Come and capture Italian cafes with Amanda

Painting by Amanda Brett, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Our enthusiastic New Zealand painting tutor Amanda Brett is never happier than when painting an Italian cafe with a bright coloured umbrella.

She’s doing just that at the moment, staying in the lovely city of Lucca for a few months before coming to tutor her week at The Watermill this July. She says: “This is the Gabry Caffe here in Lucca – they do a darn fine ciocolatta calda too!!

And here’s some work in progress at the Caffe del Mercato in the Piazza San Michelle: a few more brushstrokes and it’s done!

Painting by Amanda Brett, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

We’ll find more cafes for Amanda – and you — to paint, as well as castles, fountains, convents, mountains and much else beside. And we can also make an excursion to Lucca ourselves one day to paint the Caffe Gabry – and enjoy a hot chocolate!

amanda washing panorama

We have still a few places left on Amanda’s week here. She says: I am very excited about my workshop at The Watermill this July. We will be studio painting to start with and then paint outdoors, on location (en plein air) for our morning sessions, and back to the studio in the afternoons.”

Amanda is a sympathetic and experienced tutor— and she loves passing on her passion to her students. She says: “I never knew I would love teaching watercolour as much as I do.She adds: “It’s my job to help you develop your style and create better art.”

Here’s a comment from one of her students: “Amanda shared all her super secrets with us so freely, and gave each student equal time and attention.” And here’s another:I am primarily a portrait artist but you’ve given me skills to work in other areas I want to pursue too and watching you paint was invaluable. You are a very talented and generous woman, and a wonderful tutor. Yours is only the second watercolour workshop I have ever attended – you can get good artists and you can get good art tutors but it is hard to find the two in one person, and you are gifted at both.”Painting by Amanda Brett, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany Italy.

Amanda painting LuccaSaturday 9 July to Saturday 16 July 2016

Amanda Brett Watercolours

To find out more about Amanda and her course at the watermill next year, please click here. And to enquire about availability and/or reserve your place, please click here.

*** Why not bring your non-painting partner as well? There’s a generous £200 discount for him/her if they share a room with you — and there’s plenty for them to do. Have a look at our Partner’s Activities suggestions by clicking here.

 

 

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