Welcome!

The workshops listed here are informal and fun. Most are ideal for beginners and for anyone lacking confidence to sketch (if you think you can't draw think again...!)

In these workshops you'll learn many basic skills and a range of techniques - and before long you'll have the confidence to sketch wherever and whenever you please.

I prefer to sketch on location, inside or outside - and discovering new places through the eyes of a sketcher means you'll see the world in a whole new light.

Each class is carefully designed according to the location and participants in the group, and can be taught in English and/or French. No class is ever the same!

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please just send me an email!

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Promenade au Pinceau – Carcassonne area

19 juin @ 10:00:15:00

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

The Sky’s the Limit

21 juin @ 10:00:12:00

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!

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.

The Flower Market

25 juin @ 10:00:13:00

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

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'.

La Vie en Rose

29 juin @ 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 Caunes-Minervois

30 juin @ 09:30:15:00

You don’t need previous art experience to enjoy this day in Caunes-Minervois – just an interest in sketching and developing your powers of observation!

Sketching for Beginners, Le Somail

1 juillet @ 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

2 juillet @ 10:00:15:00

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

Promenade au Pinceau – Narbonne area

3 juillet @ 10:00:15:00

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

Sketching Water

5 juillet @ 10:00:12:00

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!

Summer Picnic – LIVE!

6 juillet @ 14:00:16:00

Celebrate the essence of summer! In this online sketching session via Zoom we'll sketch in ink and watercolour to capture an array of shapes and colour.

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.

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Historic Carcassonne

13 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. 

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!

Dessiner la Nature 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.

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! 

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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.

Boats, Bridges and Blues

24 juillet @ 09:30:12:30

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

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.

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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! 

Glass Jars – LIVE!

3 août @ 14:00:16:00

How do you sketch something you know is there but cannot 'see'?! Develop your watercolour skills in this online workshop via Zoom.

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!

Capturing a busy street scene

7 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!

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Sketching for Beginners

9 août @ 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.

Travel Sketching for Beginners

10 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!

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!

Annette sketching at Le Somail

Sketching by the Canal du Midi

16 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.

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!

Simplifying a Complex Scene!

20 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!

French café sketchbook

22 août @ 09:30:12:30

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

Colourful Crowds

23 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.

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.

Carnet de croquis méditerranéen, Gruissan

31 août @ 09:30:15:00

Vous n’avez pas besoin d’expérience artistique préalable pour rejoindre cet atelier pour découvrir le glorieux Gruissan - une vieille ville fascinante avec un cœur historique et un nouveau port dynamique.

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.

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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. 

Patchwork Landscapes – LIVE!

7 septembre @ 14:00:16:00

In this online sketching session via Zoom you can stretch your imagination to explore shapes and patterns with mixed media. You can participate in the workshop in 'real time' to ask questions and get feedback, or you can simply watch the replay later.

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.

Colourful Crowds

14 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!

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!

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.

olonzac market

Sketch Le Marché!

21 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!

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.

Beautiful buildings

23 septembre @ 10:00:13:00

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

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.

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!

Urban Sketching for the Terrified!

12 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!

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.

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.

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

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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