Open Studio: Life Drawing


  • Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

  • Thursdays: 18:00 - 20:00 / Saturdays: 11:00 - 13:00

  • Total Hours: 2

  • Cost: €17.50 to draw on your own. For info on materials and instruction see Course Details.

  • Language: English and Italian

  • Instructor: Prof. Timothy Joseph Allen


1 Pose, 2 Hours

Maximum Number of Participants: 14


  • Draw on Your Own: if you are not interested in instruction but only wish to work from the model, you may do so for €17.50 for the two hours.
  • Model fee included
  • Take a Lesson: with instruction, the cost is €32.50 per lesson (two hours).  An additional €15 is paid in cash at the start of the lesson.
  • Materials not included: materials may be provided for an additional €2.50.

My hope is to build a broader and stronger community of figurative artists in Rome and enable greater connections between the professionals and the beginners.  Please help spread the word!

— PADASOR Founder, Director and Instructor, Timothy Joseph Allen


You are welcome to bring your own materials, else materials can be provided for an additional cost of €2.50, paid in cash at the start of the session.  The materials provided are:

  • 60 x 80 sheet of Vang paper
  • Willow charcoal
  • Kneaded eraser

Terms and Conditions

A non-refundable payment of €16.50 is due at the time of registration to secure your place at the easel.

There is no reimbursement for absences, nor make-up lessons.


Registration is managed through our Course Registration portal.  If you have any difficulties registering, please let us know via email or call/text via WhatsApp: +39 347 263 1033.

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Video Highlights: Life Drawing

Meet Your Instructor:
Timothy Joseph Allen

Founder and President of the Association of Social Promotion A.P.S. PADASOR (acronym for the Painting And Drawing Art Studio Of Rome), Timothy Joseph Allen is an American professional painter who has been living and working in Rome, Italy for over twenty years. He began his career in 1992, earning a BA in Studio Art at DePauw University and an MFA in Painting at Indiana University, Bloomington in 1998. He has also been teaching at The American University of Rome since 2006.

His medium is oil on canvas and his style and subject matter are principally inspired by the Renaissance and Baroque. Of special importance to his process is painting from life: “I enjoy painting most when the presence of the subject and the limit of time combine to bring a sense of urgency to my analysis, intuition and performance.”

In recent years his work has been pre-selected and/or selected in several international competitions including the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Mod Portrait competition at the MEAM museum in Barcelona, the Figurativas Painting and Sculpture Competition in Barcelona, the World Wide Kitsch online painting competition, and the BP National Gallery Portrait Competition in London.

To understand best what Tim can teach you, please have a look at his paintings and drawings.

If you would like to take private lessons with Tim, please follow this link.