We are looking forward again, at last, to another colo(u)rful week with our friend and Watermill painting tutor Maggie Renner Hellmann, who will be with us in May/June next year. Our guests always have a fun and inspiring time with Maggie, and with her husband Lou, also a talented artist, who is there to help along, too.
Maggie calls her week a Courageous Color Workshop, and among other exciting things, you will learn vibrant colour into your painting. And you can choose in which medium(s) you would like to paint: oils, acrylics, watercolors and/or pastels, the choice is yours and Maggie is skilled in teaching all of them. (Maggie uses the American spelling of color, and we will stick with that this blog.
Maggie’s course will run from Saturday 28 May to Saturday 4 June 2022 and we already have 12 people booked in, three of them non-painting partners. So we have room for two or three more painters, and their partners if they would like to come with them. But obviously, now is the time to bag your place.
Maggie Renner Hellmann is a contemporary California painter who paints with love, passion and energy. Her work is characterized by a unique blend of loose, energetic brushwork and strong compositions of exuberant color. She says: “I love the joy of color and the poetry of brushwork.”
Maggie is also an enthusiastic tutor who has been teaching for more than 15 years – and loves it! Her workshop will cover oils, acrylics, pastels and drawing, sketching mediums including wax pastels and watercolour. She will encourage the beginner and challenge the more advanced painter. Maggie says: “In this plein air workshop, we will paint in spectacular Tuscan locations. You’ll be learning and practising the core elements of successful paintings.”
Some comments on Maggie’s courses at the Watermill:
“Maggie is good at teaching in all mediums and with all levels. She did wonderful demos in watercolour, acrylic, pastel and oil. Every day we did critiques together and learned from each other. I highly recommend this art workshop, as well as the most wonderful accommodation with great food and wine. A little piece of heaven in experiencing Italy.”
“An art workshop in a place like that Watermill can’t get better than that, especially with you guys as host and hostess.”
“One of the best vacations I have ever had.”
Please click on the link below to find out more about Maggie’s course next year.
Maggie Renner Hellman
28 May-4 June 2022
Courageous Color Workshop’ Your choice: oils, acrylics, pastels and/or watercolour travel sketches
To learn more about Maggie and her course at the Watermill, please visit her 2022 Profile Page.