Brrr! It won’t be this cold on Sandra’s painting weeks here in May or June. We promise you.

 Sandra Strohschein, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.Sandra Strohschein, our lovely American watercolour tutor just posted this picture from hr backwoods retreat. She says: “Good morning at 11 degrees F or minus 11.66 C from Black Bear Lodge.”

Too chilly for me. We’re enjoying plus 15°C at the moment here and we can promise you warm weather, warm hospitality and warm teaching on Sandra’s two painting weeks here next year.

This is what Sandra looks like in Posara:

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

There’ll be warmth  — and inspiration, too — on Sandra’s sun-filled, fun-filled courses at The Watermill. But you’ll have to hurry to reserve a place. Ten people have already booked for Sandra’s first week and 10 for her second, so we’ve only a few more spaces left. There are more details below. Time to book! Especially with our Early Bird booking discount (see below).

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

The warm and sunlit Watermill courtyard

We had a wonderful course with Sandra earlier this 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 Strohshein, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays, Tuscany Italy.

A painting of the Watermill from the riverside by Sandra

Sandra will be back for these two weeks: 26 May to 2 June and 2-9 June 2018, so why not join her for one, or even both of them?

Sandra Strohschein head and shouldersSandra 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.”  

Everything is included in the cost of your holiday at the watermill: tuition, accommodation (including all linen and towels), pre-dinner aperitifs, all meals and wines (including outings to charming local restaurants) and all local transportation (including transfers to Pisa airport and an excursion by train to Lucca or the Cinque Terre). You get to Pisa, Italy, we do the rest!

 Sandra plus picSandra Strohshein


26 May to 2 June AND 2-9 June 2018

Please click here to learn more about Sandra’s painting holidays at The Watermill. 

 Early Bird discount: book now!

 If you book before 31 December 2017 there’s a £GBP 75 per person discount on this fabulous 2018 painting holiday.  To enquire about availability and/or to reserve your place, please use our secure Booking Enquiry Form by clicking here.

Come and join us and savour the magic of The Watermill!

Painting on a balcony overlooking the garden

Painting on a balcony overlooking the garden

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