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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

Tuscany Plein Air Workshop Retreat

Session 1: May 24 - June 6

Session 2: June 7 - June 20


$4,750 (USD)

This workshop includes nearly two weeks in the heart of Tuscany with daily painting instruction, all materials provided, private apartment 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! 

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

  • apartment with private bathroom

  • full board

  • materials and supplies

  • essential transportation in Italy

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


(Prices are in $USD)

Student (single occupancy): $4,750

Two People (Student plus companion in shared apartment): $8,500

Arrangements can be made for larger groups at additional cost.

Each apartment has adequate 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.