- The Watermill at Posara is a restored 17th century grain, chestnut and olive mill in rural Tuscany
- Painting and creative writing courses are held throughout the year, led by well-respected artists and authors, with accommodation, meals & local transport on an all-inclusive basis
- Three self-catering holiday apartments sleeping between two and five people are also available
Fancy writing the next BAFTA-winning comedy or swapping a job in the city for a candle-making career?
November 13, 2012
See yourself as the next Agatha Christie, penning the next BAFTA-winning comedy or swapping a job in the city for candle-making?
While its focus remains on painting and creative writing courses, The Watermill at Posara will be branching out in 2013 with a calendar that includes TV script-writing, candle-making, batik painting and more.Read the full article...
August 23, 2012
Autumn late-availability and press trip possibilities
Four courses at The Watermill at Posara still have availability this autumn. Suitable for all abilities, courses are held at the beautiful, picture-perfect, restored 17th century grain, chestnut and olive mill in rural, north-west Tuscany. Using the local surroundings as inspiration – with trips out into the countryside and to nearby villages – guests enjoy superb regional food, such as gorgonzola soufflés, risotto with pears and parmesan, amaretto mousse ice cream and homemade tiramisù.
1-8 SEPTEMBER 2012
Laraine Simpson – watercolours, oils, pastels and other media
Laraine likes to encourage her students to appreciate the relationships between line, tone, shape and colour. Her main areas of interest are the human form, landscapes, architecture and horses.
15-22 SEPTEMBER 2012
NEW: ‘How to write your life story’ with British author Jo Parfitt
If you have a story to tell, but don’t know how to, Jo Parfitt – author of 27 non-fiction books – should be able to help. During this memoir-writing course, guests learn how to write compelling stories based on their own experiences and turn them into a publishable memoir.
22-29 SEPTEMBER 2012
David Taylor – watercolours
Australian artist David has received more than 100 awards for his watercolour paintings.Read the full article...
August 17, 2012
The Watermill at Posara announces its 2013 line-up of painting and creative writing courses
Five brand-new courses, both painting and creative writing – including The Watermill’s first crime fiction writing course – have been announced for 2013.
Suitable for all abilities, courses are held at The Watermill, a beautiful, picture-perfect, restored 17th century grain, chestnut and olive mill in rural, north-west Tuscany.
Here are the five new courses in 2013:
• California-based Tom Schaller (1-8 June 2013) worked for 20 years as an architect and architectural artist and is now a full-time watercolourist.
• Artist Joanne Boon Thomas (8-15 June 2013) hopes to share her excitement at the unpredictability of watercolours, inspiring other artists to realise the hidden talents they possess.
• British artist Sue Ford (24-31 August 2013) will be sharing her extensive mixed-media skills, and aiming to stretch all students regardless of their ability.
• Bev Wells (14-21 September 2013) focuses on teaching a methodical step-by-step approach to watercolour painting and places a strong emphasis on colour.
• Popular thriller novelist Meg Gardiner will be leading The Watermill’s first crime writing course (5-12 October 2013), which will cover the essentials needed to write a bestselling thriller: from building up tension and creating a memorable villain, right through to getting your work published.Read the full article...
February 2, 2012
- Learn from some of the world’s best tutors -
Tuscany has long been associated with painting. Michelangelo was born in Tuscany, as was da Vinci, and the beautiful scenery, Mediterranean light and delicious food and wines continue to attract a talented mix of artists who come to The Watermill, all keen to pass on their painting skills.
Here are just six of the artists who will be teaching at The Watermill in 2012…Read the full article...