Virtual painting in rural Tuscany

The Watermill at Posara, a centre for creative courses in Tuscany, Italy, has teamed up with inspiring English painting tutor Mike Willdridge, a ‘virtual’ online painting week at the Watermill and in the surrounding stunning scenery of unspoiled rural Tuscany.

Participants will paint along with Mike for a couple of hours each day for seven days, ‘visiting’ the stunning locations that we go to during a real painting week at the Watermill. And, as well as daily paint-along sessions, we will send you mouth-watering Watermill recipes to tickle your tastebuds, exclusive videos to refresh your memory, a daily Gallery of participants’ paintings — and you’ll even have a chance to win one of Mike’s outstanding paintings. This amazing week will run from Saturday 28 November 2020 until Friday 4 December 2020. Each session will start at 2:30pm (UK time) You can learn more from our Watermill blog at

Because of all the work involved, we are going to have to make a small charge for this course, but we think it’s very reasonable: just £70 (GB pounds) for all seven sessions. (This is a block booking, but if you can’t make one of the sessions, you will still be able to catch up with access to the video, and still be able to see the Gallery and have a chance to win one of Mike’s paintings.) Please register using the Online course form.

In these difficult times, we hope that our initiatives may add a ray of Italian sunshine and enable your members to enjoy, albeit vicariously, la bella vita italiana. There is more about everything at

With best wishes

Bill Breckon