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.
Upcoming Retreats for 2022
- Castello di Meleto – Tuscany
Monday, May 9th to Sunday, May 15th, 2022
Monday, October 3rd to Sunday, October 9th, 2022
- Casale Alessandri – Umbria
Sunday, July 3rd to Sunday, July 10th, 2022
- Castello di Postignano – Umbria
Sunday, October 16th to Sunday, October 23rd, 2022
Click the Retreat that interests you for all details, including the overall program, room choices and cost.
Note: links to ‘Past Locations’ may not have current pricing.
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
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!
For more about Tim and his paintings, please visit his website.