These creative breaks are designed to help you capture the very essence of a location whilst also learning a whole new set of artistic skills.  There'll also be plenty of opportunity for you to explore, walk, swim, paint, relax in your own time too!

Who are these holidays for?

Anyone interested in developing a new skill and switching off from the busy-ness of life will love these holidays - no previous artistic experience needed – just a desire to unwind, learn and be creative!

If you are already drawing or painting then these holidays will teach you some interesting new techniques - particularly if you are hoping to 'loosen-up’ your approach to sketching.

All of these holidays are suitable for solo travellers. Non-sketching partners, photographers and walkers will enjoy them too - we'll be exploring interesting locations where there's so much to experience and discover.

What can you expect?

To learn the essentials of quick sketching, to discover the best tools to carry with you, some different ways to create a visual diary, and how to essential elements to your sketches such as architecture, perspective and people.

The day usually starts with a quick morning sketch before tackling a larger subject, and we continue working on our sketches through lunch.

In the afternoon you'll be free to practise the techniques, relax, shop, snooze, swim, walk or explore the location on your own or with a group.

Whatever your experience or skill level I'll work with you at your own pace.

A sketchbook filled with your own unique holiday memories will be something you value forever!
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Urban Sketching Weekend in Avignon

26 juin @ 10:00:27 juin @ 16:00

During this lovely weekend break we'll be sketching around the city and of course the infamous Pont d'Avignon. Our sketchbooks will be filled with colour as we study water, architecture, and the hustle bustle of city life at the 'gateway to Provence'.

French Vineyard Views

10 septembre @ 16:00:13 septembre @ 10:00

A weekend break based at La Calade in the historic village of Montouliers – located in the heart of Languedoc's Minervois wine-growing region.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

Paris in the Autumn

29 octobre @ 18:00:1 novembre @ 14:00

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

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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Medieval Carcassonne

02/04/2022 @ 10:00:03/04/2022 @ 16:00

This incredible city and UNESCO heritage site is the location for our weekend sketching break in February. Ideal for beginners, solo travellers, photographers and foodies

Painting Holidays Paris France

Springtime in Paris Art Weekend

08/04/2022 @ 18:00:11/04/2022 @ 12:00

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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Saumur & the Loire Valley

25/06/2022 @ 18:00:29/06/2022 @ 10:00

Overlooking the Loire river, the Château de Saumur is a striking medieval castle with a museum displaying archaeological finds, ceramics and tapestries. A fantastic setting for this short sketching break in the heart of France!

Workshops in France with Ian Fennelly September 2022

19/09/2022 @ 10:00:23/09/2022 @ 16:30

Enjoy a short break in this beautiful city and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn from international USk instructor and British artist Ian Fennelly September 2022.

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