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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. 

© 2019 by Tim McGuire

Tuscany Plein Air Workshop Retreat

October 7-19​, 2019

Cetona, Italy


This workshop includes nearly two weeks in the heart of Tuscany with painting instruction all day, all materials provided, private room with en suite and full board. All you need to do is show up! This is my 4th 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 go out painting on the property as well as venture out along winding 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 will be waiting. 

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


On Sunday, October 13, there is no formal painting instruction. However, participating students will have the opportunity to visit Florence, Siena, or Rome, whose museums, churches, and piazzas are truly inspiring. Guided tours can be arranged as well. And, for those who wish, our host will offer 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, Painting Demo/Lecture, Group Games

Materials Included

  • Oil Paint

  • Brushes

  • Panels

  • Easels

  • Palettes

  • Medium

  • Medium Cup

  • Sketchbook

  • Pencils

  • Brush Cleaner

  • Paper Towels

Price Includes:

  • tuition

  • room with private bathroom

  • full board

  • materials and supplies

  • essential transportation in Italy

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

Pricing is as follows: 

One student: $3,500

Two People (Student plus companion in shared room) $6,000

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

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