Learn Painting Online: Live Group Lessons & Critiques Via Zoom


  • Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

  • Total learning hours varies from course to course

  • Cost: €10.00 per hour + VAT tax for each group lesson or critique

  • Language: English and Italian

  • Instructor: Prof. Timothy Joseph Allen


Group Courses

The next course is entitled The Art of the Finish: Thoughts on Completing a Painting.  For further information, including dates and cost, please see details on the Registration Portal.

Courses in the past have included:

  • Examining Velázquez: a Painting Expedition
  • Painting the Still-Life: Glass, Wine and Gold, Parts I and II
  • Painting the Portrait: Studying the Male Head

Group Critiques

Online critiques are an easy and excellent way to present your current work and get feedback from the instructor and the other participants.

Terms and Conditions

A non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.

There is no reimbursement for absences, nor make-up lessons.


Registration is managed through our Course Registration portal.  If you have any difficulties registering, please let us know via email or call/text via WhatsApp: +39 347 263 1033.

If the course that interests you does not appear on our Course Registration portal, it may not currently be offered.  Check the schedule of courses to confirm the dates.

If this course isn't on the schedule, but it interests you, let us know!

Video Highlights: Painting the Portrait in Oil

The above video is the time-lapse of a painting I made during a course I ran online in the Fall of 2020.

Meet Your Instructor:
Timothy Joseph Allen

Timothy Joseph Allen is an American figurative painter who has been living and working in Rome, Italy for over twenty years.  He began his career in 1992, earning a BA in Studio Art at DePauw University and an MFA in Painting at Indiana University, Bloomington in 1998.  He has been teaching at The American University of Rome since 2006 and has managed his own painting school, PADASOR - The Painting and Drawing Art Studio of Rome, since 2010.

Allen’s medium is oil on canvas and his style and subject matter are predominantly inspired by the Renaissance and Baroque.

The Night Stand

Oil on Canvas
40 x 50

The above painting was started and completed during the online course Painting the Still-Life: Glass, Wine and Gold, Part I and II.