Jill’s Classes & Workshops Fall 2022 at Silvermine Art Center

Jill Nichols Painting, Cloud in Blue Minor
Cloud in Blue Minor, 36″ x 36″, oil on aluminum

Painting Clouds One Day Workshop

Saturday, Nov 19, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Clouds are the essential ingredient in landscape painting and lend themselves well to plasticity and abstractions. In this workshop we will give clouds their due. Jill will do a demonstration then students will paint several cloud studies focusing on creating subtle values, colors and form.

John Ruskin’s, (19th century art critic), words still hold true, “It is a strange thing how little in general people know about the sky. It is the part of all creation in which nature has done more for the sake of pleasing man(kind), more, for the sole and evident purpose of talking to him and teaching him, than in any other of her works, and it is just the part in which we least attend to her. And yet we never attend to it, we never make it a subject of thought…

Color Alchemy Two Day Weekend Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, Dec 3 & 4, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Color is the most complicated and elusive element in painting. Unlock the mysteries of how we see color, the meaning of color, how light affects color, and the nuances of color mixing. Students will investigate ways of creating dynamic color interactions and experiment with value, contrast, temperature. Take away an enhanced working knowledge of color with hands-on references.

Color Alchemy 8 Week Class – In Progress

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Mondays – Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5

Silvermine Arts Center
1037 Silvermine Rd
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 966-6668 or (203) 966-9700 ex2