Jill Eisele

My practice begins with drawing, often taking me to wild and wonderful parts of Cornwall, capturing fleeting moments where light and colour create atmosphere and expression. These underpin my largely figurative paintings, which convey a sense of incompleteness; of place and mystery.

I have taught in the UK and the USA, and have painted and drawn for my entire adult life. It is both humbling and inspiring to be part of St Ives School of Painting’s community, with its exceptional artistic heritage and extraordinary location. Teaching has been an invaluable

opportunity to share knowledge and techniques and to create with others. It is a privilege to create an environment where students are stimulated and encouraged in their own artistic journeys.

What our students say

Jill somehow managed the extraordinary achievement in art tutoring of understanding each student’s needs and pushing us all forward to another level of our practices. Everyone in the group seemed delighted, at the end, to have moved their practice forward.

Claire Voss-Bark

Jill was great at establishing what each of us needed from the course and gave us just enough advice to help us move forward without overwhelming us. She was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic – and a born teacher. Love her!

Ali Edgson

Courses with Jill Eisele

Dynamic Landscape in Oils

Jill Eisele

Oil - Abstract - Landscape - Art Courses - New Courses

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Active Instance: a024J000001X56RQAS, 03-May-2021

Paint en plein air on the cliffs and beaches around St Ives and create intuitive expressions of landscape using oil paints and bars. An ideal course for generating ideas.

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3 - 5 May 2021 - 3 days - £345 Full Request
9 - 11 Aug 2021 - 3 days - £355 Book

Dynamic Landscape in Oils

Jill Eisele

Oil - Abstract - Landscape - Art Courses - New Courses

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Active Instance: a024J000001XQ5bQAG, 09-Aug-2021

Paint en plein air on the cliffs and beaches around St Ives and create intuitive expressions of landscape using oil paints and bars. An ideal course for generating ideas.

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3 - 5 May 2021 - 3 days - £345 Full Request
9 - 11 Aug 2021 - 3 days - £355 Book

Hearts + Minds: Colour Theory in Practice

Jill Eisele

Mixed Media - Oil - Art Courses - New Courses

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Active Instance: a024J000001X56qQAC, 21-Jun-2021

Revitalise your painting and use colour with renewed confidence. Inspiration from Bauhaus artist Johannes Itten contrasted with the lyrical approach of Winifred Nicholson, will open a whole new world of possibilities.

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21 - 23 Jun 2021 - 3 days - £345 Book

Ocean + Abstraction

Jill Eisele

Acrylic - Mixed Media - Abstract - Landscape - Art Courses - New Courses

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Course ID: a001r00000qYRbW
Active Instance: a024J000001XQ5lQAG, 06-Sep-2021

Using painting and abstraction depict your emotional, and sensory responses to Porthmeor Beach, just outside our studio.Consider how artists, past and present, have used paint to capture the ocean.

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6 - 8 Sep 2021 - 3 days - £355 Book

Saturday Life Live (online)

Hilary,Jean GibsonSteve DoveJill EiseleGary LongGreg HumphriesTom RickmanIlker Cinarel

Drawing - Figure - Art Courses - Online - Life Drawing - Beginner - Experienced - Intermediate

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Course ID: a004J000007CiZz
Active Instance: a024J000007nI3VQAU, 07-Nov-2020

Join two expert tutors as they draw a semi-nude model and share tips and techniques for success. This classic, traditional skill is a solid foundation for all drawing and painting.

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7 Nov - 2 hour(s) - £10 Book

The Thick + the Thin of it: Painting the Ocean

Jill Eisele

Mixed Media - Oil - Landscape - Art Courses - New Courses

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Course ID: a004J000002g5ax
Active Instance: a024J000002vfmKQAQ, 08-Mar-2021

This course revels in the bounty of materials available to you as a painter. Use differences in texture and viscosity to describe organic coastal forms. Combine sheer washes and sprays with thicker, impasto marks by layering, scraping and saturating, building the dramatic expanse of the sea. 

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8 - 10 Mar 2021 - 3 days - £345 Full Request
5 - 7 Jul 2021 - 3 days - £355 Book

The Thick + the Thin of it: Painting the Ocean

Jill Eisele

Mixed Media - Oil - Landscape - Art Courses - New Courses

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Course ID: a004J000002g5ax
Active Instance: a024J000001XQ5RQAW, 05-Jul-2021

This course revels in the bounty of materials available to you as a painter. Use differences in texture and viscosity to describe organic coastal forms. Combine sheer washes and sprays with thicker, impasto marks by layering, scraping and saturating, building the dramatic expanse of the sea. 

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8 - 10 Mar 2021 - 3 days - £345 Full Request
5 - 7 Jul 2021 - 3 days - £355 Book

Unfolding Sea + Sky

Jill Eisele

Mixed Media - Landscape - Art Courses - New Courses - Creative Weekender

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Course ID: a004J000001VxD9
Active Instance: a024J000001X56WQAS, 05-Jun-2021

Make your own concertina sketchbook, panoramic sea and sky unfolding freely across the pages. Make gestural work in a range of media, capturing the movement of light, air and water.

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5 - 6 Jun 2021 - 2 days - £230 Book