This Fall Immerse yourself in the Umbrian countryside with the bountiful harvest of olives and wine while painting and exploring artistic treasures with Jill. The all-inclusive experience, features: Saturday and Sunday Brunch with Prosecco; painting on Saturday with instruction from Jill, dinner off the grill on the terrace with regional wine Saturday Night, Sunday Morning Art Conversation, Tour of Assisi after Sunday Brunch, Transfer to Fiumicino airport (FCO) after breakfast Monday.
Participants will be housed in the remarkably well-preserved Umbrian hill town of Monte Castello di Vibio. Again, your workshop package is all-inclusive and worry-free, providing departure services and airport transfer to the Rome Fiumicino, Leonardo Da Vinci Airport (FCO). Aboard our comfortable private bus, single occupancy accommodations with shared bath (a wide range of upgrades with private bath are available), lunch and dinner on Friday, Prosecco brunch and grilled dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Your workshop includes one excursion per week and many additional options are available on weekends for an additional fee. Of course, 24/7 access to facilities and 24/7 bi-lingual support are provided.
Jill Nichols’ painting explores both the earthbound and outer expanses of our divine cosmos. She has received awards from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service and Connecticut Office of the Arts. An active participant in the art communities throughout Connecticut, she has served as vice-president for the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society and Valley Arts Council and exhibited at the Lyme Art Association, Carriage Barn, Greenwich Art Society and Lyman Allen Museum. Her artwork, “Phi,” celebrating the divine feminine was installed in the Vatican Observatory Museum.
As a teacher, Jill leads painting workshops in her home state of Connecticut, USA, Italy, and online. Accustomed to teaching students at all levels, Jill has a way of instilling confidence and encouraging students to take risks with exceptional outcomes. Jill’s demos and talks will reveal the secrets of creating a successful painting.
Jill will be working with each painter individually to enhance their painting practice and in achieving individual goals. We will investigate historic and contemporary approaches to painting techniques.