Lois and Bill Breckon

is creating a friendly artistic community at an historic watermill

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$7.50
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Become a Friend of The Watermill at Posara and you will play an active role in enhancing this internationally renowned centre of creatvity.  In addition, you will enjoy the extra benefits below:
  • special videos and podcasts on the Watermill's activities
  • exclusive monthly recipes (and videos) for you to reproduce the watermill's mouthwatering dishes
  • regular Q&A sessions with Lois and Bill and our Watermill tutors
  • advance notice of new courses at the mill, so that you can bag your place ahead of the rush

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$14.50
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Become our Supporter and you will enjoy all the following benefits:
  • a 5% discount* on your next inspiring creative course here (*the discount is redeemable after you have subscribed as a Patron for four months)
  • special videos and podcasts on the Watermill's activities
  • exclusive monthly recipes (and videos) for you to reproduce the watermill's mouthwatering dishes
  • regular Q&A sessions with Lois and Bill and our Watermill tutors
  • advance notice of new courses at the mill, so that you can bag your place ahead of the rush

Benefactor

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$36
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Become our Benefactor and you will enjoy all the following benefits:
  • a 10% discount* on your next inspiring creative course here (*the discount is redeemable after you have subscribed as a Benefactor for four months)
  • special videos and podcasts on the Watermill's activities
  • exclusive monthly recipes (and videos) for you to reproduce the watermill's mouthwatering dishes
  • regular Q&A sessions with Lois and Bill and our Watermill tutors
  • advance notice of new courses at the mill, so that you can bag your place ahead of the rush

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About Lois and Bill Breckon

By popular demand, we’ve now created a friendly meeting place where YOU can be involved more fully with the Watermill’s creative adventures.  When you join us, you will receive regular videos, podcasts and blogs with news, recipes, creative tips and Italian insights. And if you join one of our higher tiers, you'll enjoy complimentary access to our online classes as well as discounts on our renowned creative courses at the mill itself. To enjoy all these ‘friends’ privileges’ at the Watermill – just sign up as a Watermill Patron and you will enjoy all these exclusive perks and MORE. Not only that, but your support will help us move The Watermill at Posara to the next level…

As you probably know, we have lovingly restored our historic watermill in unspoilt rural Tuscany, Italy, and from here we run creative courses (in painting, writing, knitting and Italian Language). We have gained a reputation for inspiring tuition, warm hospitality, fantastic food and convivial company.

Our new venture is a way of helping the thousands of people who have been on one of our Watermill renowned week-long residential creative courses, or have joined in our weekly interactive online sessions, or simply expressed an interest in the Watermill, to become more actively involved in our activities throughout the year - and gain rewards for doing so.

Using Patreon, we are creating a new friendly meeting place, an international community of artistic, convivial people – and we would love you to be part of it.

Patreon is an online platform for people who would like to support creative causes – and ours is to continue our work in restoring this wonderful ancient Watermill (some parts dating from the 17th century) making it into one of the best centres of creative activities in the world. We would like you to help us in that task, by signing up as a Watermill Patron on this website. There’s a monthly subscription and you can choose between various tiers of participation, from Friend, to Supporter, Benefactor, Guardian and Angel. Each brings its own rewards.

As we move forward, you can help steer us to the next level, by giving us your views on forthcoming practical projects as varied as night-vision cameras to observe our wildlife, converting our olive press area into an eco-friendly hot tub and plunge pool, and installing a lift to our first-floor painting studio to make it more accessible to the less sprightly.

You can find out more about The Watermill at Posara on our website

Please come and add your vibrancy to our international community. We look forward to meeting you here!

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$168.17 of $2,768.28 per month
create a museum of mill artefacts, complete with two grinding millstones and the hoppers above them
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