I KNOW IT'S A LONG WAY OFF, AND YOU WON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING NEXT SUMMER, BUT I HAVE HAD TO BOOK FLATFORD MILL SO EARLY TO GET IN AT ALL FOR 2013.
SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL TO CONFIRM AND I WILL ADD YOU TO THE LIST, IF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGE IN THE MEANTIME, AND YOU CAN'T MAKE IT AFTER ALL, I WILL FORM A LIST OF RESERVE LEARNERS TO TAKE YOUR PLACE, DEPOSITS WILL BE RETURNED PROVIDING THERE IS A LEARNER TO TAKE YOUR PLACE.
NON PAINTING PARTNERS ARE WELCOME, AND THE ACCOMMODATION 2013 WILL BE AT WILLY LOTS COTTAGE, AND THE BUNGALOWS BETWEEN THERE AND THE CAR PARK, WHICH IS MUCH QUIETER THAN THE MILL.
I HAVE ADDED AN EXTRA DAY TO THE HOLIDAY, TO RUN FROM 12.00 FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST TO MONDAY AT 16.00, BUT IF YOU CAN ONLY MAKE IT FROM FRI TO SUN, PLEASE COME AND YOU WILL ONLY BE CHARGED FOR THE TIME YOU'LL BE THERE.
I HAVE CHOSEN FM AGAIN BECAUSE THERE IS SOM MUCH UNEXPLORED ABOUT THE AREA, GREAT BEACHES ETC PROVIDING THE TIDE IS IN.
IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN TO FLATFORD MILL BEFORE, AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT IT, CHECK OUT THIS LINK TO THEIR WEBSITE......
BELOW IS THE MESSAGE FROM FM, AND BELOW THAT ARE SOME PICTURES AND FEEDBACK FROM FM 2012, ( Very happy memories! ) G XXX
Edward has asked me to get back to you regarding your Centre Assisted Weekend, 23-26 August.
We will be very happy to see you all again. He has suggested arriving on Friday 23 at 1200 for a 1400 start and finishing on the Monday at 1600. This would give you 3 nights and 4 days painting over 10 sessions.
The fee would be £188 for a shared room and £218 for a room with sole occupancy.
Hopefully you will be able to share this information with your group and let me know if everything suits you! If all okay, I can then confirm in writing.
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.
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.
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 rubbish art but 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 ..