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Suffolk SketchFest 2022


Aug 5

GBP 3500GBP 35.00


2022-08-05 2022-08-07 Suffolk SketchFest 2022
Suffolk SketchFest is three days of sketching bringing artists together to paint wildlife, boats, landscapes and historic river architecture.

Full Programme 2022

Suffolk SketchFest is a 3-day celebration of sketching the maritime heritage & wildlife of the River Deben area of outstanding natural beauty at Woodbridge with over 40 sketching events to join including artist-led walks, demonstrations and workshops.

View the 2022 programme of events here

Love your environment through sketching it!

Let’s get together for wildlife and landscape sketching!

Suffolk SketchFest’s inspiring artist tutors include:- Mary-Anne BartlettClaudia MyattMark Boyd, Ian Sedge, Lorna Hamilton, Maxine Relton and others…  We’re here to share our knowledge, experience and skills of drawing and painting outdoors – and to celebrate the River Deben.

Prizes for different categories – announced on Sunday pm

Book now and register, then choose your workshops (some are free, some are at extra cost), and simply bring your paints and sketchbooks along…  We have artist led sketch walks for you to join as well as other events to help you lean the joys and the skills of sketching outdoors.

Suffolk SketchFest is open to anyone who would like to have a go!

Sketching outdoors is a great way to understand, interact with and share our appreciation of the natural world.

Let’s use art to reconnect with natural beauty and the wild places on our doorstep, as well as to reflect our enthusiasm, interest and identity with our tidal river.  Art Safari Artist Tutors will show you how to preserve moments in time through sketching and painting.  Spending time sketching and painting on the River Deben, we aim to catch experiences and moments of wonder.  The three days can help you appreciate the river more and bring attention to the outstanding landscape of Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Your sketches will become lasting reminders of special time spent in nature.

Art Events as part of Suffolk SketchFest, 5, 6, 7 August, include:

  • Artist-led sketching walks along the river wall at Woodbridge (upriver to Melton, along the quayside and downriver to Kyson Point and Martlesham Creek)
  • Artist-led art workshops and demonstrations
  • Free Storytelling event
  • Free Music event
  • Art tutor challenges
  • Prizes!!

SketchFest participants include artists from across the UK, local residents and businesses, children & families, art groups, artists, wildlife enthusiasts and birders.  Social distancing rules apply and we will space our presence accordingly.


Suitable for all abilities, equipment list will be provided.

Book your tickets here

Event Details
5 Aug 2022 - 7 Aug 2022
 01394 382235
 Art Safari Studio Ferry Quay, Tide Mill Way, Suffolk, IP12 1BP Art Safari Studio Ferry Quay, Tide Mill Way, Suffolk, IP12 1BP - Map Directions