Jill Price

Botanical Bounty. Learn how to turn plants into painting. Mixed Media (non-traditional).

March 23 – 30, 2024

Join Jill Price to celebrate Sicily’s unique geography and vegetation. Exploring plants for their textures, pigments and form, creatives will use methods of walking, collecting, examining, note taking, deconstructing, combining, cooking and testing to develop deeper connections with the unique qualities of different plants for image and mark making.

Acknowledging the importance of situatedness, material choices, and personal histories, Price facilitates activities that draw out the unique creative voice of each individual. Promoting thoughtfulness over production, and play over perfection, the learning environment encourages exploration, self-reflection and iteration to find inspiration that creatives can further explore when back home.

Celebrating walking as an artistic research method, Jill will demonstrate a variety approaches to documenting, mapping and drawing botanicals encountered and gathered. Also investigating plants for their materialities, Price will demonstrate how to turn plants into painting and drawing materials as well as collaboratively explore their potential for sculptural application.

Upon investigating my role as a producer and consumer, I have come to realize how “all art is land art,” as it is from the land all material comes, across land all material travels, and to the land all materials eventually return. To respect this knowledge, I meander at the intersections of art, ecology, environmental ethics and new materialism to shine a light on how interior and exterior worlds are materially and psychically linked.

SKILL LEVEL: All levels
COURSE MEDIUM: Mixed, Non-traditional


€ 3000
Sharing per person:
€ 2600
Sharing NON painter:
Please ask us

How to Book

Deposit to save your spot € 600.
The balance is due to 8 weeks before your arrival.

Apply NOW, spots are limited.
Min participants 10
Max participants 15

About Jill Price

At her best when surrounded by plants, sipping a buttery chardonnay, and sitting on a sunny step with a neighbour cat, Jill Price is an interdisciplinary Canadian artist, independent curator, and trained educator grateful to be living on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe people and Wendat Nation, in Barrie, Ontario. An award-winning mixed media artist and PhD scholar in Cultural Studies, Price completed a portion of her MFA in Florence, Italy and works at the intersection of drawing, sculpture, performance, digital media, and speculative fiction to explore the material entanglements of human and more-than-human lives.

– Painting instruction and individual assistance
– Accommodation in double room
– Accommodation in single room with supplement
– All Sicilian Breakfasts, 4 lunches and all dinners
– Non alcoholic drinks and wines during dinner
– Wine tasting at the villa
– Visit & shopping at pottery and terracotta artisan
– All local excursion
– The use of portable folding chairs and folding easels – Pick-up at Palermo airport on the first day at 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm
– Transfer to Palermo airport on the last day after breakfast

– 2 lunches
– Any personal expenses
– Art supplies
– Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
– Airfare
– Tips for drivers and guides
– Transfers to and from other airports than Palermo
– Transfers to the villa from Palermo airport later than 4:00 pm are extra cost.
If you arrive later than 4:00 pm, we can arrange personal transfer accordingly.

You will stay in our 18th century typical Sicilian villa, surrounded by vineyards and the blu mediterranean sea. The area is known for its olive groves, salt pans and local producers of DOC Marsala wine and many other amazing red and white wines.

Sicilian breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be freshly prepared and served at the villa by our selected local chef. Enjoy the exotic flavors of traditional cuisine accompanied by exquisite local wines.
* Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.

Travel, Landscape, Seascape, Architecture, Food and People.
Everything is carefully planned yet relaxed, giving you the freedom to open up and be creative, all while enjoying Sicily in the company of like-minded people.

The course is conducted in English, with translation into Italian, French, Spanish on demand.


– Spectacular subject matter at the Villa and within walking distance such as Windmills and Salt Pans in a Natural Preserve.

– Paint coastal scenes at San Teodoro Tower and its surroundings.

– Historic Center of Marsala and Fish Market.

– Erice Mountain and the medieval village: An utterly panoramic ride with stops for beautiful sea views will take us to the medieval village.

– Shopping trip to Marsala plus a visit to a local artisan ceramist.

– Wine tasting, a passionate sommelier will introduce the history of Marsala wines, accompanied by delicious local aperitif.

– Taste authentic Sicilian cuisine prepared by our local chef at the villa and in our favorite local restaurant.

– Taste local ice cream in a classic gelateria.

Please note the itinerary is an example. Visits will depend on location and are subject to change depending on the weather.

We welcome non-painting companions. There are many amenities and activities happening at the Farmhouse, your companions will never get bored! Of course, they will enjoy all of our local excursions, wine tasting and fantastic meals.

Start your adventure in Western Sicily:
– Typical Sicilian cooking class (min.4 pax).
– Visit local wine producers, with wine tasting.
– Walking and visit the surrounding, sea coast with antique salt marshes, windmills and vineyards.
– Visit the beautiful seaside city of Marsala, home of the homonymous wine DOC.
– Visit the unforgettable old city of Trapani where you can stroll, shop and eat in a relaxed setting.
– Bicycling and enjoy splendid views over vineyards, with the magical colours of the Mediterranean Sea.
– Visit the unspoiled Egadi Islands, such as Favignana and Levanzo.
– Experience yoga or kitesurf with professional trainer.

Arrival and Departure Airport: Palermo, Sicily (PMO) – Transfer time to villa is about 1h 20min.
Travel by car and minibus to painting spots.
For those who prefer to arrive earlier or leave later, we offer an optional extended stay.
Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality.

Besides the basic packing and travel needs, here are a few things to think about bringing with you.

— Bathing suit and beach towel
— Sun protection hat
— Raincoat
— Comfortable shoes for walking
— Plug adaptors / converters

DEADLINE – If the required minimum number of ten (10) participants has not been reached three (3) months before the start of the workshop, the workshop will be cacelled.

Cancellations will have 50% of the deposit refunded, that they are made 60 days at 12:00 pm CET before the start of the workshop. If made between 60 days at 12:00 pm CET to 14 days before of the start of the workshop, there will be a refund of 50 % of the payment made in full. 14 days before 12:00 pm CET to the day of start of the workshop no more refund will be made.

Please note that MERIDIANA ART may need to cancel workshop due to events beyond our control (e.g. medical or family issues of the instructor, insufficient numbers for the workshop). In such a case the full amount of the money paid will be reimbursed. When booking your airplane ticket, cancellation insurance is therefore highly recommended. Insurance can often be purchased at the same time you buy your tickets or from a travel agent.


For any questions, please contact:


La Meridiana-Art
Phone: +39 377 2709500

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