Another sun-filled, fun-filled painting week at The Watermill

The Watermill at Posara for painting, sculpting, knitting, creative writing, Italian language and yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.We had another great group of people with us last week to enjoy a week’s painting with our Australian cobber Terry Jarvis. Here’s one of our guests, Geraldine Larkins, getting ready for a spin on our gardener Flavio Terenzoni’s vintage Vespa motor scooter. Behind is Terry himself, holding up a sketch of the scooter, which he made as a present for Flavio. Here’s the picture:

Flavio scooter painting Jul 17

Terry will be back with us next year, for another inspiring, sun-filled, fun-filled week, from Saturday 7 July to Saturday 14 July 2018. We’d love you to join us to sample for yourself the delights of life and location in unspoilt rural Tuscany.

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 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

You can see details of our bedrooms and their 2017 prices at 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!

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

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