It is well known that I am a sucker for what you might call â€˜illustrated handoutsâ€™ or â€˜annotated sketchesâ€™ made by our painting tutors to help their students understand more about the art and craft of drawing and painting. These delightful artefacts remind me of illustrated travel journals in which not only are there sketches of the sights seen, but also notes about time, place, history, emotions aroused and so on.
Weâ€™ve even had a few of these illustrated handouts framed and displayed, like this one from painting tutor Pamme Turner.
I was talking about this with our writing tutor Jo Parfitt, saying what a pity it was that we didnâ€™t have something similar from her Writing Your Life Stories course. So, I was delighted to receive an email from Jo recently, saying: â€œI didnâ€™t ignore you! One of the guests on my writing course, Jennifer Horn, has made it for you. As a student on one of your painting courses as well a mine, she has mixed the two media together.â€ Thatâ€™s the marvellous result at the top.
Come and see for yourself. There are full details of all our creative courses â€“ painting, writing, knitting and Italian language â€“ on our new updated website, which you can see by clicking here. (We only have a few spaces left on Joâ€™s Writing Your Life Stories course in September 2024.)
And donâ€™t forget our Watermill Early Bird offer: Thereâ€™s Â£75 (English pounds) off all our 2024 creative if you reserve your place this year.
If you want to enjoy inspiring teaching, warm hospitality, a beautiful setting, spectacular locations, delicious food and wine and the convivial company of like-minded people AND an Early Bird discount now is the time to reserve your place. The Early Bird offer expires at the end of the year.