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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Sketch at Chateau Canet

Sketch & Picnic at Chateau Canet

24 June @ 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.

French market scenes

25 June @ 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!

cafe culture

French café sketchbook

2 July @ 09:30:12:30

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

The Flower Market

3 July @ 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 for the Terrified!

4 July @ 10:00:13:00

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

Travel Sketching for Beginners

5 July @ 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!

Annette sketching at Le Somail

Sketching by the Canal du Midi

6 July @ 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.

La Vie en Rose 🌹

7 July @ 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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Sketching for Beginners

8 July @ 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.

Sketching People

9 July @ 09:30:12:30

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

Château Views

10 July @ 10:00:13:00

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

Sketching for Beginners

12 July @ 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.

The Flower Market

17 July @ 10:00:13:00

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

Annette sketching at Le Somail

Sketching by the Canal du Midi

18 July @ 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.

Narbonne sketch group

Travel Sketching for Beginners

19 July @ 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!

Riverside sketchbook

20 July @ 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

21 July @ 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.

Morning at the market

22 July @ 09:00:12:00

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

Boats, Bridges and Blues

24 July @ 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!

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USk Languedoc – Bédarieux

25 July @ 10:00:15:00

Canal du Midi Cruise & Lunch

26 July @ 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

28 July @ 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 in the Park

29 July @ 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! 

Stone Walls and Sketchbooks

30 July @ 09:30:12:30

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

Canal Life – off the beaten track!

31 July @ 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.

Lovely Lagrasse

1 August @ 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.

Sketching in Pézenas

2 August @ 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 historic Pézenas on market day.

olonzac market

Sketch Le Marché!

4 August @ 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!

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USk Languedoc – Assignan

5 August @ 10:00:16:00

Sketching for Beginners

7 August @ 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.

Boats in Béziers

8 August @ 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!

Narbonne sketch group

Sketching for Beginners, Narbonne

11 August @ 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!

cafe culture

French café sketchbook

12 August @ 09:30:12:30

Learn how to sketch a classic French café scene in the market square in Capestang.

Sketching in Ginestas

Ginestas in Perspective

14 August @ 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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USk Languedoc – Caux

16 August @ 10:00:15:00
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Historic Carcassonne

18 August @ 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. 

Sketching for Beginners

19 August @ 09:30:12:30

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

Collioure

Colours of the Mediterranean

21 August @ 18:00:24 August @ 10:00

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.

Fabulous French food

25 August @ 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!

La Vie en Rose

26 August @ 10:00:13:00

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

Vineyards Views

28 August @ 09:30:12:30

During the grape harvest - 'les vendanges' - learn to sketch a local vineyard, even if you have never sketched before!

wine harvest

Notes from the wine harvest

28 August @ 16:00:31 August @ 16:00

A fun weekend sketch break based in the historic village of Montouliers overlooking the Minervois vineyards - just as 'les vendanges' begin!

USk Languedoc – Puisserguier

30 August @ 09:00:11:00

Classic Architecture

1 September @ 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!

3 September @ 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!

Canal du Midi Cruise & Lunch

4 September @ 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!

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USk Languedoc – Paililles

5 September @ 10:00:18:00
olonzac market

Sketch Le Marché!

8 September @ 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!

Sketch at Chateau Canet

Sketch & Picnic at Château Canet

9 September @ 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.

Colourful Crowds

19 September @ 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 by the Canal du Midi

24 September @ 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.

The Flower Market

25 September @ 10:00:13:00

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

Ian Fennelly Quarante

Workshops in France with Ian Fennelly

27 September @ 16:00:2 October @ 17:00

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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USk Languedoc – Leucate

3 October @ 10:00:15:00

Fields of Gold, south of France

16 October @ 10:00:19 October @ 16:00

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.

cherry blossom

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

21/04/2021 @ 16:00:25/04/2021 @ 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.

Ian Fennelly Quarante

Sketch Languedoc with Ian Fennelly 2021

27/09/2021 @ 10:00:01/10/2021 @ 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.

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Sketch Holidays

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Sketching for Foodies!

14 June @ 18:00:18 June @ 10:00
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French Village Sketchbook

27 June @ 18:00:2 July @ 10:00

Contact

Annette Morris
Avenue du Château
34310 QUARANTE
France

Tél. +33 (0) 786141639

Email: annette@sketchlanguedoc.com

SIRET: 52970382900026