Water, Cafe life & Streets (virtual)

No need to pack!  Relax and paint on a virtual holiday with Roger Dellar.  We travel in our minds to Chania in Crete and continue to... Read more

VIRTUAL Crete £140
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21 Nov - 24 Nov 2020

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EUROPE / Greece

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Painting the harbours and streets of Crete

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Roger Dellar

Gaze out at a beautiful Cretan harbour and hear the waves lapping as artist tutor Roger Dellar paints on a virtual Art Safari in Greece... azure waters, cafe life and street scenes.

No need to pack!  Relax and paint on a virtual holiday with Roger Dellar.  We travel in our minds to Chania in Crete and continue to explore the island.

With demos, critiques and lots of informative chat from Roger on live link, you will be given inspiration and techniques to help you in your own painting.  Using source material that we give you (or using your own) you will have plenty of work to do between zoom sessions.  You will be totally absorbed in your painting from your own artspace.  Enjoying the sunshine of Crete is definitely part of this virtual tour.  

Roger leads you via Zoom on this bright painting holiday.  He knows the area well from leading Art Safari tours (with another one planned for 2021) so has many stories and secrets to tell.  Using stills we can concentrate on street scenes, cafe culture and beautiful harbours full or colourful boats.

Learn about how to compose your painting and plan your light.  Roger is a master of rich shadows and bold brush, learn his style and feel confident in your brush-strokes.

We will give you some Cretan recipes to try out between your painting sessions.

Learning via Zoom is highly concentrated and productive.  It allows you to delve into technique and imagination.


Day 1: Meet Roger and the Art Safari team on Zoom for three hours of demonstration and tuition time, which includes advice on sketching elephants and carmine bee-eaters.

Roger will run the session in his own style, welcoming you and talking about this part of the world that he loves to paint.  He will take you on a journey into his own painting while he demonstrates in oil, using photographs from Crete.

You will have the option to paint from a variety of images to suit your taste from a library of photos you will receive as part of the course package.

You have time in between session to complete your work and submit images of your paintings for feedback on our private Facebook group, or email them to Roger.

Day 2: At 2pm the following day, we meet again  to tackle a second painting through the same process. Tuition will include composition and colour.

Day 3: The third day is free for you to paint all day.

Day 4: At 2pm we hold a final shorter meeting (around an hour) to review and share your work and insights from the course.

It’s going to be almost like being in the warmth of Greece – we’re all on the same journey for these few days and there’s time to share stories outside of the tuition times.  We can also take time away from our easels and recreate some yummy meals inspired by our meals in Greek tavernas – we will send you some fabulous recipes from the region for anyone who likes the idea of cooking!


  • A laptop, Macbook, PC, iPad or tablet
  • An assortment of paint brushes, suitable for your medium in different shapes and sizes

Roger Dellar will work in oils, but you may use any medium.  Please ask if you would like more details. This course isn’t specifically about colour, so just use colours you are familiar with and those you already have.

  • Canvas or boards up to A2 size or 16 x 20”.  You will need at least 2.
  • Cartridge paper for working out ideas to scale
  • Sketchbook or notebook and pen (there’s LOTS of ideas and stuff to write down!)
  • Kitchen towel
  • Easel/table easel or other means of holding your paper at a gentle angle / vertically
  • Paint palette
  • Jars for water / solvent


Day 13hr Live Zoom - including art lectures and art demonstration
Day 23hr Live Zoom - including feedback critique, art lecture and art demonstration
Day 3Time to develop your painting
Day 43hr Live Zoom - including feedback critique and chat
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This virtual Crete painting tour costs £140pp


The joining point for your Crete tour is wherever you have internet and feel ready and comfortable to paint.


All online Zoom tuition, copious resource material and ideas, recipes and email contact.


Art materials, internet access, personal expenses.

Enquire now on 01394 382235 or info@artsafari.co.uk

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