Painting Workshops & Lessons

Gain confidence and encouragement to take risks in your painting. Jill works with each painter to enhance their painting practice in her in-person or online painting lessons. Contact Jill today to discuss, or register for a private, semi-private, or group lesson.

Italy Villa

Italy Painting Workshop & Art Retreat

September 29 – October 6, 2023

Spark your creativity in this painting workshop with internationally recognized artist, Jill Nichols. Capture the sweeping views amongst the olive groves. Relax and savor the fresh cuisine and explore the surrounding Renaissance and Etruscan Art. All from your private villa with studio conveniently located at thein Farnese, VT at the border of Tuscany and Umbria just a one-and-a-half-hour drive from the Rome airport. 

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8 Days,7 nights accommodation, 5 days instruction, 5 days fresh local cuisine
$3,250 per person, $1,750 non-painting companion

Plus a Bonus Weekend in Umbria – Find Out More

Painting Lessons at Southport Studio this Summer in Southport, Connecticut

Southport Studio, Painting Lessons and Pop-up art Show

Private Lessons – In-Person or Online

Painting Lessons with JillOnline

Find your creative place while enhancing your painting practice with Jill’s Online Painting Lessons – participate in live instruction, participate in monthly critiques and follow her videos.  Find out more here.

Jill Nichols poses in front of her painting ‘Phi’ in her home and studio in Shelton, Conn. Jan. 22, 2021. A copy of the painting currently hangs in the Vatican Observatory Museum

Painting serves as a retreat, a form of meditation where the artist can find their center as well as express and release emotions. A wonderful form of communication to connect with another person(s). It is a visual validation of time well spent leaving the artist with a sense of accomplishment and self-worth. Sharing painting with my students is extremely rewarding as I witness their transformation and growth. I look forward to offering students a supportive environment for learning as well as finding a respite through painting.