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Here you will find details of sketching events, workshops and holidays in 'the real' south of France.

A photo takes less than a second, but a sketch will create a memory that lasts for years.

These events take place in the largest vineyard in the world where life is relaxed, fun and friendly.  All levels of artistic experience are catered for, working through essentials for beginners to more challenging techniques to help you find your unique personal style.

Whatever your level of artistic experience, sketching is for everyone and anyone can sketch!

Workshops & Holidays

Learn and develop your sketching skills in a wide range of events around the region.
No previous art experience required (and you'll be amazed at what you can do!)

Urban Sketchers

Urban Sketchers Languedoc is the official chapter of an international nonprofit dedicated to fostering a global community of artists who practice on-location drawing. Regular free events are organised every month and open to all.

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Sketching for Beginners

14 avril @ 09:30:12:30

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!

Morning at Saint Chinian Market

15 avril @ 09:30:12:30

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!

Canal du Midi Cruise & Lunch

19 avril @ 10:00:16:00

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!

narbonne urban landscape

Awesome Architecture, Narbonne

20 avril @ 10:00:13:00

A fun workshop in Narbonne to explore and sketch the magnificent architecture and buildings of this historic and beautiful city.

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

21 avril @ 16:00:25 avril @ 10:00

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.

olonzac market

Sketch Le Marché!, Olonzac

27 avril @ 09:30:12:30

Tuesday is Olonzac Market Day - in this workshop you'll learn how to sketch people, colour and all the hustle bustle!

Sketching Sète, Venice of Languedoc

28 avril @ 10:30:15:30

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!

Mediterranean Sketchbook, Gruissan

29 avril @ 10:00:15:00

You don’t need previous art experience to join this workshop to discover glorious Gruissan - a fascinating old town with a historic heart and a vibrant new port. 

The Flower Market

30 avril @ 10:00:13:00

In this 3 hour workshop in Béziers learn how to use ink and watercolour to sketch the vibrant flower market!

La Vie en Rose

6 mai @ 10:00:15:00

A fun workshop in Assignan, also known as 'Village Castigno' - a wine-making village painted in the colours of wine! 

Sketching in Ginestas

Ginestas in Perspective

10 mai @ 09:30:12:30

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

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Sketching for Beginners

11 mai @ 10:00:13:00

This fun workshop is designed to help you get started with sketching on location. You'll learn heaps of tips and tricks whilst exploring the charming old city of Béziers.

Chateau Sketchbook, Capestang

12 mai @ 10:00:15:00

Treat yourself to a memorable day out and develop your sketching skills at the stunning Chateau les Carrasses.

Sketching for Beginners, Le Somail

13 mai @ 10:00:13:00

Learn to sketch in idyllic Le Somail - one of the most iconic locations on the Canal du Midi. No previous art experienced required!

Watercolour Sketching workshop Pézenas

18 mai @ 10:00:15:00

Pézenas is a perfect location for sketching architecture and historic buildings.

Sketch & Picnic at Chateau Canet

19 mai @ 10:00:15:00

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.

Classic Architecture

1 juin @ 10:00:13:00

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

Simplifying a complex scene!

8 juin @ 10:00:13:00

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!

Morning at the market

9 juin @ 09:30:12:30

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

Canal du Midi Cruise & Lunch

10 juin @ 10:00:16:00

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!

Fabulous French food

22 juin @ 09:30:12:30

Narbonne market is an ideal location to learn more about fresh local food in this area of France and also how to sketch it!

Sketch & Picnic at Chateau Canet

23 juin @ 10:00:15:00

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.

Sketching in the Park

24 juin @ 10:00:13:00

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

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Historic Carcassonne

6 juillet @ 09:30:15:30

You don’t need previous art experience to join this fun workshop in La Cité – just an interest in exploring this incredible UNESCO heritage site through observational sketching. 

Annette sketching at Le Somail

Sketching by the Canal du Midi

8 juillet @ 09:30:12:30

Le Somail is one of the most iconic locations on the Canal du Midi and an idyllic place to learn to sketch.

Lovely Lagrasse

9 juillet @ 09:30:12:30

A fun sketching workshop in magnificent Lagrasse, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Suitable for absolute beginners and more experienced sketchers.

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French café sketchbook

10 juillet @ 09:30:12:30

Learn how to sketch a classic French café scene in the charming village of Bize-Minervois.

Sketching Sète, Venice of Languedoc

12 juillet @ 10:00:15:00

A fabulous colourful day out sketching the busy mediterranean port town of Sète - also known as the Venice of Languedoc, with a network of canals winding through cobbled streets linked by bridges.

Morning at the Market

15 juillet @ 09:30:12:30

Learn how to sketch a classic French market scene in Saint-Chinian - no previous art experience necessary!

Cours de Dessin avec Santi Sallés

16 juillet @ 10:00:17:00

Cet atelier croquis 'Food & Natur' à Béziers est une excellente occasion de travailler avec Urban Sketcher et l'illustrateur Santi Sallés de Barcelone.

Boats, Bridges and Blues

17 juillet @ 09:30:12:30

The port of Homps by the Canal du Midi is our location for this morning workshop where we'll find plenty of shade if we need it!

Bages

Sketching with Watercolour in Bages

18 juillet @ 09:30:12:30

A 3 hour workshop suitable for beginners and more experienced sketchers to discover this pretty coastal village.

La Vie en Rose 🌹

19 juillet @ 10:00:13:00

A fun workshop in Assignan, also known as 'Village Castigno' - a wine-making village painted in the colours of wine! 

narbonne urban landscape

Awesome Architecture, Narbonne

20 juillet @ 10:00:13:00

A fun workshop in Narbonne to explore and sketch the magnificent architecture and buildings of this historic and beautiful city.

Sketching for Beginners

21 juillet @ 09:00:12:00

This fun workshop is designed to help you get started with sketching on location. You'll learn heaps of tips and tricks whilst exploring the market square in Capestang.

Sketch workshop Ventenac-en-Minervois

22 juillet @ 10:00:13:00

Don't think you can sketch? Think again! This intensive 3-hour workshop starts at 9h30 and you'll be amazed at what you can do!

Sketching in Pézenas

23 juillet @ 09:30:12:30

This fun workshop is designed to help you get started with sketching on location. You'll learn heaps of tips and tricks whilst exploring the streets of historic Pézenas.

Sketching in Montpellier

25 juillet @ 10:00:16:00

A workshop to learn some of the basic skills of sketching, in one of France's most vibrant cities!   Materials can be provided if required.

Riverside sketchbook

26 juillet @ 09:30:12:30

You don’t need previous art experience to take part in this lovely sketching workshop in the cool of the day by the river at Cessenon-sur-Orb.

olonzac market

Sketch Le Marché!

27 juillet @ 09:30:12:30

Tuesday is Olonzac Market Day - in this workshop you'll learn how to sketch people, colour and all the hustle bustle!

French Village Houses

28 juillet @ 09:30:12:30

This workshop in Ginestas is ideal for beginners - and a great introduction to watercolour sketching on location.

Canal Life – off the beaten track!

29 juillet @ 09:30:12:30

This workshop in Salleles d'Aude takes place at a delightful and well shaded spot to observe & sketch life by the Canal du Midi.

The Flower Market

30 juillet @ 10:00:13:00

In this 3 hour workshop in Béziers learn how to use ink and watercolour to sketch the vibrant flower market!

French Village Watercolour Sketch

Classic French Street Scenes

31 juillet @ 09:00:12:00

Join me for a wander through the pretty medieval village of Quarante to capture the essence of daily French life in your sketchbook.

La Vie en Rose

2 août @ 10:00:13:00

A fun workshop in Assignan, also known as 'Village Castigno' - a wine-making village painted in the colours of wine! 

Travel Sketching for Beginners

3 août @ 10:00:13:00

A relaxed and informal introduction in Carcassonne 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!

Vineyard Views

5 août @ 09:30:12:30

Learn to sketch a local vineyard with watercolour, even if you have never sketched before! (Quarante)

Sketching Sète, Venice of Languedoc

6 août @ 10:00:15:00

You don’t need previous art experience to join this workshop - enjoy exploring Sète through the eyes of a sketcher!

Simplifying a Complex Scene!

10 août @ 09:30:12:30

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!

Sketching People!

11 août @ 09:30:12:30

This fun workshop in Capestang teaches you how to draw faces and figures to quickly capture the essence of what you see

Sketching for Beginners

12 août @ 09:30:12:30

Le Somail is one of the most iconic locations on the Canal du Midi and an idyllic place to learn to sketch.

Stone Walls and Sketchbooks

13 août @ 09:30:12:30

A workshop in Puisserguier to enjoy exploring the historic streets to study & sketch doorways, archways, castle walls and windows!

Narbonne sketch group

Sketching for Beginners, Narbonne

17 août @ 09:30:12:30

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!

Watercolour Sketching in Minerve

18 août @ 10:00:13:00

Join me in one of the most beautiful villages of France. This 3-hour Sketching Workshop is an introduction to travel sketching - ideal if you haven't sketched before or do not think you can!

French market scenes

19 août @ 09:30:14:30

Thursday is Market Day in Saint-Chinian - in this workshop you'll learn how to sketch people, use colour and capture all the hustle bustle!

Colourful Crowds

21 août @ 10:00:16:00

In this full day workshop in Montpellier learn how to use ink and watercolour to capture a vibrant city scene - quickly - whatever the weather! 

Sketching a French Village

24 août @ 09:30:12:30

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

Riverside Sketchbook

25 août @ 09:30:12:30

You don’t need previous art experience to take part in this lovely sketching workshop in the cool of the day by the river at Cessenon-sur-Orb.

Annette sketching at Le Somail

Sketching by the Canal du Midi

26 août @ 10:00:13:00

Le Somail is one of the most iconic locations on the Canal du Midi and an idyllic place to learn to sketch.

Capturing a busy street scene

27 août @ 10:00:13:00

Sketching on location can sometimes be overwhelming, but this relaxed workshop in Béziers will give you some tips and tricks on how to capture the essence of a hectic place - without the stress factor!

French café sketchbook

28 août @ 09:30:12:30

Sketch a classic French café scene in the market square in Capestang.

Lovely Lagrasse

29 août @ 09:30:12:30

A fun sketching workshop in magnificent Lagrasse, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Suitable for absolute beginners and more experienced sketchers.

French Village Houses

2 septembre @ 09:30:12:30

This workshop in Saint Chinian looks at how to sketch the features of old stone French buildings - windows, doorways, steps and balconies.

Watercolour Sketching for Beginners

3 septembre @ 10:00:13:00

This fun workshop is designed to help you get started with sketching on location. You'll learn heaps of tips and tricks whilst exploring the pretty village of Azille.

la petite table assignan

Sketch workshop Assignan

6 septembre @ 10:00:15:00

In this fun workshop you'll learn some basic sketching skills and all sorts of tips and tricks for using watercolour in your drawings. 

Colourful Crowds

7 septembre @ 10:00:13:00

In this 3 hour workshop in Carcassonne learn how to use ink and watercolour to capture a vibrant city scene - quickly -whatever the weather!

Sketch & Picnic at Chateau Canet

8 septembre @ 10:00:15:00

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.

Sketching by the Canal du Midi

9 septembre @ 10:00:13:00

Le Somail is one of the most iconic locations on the Canal du Midi and an idyllic place to learn to sketch.

olonzac market

Sketch Le Marché!

14 septembre @ 09:30:12:30

This workshop in Olonzac teaches you how to simplify what you see to quickly capture the essence of the day using ink and watercolour. No previous art experience required!

This workshop in Narbonne looks at how to sketch the human face - from different angles and in different styles - loads of fun!

Drawing Fabulous Faces!

15 septembre @ 10:00:13:00

This workshop in Capestang looks at how to sketch the human face - from different angles and in different styles - loads of fun!

Canal du Midi Cruise & Lunch

16 septembre @ 10:00:16:00

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!

Collioure

Colours of the Mediterranean

18 septembre @ 10:00:19 septembre @ 16:00

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.

Beautiful buildings

21 septembre @ 10:00:13:00

A fun workshop in Narbonne to capture some of the magnificent architecture and buildings of this historic city.

Château Views

22 septembre @ 10:00:15:00

Treat yourself to a memorable day out and develop your sketching skills at the stunning Chateau les Carrasses.

Boats in Béziers

24 septembre @ 10:00:13:00

Béziers port by the Canal du Midi is our location for this morning workshop where we'll find plenty of shade if we need it!

Sketch Languedoc with Ian Fennelly 2021

27 septembre @ 10:00:1 octobre @ 16:00

Workshops in Bize-Minervois and the surrounding area with International Urban Sketchers Instructor and British Artist Ian Fennelly 27 September - 1 October 2021.

Urban Sketching for the Terrified!

5 octobre @ 10:00:13:00

If you’d love to sketch on location but not sure where to start – this fun workshop in Carcassonne is for you!

Autumn Views

8 octobre @ 10:00:13:00

This workshop based in Montouliers looks at ways to capture the changing colours of the landscape.

Urban Watercolour Sketching for Beginners

9 octobre @ 10:00:16:00

A relaxed and informal introduction to help you get started with urban watercolour sketching - in Nîmes!

Sketching with a limited palette

13 octobre @ 10:00:13:00

This workshop in Capestang looks at the importance of colour values and ways of sketching with a limited palette.

Sketching with Wine and Watercolour

Sketching with Wine and Watercolour

14 octobre @ 16:00:18 octobre @ 10:00

A short 4-night break in luxury apartments ideal for a weekend away with the girls - enjoy 3 days of sketching, relaxation, wine-tasting and plenty of laughs with Honor at the lovely Maison de la Roche.

French Town Houses

20 octobre @ 10:00:13:00

This workshop in Béziers looks at how to sketch the features of classic French architecture and city streets.

French Village Café

21 octobre @ 09:30:12:30

Capture the essence of morning life at a French café in this fun short workshop in Saint-Chinian.

‘Fields of Gold’, sud de la France

22 octobre @ 18:00:25 octobre @ 10:00

Autumn is a stunning time of year in the south of France. In this short weekend break indulge in a glorious getaway full of colour in the Minervois, staying at the fabulous Maison des Palmiers.

Magnificent Montpellier!

12/03/2022 @ 10:00:13/03/2022 @ 16:00

Treat yourself to a sketching weekend in this vibrant, cultural and historic city - you won't regret it!

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Contact

Annette Morris
Avenue du Château
34310 QUARANTE
France

Tél. +33 (0) 786141639

Email: annette@sketchlanguedoc.com

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