Woodbridge Tide Mill is one of only two tide mills in the country to be fully restored and operational. The gigantic oak water wheel still turns... Read more
Date12 Mar - 12 Mar 2021
Location(s)Woodbridge Tide MillWoodbridge, Suffolk
Workshop content Drawing, watercolours
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Woodbridge Tide Mill is one of only two tide mills in the country to be fully restored and operational. The gigantic oak water wheel still turns and is capable of grinding wholemeal flour.
The Tide Mill which stands on the River Deben was first recorded on this site over 800 years ago; the current building dates back to the 17th century and its machinery showcases the innovation and technology of the early Industrial Revolution.
There is plenty in this atmospheric building to inspire, from the working machinery and mill wheels to the artefacts and tools with their handles worn smooth by hundreds of years of use.
Outside the mill there is the millpond, a gallery overlooking the tidal river and busy harbour, and plenty of quiet space to draw.
There will be mini-masterclasses on topics like colours of the mill and river, how to choose a subject and resolving drawing difficulties; there will be time to make a series of quick sketches and/ or work on a more considered painting, with help on hand from tutor Claudia Myatt.
Art Safari’s riverside studio is very nearby and we will take our tea and coffee breaks here.
Lunch is an hour, please bring your own packed lunch or pop into one of the many cafes in Woodbridge.
To help you prepare we will send you a short list of suggested art materials to bring with you.
A minimum of 4 and up to 10 participants, depending on current government guidelines on social distancing.
£75 including VAT, refreshments and admission to the Tide Mill
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
The Bull Inn – 01394 392089
The Cherry Tree Inn – 01394 384627
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.
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