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What to Expect in my Art Classes

Always an avid student myself, I now have the privilege of helping guide other artists in the direction of exciting new pathways and illuminating different perspectives that are possible within their own art.

Every class or workshop I teach, even every YouTube video I've yet to make, I want you to walk away from knowing a little bit more about how to get the results you want in your own art.

My goal is less to tell you how I create my art, and more to distill the thought processes that you can use to evolve your own practice into a better form of itself.


Where I teach:

I like to offer different class types, platforms, and opportunities to meet each student's unique availability, learning behavior, or physical location. Local to the Berkshires? Try an in-person class! Learn better at home or at your own pace? I recommend one of my online offerings!

A versatile approach to the art of watercolor painting, this class will familiarize students with supplies, theory, and techniques. Practicing washes and brushwork, students will learn about water control and working with their paints. We'll slowly expand the skills covered to include more subtle and nuanced techniques each week. By the end of the class students should have a foundation to pursue watercolor techniques in a variety of methods. This class is open to new and continuing students.

Next session Starts: January 11, 2024
Thursdays 6-8:30PM
141 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

Come take a small class or workshop with me
in Berkshire County, Mass.

Via Berkshire Art Center

In-Person Classes


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Explore Watercolor!

The perfect opportunity to explore watercolor for fun or to see if it’s something you’d like to take further! Jill will cover the basics of how to use watercolor to get you painting and be on hand to answer questions as you spend a few hours playing with the provided watercolor materials. Choose to work on a suggested project or do something freeform!

Saturday January 6, 2023
at Brothership Building
141 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

Freeform Play

Via Berkshire Art Center

Explore Watercolor

Repeat, improve, repeat, improve...

Find out how following a thread of an idea can produce interesting and unexpected results.  Learn how to focus on one or many variables to make your series tie together. Use the class to plan out sketches of a series idea or to get started on a central technique with a few foundational pieces. Open to any medium, although Jill will be working in watercolor.

Saturday February 3, 2023
9:30am - 12:30Pm
at Brothership Building
141 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

The Power of Repetition

Via Berkshire Art Center

Working in a Series

Online Classes & Workshops w/Etchr

With live and prerecorded classes,
free and purchasable content,
subscription or ala carte options,
learning with Etchr is all about
what works for you, the student!

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Level Up on SkillShare

I like to think of my classes on Skillshare as studio-basics. Based on thought processes and foundational concepts, they'll get your creative gears turning.

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I think this style of class, where the actual THINKING and reasoning for doing things is explained, rather than a step-by-step tutorial, is SO much more helpful in the long run!!

Amanda F.
Review for Problem Solving in Your Sketchbook (SkillShare)

Jill is warm, conversational, and talented and created a relaxed and open learning environment.

- Layla E.
Review for INtroduction to Negative Painting (Etchr)

Join me for a morning of urban sketching together in an easy-going environment.

This event is an independent gathering with casual interaction and not an instructed class or workshop.

Bring your favorite art supply and enjoy capturing the action and architecture around one of downtown Pittsfield's parks or common areas.

Download the pdf flyer here or check out more info on the Guild of Berkshire Artists' website.

Downtown Pittsfield, MA
All done until 2024!

Urban Sketching Meetup


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