Good morning from the Watermill and from Lorenzo Ghiberti

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

Picture: Francesco Lastrucci

Lorenzo Ghiberti’s baptistery doors are rightly hailed as one of the great Renaissance creations. The Watermill at Posara for painting, creative writing, knitting, and Italian language holidays/vacations/workshops, Tuscany, Italy.The enormous bronze doors on the eastern side of Florence’s baptistery were described by Michelangelo as the Gates of Paradise and their 10 relief panels are recognised as masterpieces Renaissance sculpture. Ghiberti was the great rival of my hero Filippo Brunelleschi, but I must reluctantly admit his baptistery doors are pretty good! That’s Lorenzo’s bronze self-portrait to the left.

We have celebrated Lorenzo Ghiberti by naming a bedroom after him at the Watermill, just recently redecorated in a fresh light green, and a flowing flowery frieze painted by Lois and our friend Vivienne White.

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

Picture: Francesco Lastrucci

We’d love you to come and see Ghiberti for yourself, joining us in our idyllic setting in unspoiled rural Tuscany: Secluded gardens, sun-drenched terraces, a cool vine verandah, a gurgling river, beautifully restored historic buildings … bright airy bedrooms with new en suite bathrooms, and lovely views over the river, the gardens or the mountains … delicious food prepared from fresh local ingredients…

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

Just some of the delights of the Watermill. We specialise in relaxing, inspiring and fun-filled painting, creative writing and Italian language weeks, with internationally renowned tutors. “The most wonderful week, in a most beautiful and unique setting. One of the best holidays I have experienced.”

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Current availability:

This is the current availability on our painting courses:

Sue Ford
13 – 20 July 2019 Two or three places left
Watercolours, pastels, collage and mixed media plus acrylics
To learn more about Sue and her course at the mill, please visit her 2019 Profile Page.

 

Jude Scott
17 – 24 August 2019 Three or four places left
24 – 31 August 2019 
One or two places left

Watercolours (plus acrylics and oils)
To learn more about Jude and her course at the mill, please visit her 2019 Profile Page.

 

David Taylor
12 – 19 October 2019 One or two places left
Watercolours
To learn more about David and his course at the mill, please visit his 2019 Profile Page.

 

And on our writing courses:

Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran
7 – 14 September 2019 Four or five places left
Scriptwriting

To learn more about Laurence and Maurice and to register an interest in their course at the mill, please visit their 2019 Profile Page.

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

Picture: Francesco Lastrucci

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