We are free at last! The Watermill June newsletter is out – and we are waiting for you!

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

At the end of May, after some eight weeks ‘confined to barracks’ in Florence, we were able to motor to our beloved watermill in the wilds of the Tuscan countryside. And very beautiful it looked, too. You can see more in our June 2020 newsletter, by clicking here.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, creative writing, knitting, and Italian language holidays/vacations/workshops, Tuscany, Italy.
The millstream gushes back to the river

All we need now is for you to arrive and enjoy it as much as we do. We have every reason to believe we will be able to restart our world-renowned creative courses at the Watermill, beginning with Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran’s scriptwriting course in early August. There are details of our remaining painting and Italian language courses below.

So, we are ready when you are: buildings renovated, walls painted, furniture restored, window boxes filled, courtyards and gardens full of flowers: we just need your company to make it all perfect.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, creative writing, knitting, and Italian language holidays/vacations/workshops, Tuscany, Italy.
I’ll still be busy when you arrive

We do hope you will be able to plan ahead for when we are through this difficult time and you are ready for a relaxing and inspiring break away from it all. Come and join us. *Please rest assured that if travel restrictions in your own country or in Italy mean that the course cannot run on these dates, or that appropriate flights are not available, we will move you to a course with the same tutor next year.

As we say, we are confident that things will be back to normal in the next month or so, and, we’ll make sure you stay safe: as well as the extremely high hygiene standards at the Watermill we will also be inaugurating additional special safety measures to keep you safe.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, creative writing, knitting, and Italian language holidays/vacations/workshops, Tuscany, Italy.
Our chubby Scot enjoys the sun. Come and say hello.

In this month’s newsletter there are also stories on:

  • Keeping you even safer
  • Towards another inspiring space at the Watermill
  • Why our rolling stones will now gather moss
  • Mille miglia? No, Cento chilometri
  • Cento plus: an excuse to hear Caruso singing Puccini
  • Another photovoltaic milestone
  • Our chubby Scot enjoys the sun
  • Our demijohns continue to inspire our painters
  • Paint along with Mike in our free online interactive sessions
  • Stitch up your knitting course for 2021
  • Creative writing: You call that a lining?
  • Take it piano, piano and your Italian will soon be a posto.

To recap, you can see all the stories by clicking here.  

Happy reading! And see you soon!

Below you will first find details of our rearranged inspiring painting courses, followed by information on our creative writing and Italian language weeks. Please rest assured that if travel restrictions in your own country or in Italy mean that the course cannot run on these dates, or that appropriate flights are not available, we will postpone your course until 2021..

** By the way, the Watermill is renowned for its inspiring teaching, its beautiful setting, its delicious food and wine, and its warm and welcoming hospitality. We are also Cool and Green, even in the summer: all the bedrooms and public rooms have air conditioning, powered by our hidden array of photovoltaic panels, harnessing the sun’s energy to makes us self-sufficient in electricity generation. So you will enjoy Tuscan sun and a cool watermill!

Updated 1 June 2020

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

Our inspiring 2020 painting courses


Mike Willdridge
29 August – 5 September 2020 – three or four places left
Watercolour and drawing (also gouache and acrylics)
To learn more about Mike and his course at the mill, please visit his 2020 Profile Page.


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

Rebecca de Mendonça
5 – 12 September 2020 – two or three places left
Pastels and Mixed media
To learn more about Rebecca and her course at the mill, please visit her 2020 Profile Page.


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

Maggie Renner Hellman
19–26 September 2020 – a few places left
Oils, acrylics, watercolours and pastels
To learn about Maggie’s courses, please visit her 2020 Profile Page.


Mary Padgett
26 September – 3 October 2020  – one place left
Pastels en plein air
To learn more about Mary and her course , please visit her 2020 Profile Page.


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

Milind Mulick
3 – 10 October 2020 –  fully booked, waiting list open
Colourful watercolours
To learn more about Milind and his course at the mill, please visit his 2020 Profile Page.



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

Tim Wilmot
10 – 17 October 2020 –  fully booked, waiting list open
Watercolours
To learn more about Tim, please visit his 2020 Profile Page.


Our enriching 2020 writing course


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

Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran
8 – 15 August 2020 – two or three places left
Scriptwriting
To learn more about Laurence and Maurice and their course at the mill, please visit their 2020 Profile Page.


Our elevating Italian course

Francesca La Sala
22 – 29 August 2020 – still a few places
Italian from the Italians
To learn more about Federica and her course at the mill, please visit her 2020 Profile Page.


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