If you love to sketch or would like to learn - you have come to the right place!

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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!

Annette Morris

Bonjour! I have been living in Languedoc since 2008. I'm an Artist, Francophile and Urban Sketcher and I love helping others find their inner creative. Welcome to Sketch Languedoc - I look forward to meeting you!

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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List of Events

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!

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USk Languedoc – Roujan

7 March @ 10:00:15:00

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!

New Perspectives, Puisserguier

24 March @ 10:00:13:00

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

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.

Sketching in Lagrasse

4 April @ 10:00:13:00

Join me in historic Lagrasse, considered to be one of France's most beautiful villages - for a sketching journey from simple line drawings to pages full of colour!

narbonne urban landscape

Awesome Architecture, Narbonne

7 April @ 10:00:13:00

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

Chateau Sketchbook, Capestang

8 April @ 10:00:16:00

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

Mediterranean Sketchbook, Gruissan

10 April @ 10:00:16:00

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. 

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Beautiful buildings, Béziers

15 April @ 10:00:13:00

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

Annette sketching at Le Somail

Sketching by the Canal du Midi

22 April @ 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.

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.

French Village Watercolour Sketch

Sketching for Beginners

23 April @ 10:00:15:00

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 Quarante.

olonzac market

Sketch Le Marché!, Olonzac

28 April @ 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!

Travel Sketching for Beginners

29 April @ 10:00:16:00

A relaxed and informal introduction to help you get started with travel sketching - in Montpellier!

Sketching People

7 May @ 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!

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.

Canal du Midi Cruise & Lunch

17 May @ 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!

La Vie en Rose

19 May @ 10:00:15:00

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

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 Village Watercolour Sketch

Classic French Street Scenes

22 May @ 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.

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.

Canals, Bridges and Barges

26 May @ 10:00:15:00

A new workshop in Narbonne, details coming soon!

Sketching for Beginners, Le Somail

27 May @ 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!

Venice of Languedoc

28 May @ 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!

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.

Simplifying a complex scene!

9 June @ 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!

Château Views

10 June @ 10:00:16:00

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

Sketching People at the Market

11 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!

Urban Sketching for the Terrified!

13 June @ 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!

Annette sketching at Le Somail

Sketching by the Canal du Midi

18 June @ 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 🌹

23 June @ 10:00:15:00

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

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.

The Flower Market

26 June @ 10:00:13:00

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

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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 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.

Sketching in Pézenas

19 July @ 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.

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 @ 09:30:14:30

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

Urban Sketchers Languedoc

USk Languedoc – Bédarieux

25 July @ 10:00:15:00

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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!

Travel Sketching for Beginners

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! 

Urban Sketchers Languedoc

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.

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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. 

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.

Canal du Midi Cruise & Lunch

20 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!

Canals, Bridges and Barges

22 September @ 10:00:15:00

A new workshop in Narbonne, details coming soon!

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.

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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USk Languedoc meet the first Wednesday of every month to sketch in towns and villages of the region - next free meet-up is 4th March in Ginestas!  Meet 10am at Les Trois Cochons
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#repost @exclusive_cruises Very excited! We will be hosting some of lovely Annette's sketching groups this year. @sketchlanguedoc https://amsketching.com/newsletter/ #exclusivecanalcruises #cruiseandsketch #canaldumidi #canaldumidicruises #southoffrance ...

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Last minute dot com drawing!  There is availability for 1 or 2 students to join @annettemorris.art in Montpellier this Saturday 29 February 😮 No previous art experience is required for this fun workshop in one of France's most vibrant cities. Learn some of the basics of travel sketching, planning your page and use of ink and watercolour.  Sketch materials can be provided if you do not have your own.  If you would like any more information email annette@sketchlanguedoc.com 
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Next free meeting for USk Languedoc Saturday 22 February in Montblanc!  Meet 10am at Café de France - all welcome!
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Sketch Holidays

Mar 07

Beautiful Béziers

7 March @ 10:00:8 March @ 17:00
Mar 16

Workshops in the Snow!

16 March @ 10:00:18 March @ 15:00

Contact

Annette Morris
Avenue du Château
34310 QUARANTE
France

Tél. +33 (0) 786141639

Email: annette@sketchlanguedoc.com

SIRET: 52970382900026