Jill Carver

JILL CARVER: The Painter’s Toolbox — Volume 1: Tools Explained


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Artists Have Been Waiting For Years To Attend One of Jill Carver’s Rare “Breakthrough Workshops.” After 5 Long Years of Perfecting Her Lesson Structure, She’s Finally Released Her First Ever Workshop!


When master artists need help, who do they seek out?

Do the top artists have all the answers?

It turns out they don’t. 

Even the most accomplished artists need help.

The one teacher they seek out when they get stuck is none other than the brilliant master teacher Jill Carver.

Jill has been secretly helping professional artists get unstuck with their painting skills. They go to her when they want a boost in their creativity and design abilities.

Her workshops are known for giving students painting breakthroughs that dramatically accelerate their learning, enabling them to create stunning paintings with newfound confidence and skill.

With 20 years of teaching experience, plus another 12 years of experience of the art world in London, Jill Carver has established herself as a master teacher.

Her classes are so in demand, her waitlist is at least a year long! In fact, some have been waiting for years to attend her workshop in person.

As she does only four workshops a year due to other commitments, many artists simply don’t have a chance to learn from Jill.

Fully aware of the demand, she wanted to make her teachings available for those who are still waiting to take a class, want a refresher, or are unable to attend in person.

That’s how this video workshop came about — and it was a mammoth project for Jill.

And for us.

It wasn’t easy to capture the content of an entire week-long workshop on video. 

We’ve never done anything like this before. Knowing Jill and her ability to quickly improve students’ artistry, we had to go all out.

We believe this video workshop to be the defining step in an artist’s journey of improvement.

After 5 long years of refining the lesson structure, this video is now ready for the public.

Introducing Jill Carver’s Long-Awaited Video Workshop:

The Painter’s Toolbox: Aligning Composition with Concept


In The Painter’s Toolboxvideo workshop, Jill Carver is going to teach you a fundamental secret of painting:

How to come up with a design plan that fits your

chosen subject matter and concept.

This plan will give you a crystal clear roadmap for moving forward, effectively removing the need to correct and refine your painting constantly.

You’ll learn how to simplify the design process to one or two tools.

You’ll soon see how doing this will help you be far more creative.

You’ll learn how to align composition with concept and how to be FLEXIBLE in choosing different design tools to fit the subject matter.

Ultimately, the most powerful skill you’ll learn is this:

You’ll develop the ability to be INSTINCTIVE with your tool selection, which will solidify your unique voice as an artist.

Jill’s aim with these lessons is to turn the fear and anxiety you feel when painting into endless creativity and a sense of adventure.

You’ll get to explore how to achieve unity and variety, which in turn will expand your design choices beyond moving, simplifying, or editing out.

 With this incredible video, you have three options

Part 1

The Painter’s Toolbox: Aligning Composition with Concept

“Tools Explained”

Approximately 5 Hours + Bonus Features!!!

In Part 1, Jill will show you design tools that are fundamental to a successful painting.

You’ll learn tools such as concept, shape, notan, value and color management, and how certain tools are more appropriate than others in certain situations.

You’ll review various studies and graphics to help you quickly understand these key design tools.

Jill explains each tool in great detail, complete with multiple demonstrations.

The aim of this video is to expand your painting possibilities and set your mind buzzing with ideas.

Instead of feeling overwhelmed with all the various options, you’ll learn how to choose the right one for the right situation — no matter what that is.

This will liberate your creativity, allowing you to fully express your message without doubting yourself.

Get ready for an incredible learning experience, full of delightful lightbulb moments that will make painting an absolute joy again!


Part 1 includes:

      11 demonstrations of Essential Tools, including:

      Concept Tool

      Shape Tool

      Notan Tool

      Value Management Tool

      Color Management Tool

      Jill's working materials

      How to take these tools outside and apply them to real-world situations



Here’s a small taste of what’s inside The Painter’s Toolbox: Aligning Composition with Concept:

      Design tools such as concept, shape, notan, value and color management, and how to implement them in your approach…

      How to determine your concept and intention…

      2 full painting demonstrations on how to apply the tools (this alone will skyrocket your artistry)...

      Various exercises and tools to develop your design muscles…

      How to avoid losing your concept once you start painting…

      The secret to staying TRUE to your painting goals…

      Discover the power of shape with Jill through a variety of sample graphics and images…

      4 in-depth demonstrations to develop your language of shape (demonstration No. 4, “What if?” exploration, is a MUST watch)...

      See the importance of when to use 3, 4, or 5 values in varying demonstrations!  

      Discover the ONE tool that helps you prevent problems

      How to determine the perfect tool for any given situation…

      Strategies to help you solidify your unique voice as an artist…

      2 key ingredients that determine the success of your paintings (ignore them, and your painting will fall flat)... embracing and managing ‘unity and variety’ within shape, value, and color

      How to open up your creativity so you won’t start your paintings the same way every time…

      Understand how value, color, and composition intersect with each other (do NOT miss this)...

      A super-simplified way to ensure your paintings always turn out great…

      PLUS: Discover an approach that BUILDS confidence in you…

      …and so many more incredible tips from a renowned master teacher!


With Jill’s guidance, you’ll become an artist whose innate creative instincts will guide you on what’s the best for your painting.

Many artists have been waiting for YEARS just to learn from her.

Now’s your chance — and you can start the moment this video reaches your hands!




General Introduction


Tool #1: Concept Tool:

Concept Tool Explained: Your Motif & Intention 

Concept Tool: Take Your Tools Outside


Tool #2: Shape Tool: 

Shape Tool Explained

Demonstration 1: Concept = Variety of Greens

Demonstration 2: Concept = Fall Foliage

Demonstration 3: Concept = Character of Main Chamisa Bush

Demonstration 4: “What If?” Exploration

Shape Tool: In Summary

Shape Tool: Take Your Tools Outside


Tool #3: Notan Tool: 

Notan Tool Explained

Notan Tool Demonstration: “What If?” Exploration

Notan Tool: In Summary

Notan Tool: Take Your Tools Outside

Tool #4: Value Management Tool: 

Value Management Tool Explained

Demonstration 1, part 1: Learn to Limit with 5 Values

Demonstration 1, part 2: Transfer the Value Plan to Color

Demonstration 2: Manipulating Values - 4 Values

Demonstration 3: Manipulating Values - 3 Values

Value Management Tool: In Summary

Value Tool: Take Your Tools Outside

Tool #5: Color Management Tool: 

Color Management Tool Explained

Demonstration 1: Limited Palette - Orange, Green, Violet 

Demonstration 2: Limited Palette - Green, Red/Orange, Red, Red/Violet

Color Management Tool: In Summary

Color Management Tool: Take Your Tools Outside

In Conclusion


·Jill's Painting Supplies


Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Vera Coberley
JILL CARVER: The Painters Toolbox Volume 1: Tools Explained

This course is aimed at enabling you to paint what you want to express, and to experiment to see what's possible. As advertised, this is a course about tools, not prescriptive steps. I learned a few new things and feel excited to try them out. I was thrilled to see a method for replacing the landscape painting adage of "3-5 big value shapes", as I often struggle with that in my surroundings where you may find a big blob of mid values or fragmented smaller shapes.


It was wonderful listening to and learning from Jill. I really enjoyed her presentation!

Elizabeth Oakes
Fantastic course in solid basics

I have had many classes on color and value management. Jill’s Tool Box #1 is the best visual explanation I have seen. She is organized and thorough, and the quality of the production is excellent throughout. I highly recommend this class. There are lessons I will use immediately and refer back to as well.

David Vranicar
JILL CARVER: The Painters Toolbox Volume 1: Tools Explained

This is the best, most helpful and informative art video I have ever seen. I highly recommend it to any thoughtful painter in an genre or mediumespecially if you occasionally fell stuck or you want to get out of a personal rut. I love that Jill Carver is both a highly analytical, methodical painter and also a gifted communicator of her thought process. I also love that she gives use tools we can use to pursue our own style and goals. These are rare and precious gifts. Im so happy to have this!

Elizabeth Kellerman
JILL CARVER: The Painters Toolbox Volume 1: Tools Explained

Easily my favorite instructional video by Streamline (although there are many excellent videos). This is a masterclass and is of high technical and instructional quality. Carver has given a gift to painters with her approach.. Worth the investment and will change your approach to painting for the better. And her reference to modern/contemporary painters makes it fun, uses the language of art, and feels like we are actually painting in the 21st century.