Art Safari Workshops


Sketching birds from life

River Deben and Minsmere


Wednesday 3, Thursday 4 & Friday 5 May 2017

10:00 to 17:00

With Brin Edwards


Lapwing copy

brinWe are delighted that Suffolk based SWLA artist Brin Edwards is returning to Woodbridge and the RSPB reserve at Minsmere to tutor an exciting new 3 day course, structured to improve fieldwork studies.  This course was very popular last year as it gives you time to learn about anatomy and structure in the studio as well as putting into practise your drawing techniques while you are out in the field here on the River Deben and out in the RSPB Minsmere reserve.

Brin welcomes artists of all abilities, including beginners, he will tutor sharing his knowledge and skills, demonstrating a variety of drawing and painting techniques. 

There will be emphasis on honing observational skills for sketching birds when working from life, out in the open air.   There will also be time in the studio for demonstrations and working on your sketches and water colours.


Day 1 – Woodbridge at the Art Safari Studio on Ferry Quay and out and about.

Day 2 – RSPB Minsmere Reserve.

Day 3 – Woodbridge at the Art Safari Studio on Ferry Quay and out and about.


Brin is inspired by his daily walks through Suffolk  fields and orchards.  His work is very distinctive, mainly oil on canvas, stripping down and then putting back together his subjects, playing with light, colours and tones.

snipe sketch Brin EdwardsThis course is £240 including lunches and refreshments, excluding your Minsmere entrance fee.

Transport is not included, we will lift share to Minsmere to reduce vehicle numbers.

Do let us know if you are interested so that we can send you Woodbridge B&B information and a short list of art materials to bring with you – call 01394 382235.


We suggest you book early as places are limited and will fill quickly!

Seagulls & samphire 2014 Deben birdsVenue:  Art Safari Studio, The Harbourmasters Office, Ferry Quay, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1BW

The Art Safari Studio is next to the Woodbridge Railway station with good connections to London Liverpool Street.  There is a public car-park at the station.

RSPB Minsmere is located an approx 35 minute drive from Woodbridge, it is a nature reserve owned and run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, it lies on the North Sea coast around 6 miles south of Southwold and 7 miles north of Aldeburgh

Please call Art Safari on 01394 382235 for more information, pre-booking is required

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