Learn Painting Online: Live Group Lessons & Critiques Via Zoom


  • Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

  • Total learning hours varies from course to course

  • Cost: €15.00 per hour for group courses / €60 for private lessons

  • Language: English and Italian

  • Instructor: Prof. Timothy Joseph Allen


Pre-Recorded Group Courses

Courses in the past have included:

  • The Art of the Finish: from Theory to Practice
  • Examining Velázquez: a Painting Expedition
  • Painting the Still-Life: Glass, Wine and Gold, Parts I and II
  • Painting the Portrait: Studying the Male Head

Group Critiques

Online critiques are an easy and excellent way to present your current work and get feedback from the instructor and the other participants.

Terms and Conditions

A non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.

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.

If the course that interests you does not appear on our Course Registration portal, it may not currently be offered.  Check the schedule of courses to confirm the dates.

If this course isn't on the schedule, but it interests you, let us know!

Video Highlights: Painting the Portrait in Oil

The above video is the time-lapse of a painting I made during a course I ran online in the Fall of 2020.

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.

The Night Stand

Oil on Canvas
40 x 50

The above painting was started and completed during the online course Painting the Still-Life: Glass, Wine and Gold, Part I and II.