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January 2020

Happy New Sketch Year 2020!

04/01/2020 @ 10:00:13:00
Narbonne, Narbonne, 11100 France

'Think big - sketch small' - a great workshop for beginners ! This first sketch workshop of 2020 takes place in the wonderful city of Narbonne.

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USk Languedoc – Magalas

08/01/2020 @ 10:00:15:00
Magalas Magalas, 34480 France
Urban Sketchers Languedoc

Urban Sketchers meet-ups are a great chance for sketchers and painters to draw together (you will need your own sketch kit). No tuition, just sketching for the fun of it!

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Croquis Café: Rainy Days and Reflections

14/01/2020 @ 10:00:12:00
Carcassonne Carcassonne, 11000 France
Free

Sadly it's not always blue skies in Languedoc! In this workshop in Carcassonne learn how to quickly indicate the weather in your sketches with ink and/or watercolour.

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Croquis Café: Skies for all seasons

15/01/2020 @ 10:00:12:00
Béziers Béziers, 34500 France
Free

(Béziers) Have fun experimenting with different shades of colour and learn some handy shortcuts to indicate the weather in your sketches.

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Blue Monday!

20/01/2020 @ 10:00:15:00

I don't believe anything miserable is worth celebrating, so this event is open to all students, past and present to join me for a free event to celebrate our sketchbook adventures instead!

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Croquis Café: Winter Watercolour Florals

21/01/2020 @ 10:00:12:00
Narbonne Narbonne, 11100 France
Free

In this short workshop in Narbonne, explore some essential brush techniques to create beautiful loose floral designs – perfect for cards and gift tags!

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Croquis Café: Lettering & Faux Calligraphy

22/01/2020 @ 10:00:12:00
Capestang Capestang, 34310 France + Google Map
Free

(Capestang) Fun techniques for writing with a brush and markers to enhance your sketchbooks with interesting text.

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Croquis Café: Doorways and Windows

28/01/2020 @ 10:00:12:00
Carcassonne Carcassonne, 11000 France
Free

Croquis Café workshops are relaxed 2 hour gatherings in Carcassonne to explore new techniques and subjects in an indoor setting. A great way to spend time with friends and learn new skills. No previous art experience is necessary, just a willingness to have a go!

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February 2020

Croquée sur la vie et le vif!

01/02/2020 @ 18:00:24/04/2020 @ 18:00
Inspiré Azille, Rue du grippis
Azille, 11170 France
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An exhibition at Inspiré Gallery Azille - works by local artists Denis Carrière & Annette Morris

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Croquis Café: Food glorious food!

04/02/2020 @ 10:00:12:00
Narbonne Narbonne, 11100 France
Free

(Narbonne) Sketch out your favourite foods or a recipe with interesting page layouts, bold colours and interesting text. Great practice for travel journaling!

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USk Languedoc – Rieux-Minervois

05/02/2020 @ 10:00:15:00
Rieux-Minervois Rieux-Minervois, 11160 France
Urban Sketchers Languedoc

Urban Sketchers meet-ups are a great chance for sketchers and painters to draw together (you will need your own sketch kit). No tuition, just sketching for the fun of it!

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Croquis Café: Say it with flowers

11/02/2020 @ 10:00:12:00
Carcassonne Carcassonne, 11000 France
Free

In this workshop in Carcassonne, explore some essential brush techniques to create beautiful loose floral designs – perfect for cards and gift tags!

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Croquis Café: Drawings Hands!

12/02/2020 @ 08:00:17:00
Capestang Capestang, 34310 France
Free

(Capestang) Of all parts of the body, the hand is often considered the hardest to draw. With these handy workshop tips it's easier than you think!

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Croquis Café: Watercolour without brushes!

14/02/2020 @ 10:00:12:00
Béziers Béziers, 34500 France
Free

(Béziers) Alternative ways to use watercolour that create some interesting effects - great fun, and ideal if you'd like to loosen up your painting style!

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USk Sketchcrawl™ Rivesaltes

15/02/2020 @ 10:00:17:00
Rivesaltes Rivesaltes, 66600 France
Urban Sketchers Languedoc

Urban Sketchers meet-ups are a great chance for sketchers and painters to draw together (you will need your own sketch kit). No tuition, just sketching for the fun of it!

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Croquis Café: The eyes have it

18/02/2020 @ 10:00:12:00
Narbonne Narbonne, 11100 France
Free

(Narbonne) Learn about the structure of the eyes and how emotions and age can be conveyed through drawing them in different ways – there’ll be plenty of laughs as we create pages of expressions in our sketchbooks!

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Croquis Café: Sketching with a limited palette

19/02/2020 @ 08:00:17:00
Béziers Béziers, 34500 France
Free

(Béziers) Working with just one or two colours we'll look at values, lights and darks and why sometimes - less is more!

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USk Languedoc – Montblanc

22/02/2020 @ 10:00:15:00
Montblanc 34290 France
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Croquis Café: Birds of a Feather

25/02/2020 @ 10:00:12:00
Carcassonne Carcassonne, 11000 France

(Carcassonne) Using reference photos of traditional birds found in Languedoc we’ll study their shapes and bring a touch of extra colour to the feathered friends in our drawings!

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Croquis Café: Paws to Sketch!

26/02/2020 @ 10:00:12:00
Capestang Capestang, 34310 France
Free

(Capestang) It's all about cats and dogs!  Tips and tricks to draw them quickly so you can add them to your sketches.

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March 2020

Croquis Café: Doorways and Windows

03/03/2020 @ 10:00:12:00
Narbonne Narbonne, 11100 France
Free

Croquis Café workshops are relaxed 2 hour gatherings in Narbonne to explore new techniques and subjects in an indoor setting. A great way to spend time with friends and learn new skills. No previous art experience is necessary, just a willingness to have a go!

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USk Languedoc – Montady

04/03/2020 @ 08:00:17:00
Montady Montady, 34310 France
Urban Sketchers Languedoc
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USk Languedoc – Ginestas

04/03/2020 @ 10:00:15:00
Ginestas Ginestas, 11120 France + Google Map
Urban Sketchers Languedoc

Urban Sketchers meet-ups are a great chance for sketchers and painters to draw together (you will need your own sketch kit). No tuition, just sketching for the fun of it!

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Beautiful Béziers

07/03/2020 @ 10:00:08/03/2020 @ 17:00
Béziers Béziers, 34500 France
Free

Sketch Béziers - one of the oldest cities in France! Discover the incredible architecture, the Canal du Midi, café culture and beautiful markets. You'll explore the city like a local!

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USk Languedoc – Roujan

07/03/2020 @ 10:00:15:00
Urban Sketchers Languedoc
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USk Languedoc – Mèze

11/03/2020 @ 08:00:17:00
Mèze Mèze, 34140 France
Urban Sketchers Languedoc
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Workshops in the Snow!

16/03/2020 @ 10:00:18/03/2020 @ 15:00
Courchevel 73120 France
Free

3 days of sketching in a glorious setting in the French Alps! We'll be working indoors and out, enjoying the fresh air and capturing the very essence of mountain living. Suitable for beginners or more experienced artists - you'll be amazed at the sketches you'll create in just a few days!

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New Perspectives, Puisserguier

24/03/2020 @ 10:00:13:00
Puisserguier Puisserguier, 34620 France
Free

This fun workshop is designed to help you draw in perspective: roads, trees, buildings, even people!

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April 2020

USk Languedoc Siran

01/04/2020 @ 10:00:15:00
Siran Siran, France

Urban Sketchers meet-ups are a great chance for sketchers and painters to draw together (you will need your own sketch kit). No tuition, just sketching for the fun of it!

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USk Languedoc – Escale à Sète

11/04/2020 @ 10:00:16:00
Sète 34000 France
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French Village Sketchbook

22/04/2020 @ 16:00:27/04/2020 @ 10:00
La Maison de Quarante, 24 Grand Rue
Quarante, Hérault 34310 France
Free
French Village Watercolour Sketch

A fun and fabulous sketching holiday to live life like a local based at La Maison de Quarante in the heart of Languedoc.

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May 2020

Sketching Workshops at Cass Art Bristol

02/05/2020 @ 11:00:16:00
Cass Art Bristol, 43-45 Park Street
Bristol, BS1 5NL United Kingdom
cass art workshop bristol

Fun workshops in the great Cass Art Studio space for anyone who would like to get started with urban sketching. A day full of tips and tricks about drawing and painting on location and the materials you can use.

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Sunday workshops at Cass Art Bristol

03/05/2020 @ 11:30:16:30
Cass Art Bristol, 43-45 Park Street
Bristol, BS1 5NL United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Fun workshops in the great Cass Art Studio space for anyone who would like to get started with urban sketching.  A day full of tips and tricks about drawing and painting on location and the materials you can use.

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USk Languedoc – Lieuran les Béziers

06/05/2020 @ 10:00:15:00
Lieuran les Béziers Lieuran les Béziers, 34290 France + Google Map
Urban Sketchers Languedoc
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Château Life Sketchbook

11/05/2020 @ 16:00:16/05/2020 @ 10:00
Château Terre Blanche, 11 Rue Terre Blanche
Chalabre, Aude 11230 France
+ Google Map
French Chateau Art Holiday

This 5 night luxury holiday is the ultimate retreat to recharge your creative batteries in a beautifully renovated chateau in Chalabre, south of France.

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June 2020

USk Languedoc – Bages

03/06/2020 @ 10:00:15:00
Bages Bages, 11100 France
Urban Sketchers Languedoc
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Sketching for Foodies!

14/06/2020 @ 18:00:18/06/2020 @ 10:00
La Maison de Quarante, 24 Grand Rue
Quarante, Hérault 34310 France
cookery and foodies holiday

A 4-night holiday that is a treat for the senses combining sketching workshops, cookery, food and wine-tasting in the south of France - an ideal getaway for singles or couples

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French Village Sketchbook

27/06/2020 @ 18:00:02/07/2020 @ 10:00
La Maison de Quarante, 24 Grand Rue
Quarante, Hérault 34310 France
€100

A fun and fabulous sketching holiday to live life like a local based at La Maison de Quarante in the heart of Languedoc.

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July 2020

USK Languedoc – Port Neuf, Béziers

01/07/2020 @ 10:00:16:00
Béziers Béziers, 34500 France
Urban Sketchers Languedoc
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Sketching People

09/07/2020 @ 09:30:12:30
Saint Chinian Saint Chinian, 34360
Free

This fun workshop in Saint-Chinian teaches you how to draw faces and figures to quickly capture the essence of what you see!

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Travel Sketching for Beginners

19/07/2020 @ 09:30:12:30
Narbonne Narbonne, 11100 France
Free
Narbonne sketch group

A relaxed and informal introduction in Narbonne to help you get started with travel sketching.  This workshop is ideal for anyone who would like to try sketching but thinks they cannot draw!

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USk Languedoc – Bédarieux

25/07/2020 @ 10:00:15:00
Urban Sketchers Languedoc
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August 2020

USk Languedoc – Assignan

05/08/2020 @ 10:00:16:00
Assignan Assignan, 34360 France
Urban Sketchers Languedoc
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USk Languedoc – Caux

16/08/2020 @ 10:00:15:00
Caux 34720 France
Urban Sketchers Languedoc
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Sketching for Beginners

19/08/2020 @ 09:30:12:30
Montouliers Montouliers, 34310 France
Free

You don’t need previous art experience to join this fun workshop in the quaint & charming village of Montouliers.

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Colours of the Mediterranean

21/08/2020 @ 18:00:23/08/2020 @ 16:00
Collioure, Collioure, 66190 France

Indulge in a weekend sketching by the sea!  Our sketchbooks will be filled with colour as we study boats, water and the hustle bustle of the busy cafés that surround the port.

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September 2020

USk Languedoc – Murviel-les-Béziers

02/09/2020 @ 10:00:13:00
Murviel-les-Béziers 34490 France
Urban Sketchers Languedoc
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USk Languedoc – Paililles

05/09/2020 @ 10:00:18:00
Paililles 66190 France
Urban Sketchers Languedoc
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USk Languedoc – Leucate

19/09/2020 @ 10:00:15:00
Leucate Leucate, 11370 France
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Workshops in France with Ian Fennelly

27/09/2020 @ 16:00:02/10/2020 @ 17:00
Bize-Minervois Bize-Minervois, 11120 France

Workshops in Bize-Minervois and the surrounding area with International Urban Sketchers Instructor and British Artist Ian Fennelly 28 September - 2 October 2020.

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October 2020

Sketching for Foodies! Autumn 2020

03/10/2020 @ 18:00:07/10/2020 @ 10:00
La Maison de Quarante, 24 Grand Rue
Quarante, Hérault 34310 France
cookery and foodies holiday

A 4-night holiday that is a treat for the senses combining sketching workshops, cookery, food and wine-tasting in the south of France - an ideal getaway for singles or couples

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Sketch notes from the wine harvest

30/10/2020 @ 16:00:02/11/2020 @ 10:00
La Calade Montouliers, 34310 France
Free
wine harvest

Following 'les vendanges', a colourful weekend sketch break based in the historic village of Montouliers overlooking the Minervois vineyards.

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December 2020

Nos 17 villages en Lumière

01/12/2020 @ 10:00:15/12/2020 @ 17:00
Capestang Capestang, 34310 France

Exposition de Croquis d'Annette Morris à l'Office de Tourisme du Canal du Midi et St Chinian 1 - 15 décembre 2020

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Sketching Autumn Trees – Live

08/12/2020 @ 14:00:16:00
Free

In this online sketching session via Zoom you can participate in 'real time', ask questions and get feedback, or you can simply watch and try it out later!

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Poppy Field – Live

22/12/2020 @ 16:00:18:00
Free

In this online sketching session via Zoom you can participate in 'real time', ask questions and get feedback, or you can simply watch and try it out later!

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January 2021

USk #SketchChat Béziers

9 January @ 10:30:12:00

A chance to connect with other members of USk Languedoc and other chapters to sketch & chat via Zoom!

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Watercolour Sketching for Beginners – Online

18 January:29 January

Build your knowledge and confidence in this fun interactive travel & watercolour sketching course for beginners.

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February 2021

Every Day in February

1 February:28 February

Daily prompts for the shortest month of the year!

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Evening in Montmartre

6 February @ 14:00:16:00
Free

In this online sketching session via Zoom you can participate in 'real time', ask questions and get feedback, or you can simply watch and try it out later!

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Day at the Beach – Live!

24 February @ 16:00:18:00
€10

In this online sketching session via Zoom you can participate in 'real time', ask questions and get feedback, or you can simply watch it later.

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March 2021

Sketching France – Marseille

6 March @ 10:30:12:00

Join other members of Sketching France for a virtual coffee on Zoom from 10.30am 6 March

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Macarons in Watercolour- Live!

9 March @ 14:00:15:30

In this online sketching session via Zoom you can participate in 'real time', ask questions and get feedback, or you can simply watch it later!

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Mimosa in Watercolour – Live!

16 March @ 14:00:15:30

Sketch these bright and seasonal flowers in an online workshop on Zoom - participate in real-time and ask questions and/or you can watch the replay at a later time to suit you!

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Sketching France – Rouen

20 March @ 10:30:12:00

Join other members of Sketching France for a virtual coffee on Zoom from 10.30am 20 March

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French Stone Buildings – Live!

23 March @ 14:00:15:30

An online workshop on Zoom sketching stone buildings in Minerve - participate in real-time and ask questions and/or you can watch the replay at a later time to suit you!

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Market Day in Ink & Watercolour – Live!

30 March @ 14:00:15:30

An online workshop on Zoom based on market day in Béziers - participate in real-time and ask questions and/or you can watch the replay at a later time to suit you!

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April 2021

Sketching France – Île de Ré

3 April @ 10:30:12:00
Ile de Ré 17410 France

Join other members of Sketching France for a virtual coffee, sketch & chat on Zoom from 10.30am 3 April 

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Geraniums in Watercolour – Live!

6 April @ 14:00:15:30

In this online sketching session via Zoom you can participate in 'real time', ask questions and get feedback, or you can simply watch it later!

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Sketching pour les débutants

7 April @ 10:00:12:00
Free

Si vous êtes débutant en dessin ou à l'aquarelle, manquez de confiance ou de motivation, cet atelier 'live' en français (même franglais!) est crée pour vous!

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Springtime in Paris

9 April @ 18:00:11 April @ 18:00
Paris Paris, 75000 France
Free
Painting Holidays Paris France

A wonderful 3 night sketchbook adventure capturing the vibrant colours and atmosphere of one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

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Le Burger! Ink & Watercolour Sketch – Live!

12 April @ 14:00:15:30

In this online sketching session via Zoom you can participate in 'real time', ask questions and get feedback, or you can simply watch it later!

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Sketching for Beginners

14 April @ 09:30:12:30
Capestang Capestang, 34310 France
Free

If you don't think you can sketch - this 3-hour workshop in Capestang is for you!   No previous art or drawing experience necessary, just bring along a sketchbook and an open mind!

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Morning at Saint Chinian Market

15 April @ 09:30:12:30
Saint Chinian Saint Chinian, 34360 + Google Map
Free

In this fun workshop we'll spend a morning sketching colourful scenes from the market - and you don't need previous art experience to take part!

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Sketching France – Chartres

17 April @ 10:30:12:00
Chartres Chartres, 28000 France

Join other members of Sketching France for a virtual coffee, sketch & chat on Zoom from 10.30am 17 April

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Canal du Midi Cruise & Lunch

19 April @ 10:00:16:00
Exclusive Cruises France, Pont de Malviès
Quarante, Hérault 34310 France
Free

Relax and learn to sketch in style whilst cruising the Canal du Midi. 3 course lunch and wine included. Also a great day out for photographers and non-sketching partners!

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Mountainscapes in Watercolour – Live!

20 April @ 14:00:15:30

In this online sketching session via Zoom you can participate in 'real time', ask questions and get feedback, or you can simply watch it later!

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Sketching pour les débutants

21 April @ 10:00:12:00

Si vous êtes débutant en dessin ou à l'aquarelle, manquez de confiance ou de motivation, cet atelier 'live' en français (même franglais!) est crée pour vous!

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Spring sketching holiday in the Minervois: Cherry Blossoms and Cocktails!

21 April @ 16:00:25 April @ 10:00
Maison des Palmiers, 12 Avenue de l'Amiral Narbonne
Bize-Minervois, Aude 11120 France
Free

A 4-night sketching break in the beautiful riverside village of Bize-Minervois. From this gorgeous B&B we'll explore the local surroundings, capturing moments and memories of southern France in springtime.

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Annecy Ink & Watercolour – Live!

27 April @ 14:00:15:30

In this online sketching session via Zoom you can participate in 'real time', ask questions and get feedback, or you can simply watch it later!

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May 2021

Sketching France – Nîmes

1 May @ 10:30:12:00

Join other members of Sketching France for a virtual coffee, sketch & chat on Zoom from 10.30am 1 May

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Lily of the Valley Watercolour – LIVE!

4 May @ 14:00:15:30

Muguets - Lily of the Valley - flowers are a symbol of spring and in France, a flower traditionally given to loved ones on 1st May. 

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Tarte aux Fraises – LIVE!

11 May @ 14:00:15:30

In this online sketching session via Zoom you can participate in 'real time', ask questions and get feedback, or you can simply watch it later.

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Sketching pour les débutants

12 May @ 10:00:12:00
Free

Si vous êtes débutant en dessin ou à l'aquarelle, manquez de confiance ou de motivation, cet atelier 'live' en français (même franglais!) est crée pour vous!

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Sketching France – L’Isle sur la Sorgue

15 May @ 10:30:12:00

Join other members of Sketching France for a virtual coffee, sketch & chat on Zoom from 10.30am 15 May

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Steps & Stones – Ink & Watercolour – LIVE!

18 May @ 14:00:15:30

Online sketching sessions via Zoom where you can participate in 'real time', ask questions and get feedback. Events take place 2pm Paris time - but even if you are unable to join the Zoom the video from the workshop is recorded and will be available after the event.  

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Sketch & Picnic at Chateau Canet

19 May @ 10:00:15:00
Château Canet, Rustiques
Trèbes, Aude 11800 France
Free 4 tickets left

A relaxing creative day out at Château Canet near Carcassonne! This beautiful family-run wine and olive domaine is a perfect location to relax and sketch. Ideal for beginners and wine-lovers - price includes cellar tour, 3 course lunch and wine.

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USk France Rencontre 2021 à La Rochelle

21 May:24 May
La Rochelle 17000 France + Google Map
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Promenade au Pinceau – Saint Chinian

22 May @ 10:00:15:00
Saint Chinian Saint Chinian, 34360

Saint Chinian: a lovely chance to sketch in a small group, enjoy the outdoors and make some 'sketching notes' along the way.

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Abrivado! – LIVE!

25 May @ 14:00:15:30

The 'Abrivado' is a traditional event in southern France where Camargue horses and riders travel through the village streets.  For this workshop we'll be looking at ways to capture excitement and movement in a sketch by using ink and watercolour!

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Sketching France

29 May @ 10:30:12:00

Join other members of Sketching France for a virtual coffee, sketch & chat on Zoom from 10.30am 1 May

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June 2021

Cornish village – LIVE!

1 June @ 14:00:16:00

Cornish villages are renowned for their white painted houses with slate trim. In this online sketching session via Zoom we'll look at capturing that sense of place whilst looking at perspective and sketch techniques for ink and watercolour.

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USk Languedoc – Montouliers

2 June @ 09:30:12:00
Montouliers Montouliers, 34310 France + Google Map

Meet up with other members of Urban Sketchers Languedoc - details in the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/urbansketcherslanguedoc/events

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Promenade au Pinceau – Béziers area

5 June @ 10:00:15:00
Béziers Béziers, 34500 France

Béziers: a lovely chance to sketch in a small group, enjoy the outdoors and make some 'sketching notes' along the way.

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Sketching Workshop Gruissan

6 June @ 10:00:13:00
Gruissan Gruissan, 11430 France + Google Map
Free

Sketching in the charming historic town of Gruissan. This fun 3-hour Watercolour Sketching Workshop is suitable for all levels

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Classic Architecture

8 June @ 10:00:13:00
Carcassonne Carcassonne, 11000 France
Free

A workshop in Carcassonne to explore the magnificent architecture and buildings of this historic and iconic city.

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Morning at the market

9 June @ 09:30:12:30
Capestang Capestang, 34310 France
Free

In the cool of the morning, learn how to sketch a classic French village market scene in Capestang - no previous artistic experience required!

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Canal du Midi Cruise & Lunch

10 June @ 10:00:16:00
Exclusive Cruises France, Pont de Malviès
Quarante, Hérault 34310 France
Free

Relax and learn to sketch in style whilst cruising the Canal du Midi. 3 course lunch and wine included. Also a great day out for photographers and non-sketching partners!

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Simplifying a complex scene!

11 June @ 10:00:13:00
Roquebrun Roquebrun, 34460 France
Free

In this fun workshop in Roquebrun you’ll learn some basic watercolour skills and all sorts of tips and tricks for simplifying what you see so you can sketch it with confidence!

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Sketching Sète, Venice of Languedoc

15 June @ 10:30:15:30
Sète 34000 France
Free

This fun workshop is a great way to explore the mediterranean port town of Sète and learn more about its history. No previous art experience required!

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