Painting Workshops & Lessons


Gain confidence and encouragement to take risks in your painting. 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. Jill’s offers art instruction to students that are looking to advance their painting, please Contact Jill today to discuss or register for a lesson.

Garden Plein Air Painting Workshop

Shelton, Connecticut
Saturday, June 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 3 PM
Secure your spot  – Contact Jill

This plein air painting workshop is designed for pure enjoyment and fulfillment. Participants will paint outdoors in Bev’s lovingly tended garden under the direction of artist, Jill Nichols. After a walking meditation through the inspirational grounds, students will paint independently under Jill’s guidance. All levels of painting experience and mediums are welcome for this individually attuned one day workshop. Register here

Italy Villa

Italy Painting Workshop & Art Retreat

All-Inclusive  September, 23-30, 2022

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 the border of Tuscany and Umbria just a one and a half hour drive from the Rome airport.  Find Out More!

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

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 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.

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.