Join me for an enchanting getaway in Tuscany or Umbria to paint from life, be it portraiture, still-life or landscape.
If you are enthusiastic about oil painting, and are a beginner or advanced painter in pursuit of adventure and community in an exotic Italian setting, then the Renaissance Retreat might be the experience you are looking for.
Time not painting is dedicated to special activities enjoyed by all painters and accompanying family/companions which, depending upon the venue, may include: learning to make pasta, learning to make cheese, tasting nationally and internationally-awarded wines, swimming in glorious outdoor pools, exploring mysteries of the castle or hamlet, strolling through vineyards and gardens, discovering the secrets of the surrounding valleys and forests, or visits to neighboring historic cities like Siena, Spoleto, Assisi or Todi.
The maximum number of Painting Participants is 8 per retreat.
The maximum number total–Painting Participants + Non-Painting Companions–depends on the location.
Click the Retreat that interests you for all details, including the overall program, room choices and cost.
Note: pricing may not be current, but it will at least give you an idea.
Should none of the above dates work for you and your group, Custom Retreats are possible. Please contact me using the Questions form below for inquiries.
—Timothy Joseph Allen
Your Painting Teacher and Renaissance Retreat Organizer
We strongly recommended you arrive in Rome at least a day before the transfer from Rome to the location.
Good hotels in Rome vary depending upon your budget and desired location, but here are some suggestions:
- LeClarisse a Trastevere: a hotel right next to the PADASOR studios. Trastevere is a lovely pedestrian area and just a hop, skip and a jump (and bridge-crossing) to the city center and locations like the Pantheon and Piazza Navona
- Palazzo Manfredi: a high-end hotel with a spectacular view of the Colosseum.
- Grand Hotel Tiberio: located in an area of Rome called Balduina. To visit the city center from there you would want to take a taxi; to visit the Vatican museums or St. Peter’s, it’s about a 20-minute walk.
Meet the Painter and Organizer, Timothy Joseph Allen
Greetings! My name is Tim. I’ve been a figurative painter since 1992, I’ve lived in Italy since 1998, I’ve taught at The American University of Rome since 2006, and I have managed and directed my own painting school in Rome–The Painting and Drawing Art Studio of Rome–since 2010.
I’ve been doing these Retreats since the Spring of 2018. They are truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
I hope to see you in Tuscany or Umbria!
For more about Tim and his paintings, please visit his website.