retreats & workshops
i’ve taught numerous hands-on workshops & classes on the processes of art & design. my book drawing nature, as well as my stationary collections, journals and original artwork are sold in museums, galleries & shops world-wide.
generally i spend the summer months showing others how to leave their daily lives behind while exploring, uncovering, discovering & strengthening their natural creative abilities using several tools including drawing, collage, photography, writing & discussions. three to twenty art-makers at a time of all skill levels together benefit from 1 – 5 uninterrupted days of creativity.
email me if you’d like to receive info for future workshops!
praise for past 3-day immersive retreats
“LOVED the retreat in portland in 2012, one of the best i’ve ever been to! – elizabeth, from pennsylvania
“thank you so much for a fabulous, fun, colourful, eye-opening, tasty getaway!” – cathy, from victoria, bc, canada
“i already miss waking up to freshly made breakfast and a nice drawing session. not only was this an eye-opening and learning experience for me but i got to meet some amazing women as well.” – teresa, from fairbanks, alaska
praise for past 1-day nature drawing workshops
“i have the best memories of your drawing class! i love the freedom, creativity, and introspection that your class inspired in me.” – linnea, from texas
“thank you so much for a wonderful drawing experience! i had a great time and am having fun filling up the pages in my journal :-) jill, you are a great teacher – you were very easy and fun to talk to and learn from. thank you!” – adrianne, from portland, oregon
“i enjoyed the afternoon SO much! thank you for creating such a lovely experience. i learned SO much and can’t look at plants the same anymore.” – beth, from portland, oregon
“fabulous class!!! i am hoping to sign up for another just to get the 5 hours of drawing time with a group of excited people. thank you so much. ” – betsy, from portland, oregon
past independent workshops & retreats
5-day nature-based creativity retreat [august], cortes island, bc, canada [canceled due to circumstances beyond anyone's control]
3-day summer drawing retreat [july], portland, or
3-day wildflower drawing car camping adventure [august], mt. rainier, wa
2009 – 2011
1-day summer sunday drawing workshops [may, june, july], portland, or