Mike is prepared to get his feet wet in the cause of your art!

Painting by Mike Willdridge, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.One of our guests on Mike Willdridge’s painting course here last year has just sent me a charming email about her experiences. She is happy to share her thoughts with you but, modestly, prefers to remain anonymous, although we can use her initials, HJ.

She says: “I have been meaning to write to you for months to thank you again for the wonderful break with you…

“Mike and Sue between them created a truly memorable experience – for all the right reasons. Mike was an inspiring tutor: enthusiastic, energetic, positive and adventurous (both artistically and physically, including one memorable demo where he was almost swept away by the mill stream!)

“His demos were full of useful tips and information, and I particularly appreciated his loose style and his teaching on composition. He encouraged us to develop our own painting style, and somehow always managed to put a positive spin on even our worst artistic efforts!

 

“Equally impressive was the effort he and Sue (and the two of you, of course!) put into creating a genuinely happy social experience for us all. I don’t know where he found he found all that social energy after shepherding us through each day of painting!

Mike’s painting group last year, not being too serious!

“All in all, the week was inspiring, fulfilling, friendly and fun (with the occasional artistic frustration, of course!). I returned home all fired up and determined to make time for painting…”

Thank you for those kind words, HJ, and we look forward to renewing our acquaintance this year as you’re coming back for another painting week.

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

Mike’s lovely watercolour of the millstream bubbling back into the river

We have nine people already booked into Mike’s course this June, so we have room for three more painters (and then non-painting partners if they’d like to join them.) We will look after you from the moment you arrive at Pisa airport on your first Saturday to the moment we drop you back then a week later. And we are all trying to keep our feet dry!

Here are the dates of Mike’s course and links to his Profile Page on the Watermill website:

Painting by Mike Willdridge, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Mike Willdridge
29 June – 6 July 2019 Three places left
Watercolours and drawing (also gouache and acrylics with an emphasis on sketching and drawing on location)
To learn more about Mike and his course at the mill, please visit his 2019 Profile Page.

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

Another watery Willdridge image

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