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Italy Painting Workshop & Retreat 2020, with Jill Nichols

Come Paint the Colors of Italy with Artist Jill Nichols

A note to address the Coronavirus concerns: It is my sincere hope that Italy, in taking such stringent measures to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus, will be free of any threats come July. Therefore I am still moving forward in planning this special painting workshop and retreat. To encourage optimism and forward movement amidst the chaos, you now have the opportunity to save $500. with free registration if you pay in full now. You can still pay only the registration ($500.) to hold your spot now with full payment by June 15th. All registration fees and payments are fully refundable, (minus any bank fees 2.9% for credit cards/Paypal or $15. wiring fee) up until June 15th. Note that if you pay by check all monies are returned in full. Because of the upheaval in global travel this may be a good time to find a low airfare, note that Norweigan Air offers a flex fare that allows the traveler to change dates and airports.

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Live the Dream-Italy Painting Workshop & Retreat

Dates: July 10- July 17, 2020
Painting Workshop is Limited to 8 Students

All Inclusive Cost Includes 
7 nights accommodation, 5 days instruction, 5 days fresh local cuisine

$2,750 per person 
$1,650 non-painting companion


How do I get there?

We will work out a simple solution for you to get to and from the Rome airport. We will facilitate all attendees arrival and departure from the Villa to the Fiumicino Airport, Rome. 

I’m traveling alone, is anyone else?

This retreat is a wonderful opportunity to meet and make new friends. Some attendees will be traveling solo while others will have companions. We will introduce the workshop attendees to each other previous to travel.

What is your teaching style?

The painting workshop will be individually customized so that each attendee gains the full benefit while completely enjoying the experience. Jill’s demos and talks will review basics, often overlooked aspects and her own insights into what goes into a successful painting.

Is the Studio at the Villa?

Yes, the studio is only a short walk across the courtyard from the main house. The grounds and views are extensive. There are some photos below to give you an idea of where you will spend 7 spectacular days.

Director of the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno, pictured here with Jill Nichols and her painting, ‘Phi”. A full scale print will be available for public viewing at the Vatican Observatory Museum, Castel Gondolfo, slated to open in 2020.