect.

Art collections by museums, art foundations and art institutes:

British Museum, London
Linden Museum Stuttgart
City Heidelberg
Kunsthistorisches Institut der Universität Heidelberg
Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut, Heidelberg
Ethno-Expo/Ethnologische Ausstellungen, Zürich
International Art Collection SAP, Walldorf
Kunststiftung des Museums Villa Rot, Ulm
China Art Academy, Hangzhou
Fine Art Academy of Arts, University Anhui, Hefei
Art collection of Bank Cial, Zürich
Bayer AG, Leverkusen
Ministerpräsidium Tübingen
Museum Zhu Jizhan, Shanghai
Art Foundation La Roche, Basel
Bethe Stiftung, Wuppertal
Hasso Plattner Förderstiftung, Potsdam
Ludwig Museum Koblenz
Dolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
Fujian Art Museum
Wutong Art Museum, Shanghai
Spring Art Museum, Shanghai

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2001 World Culture Dialog – Qi Yang und Mark Tobey with double solo exhibitions, Villa Rot Museum, Ulm
  • 2005 – 2006 “Beyond the Heaven”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal,
    Double Solo exhibitions: Immendorff, & Yang, Ludwig Museum Koblenz, Germany
  • 2012 The Year of Dragon, Ludwig Gallery Oberhausen, Himalaya Art Museum Shanghai
  • 2013 „Qi Yang – Home”, Duolun Museum of Modern Art Shanghai
  • 2015 “Qi Yang / Identity – from me to myself”, ARTtium, The Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations & Ministry of Security and Justice, Den Haag, The Netherland
    Presentation with Markus Leupertz, Germany, KFK Art Association Bremen
  • 2017 “The Profound Life”, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
  • 2019 – 2020 “Qi Yang / Here´s There” – Painting, Installation, Video, Chun Art Museum Shanghai

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2004 „Declaration“, with Jim Dine, B. Venet, Lee Ufan, G. Richter,. G.Baselitz, A. Kiefer, J. Immendorff, S.Polke, A. Penck, N. Paik, A. Rainer, P. Soulages, G. Uecker, A. Tapies,, D. Richter ,etc., National Museum of Modern Art Seoul, Korea
  • 2005/2012 “Beijing International Biennale”, Beijing
  • 2007 “China’s Revision”, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
  • 2010-2011 special video show, Verona at Art Fair Verona and Flower /Chaos, Video Box, Milan,
  • 2012 9. Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai
  • 2014 “German Neo-Expressionism und Abstract Figuration”, with G. Richter,. G.Baselitz, M. Leupertz A. Kiefer, J. Immendorff, S.Polke, A. Penck, China Art Museum, Shanghai
    „Ceramic Art Today“international Symposium and workshop with Artists from Italy, Germany, France, England, Norway, the Netherlands, China, New Zealand, Australia, etc. Art Centre of Wanqi Ceramic Manufacture, Dehua
  • 2015 Alisan Fine Art, Basel-Hongkong Art Fair
  • 2017 “Dialogue”,Liu Haishu Art Museum Shanghai und Ludwig Museum Koblenz
  • 2022 Art Biennial in Venice – 59. La Biennale di Venezia

Reprehensive artist by UNESCO and UNICEF Germany

Since 1989 lectures given at University Heidelberg, Institute of Arts and Art Therapy Bochum, Free Art Academy Basel, University Witten, Art Faculty of Bergisch University Wuppertal; Bauhaus University Weimar, Cambridge University UK, Art Academy of Shanghai University, Centre Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, China Art Academy Hongzhou, Fudan University Shanghai, Academy of Creative Arts, Jiaotong University Shanghai, Academy of Arts Fujian Normal University, Art Academy of South-East China Normal University Shanghai and Li Keran Painting Academy Beijing, etc.  

Watercolour Workshop

with Mariette EGRETEAU

Introduction to the different watercolour techniques
Wet on wet – technique
Dry on wet – technique
Wet on dry – technique
Glaze technique
Washed-out technique
Combination of the different techniques
Use of watercolour pencils
Use of drawing pen, charcoal, red chalk etc.

Tenured Teacher


Mariette Egreteau Martelli was born in France but now lives in Arezzo, where she has been a teacher for more than thirty years. She has a scientific background and has always been interested in the link between science and art, with her curiosity fully satisfied in the spectacle offered by nature.

Light games on ordinary objects, the deformation of reality in shades and reflexes, the transparency of the sky and water are her favourite subjects. She mostly uses watercolour to express herself, for its immediacy and union between water and light. Since 1998 she has taken part in a number of collective and personal exhibitions. She is bilingual in French and Italian and fluent in English.

“Voici des fleurs, des fruits , des feuilles et des branches Et puis mon Coeur qui ne bat que pour vous….”

Verlaine (Aquarelles)

It is in the lucid and sensual poems by Baudelaire that Mariette Egreteau’s aquarelles may, partly, find a voice echoing their glaring strength. And when, in his best poems, the poète maudit gaily evokes his pagan taste for life, then can we perceive, at least in part, a unison “voice”, in terms of joy of the senses and clear French thinking – which is together intuitive and rational – in what I would define as a “joyful” harmony with Egreteau’s painting.

In Egreteau’s aquarelles everything reveals her creaturality full of wonder and meaning, with a rounded, bright intensity that conjures up the joy and soul of things…


Watercolour Workshop

with Arnhild KART

Introduction to the different watercolour techniques
Wet on wet – technique
Dry on wet – technique
Wet on dry – technique
Glaze technique
Washed-out technique
Combination of the different techniques
Use of watercolour pencils
Use of drawing pen, charcoal, red chalk etc.

Tenured Teacher

Arnhild KART

Acrylic painting, a course that teaches techniques and just so leads to free experimental work. Even if a horizontal line divides a picture surface without a preliminary drawing, the viewer almost always immediately associates it with the horizon of a landscape. With acrylic paints we work on colour surfaces that become landscapepaintings / cityscapes. Mixing the basic colours on the palette or also directly on the canvas, or first on paper, is just as much a topic as the liberating painting technique. The instructor supports you in overcoming your own claim to reality and surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the colour. With a broad brush or palette knife, mood and geometry, as well as light and shadow are captured. Here the art of omission is called for in order to direct the view to the essential. The properties of acrylic allow for the most interesting combinations and also interplay in the mixed technique. In this course we will work with classical acrylic colours as well as with ink, charcoal, pastels or oil crayons. This offers great opportunities for experimentation and a wide range of artistic demands. This courseis aimed at everyone, from beginners to advanced artists.


  • 1974 Accademia Bonn, studio di “Vetro e Disegno”, vetrate. (Germania),
  • 1977 Università Niederrhein a Krefeld. (Germania), Studio di “Object Design”
  • 1980 Laurea – Diploma Designer
  • 1981 Docente in Ceramica presso Università Mönchengladbach Istituto d’istruzione per adulti (Germania)
    Varie mostre collettive a Krefeld, Essen e Köln nel settore ceramica
  • 1983 Soggiorno all’estero (Arabia Saudita)
  • 1984 Fondazioni dello studio a Krefeld, Disegno & Architettura & Ceramica,
  • 1991 Fondazione della società MIKK, innovazione per architettura d’interni in ceramica, pietra e vetro.
  • 1999 Trasferimento in Italia, Fratta Todina (PG).
    Fondazione della società MIKK s.n.c.
    Innovazione in pietra e vetro per architettura d’interni, progettazione e realizzazione
  • 2009 Realizzazione di mostre personale e collettive in Italia e in Germania.
  • 2020 Lettera d’invito per il progetto Sculpt Tale, dal Nongyuan International Art Village, Chengdu Cina

Mostre personali

  • 2020 Perugia, Jazz Hotel Gió, “DNA ottimizzazione dell’uomo”, a cura di Rita Castigli
  • 2017 Campello sul Clitunno, MAD Umbria Museum Arte Design, “De-Construction”, a cura di Andrea Baffoni e Rita Castigli
  • 2015 Perugia, Spazio 121 “Points of View / Inside, Outside”, a cura di Antonella Pesola
    Perugia, Convivio con l’arte, Residence Domus Volumnia, a cura di Andrea Baffoni
    Perugia, Città del futuro “Linguaggi visivi” Bi personale con Ferruccio Ramadori a cura di Guido Buffoni
  • 2012 Marsciano, “Il codice 666” bi-personale con Anna Bracaglia, a cura di Pino Bonanno
  • 2011 Assisi, Perla Arredamenti “Città”
    Torgiano, “Pro Arte”
    Düsseldorf, Germania, Tennis club Lank, “Match ball”
    Hamburg, Germania, Hamburger Senat, “Unsere Kathedralen” 2010
    Hamburg, Germania, Galleria 3×23, “Points of View”
    Perugia, NISSAN
    Hamburg, Germania, Galleria Hosenstall, “Fassaden”

Mostre Collettive

  • 2020 Sant’Anna del Furlo, “Cammino dell’Arte – Land Art al Furlo” mosaico (Le onde del tempo) a cura di Andrea Baffoni
  • 2019 Terni, Palazzo di primavera, “incontri e appropriazioni” a cura di Giuseppe
    Roma, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma “Macro”
    Pesaro – Urbino, Castello di Sassocorvaro
    Fossombrone – PU, Sant’Anna del Furlo, “X edizione “Land Art al Furlo”, “UNODIECICENTO” a cura di Andrea Baffoni
    Sassoferrato, Palazzo ex Pretura, “Incontri e Appropriazioni”, a cura di Giuseppe Salerno
  • 2018 Perugia, Fuseum Centro Arte e Cultura “Brana, Mondi Paralleli”, a cura di Andrea Baffoni e Gabriela Juganariu
    Spello, Spazio Museale Comune di Spello, “International Artists Working Together” a cura di Pippo Cosenza
    Spoleto, “La SPOLETONORCIA in Arte” a cura di Maria Emilia Ciannavei
    Assisi, Third International Contemporary Art Exhibition ” Gravity “a cura Pro Vobis, presentazione Rita Castigli
  • 2017 San Giustino, Villa Graziani “Dissolvenze Incrociati”, a cura di Giuseppe Salerno, testi di Andrea Baffoni, Guido Buffoni
    Spello, Spazio Museale Comune di Spello “Punti di Vista” A cura di Bruno Mohorovich
    Spoleto, Gasperini Arte, “Emozione”
    Fabriano, “Dissolvenze Incrociati”, a cura di Giuseppe Salerno, testo di Andrea Baffoni
    Terni, Palazzo Primavera, “Dissolvenze Incrociati”, a cura di Giuseppe Salerno, testo di Andrea Baffoni
    Assisi, International Contemporary Art Exhibition 2017 a cura di Pro Vobis, presentazione di Claudia Bottini,
    Palazzo Franchi
  • 2016 Vico del Gargano “Premio S. Valentino”
    Monfalcone, Hotel Europalace “Veleni” a cura dell’Accademia Dialetti Visivi
    Montone, Comune di Montone Armonie d’Autunno
    Roccascalegna, Simposio “Eccellenze ed Arte sotto le stelle” a cura di Rotary club, presentazione di Andrea Baffoni 2015
  • 2015 Assisi, Prima Rassegna Internazionale di Arte Contemporanea a cura di Pro Vobis, presentazione di Claudia Bottini
    Magione, Azienda Agraria Pucciarelli, Mostra di Arte Visiva a cura dell’ASS Convivium Corciano
    Spello, Sala della Volta, “Sensualità di Gatto”
    Bevagna, ARBEZ art Gallery
    Tuscania, “Mia Terra” “Veleni” Ex chiesa Santa Croce
    Campello sul Clitunno, MAD Umbria Museum, Museo Art Design
    Perugia, Villa Poggiolo, “La polvere e le stelle”
    Spoleto, Caffè Letterario
    Magione, Pucciarelli, Festa di S. Anna
    Spello, Agriturismo Benedetti “Dialoghi”, Symposium a cura di Guido Buffoni
  • 2014 Lago Trasimeno, San Savino “Mia Terra, Veleni”
    Perugia, Residenza Poggiolo “Convergenze”, Symposium
    Caserta, Agriturismo Turrita “Incontri” arte contemporanea, Symposium
    Montefalco, Rocca in arte
    Spello, Agriturismo Benedetti “Dialoghi”, Symposium
    Perugia, Residenza Poggiolo, “Materia e Sapere, in gioco l’arte del gioco”
    Assisi, Immobiliareassisi, via Borgo Aretino
    Düsseldorf, Germania “Kunstmüllerei”
    Gualdo Cataneo, mostra collettiva
    Perugia, CERP, Centro Espositivo Rocca Paolina, Mostra con il gruppo Spazio 121, “Segni d’arte”
    Düsseldorf, Germania, Ministero dell’Ambiente
    Calcata, “Materia e Sapere&, in gioco l’arte del gioco”
    Recklinghausen, Germania “Kulturkaufhaus”
    Campello sul Clitunno, “Materia e Sapere, in gioco l’arte del gioco”
  • 2013 Perugia, Spazio 121 “Chiamale se vuoi…”
    Macerino, “Confini”, Symposium
    Spello, Agriturismo Benedetti, Symposium
    Terni, Palazzo Prima Vera
    Perugia, “Arte per Altro”
    Montefalco, Rocca in arte
  • 2012 Bettona, “BettonArte” 2º Biennale Internazionale d’arte Contemporanea, Museo di Bettona,
    Pascelupo, “Vivere Emozioni”, Symposium
  • 2011 Perugia, “Arte per Altro”
  • 2010 Hamburg, Germania, Galleria Hosenstall, Jahresausstellung
  • 2009 Fratta Todina (PG), ” Mostra nel giardino “
    Città di Castello, “Solitudine”

Watercolour Workshop

Calendar 2024


  • Hotel UMBRA
  • 5/8 pax
  • AUGUST 7/24 2024


  • Hotel UMBRA
  • 5/8 pax
  • SEPTEMBER 14/21 2024
  • OCTOBER 5/12 2024


  • Hotel Umbra
  • min 5 max 8 pax
  • JUNE 1/8 2024
  • SEPTEMBER 14/21 2024


  • Arrive on Saturday afternoon, room check-in from 3pm-6pm.
  • Sunday in the morning brief introduction of the course and time to visit and appreciate the location.
  • Monday-Friday, five half days of creative arts immersion and delicious food.
  • Departure on Saturday after breakfast, check-out is before noon.


  • 7 nights full board in exclusive deluxe accomodation
  • 5 half days of painting & inspiration, Monday through Friday (4 hours in the morning)
  • 6 light lunches and 7 gourmets dinners (minimum 2 courses, with water and wine), made with fresh local ingredients
  • Breakfast each morning with fresh croissants, fruits & yogurt.
  • Instruction and all materials and supplies are furnished for five half days of painting.
  • When you are not painting or you are on your own for sightseeing. You may consider renting a car, or getting together with other workshop attendees and book nearby tours to Gubbio, Perugia, Spello or other surrounding areas, the Schola Artis can help you to organize it .
Please note: All extras such alcholic drinks or other services non included in the above list is due for direct payement at the front desk before the check-out. Not Included in Tuition: Airfare, Insurances, transportation to and from Hotel UMBRA, field trips, outdoor painting, excursion fees, liquor, laundry, and meals outside the hotel.

Guests partecipating

  • Shared double room with en-suite bath
  • All-Inclusive

Guests partecipating

  • Private room with en-suite bath
  • All-Inclusive

Guests non partecipating

  • Shared double room with en-suite bath
  • 6 light lunches and 7 dinners