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 workshops and classes. Contact Jill today to discuss, or register for a private, semi-private, or group lesson.

Jill Nichols in front of Phi

Painting serves as a retreat, a form of meditation where the artist can find their center and 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. I look forward to offering my students a supportive environment for learning, enjoying, and transforming their painting.

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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Paint in Italy September 29 - October 9

Kinstler Studio Landscape Workshop Fall 2024

2 Day Weekend Landscape Workshop
In the beautiful natural light and surroundings of Kinstler’s Studio, Easton, Connecticut
November 2 & 3, 2024, 9:30 – 3:30
$400. per student


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Silvermine Art Center Workshops

Register today at (203) 966-9700

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Phi Silk Scarf

Rowayton Arts Center
Classes & Workshops

Register Today at (203) 866-2744

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

Paint in France Fall 2025

8 Days – 7 nights All Inclusive
Private Castle
Sept. 3 – Sept. 10, 2025

Plein Air Workshop in the heart of the Dordogne. Gain mastery while expressing the exquisite light and colors native to the South of France—all from the ease and comfort of a private grand château with extensive grounds. 
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Castle Marouatte

Private Lessons – In-Person or Online

One Hour Private lessons

Now you have constructive and supportive feedback at your fingertips. Private lessons are one-on-one with Jill with immediate feedback and constructive next steps with the aid of Photoshop to indicate how to improve your paintings. If you are striving for consistent results or just getting started with your painting take advantage of a one-on-one consultation with Jill at $ 75 per hour.

Online Critiques – Get the support you need from the comfort of your home. Jill uses Photoshop to ‘paint’ the next steps to take on your painting. Contact Jill today to get the benefits of an online critique.

Place du Château, France plein air oil painting

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