Learn Oil Painting in English and Italian Online

Join an international group of painters and learn oil painting from the comfort of your own studio

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Welcome to PADASOR!  Here is how it works:

Step 1: Register for a PADASOR Free membership to get free access to the first two lessons of each course, purchase our video courses, and participate in our community forums.

Step 2: Purchase any course that interests you.  The duration of any purchased course is 3 months, which can be renewed for as many times as you need.

Step 3: Participate in a live Zoom course and learn to paint in an international community of painters.  Your participation includes a one-year PADASOR Gold membership + access to the video lessons for as long as your PADASOR Gold membership is active.

Optional:  You may upgrade your membership to PADASOR Gold without taking an online Zoom course and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Special discounts on all video courses
  • Early registration for all upcoming live Zoom courses
  • Access to our Learning Resource Library
  • Bonus videos, including lessons and lectures


I appreciated Tim’s classic approach; drawing and building the underpainting using the proper pigments for the foundation. Defining the values and temperature to build toward the top colors.
The zoom class is structured well. The alternating live painting instruction and critique sessions allow plenty of room for discussion as well as watching and learning.
It is enjoyable to be part of a group of like minded artists who appreciate the classic techniques and realism.

Tim’s online classes have been a godsend during the pandemic. I learn with every single session, and the group critiques are extremely helpful. Not only is Tim a very talented, well-schooled painter, he continues to learn, and effectively passes on his insights to his students. The students themselves are so talented, each with their own style. We have great discussions, and everyone is open to learning new methods and approaches to their work. And did I mention fun? We all have a great time!

“Tim’s amazing ability to conduct classes in both Italian and English means no one misses out on information.  The classes are also recorded so you can go back and refresh on techniques.  It’s a wonderful group of students with varying levels of competencies.  Rome’s morning classes are my evening classes and I highly recommend joining.”

“It has been amazing to see the transformation in all of our work, over the course of the programme and a privilege to work under the shadow of somebody so accomplished. I couldn’t recommend Tim more highly.”

“Tim has a wonderful sense of humor and is able to not only encourage but show genuine concern for all his students and their abilities, which made the classes friendly, enjoyable and welcoming.

Thank you Tim for your special skills, techniques, generosity and for your planning and time and for making the classes possible.”

“I am very happy to have found Tim in Rome, teaching his lessons in both Italian and English he brings you back into another period to learn the techniques, secrets and methods of the old masters. I recommend these classes with Tim if you are willing to put the time and commitment in, you will certainly improve your craft.”

“I really appreciate how Tim patiently answers all our enquiries and doubts. It really was such a productive course which I enjoyed very much.”

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