Sessions and Dates for 2018

  • January 23rd to the 26th, 2018, Tuesday through Friday, 10:30 to 13:30 and 15:00 to 18:00.
    Registration deadline: January 3rd, 2018
  • March 27th to the 30th, 2018, Tuesday through Friday, 10:30 to 13:30 and 15:00 to 18:00.
    Registration deadline: March 6th, 2018
  • June 25th to the 28th, 2018, Monday through Thursday, 10:30 to 13:30 and 15:00 to 18:00.
    Registration deadline: June 4th, 2018 – SOLD OUT
  • The fourth workshop with Charles Weed in 2018 has been postponed to 2019.  Sign up for our mailing list for updates.

Each Session lasts 6 hours a day for 4 days for a total of 24 teaching hours.

The Morning Program will focus on Still-Lifes; the Afternoon Program will focus on Portraiture.

What is it like to learn from Charles Weed?  Read a report of the first workshop we held with Charles back in May, 2017.

Cost per Session

  • €670 + Iva per Session per student
  • A non-refundable deposit of €270 + Iva is due at the time of registration for each Session; the remaining €400 + Iva is due at the start of the first lesson of each Session.
  • Note: there only is room for a maximum of 6 students.  First come, first serve.


Courses are held in art shop, La Bottega dell’Artista, in Trastevere in Rome, Via Cardinale Merry del Val 18.

Need Lodging?

If you are coming from out of town to attend the workshop, here are some recommendations for accommodations:

About The Rome Apprenticeship with Charles Weed

Sign up for the Rome Apprenticeship with Charles Weed and be a part of a new kind of ongoing, oil painting workshop. For four days every two months, Charles will come to Rome to work with students who wish to develop beyond the techniques of direct painting and into the realm of building an oil painting over time.

Those who can attend all three/four dates will get the most out of the experience, but it is not a necessity. Regardless of when a student begins, each will follow the same regimen.

Specifics on the anticipated experience are best summarized by Charles Weed himself:

“Essentially, this ongoing workshop will explore some of the material and optical possibilities inherent in oil painting, in conjunction with the indispensable process of recording the retinal impression of Nature and without recourse to any specific formula. The focus will not be on producing “finished” paintings; given the time, this may or may not be possible, but to treat oil painting as the making of a potentially complex thing. Our investigations will include ways of anticipating effects that will come later in the process, in addition to keeping the image visually flexible for an extended period. Drawing, values, and color will be integral, but the objective is not to achieve everything at once.

“This is not a course for those interested in ‘a premier coup’ painting. Those with some experience could gain something, and those who have just started oil painting might find this kind of investigation a beneficial starting point, especially if they have some drawing skills. Ultimately, this is a course for the curious.”

Please note that the entire workshop will take place indoors and the lighting will be artificial.

For a look at Charles Weed’s paintings, please visit his website.

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All participants are responsible for bringing or purchasing their own materials, with one exception: if you wish to use the same paint as Charles, you may pay an additional €30 at the time of registration.

A reminder that The Painting and Drawing Art Studio of Rome is located in an art shop, so should you need any materials just before or during the course, they are readily available for purchase.

Each participant should bring:

  • Oil Paint:
    Yellow Ochre – Old Holland
    Venetian Red – Old Holland
    Cadmium Red Scarlet – Old Holland
    Cadmium Red Medium – Old Holland
    Transparent Oxide-Red Lake – Old Holland
    Ivory Black – Michael Harding
    Cobalt Blue – Old Holland
    French Ultramarine Blue – Old Holland
    Lead White – Michael Harding or Old Holland
  • Brushes:
    Kolinsky Sables from #0 to #2
    Large Hog Bristles from round to filbert
    A variety of synthetics from flat to filbert
  • Linseed Oil
  • Tintorsetto or Shelsol-T (Both are non-smelling solvent.  No turpentine or other solvents allowed.)
  • Palette
  • Medium tin
  • Palette knife
  • Paper towels and/or wet wipes
  • Stretched linen canvas measuring between 30 x 50 and 50 x 70.


If you have any questions prior to registering, please use the form below (without registering), or call:  +39 347 263 1033