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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Croquis Café: Sketching with a limited palette

19 February @ 08:00:17:00

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

USk Languedoc – Montblanc

22 February @ 10:00:15:00

Croquis Café: Birds of a Feather

25 February @ 10:00:12:00

(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!

Croquis Café: Paws to Sketch!

26 February @ 10:00:12:00

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

Sketching in Montpellier

29 February @ 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.

Croquis Café: Doorways and Windows

3 March @ 10:00:12:00

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!

Urban Sketchers Languedoc

USk Languedoc – Ginestas

4 March @ 10:00:15:00

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!

Beautiful Béziers

7 March @ 10:00:8 March @ 17:00

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!

Colourful Crowds

13 March @ 10:00:13:00

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

cherry blossom

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

25 March @ 16:00:29 March @ 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.

Travel Sketching for Beginners

31 March @ 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 that would like to try sketching but thinks they cannot draw!

USk Languedoc Siran

1 April @ 10:00:15:00

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!

Sketching with Wine and Watercolour

2 April @ 16:00:6 April @ 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 Village Watercolour Sketch

French Village Sketchbook

22 April @ 16:00:27 April @ 10:00

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

Travel Sketching Essentials

29 April @ 10:00:13:00

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

French Chateau Art Holiday

Château Life Sketchbook

11 May @ 16:00:16 May @ 10:00

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

La Vie en Rose

19 May @ 10:00:15:00

A workshop full of colour in the beautiful wine-making village of Assignan! For more details email annette@sketchlanguedoc.com

Sketch at Chateau Canet

Sketch & Picnic at Château Canet

20 May @ 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 vineyard views sketch holiday in Montouliers

French Vineyard Views

22 May @ 16:00:25 May @ 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.

Travel Sketching Essentials

27 May @ 08:00:17:00

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! 

Urban Sketchers Languedoc

USk Languedoc – Bages

3 June @ 10:00:15:00
Collioure

Colours of the Mediterranean

5 June @ 18:00:8 June @ 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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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Contact

Annette Morris
Avenue du Château
34310 QUARANTE
France

Tél. +33 (0) 786141639

Email: annette@sketchlanguedoc.com

SIRET: 52970382900026