Painting Workshops & Lessons

Jill’s offers art instruction to students that are looking to advance their painting practice. Accustomed to teaching students at all levels, Jill instills confidence and encourages students to take risks with remarkable outcomes. Jill’s demos and critiques cover the basics and her own insights into what makes a successful painting. Jill works with each painter individually to enhance their painting practice both in her online and real-time workshops.

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. In my mind painting is one of the best possible activities for an individual to weather any storm, especially one as potentially isolating as Covid-19. I look forward to offering students a supportive environment for learning as well as finding a respite through painting.

Painting Plein Air in the Garden Workshop,
Shelton, Connecticut – May 27th, 2021
Rain Date June 3rd

Secure your spot to paint in one of the most beautiful gardens in Connecticut. This private location is local to Shelton and will only be revealed to attendees. Workshop limited to 10 people, preference given to those that are fully vaccinated for COVID19. A great way to celebrate the coming of spring and new-found freedom. Improve your painting skills amongst the flowers blooming and birds singing with Jill’s individual instruction. All for only $75. Contact Jill

10:00 am Arrival
10:30 Walking mediation, find your spot in the garden
11:00 Set-up your easel to paint. Paint! Jill will visit each painter
12:00 Lunch (Bring your own boxed lunch and water) under the arbor
1:00 Paint! Jill will visit each painter
3:00 pm Tea Party, relax with a cup of tea while viewing day’s work.

Italy Painting Workshop & Retreat
Travel to Italy! All-Inclusive
September 21-28th, 2021 and July 8 – 15, 2022

Ready to travel? Have your vaccination? Optimistic that it will be safe to travel by September of this year Jill is now offering her Italy painting/photography workshop and retreat. Jill is now taking reservations for harvest season in the Tuscan countryside. Paint and photograph among the olive groves, savoring delicious Italian cuisine created from farm fresh food with just-pressed olive oil.

Venture out and explore the Region: The villa is at the outskirts of the medieval village of Farnese which has many intriguing points of interest including Renaissance Art, Ancient Etruscan historic sites.
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Online painting lessons with Jill

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.