We are glad to say that at long last we are again running our world-renowned creative courses and we’ve just completed our second successful painting course of the year.. Our thanks to all those who battled the bureaucracy to be here and have a relaxing and inspiring time with us. Sometimes the form-filling and the need for tests can seem daunting. But our guests have found that it’s usually much simpler than it sounds.
We now have the experience to help you to ensure that your travelling is made as easy as possible, so why not celebrate your new-found freedom by shaking off the coronavirus blues and enjoying inspiring tuition, stunning locations, warm hospitality, wonderful food and the convivial company of like-minded people.
Today I would like to commend one of our most popular tutors, Tim Wilmot. Tim will be with us again for another of his inspiring week-long watercolour courses, from Saturday 2 October to Saturday 9 October 2021.That’s his impression of the peaceful convent that is our location on Thursdays during a painting week. And here’s Tim’s wonderfully loose watercolour, a stunning view of the Apuan Alps from an ancient hilltop village where we go to paint on Fridays, before enjoying lunch at a gourmet restaurant.
Your tutor Tim Wilmot: As well as an exciting artist, Tim is also an inspiring teacher and on his course, suitable for all levels, he’ll help you to improve your drawing skills, loosen up your style, learn how to incorporate figures in a landscape as well as nurturing you own artistic ambitions.
Tim, from Bristol in the UK, specialises in watercolours, exploiting the medium with tone and light. Tim says: “I seem to have an affinity with painting landscapes, although I have dabbled with portraits and still life in the past, but always come back to landscapes. I prefer a loose or impressionistic style when I paint, and I hope you like their informality.”
Here’s a comment from a student on Tim’s last course at the Watermill: “Everything was perfect, your welcome, the luxurious accommodation, and the delicious food, Tim’s tuition was first-class and it was lovely to be able to sit and paint all day.” What a wonderful way to celebrate your freedom!
Tim’s vibrant picture below is of The Watermill and river Rosaro flowing by.
And here’s Tim’s impression of some painters in the Watermill walled garden.
We have eight people already booked into Tim’s course, so we have room for three or four more painters and their non-painting partners, if they would like to join them.
2-9 October 2021
To learn more about Tim and his course at the mill, please click here.