Painting Lessons in 2024

Jill painting cloud demo

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Rowayton Arts Center
Winter Classes – Zoom

Register Today at (203) 866-2744

Goodbye Wintertime Blues (Zoom)
Tuesdays, Mar 5 – Mar 19
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Delve into color in this three-night workshop. Discover color’s mysteries in a playful and explorative approach. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace in the medium of their choice, including oil, acrylic, casein, gouache, or watercolor.

Here Comes the Sun (Zoom)
Thursdays, Mar 21 – Apr 25
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

In this demo and instruction online class, students will celebrate the longer days of early spring by studying how light and color play upon the landscape. The class is appropriate for all skill levels and welcomes people who paint in oil, acrylic, watercolor, or gouache.

Spring Fever (Zoom)
Tuesdays, Apr 2 – Apr 16
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In this demonstration and instruction online class, students will explore the different ways to capture the landscape with paint.  We’ll be discussing all colors and will have a focus on greens — specifically how to mix them and how to use them appropriately for your palette and the season. Open to oil, acrylic, and watercolor/gouache painters.



At left, Demo, view from the Studio window, oil on canvas

Silvermine Spring Workshops

Register Today at (203) 966-9700

Painting with Color & Light
3/2 Sat 10 AM – 4 PM
4/17 Wed 1 – 6 pm

This workshop will focus on color relationships, including, color mixing, the effects of light, value, temperature, saturation, contrast, and composition with color. Jill will demonstrate color mixing, light, values, and composition. Students will create paintings using discretion in their compositions and color palettes. Students can work from Jill’s images or use one of their own. Demos in oil, open to acrylic and oil painters.

Learning from Clouds
4/10 We 1 – 6 PM

John Ruskin’s, (19th century art critic), words still hold, “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…”

In this workshop, we will give clouds their due. Jill will demonstrate cloud structures with the use of subtle values and colors. Followed by students creating several cloud studies. Clouds are the essential ingredient in any landscape painting and lend themselves well to abstractions.

Color Alchemy Workshop
4/13 Sat, 10 AM – 4 PM

This one-day weekend workshop will be an exploration of color. Through a combination of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on students will unlock the mysteries of color and the nuances of color mixing. Students will take away an enhanced working knowledge of color as well as handy reference materials. All students are encouraged to explore at their own pace, from beginner to advanced, in the medium of their choice.

Landscape: Color & Light
5/8 We 1 PM – 6 PM

In this one-day outdoor workshop, we will be painting the landscape from direct observation. Jill will start with a demonstration, then students will paint the play of color and light while taking on the challenge of transcribing multi-dimensions into the two dimensions of the painted canvas. Painting while on location is a unique and satisfying way to experience and appreciate the natural world. It is a form of mediation where the mind is void of chatter and overthinking. Any level of plein air painting is acceptable. Students are encouraged to work in the medium of their choosing including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, or pastel.

Phi Silk Scarf
Paint in Italy September 29 - October 9

Paint in Italy Fall 2024

8 Days – 7 nights All Inclusive
Private Villa and Studio
Sept. 20 – Sept. 27, 2024

Tour of Vatican Observatory Museum to view Jill’s Artwork, plus the Gardens and Palace.


Immerse yourself in the Beauty of Italy.
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