The Brilliance of Autumn

Spend three uplifting and inspiring days with Alice, immersed in the wonderful changes that Autumn brings and exloring the glorious wetland landscapes around Woodbridge and Minsmere.... Read more

£285 per person
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27 Oct - 29 Oct 2023

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Art Safari Studio, Minsmere, Martlesham Wilds

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Workshop content
Drawing, watercolours

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Alice Angus

The Brilliance of Autumn is all about golden light, winter wildlife, berries and botanicals, dramatic skies, silvery shimmering marshes.
Spend three uplifting and inspiring days with Alice, immersed in the wonderful changes that Autumn brings and exloring the glorious wetland landscapes around Woodbridge and Minsmere. Explore traditional and experimental approaches to drawing, watercolour techniques and mixed media, that will enable you to capture the mood and thrill of autumn, as summer changes to winter and nature explodes with the beauty of golden colours, red berries, migrant birds and earlier sunsets. Workshop Content: Drawing, Watercolour, Mixed media, experimental tools, outdoor sketching, Woodbridge and Suffolk landscapes and studio time. Over the three days Alice will encourage you to push your boundaries, sharing her enthusiasim for sketching outdoors, her techniques for creating free and expressive paintings, breaking ‘rules’ and creating tools, and her love of drawing the world around you. She will share her techniques and methods of sketching in soft pencil, watercolour, pastel and soluble graphite, brushwork, making drawing tools, colour and pigments. You will find ways to set your mark-making free as we explore the many sensory experiences of nature and ways to bring the experience into your drawings and paintings. We will find the contrasting shapes, textures, weights and colours that make exciting compositions. We will look at composition, at fun and experimental ways to grasp fast impressions of mood and atmosphere and experiment with different ways of looking. We will bring these together with a range of subjects, landscapes, botanicals, wildlife, sounds and atmosphere to help you to capture movement and mood, working fast and slow, and creating expressive drawings and paintings as well as working on a longer compositions. Join us for brilliant days of sketching out in the field and in the studio at Art Safari HQ and we will have convivial evenings together in local restaurants in our home town of Woodbridge.


Day 1Minsmere RSPB reserve
Day 2Deben River, Martlesham Wilds (Suffolk Wildlife Trust)
Day 3Woodbridge Art Safari HQ and Deben River
Suitcase Icon £285 per day excluding VAT. Price excludes: art materials (list will be supplied after booking), Minsmere RSPB reserve entrance fee, lunches – please bring a picnic, or money to purchase a café lunch. Places must be pre-booked using the form below or by calling us on 01394 382235
ACCOMMODATION:  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]