Watermill painting tutor Terry Jarvis


Terry Jarvis

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Painting by watermill tutor Terry Jarvis

Market day in Fivizzano


A captivating part of the week during a Watermill painting holiday, we meet the locals in the square and incredible 16th century fountain. Just straight out of the movies! While I'm there I love to buy a big bunch of flowers for the Watermill.

Painting by Terry Jarvis a tutor at the watermill in Italy

Tuscan sunlight


The beautiful Terracotta roofs in summer afternoon sunlight. The village is going to the ridges of the mountains, frozen in time for centuries. You must get out the paints and lift a brush.

Painting tutor at the watermill in Italy Terry Jarvis

The Watermill Garden


The wonderful Watermill garden in all of it's glory, the hydrangeas and lavender against a rugged stone wall. Hard to beat as a subject!

Painting tutor Terry Jarvis at the watermill in Italy

An arch in Lucca


This amazing city of arches, shadows and sunlight, just waiting to be painted!

Course dates

Saturday 15 August to Saturday 22 August 2020


Watercolours and oils, pastels and acrylics

Terry Jarvis is one of Australia's exceptional watercolour Artists. His passion for his craft and his love of the wonderful medium of watercolour is revealed through his varied subject matter ranging from magnificent Australian scenes, to paintings of his travels which include many venues in Europe, including, of course The Watermill at Posara and the surrounding scenery of Lunigiana. His workshops at home and overseas always fill quickly. He's also worked on artistic projects with Aborigines in Northern Australia and with refugees from Kosovo in Tasmania.

Here's what one guest on Terry's previous course at the watermill had to say: "Terry Jarvis was superb with people, very positive and very relaxed. I've been on painting holidays before and learned nothing, but Terry was great. When you got stuck he'd come along with a smile – and a brush – and bring your picture to life. He wasn't afraid to criticise your work, but he had a really positive attitude, which helped you to improve."

Terry also works in oils, pastels and acrylics and is happy to teach in those media too. You can find out more about Terry on his website, www.terryjarvis.com.au

Praise for Terry’s previous course at the Watermill

I wanted to thank you for a most wonderful stay at The Watermill. Your treatment of us was terrific. Six stars doesn't come close! I enjoyed every minute. Terry's course was great. He is an excellent teacher - very encouraging and knows how to bring out the best in his students. He has a great personality. LW

We had a fantastic week and time flew over so quickly. Terry was a great tutor had we had lots of fun with him. Looking forward to next year already. AB