Join the Early Early Birds and reserve your place on one of our 2018 creative courses.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.We’ve had a lot of interest in our course NEXT year, even though we’ve started on our 2017 season, so to meet that demand, we’ve a remarkable offer for those who want to book a year or so ahead.

We won’t actually be publishing details of our 2018 courses on our website until 1 September this year –it is too confusing. But for those who want to book before that, our offer is: you can have a place on any of our 2018 creative courses at 2017 prices. Please email me at bill@medialliance.net if you would like to reserve your place.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, cookery holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

Here’s the list of courses so far:

28 Apr-5 May 2018 Painting course Paul Talbot-Greaves

5-12 May 2018 Knitting course Sarah Hatton 1

12-19 May 2018 Knitting course Sarah Hatton 2

19-26 May 2018 Painting course Maggie Renner Hellmann 26 May-2 Jun

Looking forward to meeting you in the Watermill courtyard

Looking forward to meeting you in the Watermill courtyard

Painting course 2018 Sandra Strohschein 1

2-9 Jun 2018 Painting course Sandra Strohschein 2

9-16 Jun 2018 Painting course Sarah Yeoman 1

16-23 Jun 2018 Painting course Sarah Yeoman 2

Mill courtyard23-30 Jun 2018 Yoga course Dina Sheldon

30 Jun-7 Jul 2018 Painting course Lea Nixon

7-14 Jul 2018 Painting course Terry Jarvis

14-21 Jul 2018 Knitting course Marie Wallin

18-25 Aug 2018 Sculpture course Jason Arkles

25 Aug-1 Sep 2018 Yoga course Claire Murphy

Yoga portrait shape 31-8 Sep 2018 Painting course Rebecca Mendonça

8-15 Sep 2018 Painting course Mike Willdridge

15-22 Sep 2018 Painting course Claire Warner

22-29 Sep 2018 Writing course Jo Parfitt

29 Sep-6 Oct 2018 Knitting course Lisa Richardson

6-13 Oct 2018 Painting course David Taylor

More creative writing under the vines May 11 square

Most artists, yoga teachers and authors have their own websites, so you can see what they do by Googling them!

And if you want to see what we are doing in 2017, please go to www.watermill.net.

You can see details of our bedrooms and their 2017 prices at http://watermill.net/painting-holidays/painting-holidays-costs17.php. The costs for knitting, writing and yoga weeks are the same.

Be an extra-early Early Bird and spend a year dreaming of your Watermill holiday!

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

sono nati i merli, nel giardino tra le rose

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.That was the message this morning from Watermill gardener Flavio Terenzoni: “The blackbirds were born in the garden between the roses.”  It accompanied this picture of little chicks, bursting with new life.

The Watermill, in the heart of Lunigiana, is surrounded by wildlife, thriving in this pollution-free rural environment, where the air and water are clear and pure…

Come and be inspired on a creative holiday here with us!

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

And for that minute a blackbird sang…

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Our gardener Flavio Terenzoni is very fond of birds and fashioned this little woven haven from willow, bamboo and a small slice of acacia. Beyond it the roses bloom, their pergola leading to the walled garden. We have not enticed a bird to Flavio’s ready-made shelter, but just beyond, deep in the dog roses, a blackbird has made a nest and four eggs laid.

The dawn chorus here is lusty and reminds me of that wonderful poem Adlestrop by Edward Thomas, capturing the essence a Summer day in deepest England:

And for that minute a blackbird sang

Close by, and round him, mistier,

Farther and farther, all the birds

Of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

For us, our blackbird sings close by, and round him, softer, calmer, farther and farther, all the birds of Lunigiana and Garfagnana.

Plenty of activities for partners while their other halves paint!

Language restuarantWe have no fewer than five non-painting partners on Keiko Tanabe’s watercolour course starting on Saturday and you can be sure will be offering them plenty of activities while their spouses and partners paint away at the Watermill and in the glorious surrounding countryside.

First of all, we’re going to feed them delicious meals, both at the watermill and at lovely, traditional local restaurants. Then we are going to take them on an excursion on Wednesday to the Cinque Terre or to Lucca.

The precise itinerary for the painters will depend on the weather and other unforeseen factors, but you are more than welcome to join them at any of their locations (all of which involve lunch!)

The stunning view from one of your lunchtime restaurants

The stunning view from one of your lunchtime restaurants

As well as painting around the mill, their partners and fellow-painters will also be exploring the nearby hamlet of Verrucola with its impressive Malaspina Castle; the walled town of Fivizzano, with its Museum of Printing, ancient convent (now a library), Medici walls, market in the piazza, shops, cafés etc.; and the gourmet Il Vecchio Tino restaurant at Monte dei Bianchi with its spectacular setting in the mountains. Non-painting partners (‘NPPs’) are more than welcome to go on any of these outings to great locations.Sue Ford Joy and Sanjana at Convento

But if ‘NPPs’ want to explore on their own, enjoy other activities and visit other attractions, here’s a suggested itinerary – none of which, of course, is obligatory.

Saturday:                Arrival day. Explore the mill, its gardens and the riverside

Sunday:                   Leisure at mill; fish in the river? Tennis in Fivizzano? Borrow our bicycle?

Monday:                  Verrucola Castle and valley walk to Pognana

Tuesday:                  Fivizzano market day; trip to Carrara, Pontremoli or Equi Terme? Walk in the Appennines?

Wednesday:           Cinque Terre or Lucca?

Thursday:               Lucca or Cinque Terre? Carrara, Pontremoli or Equi Terme?

Friday:                     Monte dei Bianchi vineyard or Equi Terme?

Saturday:                Departure day. For those with late flights: sightseeing in Pisa

One recent NPP Alastair Hunter and his wife Sheila took a trip to see the famous marble quarries of Carrara. Here’s their report: “On Wednesday we were free to roam and we knew where we wanted to go, to Carrara.  The two regular options of visiting Lucca or the Cinque Terre were not so exciting for us.  We already had a holiday planned in Lucca, and the steps at Cinque Terre would be too steep for Sheila to climb.  But, reading The Agony and the Ecstasy years ago I wanted to see the quarries where Michelangelo selected blocks of marble for his sculptures.  Here was the chance I had been waiting for.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Taxi and train resolved the journey from The Watermill down to Carrara, where Reike our guide was there to greet us.  She is a German lady living in Italy for twenty-five years, and very accomplished in providing visitors with a comprehensive tour of the marble quarries.  For good reasons that soon became very clear we travelled by long wheelbase Land Rover.  Our party were an Austrian who was camping locally, a Scots couple, a Netherlander, and a Russian sommelier who were travelling aboard a cruise ship docked at la Spezia, and ourselves from Scotland.  We set off together for the mountains.

In the commercial town of Carrara, we passed endless marble stone companies.  Carrara provides the entire global supply of pure white marble, as it has done for over two thousand years.  In the old town we saw every single building constructed of marble including footpaths and pavements.  As we left the town and started to climb we began to witness the vast scale of operations ahead of us on the mountain.  Enormous lorries sometimes filled with only a single marble block edged past us on the road.

VISITOR PARTY AT CARRARA MARBLE QUARRY (002)Higher up as we entered the quarry areas the surface of the roads gave way to rock hardcore, slopes nosed skywards and hairpin bends took two goes for our vehicle to get around.  At each successive level, from near sea level right to the top of the mountain, the quarry floors are vast.  Looking down from the top, huge dumper trucks look like toys.  The main quarry processes have continued for centuries.  They drive the quarry faces back into the mountain, they open new quarry floors at levels higher up, and they quarry down into the floors.  There are underground quarries as well, unfortunately not for the public to see.

 Operations on the mountain are self-contained and nothing is wasted.  Marble is cut out from the quarry using endless loops of steel rope impregnated with diamond.  In earlier times the cutting medium was a slurry of water with sand.  Marble quality ranges from entire blocks of white purity, through veined blocks, cracked pieces, crushed stones, right down to marble powder, all having commercial or industrial value.  A fascinating and memorable day, with many thanks due to Bill Breckon for his organisation in advance, which all ran smoothly.”

Come and join us and bring your own NPP!

Preserving the memory of the last miller of Posara

AA shutterThe last miller of Posara was Alderico Alderici, from whom we bought the Watermill in 1989. A charming, friendly man who was so strong in is youth that he thought nothing of lifting sacks of grain weighing a quintale (100 kgs, or some 220 lbs) on to his lorry.

When we were restoring the 17th Century past of this mill this year, we found his initials AA incised in the shutters on one of the windows, together with a P, which presumably stands for Posara.

We thought we would like to preserve Alderico’s memory, so our talented factotum Karsten Müller has beautifully restored the shutters, which now grace the windows of the bathroom in our new Ghirlandaio bedroom.

And we also restored two unusual features of this level of the old mill: small wooden plugs set in the floor, each now overlaid with strengthened glass. These plugs cover tubes which lead down to the hoppers above the ancient millstones on the floor below, through which grain was poured to be ground into flour. There is one in the atrium leading to the two new bedrooms and one in the shower room of the Uccello bedroom.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

The wooden plug on the ‘grain feeder’, before being covered in strenghened glass

Come and see all this and learn more about the intriguing centuries-old history of the Watermill when you enjoy one of our sun-filled, fun-filled creative courses. We’d be delighted to welcome you here.

Here are two pictures of the 17th Century watermill restoration, taken by our gardener Flavio Terenzoni, who is also helping to make the 21st Century Watermill lovely than ever.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

Restoration 1 edited

Want to join us in 2018? Here’s an offer for extra-early Early Bird bookers

Painting by Doranne Alden, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.We’ve had a lot of interest in our course NEXT year, even though we’ve started on our 2017 season, so to meet that demand, we’ve a remarkable offer for those who want to book a year or so ahead.

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

We won’t actually be publishing details of our 2018 courses on our website until 1 September this year –it is too confusing. But for those who want to book before that, our offer is: you can have a place on any of our 2018 creative courses at 2017 prices. Please email me personally at bill@medialliance.net if you would like to reserve your place.

Knit Judy and Jean show their work - square

Here’s the list of courses so far:

28 Apr-5 May 2018 Painting course Paul Talbot-Greaves

5-12 May 2018 Knitting course Sarah Hatton 1

12-19 May 2018 Knitting course Sarah Hatton 2

19-26 May 2018 Painting course Maggie Renner 26 May-2 Jun

Painting course 2018 Sandra Strohschein 1

2-9 Jun 2018 Painting course Sandra Strohschein 2

9-16 Jun 2018 Painting course Sarah Yeoman 1

16-23 Jun 2018 Painting course Sarah Yeoman 2

Yoga portrait shape 323-30 Jun 2018 Yoga course Dina Sheldon

30 Jun-7 Jul 2018 Painting course Lea Nixon

7-14 Jul 2018 Painting course Terry Jarvis

14-21 Jul 2018 Knitting course Marie Wallin

18-25 Aug 2018 Sculpture course Jason Arkles

25 Aug-1 Sep 2018 Yoga course Claire Murphy

1-8 Sep 2018 Painting course Rebecca Mendonça

8-15 Sep 2018 Painting course Mike Willdridge

15-22 Sep 2018 Painting course Claire Warner

22-29 Sep 2018 Writing course Jo Parfitt

Suzanne at work 1

29 Sep-6 Oct 2018 Knitting course Lisa Richardson

6-13 Oct 2018 Painting course David Taylor

Francesca vine verandah

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

The 17th Century mill restored; Come and enjoy the tranquility of the Watermill

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

Here are the first pictures of the wonderful restoration work on the 17th Century mill in the Watermill complex, undertaken by Paolo Zamboni and his team.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

We also created a new courtyard overlooking the river, with an old marble sink in one corner.The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

So now much of the mill is restored, re-invigorated, brought back to life, all here for you to enjoy. Now we will move on to the 1824 turbine watermill, while Lois has plans for a benessere (wellbeing) centre in the old olive press!

We’ve already run our first four courses this year and had some wonderful feedback from our guests. Among the comments:

Language course: As hosts, you made us feel most welcome; and the combination of language lessons, food and excursions was excellently balanced. We were unaware of the Apuan mountain region – it is spectacularly beautiful. Altogether a unique and delightful experience.”

Knitting with Lisa Richardson: “Everything was perfect. You and Bill, as well as Tam (we all loved him), Karsten, Rosaria, Mirella and our drivers did their utmost to make us feel at home.  What a lovely time we had thanks to you all.  And Lisa was just fantastic for us knitters and such a nice person. Robert [non-knitting partner] had a good time too he told me and was happy he came along.”

“Knitting for a week. Sounds strange? Couldn’t have been better. Bill and Lois the most welcoming and generous hosts for whom nothing was too much trouble. Lisa Richardson a patient and experienced tutor. Our outings were all perfectly chosen. Our food divine. My room very special with gorgeous views. Lovely gardens and flowers everywhere.The sound of the river flowing by and the church bells ringing. Lovely group of people to spend time with. Perfect peace at The Watermill.”

Painting with Doranne Alden: “I would have no hesitation in recommending the Watermill painting holidays to anyone interested in this delightful way of taking a break in beautiful surroundings with charming hosts and excellent tutors. An A* experience.”

Knitting with Marie Wallin: “Utterly brilliant! Perfect hosts, fabulous food…”

Many of this year’s creative courses are already full, but we still have one or two places left. Painting holidays are our core activity, with our wonderful, inspiring international tutors and the stunning locations in and around the mill and in the surrounding unspoilt Tuscan countryside of Lunigiana. We still also have some places on our knitting and yoga weeks. There are details below. We’d love to welcome you here for one of our sun-filled, fun-filled, inspiring creative courses.


Keiko plus picKeiko Tanabe Fully booked, waiting list open
10 June to 17 June 2017
Watercolours
To learn more about Keiko, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please click here.

 


mmaggie plus picMaggie Renner Hellmann One place left
17 June to 24 June 2017
‘Courageous Color Workshop’
To learn more about Maggie, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please click here.

 


lea plus picLea Nixon One or two places left
24 June to 1 July 2017
Watercolours
To learn more about Lea, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


terry plus picTerry Jarvis Fully booked, waiting list open
1 July to 8 July 2017
Watercolours
To learn more about Terry, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


sue plus picSue Ford Two or three places left
15 July to 22 July 2017
Watercolours, pastels, collage and mixed media plus acrylic
To learn more about Sue, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please click here.

 


mark plus picMark Warner Two or three places left
22 July to 29 July 2017
Acrylics/Watercolours incorporating conte/pastel
To learn more about Mark, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


varvara plus pixVarvara Neiman Fully booked, waiting list open
26 August to 2 September 2017
Water-based oils, acrylics and watercolour
To learn more about Varvara, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please click here.

 


mike plus picMike Willdridge Fully booked, waiting list open
2 September to 9 September 2017
Watercolours and drawing (also gouache and acrylics with an emphasis on sketching and drawing on location)
To learn more about Mike, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


Nel plus picNel Whatmore & Rebecca de Mendonça
Fully booked, waiting list open
23 September to 30 September 2017
Pastels
To learn more about Nel & Rebecca, their course and to see more of their pictures, please click here.

 


charles plus picCharles Sluga Fully booked, waiting list open
30 September to 7 October 2017
Watercolours (and acrylics and oils)
To learn more about Charles, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


Tim plus picTim Wilmot Three or four places left
7 October to 14 October 2017
Watercolours
To learn more about Tim, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


And here’s the ‘availability snapshot’ for our knitting weeks


Marie knit

8 July to 15 July 2017 Knitting and La Bella Vita

with Marie Wallin Fully booked, waiting list open

To learn more about Marie and her courses at the mill, please click here


Sarah knit

16 September to 23 September 2017 Knitting and La Bella Vita

with Sarah Hatton Fully booked, waiting list open

To learn more about Sarah and her course at the mill, please visit click here.


And for our yoga and meditation retreat:

Claire plus pic9 -16 September Nourish — mind, body and soul 

with Claire Murphy One or two places left

To learn more about Claire and her retreat at The Watermill, please click here


Don’t miss out: grab yourself one of those last few places!

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

A wonderful picture by Watermill guest Ron Ploeg

Watermill 2017 creative courses: latest availability

A wonderful picture by Watermill guest Ron Ploeg

Come and enjoy Watermill nectar! A wonderful picture by one of our guests, Ron Ploeg

Here’s the latest availability on this season’s creative courses. We have had a bumper year of bookings and some of our courses are fully booked (there’s a waiting list in case of unforeseen cancellations), but we still have some lovely rooms on other courses. We’d be delighted to welcome you here.

First, painting courses.


Sandra plus picSandra Strohschein Fully booked, waiting list open
27 May to 3 June 2017 
Watercolours
To learn more about Sandra, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please click here.

 


Tom and picture

Tom J Byrne Three or four places left
3 June to 10 June 2017  
Oils and Watercolours
To learn more about Tom, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


Keiko plus picKeiko Tanabe Fully booked, waiting list open
10 June to 17 June 2017
Watercolours
To learn more about Keiko, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please click here.

 


mmaggie plus picMaggie Renner Hellmann One place left
17 June to 24 June 2017
‘Courageous Color Workshop’
To learn more about Maggie, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please click here.

 


lea plus picLea Nixon One or two places left
24 June to 1 July 2017
Watercolours
To learn more about Lea, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


terry plus picTerry Jarvis Fully booked, waiting list open
1 July to 8 July 2017
Watercolours
To learn more about Terry, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


sue plus picSue Ford Two or three places left
15 July to 22 July 2017
Watercolours, pastels, collage and mixed media plus acrylic
To learn more about Sue, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please click here.

 


mark plus picMark Warner Two or three places left
22 July to 29 July 2017
Acrylics/Watercolours incorporating conte/pastel
To learn more about Mark, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


varvara plus pixVarvara Neiman Fully booked, waiting list open
26 August to 2 September 2017
Water-based oils, acrylics and watercolour
To learn more about Varvara, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please click here.

 


mike plus picMike Willdridge Fully booked, waiting list open
2 September to 9 September 2017
Watercolours and drawing (also gouache and acrylics with an emphasis on sketching and drawing on location)
To learn more about Mike, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


Nel plus picNel Whatmore & Rebecca de Mendonça
Fully booked, waiting list open
23 September to 30 September 2017
Pastels
To learn more about Nel & Rebecca, their course and to see more of their pictures, please click here.

 


charles plus picCharles Sluga Fully booked, waiting list open
30 September to 7 October 2017
Watercolours (and acrylics and oils)
To learn more about Charles, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


Tim plus picTim Wilmot Three or four places left
7 October to 14 October 2017
Watercolours
To learn more about Tim, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


And here’s the ‘availability snapshot’ for our knitting weeks


Marie knit

20 May to 27 May 2017 Knitting and La Bella Vita with Marie Wallin One place left

Marie knitAND 8 July to 15 July 2017 Knitting and La Bella Vita

with Marie Wallin Fully booked, waiting list open

To learn more about Marie and her courses at the mill, please click here


Sarah knit

16 September to 23 September 2017 Knitting and La Bella Vita

with Sarah Hatton Fully booked, waiting list open

To learn more about Sarah and her course at the mill, please visit click here.


And for our yoga and meditation retreat:

Claire plus pic9 -16 September Nourish — mind, body and soul 

with Claire Murphy One or two places left

To learn more about Claire and her retreat at The Watermill, please click here


Don’t miss out: grab yourself a place!

A picture of the millstream taken by Lois last week.

Latest news from the Watermill: stick, sketch, say ‘Aaah’ and take Rosa for a walk!

 

May 17 newsletterThe Watermill newsletter for May is just published, with a masterclass in collage from Sue Ford — and you can read all about why tutor Tom Byrne likes to sketch and paint in the fresh air, two new exciting knitting projects from Marie Wallin, how to capture the ‘Aaah’ moment from out yoga teacher Claire Murphy and good news for dogs from Tim Wilmot.  Plus, the latest availability on all our 20 courses this year – still time to book, but we’ve less than 20 places left overall.

Come and enjoy the Watermill experience yourself. We’d love to welcome you here.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

A wonderful picture by Watermill guest Ron Ploeg

Last few places on our sun-filled, fun-filled, inspiring creative courses

A wonderful picture by Watermill guest Ron Ploeg

Come and enjoy Watermill nectar! A wonderful picture by one of our guests, Ron Ploeg

Here’s the latest availability on this season’s creative courses. We have had a bumper year of bookings and some of our courses are fully booked (there’s a waiting list in case of unforeseen cancellations), but we still have some lovely rooms on other courses. We’d be delighted to welcome you here.

First, painting courses.


Doranne plus picDoranne Alden One place left
13 May to 20 May 2017 
Watercolours
To learn more about Doranne, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please click here.

 


Sandra plus picSandra Strohschein Fully booked, waiting list open
27 May to 3 June 2017 
Watercolours
To learn more about Sandra, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please click here.

 


Tom and picture

Tom J Byrne Four or five places left
3 June to 10 June 2017  
Oils and Watercolours
To learn more about Tom, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


Keiko plus picKeiko Tanabe Fully booked, waiting list open
10 June to 17 June 2017
Watercolours
To learn more about Keiko, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please click here.

 


mmaggie plus picMaggie Renner Hellmann One or two places left
17 June to 24 June 2017
‘Courageous Color Workshop’
To learn more about Maggie, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please click here.

 


lea plus picLea Nixon One or two places left
24 June to 1 July 2017
Watercolours
To learn more about Lea, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


terry plus picTerry Jarvis Fully booked, waiting list open
1 July to 8 July 2017
Watercolours
To learn more about Terry, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


sue plus picSue Ford Two or three places left
15 July to 22 July 2017
Watercolours, pastels, collage and mixed media plus acrylic
To learn more about Sue, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please click here.

 


mark plus picMark Warner Two or three places left
22 July to 29 July 2017
Acrylics/Watercolours incorporating conte/pastel
To learn more about Mark, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


varvara plus pixVarvara Neiman Fully booked, waiting list open
26 August to 2 September 2017
Water-based oils, acrylics and watercolour
To learn more about Varvara, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please click here.

 


mike plus picMike Willdridge Fully booked, waiting list open
2 September to 9 September 2017
Watercolours and drawing (also gouache and acrylics with an emphasis on sketching and drawing on location)
To learn more about Mike, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


Nel plus picNel Whatmore & Rebecca de Mendonça
Fully booked, waiting list open
23 September to 30 September 2017
Pastels
To learn more about Nel & Rebecca, their course and to see more of their pictures, please click here.

 


charles plus picCharles Sluga Fully booked, waiting list open
30 September to 7 October 2017
Watercolours (and acrylics and oils)
To learn more about Charles, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


Tim plus picTim Wilmot Three or four places left
7 October to 14 October 2017
Watercolours
To learn more about Tim, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please click here.

 


And here’s the ‘availability snapshot’ for our knitting weeks

Lisa knit6 May to 13 May 2017 Knitting and La Bella Vita

with Lisa Richardson One or two places left

To learn more about Lisa and her course at the mill, please click here


Marie knit

20 May to 27 May 2017 Knitting and La Bella Vita with Marie Wallin One place left

Marie knitAND 8 July to 15 July 2017 Knitting and La Bella Vita

with Marie Wallin Fully booked, waiting list open

To learn more about Marie and her courses at the mill, please click here


Sarah knit

16 September to 23 September 2017 Knitting and La Bella Vita

with Sarah Hatton Fully booked, waiting list open

To learn more about Sarah and her course at the mill, please visit click here.


And for our yoga and meditation retreat:

Claire plus pic9 -16 September Nourish — mind, body and soul 

with Claire Murphy One or two places left

To learn more about Claire and her retreat at The Watermill, please click here


Don’t miss out: grab yourself a place!

A picture of the millstream taken by Lois last week.