Capture the vibrancy of Tuscan life and the unspoilt rural landscapes surrounding The Watermill at Posara, a creative learning retreat in the Italian region of Lunigiana.

On the Water-based oils, acrylics and watercolours course (31 August – 7 September), tutor Varvara Neiman will adapt to the preferred medium of individual learners, sharing her ability to capture colourful scenery and moving figures to create a sense of movement on the page.

The cost is from £1,640 pp (two sharing), including tuition, seven nights’ full board, drinks, transfers (Pisa) and a mid-week excursion (Lucca or the Cinque Terre). Flights extra.

Contact The Watermill at Posara on 020 7193 6246.