Looking forward to painting with you in Posara this spring and summer

Painting by Sandra Strohschein a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.
Spring wildflowers in Tuscany, near the Watermill. Picture: Sharon Kendrick

Looking through the bookings for our painting courses this year, I am pleased to report that the first three of them, with Mary Padgett, Carl March and Grahame Booth, are completely booked up. Of course, there may be cancellations due to the uncertainties caused by the coronavirus pandemic and governments’ reactions to it and like everyone, we are keeping an eye on the situation daily. Please rest assured that if we were unable to run any of these courses, we have contingency plans to postpone them until later in the year, but given that vaccines are now on stream, we are confident that by May, people should be free to travel (and, I guess, extremely keen to break out of their long confinement).

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.
The glorious scenery of Lunigiana, surrounding the Watermill.

The painting courses for which we have places begin in June and, as I usually do this time of year, I thought I would spend next few days introducing you to the inspiring tutors who are looking forward to meeting and painting with you at Posara this year. The first painting weeks in which we have (limited) availability are those with our old friend and wonderful tutor Sandra Strohschein.

Painting by Sandra Strohschein, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.
Sandra waiting to welcome you, sitting on the wall of the garden, under the rose pergola.

Sandra will be with us for two weeks this year, from Saturday 5 June to Saturday, 12 June 2021 and from Saturday 12 June to Saturday, 19 June 2021 and we have just a few places left on either week. (Of course, we like to come for both!) There are details and links below. Here are just a few images from Sandra on a previous course.

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

Sandra 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. Her paintings above were made during recent visits to the watermill.

As for her teaching, Sandra says: “What I hear over and over again is how much fun people have in my workshops and how nobody ever wants them to end. I think that is a great thing, to leave people wanting more.” And the venue? One of our recent guests said: “It was although everything was magically suspended for a week and all I had to do was to show up for one delightful painting session after another with Sandra.”

And don’t forget, you will be Cool and Green: all our rooms are air-conditioned, powered by photovoltaic panels which make us self-sufficient in electricity.

Painting by Sandra Strohschein, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.
The sunny Watermill courtyard: a painting by Sandra

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

Sandra Strohschein (1)  Fully booked, waiting list open

Saturday 5 June to Saturday 12 June 2021 

Watercolours

To learn more about Sandra and her week at the Watermill, please click here.

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

Sandra Strohschein (2)  Fully booked, waiting list open

Saturday 12 June to Saturday 19 June 2021 

Watercolours

To learn more about Sandra and her week at the Watermill, please click here.

Painting by Sandra Strohschein, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.
Painting on location nearby. It wasn’t raining. Sandra made it Painting by Sandra Strohschein, a tutor at The Watermill at Posara painting holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy. Painting on location nearby. It wasn’t raining. Sandra made it up!

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