A flowery farewell to a Watermill painting course

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, creative writing and Italian language holidays/vacations/workshops, Tuscany, Italy.This colourful and flowery painting is the joint production of Sandra Strohschein’s lovely group last week. And they’ve donated it to the Watermill, so son it will be framed and gracing our walls. Thank you very much everyone –and for your excellent company.

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

Some of the group add their personal touches. Pictire Keith Strohschein

 If you fancy a collaborative effort on your last afternoon, following a fun-filled, sun-filled week with inspiring teaching, you can join Sandra for one (or both!) of her painting holidays here next year. We’d love to welcome you here.  It’s also a grrat place to amke new friends, like Veronica and Sandhya here. (And thank you Sandhya for the delicious and fiery Indian pre-dinner nibbles!)

Picture: Keith Strohschein

We are already taking bookings for Sandra’s courses in 2019. She’ll be here for two weeks next year, from Saturday 1 June to Saturday 8 June 2019 and from Saturday 8 June to Saturday 15 June 2019.

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

A welcoming smile from Sandra

But it looks like you’ll have to get your skates on to be sure of a place: we already have eight bookers for the first week in 2019 and four people are booked in for the second, plus two enquirers. So, as they say, ‘book now to avoid disappointment’, especially as there’s a 2019 courses at 2018 prices offer until September this year. You can find out more about Sandra’s sun-filled, fun-filled, inspiring weeks and all our other creative courses in 2019, by clicking here.


  1. Sandhya Todi says

    I am just back from an awesomely fantastic week at the Watermill, at Sandra’s painting holiday.
    I don’t have enough words to describe my experience & don’t know where to begin.
    Sandy is a superb artist; which we all know from her works. Apart from that, she is an excellent instructor & doesn’t hold back even the tiniest secrets of how she has reached where she is now & shares all her big and small tips with her students. It was a great experience and good fun to embrace a totally new style of painting under her guidance.
    As for Bill & Lois – could there be better hosts than them? They have displayed absolutely courteous and impeccable care in looking after us – right from the smallest individual requirements to taking care of the group as a whole. I think it was flawless.
    And The Watermill – wow – what a property, the sound of the gushing stream, the hundreds of chirping birds at dawn, the church bells (not to forget their school bell), the vast spread of greens & flowers all around, the well maintained rooms & the feeling of welcome all the time.
    We were treated to lovely meals, beautifully plated at each meal & served in great style, Here I must mention that without a single error, they took care of our special dietary requirements, whether at the Watermill or at a restaurant in the villages.
    Thank you Bill & Lois for a wonderful experience .

    • Thank you for your charming comment Sandhya. We are so pleased you enjoyed yourself so much. You were a delightful guest and we look forward to meeting up again sometime soon, perhaps at the Wtermill or even in India. With all best wishes BB

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