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  • Specializing in contemporary paintings, fine art oil paintings, plein air paintings, and figurative oil paintings.

  • Working in Italy, Canada, and the U.S.

  • Always painting from life. 

© 2020 by Tim McGuire

Chiusi (Siena), Tuscany, Italy

May 17 - 31

$3,500 (USD) single occupancy

$6,000 (USD) double occupancy

Two weeks in the heart of Tuscany! Daily painting instruction! All materials provided! Private room with en suite, and full board. All you need to do is show up! This is my 5th time presenting this workshop. After living in Italy for 10 years, I am delighted to share the beauty of this region with fellow enthusiastic painters! 

How Does it Work?

Each day, we paint on the property and in the countryside. We venture out along country roads into the surrounding hills and valleys, painting medieval towns, bountiful farms, vineyards and olive groves. We convene at the farmhouse each evening where a full, home-cooked meal is served. 

Between painting sessions, there's plenty of free time to go out sketching, read a book, or relax by the pool!


On the middle weekend there is no formal painting instruction. However, participants have the opportunity to visit Florence, Siena, or Rome, whose museums, churches, and piazzas are truly inspiring. Guided tours can be arranged. And, for those who wish, our host offers a cooking class where students get to learn some old family cooking secrets! 


Daily Schedule:

8:00 Breakfast Buffet

9:30 Instructed Painting (3 hours)

1:00 Lunch Buffet

2:00 Free Time

3:30 Instructed Painting (3 hours)

7:00 Family-Style Dinner

9:00 Free time

Materials Included:

  • Oil Paint

  • Brushes

  • Panels

  • Easels

  • Palettes

  • Medium

  • Medium Cup

  • Sketchbook

  • Pencils

  • Brush Cleaner

  • Paper Towels

Price Includes:

  • tuition

  • private room with bath

  • full board

  • materials and supplies

  • ground transportation in Italy

Additional information may be found here: Frequently Asked Questions (Required!)


(Prices are in $USD)


$3,500 (single)

$6,000 (double)


Arrangements can be made for larger groups at additional cost. We have room for extra guests, children, etc. Let us know your circumstances by clicking HERE.  

​*Not included in price: airfare, trip insurance, (required), transportation in the United States or home country, extraneous travel, museum visits and tours, last night airport hotel accommodation, and meals out. 

To reserve your spot now, click on the "Register Now" button below.