ITALY 2019

Waterbased oils, acrylics and watercolours with Varvara Neiman

31 August – 7 September 2019

The cost for accommodation is based on the choice of room and ranges from £1675 pp sharing a double/twin or £1850 for single occupancy. Everything is included in the cost of your holiday at The Watermill: tuition, accommodation (including all linen and towels), pre-dinner aperitifs, all meals and wines (including outings to charming local restaurants) and all local transportation (including transfers to Pisa airport and an excursion by train to Lucca or the Cinque Terre).
If you are non-painting partner deduct £250 from the room price.
Book by 31st December 2018 and secure a £75.00 pp reduction.
Flights and insurance are not included in the price. Pisa is the closest airport.
Full details of the accommodation can be viewed here:

How To Book

Places can be secured with a £250 deposit per person. Simply call 01494 670372

Art Tuition by Varvara Neiman

Painting holiday at The Watermill

This relaxing, inspiring and fun-filled painting course with tutor Varvara Neiman is designed to help both experienced painters and beginners to release their talent and most of all, enjoy their painting. You can bring water based oils, pastels, acrylics or watercolours.

For centuries artists have drawn their inspiration from the Tuscan landscape and you couldn’t find a better place than the watermill to enjoy your painting holiday and improve your skills. The course runs from Saturday to Saturday. We usually spend Sunday painting in the Watermill gardens or beside the river, or in the light and airy Watermill studio, overlooking the gardens and mountains on one side and the river on the other. We will take you on painting trips to an ancient castle and village, to market day in a nearby walled Medieval town, to a secluded cloistered convent and to a thousand-year old hilltop village with craggy mountain views…….. And there’s a whole day (non-painting) excursion by train to the walled city of Lucca or to the fishing villages of the Cinque Terre. (You can see full details by visiting

To enquire about availability please email or call artsmart on 01494 670372