Maritime Sketchbook

Join us here in the studio for a workshop day on boats and all the wonderful subjects you find where land and water meet. Working in... Read more

£75 per person
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28 Oct - 28 Oct 2023

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Art Safari workshop
Woodbridge, Suffolk

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Drawing, watercolours

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Claudia Myatt

If you feel your sketchbook needs a dash of salt, join us for a day learning to draw and paint boats, ropes, harbours, reflections and all things maritime, from quiet rivers to stormy seas.

Join us here in the studio for a workshop day on boats and all the wonderful subjects you find where land and water meet.

Working in a sketchbook format we will spend time in the studio looking at techniques for drawing boats, how to simplify a busy scene, how to mix colours of sea and shore, from rocky cliffs to muddy creeks – and how to make water look wet!

The workshop will start in the studio and then we will put our ideas into practice on the quayside outside Art Safari’s studio, with a walk along the river bank where we have a choice of subjects including creeks and saltings, small boats and a working boatyard.

Suitable for beginners as well as experienced artists who feel they need more confidence and techniques to tackle these fascinating subjects. You certainly don’t need to be a sailor to draw maritime subjects; you just need to have a love of the sea and the desire to have a splash of salt in your sketchbook!

Draw and paint with us:

  • colours of river, coast, sea and sky
  • colours of mud, sand and rock
  • reflections
  • calm water, moving water, waves
  • all sorts of boats, from dinghies to ships, and how to get the proportions right.
  • harbour scenes and working boatyards

Claudia Myatt is a well known marine illustrator who has taken her sketchbook on most of the world’s oceans. She works mainly in watercolour and pens, sketchbook style, but you are welcome to join us with whatever medium you feel most comfortable.

To help you prepare we will send you a short list of suggested art materials to bring with you.


10:00 to 12:30 Live tuition from Claudia
14:30 to 16:00Live tuition from Claudia
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A minimum of 4 and up to 12 participants.


£75 including VAT, and refreshments

Places must be pre-booked using the form below or by calling us on 01394 382235


Art Safari Studio, The Harbourmasters Office, Ferry Quay, Woodbridge, Suffolk 1P12 1BW


Woodbridge is a picturesque Market Town on the Deben Estuary with a good selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops.  Find out more about the town on the Visit Woodbridge website.

Here is a small selection of places to stay which Art Safari guests have enjoyed:

The Station Guest House – 01394 384831

The Crown Hotel – 01394 384242

Hill House Hall – 03194 383890

Seckford Hall – 01394 385678

There are many more options available, including holiday cottages – have a look through Suffolk Secrets and Suffolk Hideaways for holiday rental cottages in the area.

ENQUIRE NOW ON 01394 382235 or [email protected]