Painting Workshops & Lessons


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 others.
A visual validation of time well spent that leaves the artist with a sense of accomplishment and self-worth. Sharing painting with my students is extremely rewarding as I witness their transformation. I look forward to offering my students a supportive environment for learning and enjoying painting.

Jill Nichols in front of Phi

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.

Rowayton Arts Center
Winter Classes – Zoom

Register Today at (203) 866-2744

Cure those Winter Time Blues with Color (Zoom) – 3 weeks

Tuesdays, Feb 13 – Feb 27
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Color’s mysteries are revealed in a playful and explorative approach. 

Mid-Winter Dreams (Zoom)– 5 weeks

Thursdays, Feb 15 – Mar 14
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Jill in the Clouds – In this demo and instruction online class, students will explore the different ways to capture clouds and influence the mood and feel of skyscapes and landscapes.  The class is appropriate for all skill levels and welcomes people who paint in oil, acrylic, watercolor, or gouache. Demos will be in oil.

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

Silvermine Winter Workshops

Register today at (203) 966-9700

Color Alchemy Workshop
January 27 & 28, 10 am – 4 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. 

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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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 – through Zoom or YouTube  Find out more here.