Charles Weed in Rome

4-Day Painting Workshop – The Continuity of Light

Places Remaining: FULL

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Dates & Program

  • Wednesday, May 3 to Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • 6 hours of painting a day for a total of 24 teaching hours:
    – Still-life painting from 10:30 to 13:30
    – Portrait painting from 15:00 to 18:00
  • Over the course of the four days, Charles will instruct participants on possible strategies and techniques for an indirect oil painting process–a painting built up over time with various layers of paint, including the use of glazes and scumbles, and how the latter can be used to model form and flesh tones.  More about the workshop from Charles:

“I’ll be essentially doing a very condensed version of a process that requires longer time to be exploited fully.  This will be a course about Principles involved in the building up an oil painting.  You won’t be producing a resolved image in 4 days, but you will hopefully come away with a better understanding of processes.”

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.


  • €720 + Iva
  • €220 is due at the time of registration, the remaining €500 is due by the start of the first lesson.
  • Note: there only is room for a maximum of 8 students.  First come, first serve.

Please register below.


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.


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:


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


Please use the form below to register.

A deposit of €220 + Iva (22%) + the PayPal fee (3.4%) is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable.  (Please review carefully the Terms and Conditions below.)

If you wish us to provide you with the paint that Charles will use for an additional cost of €30, please indicate that on the form.

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