Holiday alone, with the reassurance that you’ll be among like-minded people with shared interests. Perhaps you deserve a break, but don’t fancy lying on a beach? Maybe you’re keen to switch off and learn something totally new, or perhaps it’s just a case of making time for your hobby – without the day-to-day distractions of home?
From the moment you’re picked up at Pisa airport, everything’s organised for you, making a week at The Watermill a productive, yet relaxing, holiday. With glorious Italian food and wine flowing, and life at a slower pace, all you have to concentrate on is enjoying ‘la bella vita italiana’. All courses provide both one-to-one and group tuition and accommodation takes the form of single bedrooms, as well as double and twin rooms.
Here are three sample courses:
Be inspired by the Impressionists – Oils, watercolours and other media (Becky Joy: 7-14 June)
Students on American artist Becky Joy’s course won’t spend much time in the studio. Instead, they’ll be out and about sketching and painting in The Watermill’s charming gardens and the surrounding Tuscan hills. Becky herself is especially interested in colour, be it depicting the light first thing in the morning or at sunset, and much of her work is inspired by the Impressionists.
Painting in the Tuscan hills – Watercolours, oils and acrylics (Georgia Mansur: 16-23 August)
Georgia Mansur is a Californian (but Australia-based)
Learn from Birds of a Feather’s script-writer – TV Comedy and Scriptwriting (Laurence Marks: 6-13 September)
British sitcom writer Laurence Marks – co-writer of numerous TV hits including Birds of a Feather and Goodnight Sweetheart – will lead a script-writing course this September. In the hands of an expert – Laurence was taught by world-famous writers including Alan Ayckbourn – learn to write scripts that stand out, with one-to-one tutorials and team-writing sessions, as well as studying films and TV series that have become ‘classics’
Each course costs from £1,399 pp including all tuition, seven nights’ accommodation, all meals (including local restaurants)
For further information on the above courses, or about the many other courses available, please contact The Watermill at Posara on 020 7193 6246; http://www.watermill.net
ENDS 26 March 2014
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