Enjoy Carol’s paintings of her 5-star Watermill week

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, creative writing, Italian language, yoga holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Carol Gaston, who was our guest on Paul Talbot-Greaves’ watercolour painting week here at the beginning of May, has just sent me some of the paintings he made while she was with us (above and below).

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, creative writing, Italian language, yoga holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

Carol also sent us a very kind message about her stay: “I have never received such great treatment on a holiday. You all couldn’t have been kinder. Everything was 5 star, from the food to the bedrooms, to all of your staff. It couldn’t have been any better. Your organisation of the week was amazing, down to the very last detail.”

Thank you so much Carol. We’re just pleased when people enjoy our hospitality. We’ve a few places left on our 2018 creative courses, so why not come and savour a Watermill week yourself?

Courses with places left: Painting:

Sandra plus picSandra Strohschein

2 June to 9 June 2018
 – 1/2 places

Watercolours
To learn more about Sandra, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please visit her Profile Page

Sandra plus picSandra Strohschein
9 June to 16 June 2018 –1/2 places
Watercolours

To learn more about Sandra, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please visit her Profile Page

 

Andrew plus pic

Andrew Geeson
23 June to 30 June 2018 – 1/2 places

Watercolours
To learn more about Andrew, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please visit his Profile Page

 

terry plus picTerry Jarvis
7 July to 14 July 2018 – still places
Watercolours (and oils, pastels and acrylics)
To learn more about Terry, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please visit his Profile Page

 

Nel and Bec plus picRebecca de Mendonça & Nel Whatmore
1 September to 8 September 2018 – 1/2 places
Pastels
To learn more about Rebecca & Nel, their course and to see more of their pictures, please visit their Profile Page

 

mike plus picMike Willdridge
8 September to 15 September 2018 1 place
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 visit his Profile Page

Painting by Claire Warner, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Claire Warner 
15 September to 22 September 2018 1/2 places
Watercolours (and oils and acrylics)
To learn more about Claire, her course and to see more of her pictures, please visit her Profile Page.

On our Writing you Life’s Stories week:

Jo plus pic

Write Your Life Stories
Jo Parfitt

18 August to 25 August 2018 Still a few places

To learn more about Jo and her course at The Watermill, please click here

And on our yoga retreat:

Amy and Joanne H&SAmy Rogg & Joanne Brohmer
25 August to 1 September 2018 – still places
Yoga retreat
To learn more about Amy and Joanne and their course at The Watermill, please visit their Tutor Page

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, creative writing, Italian language, yoga holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

Annother intriguing painting by Carol Gaston

Red poppies and blue borage in the Watermill walled garden

It’s poppy time again in our part of Tuscany, as the vivid red flowers brighten the roadsides and the meadows. Our gardener Flavio Terenzoni has also encouraged the poppies to grow in the Watermill walled garden, especially in a lovely bed beside the plum tree, where they bloom beside the bright blue borage flowers, which not only attract myriads of buzzing bees but which we also use to decorate our salads.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, creative writing, Italian language, yoga holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

A wonderful picture by Watermill guest Ron Ploeg

Come and enjoy the Watermill flowers yourselves: soon the roses will be in full bloom and the bignonia bursting forth in the courtyard.

There are a few places left on our 2018 painting courses.

Sandra plus picSandra Strohschein

2 June to 9 June 2018
 – 1/2 places

Watercolours
To learn more about Sandra, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please visit her Profile Page

Sandra plus picSandra Strohschein
9 June to 16 June 2018 –1/2 places
Watercolours

To learn more about Sandra, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please visit her Profile Page

 

Andrew plus pic

Andrew Geeson
23 June to 30 June 2018 – 1/2 places

Watercolours
To learn more about Andrew, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please visit his Profile Page

 

terry plus picTerry Jarvis
7 July to 14 July 2018 – still places
Watercolours (and oils, pastels and acrylics)
To learn more about Terry, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please visit his Profile Page

 

Nel and Bec plus picRebecca de Mendonça & Nel Whatmore
1 September to 8 September 2018 – 1/2 places
Pastels
To learn more about Rebecca & Nel, their course and to see more of their pictures, please visit their Profile Page

 

mike plus picMike Willdridge
8 September to 15 September 2018 1 place
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 visit his Profile Page

Painting by Claire Warner, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Claire Warner 
15 September to 22 September 2018 1/2 places
Watercolours (and oils and acrylics)
To learn more about Claire, her course and to see more of her pictures, please visit her Profile Page.

 

Come and join us and enjoy the magic at the mill.

Admiring the Bignonia in the courtyard

Sudden availability on Mike’s and Claire’s painting courses

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

Market day sketch by Mike

Due to cancellations, we now have places on Mike Willdridge’s and Claire Warner’s inspiring painting courses this September. For Mike’s course, from Saturday 8 September to Saturday 15 September 2018, the Donatello bedroom is free for one painting guest, while for Claire’s course, from Saturday 15 September to Saturday 22 September 2018, the Botticelli bedroom, a double room also available for single occupancy, is now free. Details of the rooms can be found by clicking here.

Come and join us on one (or both) of these fun-filled, sun-filled painting courses. We’d love to welcome you here.

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

Claire’s painting of a cafe in Provence

There are also a few places left on our other 2018 creative courses, and more details below.


mike plus picMike Willdridge
8 September to 15 September 2018 1 place left
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 visit his Profile Page


Painting by Claire Warner, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Claire Warner 
15 September to 22 September 2018 1/2 places 
Watercolours (and oils and acrylics)
To learn more about Claire, her course and to see more of her pictures, please visit her Profile Page.


Availabilty on other painting courses:

Sandra plus picSandra Strohschein

2 June to 9 June 2018
 – 1/2 places

Watercolours
To learn more about Sandra, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please visit her Profile Page


Sandra plus picSandra Strohschein
9 June to 16 June 2018 –1/2 places
Watercolours

To learn more about Sandra, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please visit her Profile Page

 


Andrew Geeson
Andrew plus pic23 June to 30 June 2018 – 1/2 places
Watercolours
To learn more about Andrew, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please visit his Profile Page

 


terry plus picTerry Jarvis
7 July to 14 July 2018 – still places
Watercolours (and oils, pastels and acrylics)
To learn more about Terry, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please visit his Profile Page

 


Nel and Bec plus picRebecca de Mendonça & Nel Whatmore
1 September to 8 September 2018 – 1/2 places
Pastels
To learn more about Rebecca & Nel, their course and to see more of their pictures, please visit their Profile Page

 


Come and join us and enjoy the magic at the mill.

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

Mike’s picture of the millstream rushing beneath gardener Flavio’s famous bridge

Memories of Manarola by Watermill painting tutor Sandra Strohscheim

Painting by Sandra Strohscheim, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.This lovely watercolour is by Sandra Strohscheim, our early Summer ‘painting tutor in residence’ at the Watermill. It is of the village of Manarola in the Cinque Terre, one of the venues you can choose one our Wednesday excursion during our creative courses here.

We still have aone or two places left on Sandra’s courses this June. We’d love to welcome you here.

Sandra plus picSandra Strohschein
Watercolours

2 June to 9 June 2018  One place (or two sharing9 June to 16 June 2018 One place left (or two sharing)16 June to 23 June 2018  One place left (or two sharing)

To learn more about Sandra, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please visit her Profile Page

Sandra says: The Watermill is one of my favourite place to paint and the hospitality is out of this world. “I’ve made so many great friends there over the years and I am looking forward to meeting many of them again as well as making new friends during our painting weeks.

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

Sandra teaching in the Watermill walled garden

We had a wonderful course with Sandra last year and our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A couple of their comments: “Sandra was full of enthusiasm and talent and made every day a joy.  To have two chances most days to paint was utter heaven and in such wonderful surroundings. I didn’t paint a masterpiece but thoroughly enjoyed my week.  I hope to remember some of the tricks Sandy taught us and use them in the future.”

 “Many thanks to you both for a fabulous week. Your forethought, hard work and professionalism are very much appreciated. Nothing was too much trouble and nothing was at fault. You have created a gem. Please pass on our sincere gratitude to all your lovely people.”

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

Sandra under the roses

Sandra Strohschein, from Michigan, USA, has achieved an extraordinary mastery of her medium, transparent watercolours. She works in a fast loose impressionistic style, but above all, she produces passionate, emotionally charged paintings, full of energy.

As for her teaching, people frequently tell her about how much fun they have on her workshops and how nobody ever wants them to end. Another painting guest on her course at the mill said: Watching your demonstrations was such an education and your kind and patient individual help was invaluable.”

Welcome to the new Vasari

We continue our musings about our bedrooms and apartment suites named after famous Renaissance artists with a few thoughts about Giorgio Vasari.

I often think that if Vasari hadn’t written his well-known book, he’d be more famous!

This apparent contradiction comes about from the fact that in some quarters at least, Vasari is only known for his book Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, the first book on art history, in which he lauded Michelangelo as the apotheosis of artistic development.

But Vasari, who lived from 1511 to 1574, was also a great Renaissance Man in his own right: painter, architect and street-planner, as well as writer and historian.

He painted (with others) the inside of the dome of Florence cathedral, wonderful frescoes in the palazzo vecchio; he built the uffizi and in particular the loggia of the uffizi, creating a unique Renaissance street with unified architecture, the first regularised streetscape in Europe. Oh, and the Vasari corridor, linking above street level the palazzo vecchio with the Pitti place, so his Grand Duke, Cosimo 1 de’ Medici, wouldn’t have to mix with the hoi polloi on his way home. And he built the Fish Loggia, one of my (many) favourite buildings in Florence.

Originally there was a double row of eight arches (increased to nine by Cosimo III in 1699) on alternating pairs of square and round columns enclosing canopied vaults. And around the outside, there are wonderfully colourful tondi celebrating fish and fishing.

At the Watermill, we’ve just finished renovating the Apartment Suit celebrating Vasari. That’s a shot of the bedroom at the top of this article – and here are the new French widows bringing even more Tuscan light into the sitting room. The Vasari site is ideal for a couple or two people sharing.

Vasari is pretty full on this year’s creative courses, but we have availability for Andrew Geeson’s painting course from Saturday 23 June to Saturday 30 June 2018, for Terry Jarvis’ painting course from Saturday 7 July to Saturday 14 July 2018, for Jo Parfitt’s first Writing your Life Stories week, from Saturday 18 August to Saturday 25 August 2018 and for our yoga retreat with Amy Rogg and Joanne Brohmer, from Saturday 18 August to Saturday 25 August 2018.


Andrew plus picAndrew Geeson
Watercolours

23 June to 30 June 2018  

To learn more about Andrew, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please visit his Profile Page


terry plus picTerry Jarvis
Watercolours (and oils, pastels and acrylics)

7 July to 14 July 2018 Still places

To learn more about Terry, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please visit his Profile Page


Jo Parfitt
Write Your Life Stories

18 August to 25 August 2018 Four places left

To learn more about Jo and her course at The Watermill, please visit her Profile Page


Amy Rogg & Joanne Brohmer
Nourish – mind, body and soul

25 August to 1 September 2018  Still plenty of places

To learn more about Amy and Joanne and their course at The Watermill, please visit their Tutor Page.

Come and join us!

Did perspective affect Uccello’s married life?

Continuing our notes on the early Renaissance artists after whom our Watermill bedrooms are names, today it’s the turn of Paolo Uccello. Recently restored, the Uccello bedroom in the 17th Century mill building looks out over the watermill cascades and the River Rosaro.

Uccello was born in 1397 and was a pioneer of the use of linear perspective, invented (or re-discovered) by my hero Filippo Brunelleschi (Click here to find out more about him and his bedroom). Uccello was so obsessed with perspective that it affected his married life. His wife said that he stayed up all night in his studio making intricate drawings and when she called for him to come to bed, he would cry out: “Oh what a sweet thing this perspective is!”  Mrs Uccello’s comments are not recorded!

Paolo is probably best known for his three paintings of the Battle of San Romano (The Uffizi version is above) and for his fresco of the English condottiere Sir John Hawkwood in Florence Cathedral which again shows his obsessive interest in perspective: the painting looks like an equestrian monument seen from below.

Come and brush up your knowledge of perspective in Uccello’s rooms at the Watermill. He’s pretty booked up this season and only free for one of Sandra Strohschein’s painting courses, from Saturday 9 June to Saturday 16 June. Or, if you’d like to meditate on life’s perspectives, on Amy Rogg and Joanne Brohmer’s yoga retreat, from Saturday 25 August to Saturday 1 September.

Sandra plus picSandra Strohschein

Watercolours

9 June to 16 June 2018 Two places left 

To learn more about Sandra, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please visit her Profile Page

Amy and Joanne H&SAmy Rogg & Joanne Brohmer 

Yoga retreat

25 August to 1 September  Still plenty of places

To learn more about Amy and Joanne and their course at The Watermill, please visit their Tutor Page

 

Church bells will keep you on time(ish) during Terry’s course

Painting by Terry Jarvis, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy. It’s fun when we go out to our painting locations in the historic villages and glorious countryside of Lunigiana, to hear the church bells punctuating our day. Of course, they are not synchronised, so as you paint you may well hear the same hours being struck two or three times from different villages in the hills and valleys. They remind us that we are on holiday and that we can relax: time belongs to us, we are not its slaves!

So I thought I’d share with you a couple of lovely bell tower pictures by our effervescent and inspiring painting tutor Terry Jarvis, who will be back with us for another sun-filled, fun-filled week this July.

Italian have an affection for the bells of their own town or city, giving them a sense of pride of place and of belonging. The call it campanilismo, from campanile, a bell tower – and you can share our Posara bells, as well as those of the historic towns and villages we’ll visit during your painting week. Above is Terry’s atmospheric Shadows of Lucca, with an elegant clock tower.

And this is Terry’ painting of the main square in Fivizzano, where we go to paint on market day, with the campanile proudly in the background:Painting by Terry Jarvis, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

And here’s a village in the foothills of the mountains surrounding the Watermill, again with its church tower:Painting by Terry Jarvis, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany Italy.

Come hear the bells and paint the towers with Terry this Summer.

He will be running another inspiring course in watercolours* at The Watermill, from Saturday 7 July to Saturday 14 July 2018*Terry works in oils, pastels and acrylics, as well as watercolours, and is happy to teach in those media too.

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

Here’s what a recent guest said: I wanted to thank you for a most wonderful stay at The Watermill.  Your treatment of us was terrific.  Six stars doesn’t come close!  I enjoyed every minute. Terry’s course was great.  He is an excellent teacher – very encouraging and knows how to bring out the best in his students.  He has a great personality.”Painting by Terry Jarvis, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany Italy.

Terry is one of Australia’s leading watercolour artists and a great fan of the watermill and the surrounding area of Lunigiana. He was inspired at an early age to draw and paint the landscape, as well as people and animals. He now exhibits widely and is a popular tutor at workshops around the world. He loves drawing and helping his students to develop their drawing skills.

terry plus pic7-14 July 2018 

Terry Jarvis

Watercolours (and oils, pastels and acrylics)

To learn more about Terry and his course at The Watermill, please click here.

 *** Why not bring your non-painting partner as well? There’s a generous £250 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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Our new hydrangeas will soon be as beautiful as brides!

Spring has been a little late in Posara this year and we have been hanging fire putting up our window boxes and our large flower pots in the Watermill courtyard. Our talented gardener, Flavio Terenzoni has begun his work, however, and we are confident there’s be plenty of colour for our first course next week. Flavio has just planted up four big terracotta pots of hydrangeas beside the new French windows of the Vasari Suite.

They don’t look much at the moment, as you can see from the picture above. But soon they’ll be as beautifal as brides. At least thats what it says on the packet!

Thoughts of hydrangeas were prompted by the fine picture by our Australian cobber and great painting tutor Terry Jarvis, who painted this wonderful watercolour of hydrangeas at the Watermill on a previous visit.Painting by Terry Jarvis, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.That lot look more bridely blushing, but you can come and see the other resplendent white brides on Terry’s course with us this Summer.  We’ve still a few places left.

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

A flower seller by Terry Jarvis

Yes, Terry will be running another sun-filled, fun-filled, inspiring course in watercolours* at The Watermill this Summer. It will run from Saturday 7 July to Saturday 14 July 2018. Terry is one of Australia’s leading watercolour artists and a great fan of the watermill and the surrounding area of Lunigiana. *Terry works in oils, pasteland acrylics, as well as watercolours, and is happy to teach in those media too.The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, creative writing, Italian language, personal development and yoga holidays/vacations/retreats, Tuscany, Italy.

Here’s what a recent guest said: “I wanted to thank you for a most wonderful stay at The Watermill.  Your treatment of us was terrific.  Six stars doesn’t come close!  I enjoyed every minute. Terry’s course was great.  He is an excellent teacher – very encouraging and knows how to bring out the best in his students.  He has a great personality.”

terry plus pic7-14 July 2018 

Terry Jarvis

Watercolours (and oils, pastels and acrylics)

To learn more about Terry and his course at The Watermill, please click here.

 *** Why not bring your non-painting partner as well? There’s a generous £250 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.

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

Terry demonstrating in the Watermill garden

 

We’re waiting to welcome Sandra under our Tuscan sun: you can still join us!

Painting by Sandra Strohschein, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Here’s a fine watercolour of part of the Watermill courtyard by our early Summer ‘artist in residence’ Sandra Strohschein. She calls it Tuscan Sun and we are expecting plenty of that during Sandra’s four weeks with us in May and June.

Some 40 painters, accompanied by eight non-painting partners, are signed up for these weeks, but we do have room for a few more. Please see below.

Sandra says: The Watermill is one of my favourite place to paint and the hospitality is out of this world. “I’ve made so many great friends there over the years and I am looking forward to meeting many of them again as well as making new friends during our painting weeks.

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

Sandra teaching in the Watermill walled garden

We had a wonderful course with Sandra last year and our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A couple of their comments: “Sandra was full of enthusiasm and talent and made every day a joy.  To have two chances most days to paint was utter heaven and in such wonderful surroundings. I didn’t paint a masterpiece but thoroughly enjoyed my week.  I hope to remember some of the tricks Sandy taught us and use them in the future.”

 “Many thanks to you both for a fabulous week. Your forethought, hard work and professionalism are very much appreciated. Nothing was too much trouble and nothing was at fault. You have created a gem. Please pass on our sincere gratitude to all your lovely people.”

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

Sandra under the roses

Sandra Strohschein, from Michigan, USA, has achieved an extraordinary mastery of her medium, transparent watercolours. She works in a fast loose impressionistic style, but above all, she produces passionate, emotionally charged paintings, full of energy.

As for her teaching, people frequently tell her about how much fun they have on her workshops and how nobody ever wants them to end. Another painting guest on her course at the mill said: “Watching your demonstrations was such an education and your kind and patient individual help was invaluable.”


Sandra plus picSandra Strohschein
Watercolours

26 May to 2 June 2018 Fully booked, waiting list open
2 June to 9 June 2018 
 One place left (or two sharing)

To learn more about Sandra, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please visit her Profile Page


Sandra plus picSandra Strohschein
Watercolours

9 June to 16 June 2018 Two places left 
16 June to 23 June 2018 
 One place left (or two sharing)

To learn more about Sandra, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please visit her Profile Page

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

A morning sketch on a Watermill balcony

Watermill creative courses: grab those last few places!

Here’s an April note to keep you up to date on current availability on the world-famous Watermill creative holidays.

As you see, quite a few courses are fully booked (but there are waiting lists if you are keen on a particular tutor and there may be cancellations). We’d love you to join us on one of our sun-filled, sun-filled, inspiring courses, so if you’d like to come, now is the time to reserve your place.

*** Why not bring your non-participating partner as well? There’s a generous £250 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 Page for suggestions.

Painting courses

paul plus picPaul Talbot-Greaves
28 April to 5 May 2018 
Watercolours (and acrylics)

Fully booked, waiting list open

To learn more about Paul, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please visit his Profile Page.


maggie plus picMaggie Renner Hellmann
19 May to 26 May 2018 
‘Courageous Color Workshop’

One place left (or two sharing)

To learn more about Maggie, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please visit her Profile Page


Sandra plus picSandra Strohschein
Watercolours

26 May to 2 June 2018 Fully booked, waiting list open
2 June to 9 June 2018 
One place left (or two sharing)

To learn more about Sandra, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please visit her Profile Page


Sandra plus picSandra Strohschein
Watercolours

9 June to 16 June 2018 Two/three places left 
16 June to 23 June 2018 
 One place left (or two sharing)

To learn more about Sandra, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please visit her Profile Page


Andrew plus picAndrew Geeson
Watercolours

23 June to 30 June 2018  Two/three places left 

To learn more about Andrew, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please visit his Profile Page


terry plus picTerry Jarvis
Watercolours (and oils, pastels and acrylics)

7 July to 14 July 2018 Still plenty of places

To learn more about Terry, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please visit his Profile Page


Nel and Bec plus picRebecca de Mendonça & Nel Whatmore
Pastels

1 September to 8 September 2018 One place left (or two sharing)

To learn more about Rebecca & Nel, their course and to see more of their pictures, please visit their Profile Page


mike plus picMike Willdridge
Watercolours and drawing (also gouache and acrylics with an emphasis on sketching and drawing on location)

8 September to 15 September 2018 Fully booked, waiting list open

To learn more about Mike, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please visit his Profile Page


Painting by Claire Warner, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Claire Warner 
Watercolours (and oils and acrylics)
15 September to 22 September 2018 Fully booked, waiting list open

To learn more about Claire, her course and to see more of her pictures, please visit her Profile Page


vicki plus picVicki Norman
Oils en plein air

6 October to 13 October 2018  Fully booked, waiting list open

To learn more about Vicki, her course at the mill and to see more of her pictures, please visit her Profile Page


Tim plus picTim Wilmot
Watercolours

13 October to 20 October 2018  Fully booked, waiting list open

To learn more about Tim, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please visit his Profile Page


Knitting holidays

aperitivi and laughter

Sarah Hazell
Knitting and La Bella Vita
5 May to 12 May 2018 One place left (or two sharing) 

To learn more about Sarah and her courses at the mill, please visit her Profile Page


The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Marie Wallin – course full, waiting list open
Knitting and La Bella Vita

14 July to 21 July 2018 Fully booked, waiting list open

To learn more about Marie and her course at the mill, please visit her Profile Page


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

Lisa Richardson 
Knitting and La Bella Vita

29 September to 6 October 2018 Fully booked, waiting list open

To learn more about Lisa and her course at the mill, please visit her Profile Page


Writing course

Jo Parfitt
Write Your Life Stories

18 August to 25 August 2018 Four places left
22 September to 29 September 2018  Fully booked, waiting list open

To learn more about Jo and her course at The Watermill, please visit her Profile Page


Italian language course

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, creative writing, Italian language, personal development and yoga holidays/vacations/retreats, Tuscany, Italy.Giulia Balestri
Italian language

30 June to 7 July 2018 Fully booked, waiting list open

To learn more about Giulia and her course at The Watermill, please click here


Yoga retreat

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, creative writing, Italian language and yoga holidays/vacations/retreats, Tuscany, Italy.

Amy Rogg & Joanne Brohmer 
Nourish – mind, body and soul

25 August to 1 September 2018  Still plenty of places

To learn more about Amy and Joanne and their course at The Watermill, please visit their Tutor Page


Everything’s included in your watermill painting holiday, yoga retreat, creative writing holiday, knitting week or Italian Language course

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

Don’t forget that everything is included in the cost of your week: tuition, accommodation (including all linen and towels), pre-dinner aperitifs, all meals and local transportation (including transfers to Pisa airport; an excursion by train to visit the ancient walled city of Lucca or the stunning seaside villages of the Cinque Terre). All you have to do is to get to Pisa airport and we do the rest.

Whether you’re travelling alone or with a partner you can be sure of a warm welcome, and that you’ll be well looked after. We have built our reputation on the comfort of the mill and the care we provide.

 

 

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