Flatford Mill, field studies center
23RD TO 26TH OF AUGUST 2013 INCLUDING GILLY’S TUITION FEE’S.
These varying prices are for those who can't make the whole 4 days
and therefore will not be charged the full price.
4 DAYS TEACHING AND FM TOTAL FOR SHARED,
3 NIGHTS = £329.00
3 DAYS TEACHING AND FM TOTAL FOR SHARED
3 NIGHTS = £259.00 ( leaving out either Friday or Monday daytime class )
4 DAYS TEACHING TOTAL AND FM FOR SOLE
3 NIGHTS = £366.00
3 DAYS TEACHING TOTAL AND FM FOR SOLE =
3 NIGHTS £329.00 ( leaving out either Friday or Monday daytime class )
NON PAINTING PARTNERS £188.00 SHARED
A fri eve to Sunday afternoon can also be accommodated by request
Price to be fixed by FM.
Flatford Mill is a field studies center situated at the Mill where Constable painted The Haywain, on the Essex Suffolk border, and on the river Stour a few miles from the coast.
Today it has full accommodation with mostly ensuite rooms, along with various teaching rooms, and it provides Breakfast, packed lunches and an evening meal. Flatford Mill has not lost any of it's charm, and is an inspiration to paint and visit.
We will meet on friday the 23rd a.m August, weather permitting, outdoors to paint, or if it's wet from 12.00, where you will be shown to your rooms by the staff and greeted by me with a cream tea, and introduced to each other.
There will be more painting in the afternoon indoors if wet, before our evening meal in the big hall.
Tuition will be from after breakfast at 9.30 a.m. till 4 p.m. and is structured, with specific goals for each lesson, and plenty of time to practice technique before building up to a painting .
After 4.00 we will free to take a walk,
row, ( or swim! ) down the river, visit a beach or
or just laze around on the river, then after dinner we will meet for another short art related activity, then spend the rest of the evening to ourselves. There is an excellent pub in Flatford, or for those who prefer a quieter evening F M has it's own library, and I will also supply painting DVD's to watch.
It is my aim on this painting holiday to combine painting with fun and leisure time.
We will finish at 4 p.m. on monday the 26th August.
Some of the lovely locations near flatford, are the beautiful old village of Dedham, Pin Mill, Wrabness and Harkstead beaches, all roughly 10 to 20 minutes by car, but some 5 -10 minutes walk to get to, which tends to make them very peaceful, unpopulated and unspoiled.
We will finish at 4 p.m. on monday the 26th August.
It is planned to paint on some of these locations during tuition hours, as well as at the mill, however for some of the longer walks, work will be set for those with mobility limitations, or those who wish to take a more leisurely approach.
For more details on Flatford Mill Field studies center follow this link
Boats at Pin Mill
2012 LEARNER FEEDBACK
Thanks so much for including me in the group and for all your hard work. I really count myself lucky to have got that last place!
I thought you did a great job. The course was very well structured, with just the right mix of demonstration, tuition and practice. You taught me a lot that I can apply to all my work, not just watercolour, and I definitely felt that I made progress in watercolour itself, which was the main purpose. That small landscape that I did on Saturday afternoon was a step up for me and very good for morale!
Thanks so much again, Gilly, and for the personal touches such as our welcome pack. It was all lovely, helped by the beauty and atmosphere of Flatford itself. I'll send you a few jolly photos when I've downloaded them.
Lots of love,
what can I say, it was a lovely, lovely weekend: even though I was non-resident, I don't feel that caused me any disadvantage within the group. It was lovely to actually have time to paint and create: learning new things and consolidating old learnt things as well. It was so nice to see that many of the other people on the course, were the same as me! I see myself as enjoying painting, although I'm not very good, and although there were a couple of stars amongst the group, people seemed to be of similar opinions of their own abiltilites. I loved the way the group supported each other, expressing "like" of each others efforts and sharing similar diffculties when encounted. The feel of the weekend can only come from the leadershiop, which of course is your goodself, Gilly! I also loved the way your were accesible , and learners could use you as much or as little as they required.
Once agian, thank you for a smashing weekend..very enjoyable, and has got me itching to go off explorer with my artist backpack on my back, so as to speak!
Would like to echo Phil's comments - a great weekend, with fun people and great balance between work and play - just wish I could improve a bit more! I learnt a lot, especially about composition and the value of simple thumbnails, so I certainly think I can adopt these ideas when I next go into the countryside.Keep up the good work!
What a splendid week-end that was - and I'd like to echo your sentiment of what a fun bunch you are. I've come away with some some good memories. Willy certainly has a lott to answer for!
Regards to everyone , and I look forward to more in future.
Keep calm and carry on painting ..
Lucy.............Had a fantastic time thanks Gilly! The setting was
perfect and you laid on the best weather for us :-)
I could quite happily have stayed another day.
Thank you for organising such a brilliant weekend - would definitely do it again.
very many thanks for such an enjoyable and stimulating and well organised weekend, from the welcome pack to the last swim. Fantastic location and facilities, weather even better than Turkey. Lovely painting by the water under the trees.
Good to meet others and enjoy sharing ideas and time out in the evening.
Not often we're privileged to paint surrounded by a herd of bullocks!
Colen ( my husband ) says thank you for the weekend and making him feel comfortable with the group and activities. He really enjoyed himself and getting back to sketching.
Thank you very much for all the hard work you did in organising our painting holiday. I enjoyed it tremendously and learnt alot about composition and painting
trees (much practise needed here!). Every one was so friendly which made it all the more fun. My one regret is that I forgot to bring my bathing costume!
I can't think of any way in which the programme or content could be improved except to say that it would be lovely to attend a similar course next summer.
I think that painting outside makes you to set down the basics quickly, with no time for dithering. The picture can then be completed indoors if necessary.
With best wishes.