Plein Air Oil Painting in Suffolk

We’re delighted that Roger is returning to teach here in Suffolk.  He’s a master in helping others develop painting skills.  Under Roger’s practical guidance you find... Read more

£475pp including VAT
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30 Apr - 03 May 2022

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Art Safari Studio
Suffolk / Woodbridge

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Oil painting, river views, boats, street scenes

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Roger Dellar

Discover the excitement and satisfaction of painting with oils on a four-day workshop with artist Roger Dellar.

We’re delighted that Roger is returning to teach here in Suffolk.  He’s a master in helping others develop painting skills.  Under Roger’s practical guidance you find poise and assurance in your painting as well as new creative observation.  Following the progression of a painting through the duration of the workshop means that you will have a firm understanding of oil techniques.  We also know that you will be inspired by the beautiful riverside surroundings and pretty market town of Woodbridge.

In his demos and tutorials Roger gives tips on how to compose and how to handle aspects of oil painting to make vibrant paintings, sharing his techniques for colour mixing, paint application, brushwork, tone, capturing light and reflections.  The immediacy of oil painting is exciting and rewarding, suitable for all standards.

We will be working outside and in the Art Safari Studio, where we will have refreshments and lunch to keep us fuelled.

The Art Safari Studio is on the quayside in Woodbridge, with fabulous views of the Deben Estuary and its boats from the elevated deck.  The iconic Tide Mill is just a few steps away and the mysterious Anglo-Saxon burial site at Sutton Hoo is just across the river.

Enjoy the company of your fellow artists with four fulfilling days of artistic exploration.

In the evenings there’s the option to gather in a local restaurant or pub for a convivial Art Safari evening (dinner not included).

What to bring
This list is meant as a guide to useful materials.  Feel free to paint with what you are most comfortable.  Please don’t go and buy additional materials unless you really want to try them.


  • Titanium White *
  • Cadmium yellow deep/ orange
  • Cadmium yellow hue *
  • Cadmium yellow light (Occasionally)
  • Cadmium red deep *
  • Alizarin crimson
  • Ultramarine *
  • Cobalt blue hue
  • Manganese blue or cerulean
  • Viridian (Sometimes)
  • Burnt sienna

* Roger uses Winsor and Newton Winton range and Winsor and Newton Alkyd white for fast drying.


  • White spirit
  • ZEST IT as a flow medium especially if going abroad
  • Robertson’s glaze medium for speeding up under painting


  • Rosemary ivory or hog hairbrushes, large, medium and small. Also a rigger.

* Rosemary brushes do a Roger Dellar selection.

Ground to paint on

  • Acrylic gesso primed boards; sizes from 8”x10” to 12”x 16” (12”x 12” Roger’s favourite)
  • Proprietory panels (boards)
  • Canvas boards


  • Towelling rag
  • Easel or pochard box
  • Sketchbook
  • Oblong palette 16×12 inches approx. if no pochade box
  • It is also helpful to bring a chair so you can set up your own outdoor studio.


Day 110:00-16:00 Boats, water and reflections
Day 210:00-16:00 Street and cafe scenes
Day 310:00-16:00 Churches and churchyards
Day 410:00-16:00 Windmill and gardens
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£475 including VAT, with lunch 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

There is no parking available at the Art Safari Studio/Harbourmasters Office.

There is however a pay and display car park at the Woodbridge Railway Station.   It is a very short walk away!



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.  Accommodation in Woodbridge tends to fill up quickly during the summer, so we suggest you book early.

The Station Guest House – 01394 384831

The Crown Hotel – 01394 384242

The Bull Inn – 01394 392089

The Cherry Tree Inn – 01394 384627

Hill House Hall – 01394 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.

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