Those are the words of Watermill painting tutor Keiko Tanabe, talking in the video above about her philosophy of painting en plein air in watercolours. If you join her one of her famous week-long painting courses here, you will find endless subjects clamouring for your attention. Keiko will be on hand to help you to capture them with your brush.
We describe our courses as ‘convivial creativity’ and if you’d like to enjoy inspiring teaching, warm hospitality, a beautiful setting, spectacular locations, wonderful food and wine, and the convivial company of like-minded people, this is the place for you.
And if you book now, there is an additional Early Bird bonus: £75 (British pounds) discount on any of one of our 2024 creative courses, if you book before the end of this year. Places are filling fast (more than 200 people have already signed up), but we still have a few spaces left on Keiko’s course next June. Please see dates and a link below.
Keiko Tanabe, who was born in Kyoto, Japan and now lives in San Diego, California, USA, has gained worldwide recognition for her sensitive watercolours, which have featured in in many national and international exhibitions. Keiko has also tutored numerous workshops around the world. Her course at the Watermill is designed provide a better understanding of methods and techniques to create a watercolour painting that is full of light and atmosphere. The workshop is suitable for all levels, but a basic knowledge is strongly recommended.
A comment from a guest on Keiko’s previous course at the Watermill: “A fantastically beautiful setting and accommodation, with amazing hospitality, and food to die for. A really special group of people, we painted with the superb artist Keiko Tanabe, such a great lady, such fun, and so generous with her time…for me it was the trip of a lifetime!”
Everything is included in the cost of your: tuition, accommodation, pre-dinner aperitivi, all meals and wines (including outings to charming local restaurants) and all local transportation (including transfers to Pisa airport and an excursion by train to Lucca or the Cinque Terre). You get to Pisa, Italy, we do the rest!
And you will be Cool and Green: all our rooms are air-conditioned, powered by photovoltaic panels which make us self-sufficient in electricity.
Book before 31 December 2023 to claim your Early Bird discount.
15 – 22 June 2024
To learn more about Keiko and her course at the mill, please visit her 2024 Tutor Profile Page.