From the Canal du Midi to the banks of the River Orb, 17 charming towns and villages nestle at the heart of the vineyards.

They welcome you to Saint-Chinian, Minervois and Languedoc appellation vineyards that lie just a few kilometres from sandy Mediterranean beaches, between Béziers and Narbonne, and Montpellier and Carcassonne.

Each of these quintessentially French villages have a unique charm and personality - and they are just waiting to be sketched!

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Past Events › Du Canal du Midi au St Chinian

September 2019

Sketching for Foodies

26/09/2019 @ 16:00:02/10/2019 @ 10:00
La Maison de Quarante, 24 Grand Rue
Quarante, Hérault 34310 France
Sketching for Foodies

A creative and gastronomic journey in the fabulous South of France. Lead by Annette Morris and Anne de Ravel, this holiday is a treat for the senses combining sketching workshops, cookery, food and wine-tasting, the perfect getaway for singles or couples.

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Travel Sketching 101

27/09/2019 @ 10:00:13:00
La Maison de Quarante, 24 Grand Rue
Quarante, Hérault 34310 France
€75

If you are new to sketching or lack confidence with your drawing - this workshop in Quarante is for you!

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October 2019

USk Languedoc Quarante

02/10/2019 @ 10:00:16:00
Quarante Quarante, 34310 France

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!

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Sketching for Beginners

24/10/2019 @ 09:30:12:30
Capestang Capestang, 34310 France
€75

If you don't think you can sketch - this 3-hour workshop in Capestang is for you!   No previous art or drawing experience necessary, just bring along a sketchbook and an open mind!

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Autumn landscapes

30/10/2019 @ 10:00:13:00
Montouliers, Montouliers, 34310 France

A chance to really explore and make the most of your colour palette with this glorious workshop sketching the area in and around Montouliers. Learn how to use watercolour with more confidence when sketching.

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Café Culture

31/10/2019 @ 09:30:12:30
Puisserguier Puisserguier, 34620 France + Google Map
€75
cafe culture

This workshop in Puisserguier is an introduction to sketching with line and watercolour - no previous art experience needed!  

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November 2019

Croquis Café: The Eyes have it

20/11/2019 @ 10:00:12:00
Capestang Capestang, 34310 France
€20

(Capestang) We'll look at the structure of the eyes and how emotions and age can be conveyed through drawing - there'll be plenty of laughs as we create pages of expressions in our sketchbooks! 

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December 2019

Croquis Café: Birds of a Feather

11/12/2019 @ 10:00:12:00
Capestang Capestang, 34310 France
€20

(Capestang) 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!

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January 2020

Croquis Café: Lettering & Faux Calligraphy

22 January @ 10:00:12:00
Capestang Capestang, 34310 France + Google Map
€25

(Capestang) Fun techniques for writing with a brush and markers to enhance your sketchbooks with interesting text.

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February 2020

Croquis Café: Drawings Hands!

12 February @ 08:00:17:00
Capestang Capestang, 34310 France
€25

(Capestang) Of all parts of the body, the hand is often considered the hardest to draw. With these handy workshop tips it's easier than you think!

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Croquis Café: Paws to Sketch!

26 February @ 10:00:12:00
Capestang Capestang, 34310 France
€25

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

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March 2020

New Perspectives, Puisserguier

24 March @ 10:00:13:00
Puisserguier Puisserguier, 34620 France
€60

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

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April 2020

Chateau Sketchbook, Capestang

8 April @ 10:00:16:00
Chateau les Carrasses, Lieu dit Les Carrasses
Capestang, 34310 France
€80

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

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French Village Sketchbook

22 April @ 16:00:27 April @ 10:00
La Maison de Quarante, 24 Grand Rue
Quarante, Hérault 34310 France
€100 – €630
French Village Watercolour Sketch

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

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Sketching for Beginners

23 April @ 10:00:15:00
Quarante Quarante, 34310 France
€75
French Village Watercolour Sketch

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.

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May 2020

Canal du Midi Cruise & Lunch

17 May @ 10:00:16:00
Exclusive Cruises France, Pont de Malviès
Quarante, Hérault 34310 France
€150 – €240

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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La Vie en Rose

19 May @ 10:00:15:00
Assignan Assignan, 34360 France
€75

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

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Classic French Street Scenes

22 May @ 09:00:12:00
Quarante Quarante, 34310 France
€50
French Village Watercolour Sketch

Join me for a wander through the pretty medieval village of Quarante to capture the essence of daily French life in your sketchbook.

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French Vineyard Views

22 May @ 16:00:25 May @ 10:00
La Calade Montouliers, 34310 France
€100 – €540
French vineyard views sketch holiday in Montouliers

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

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June 2020

French market scenes

25 June @ 09:30:14:30
Saint Chinian Saint Chinian, 34360
€75

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!

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July 2020

La Vie en Rose 🌹

7 July @ 10:00:13:00
Assignan Assignan, 34360 France
€75

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 People

9 July @ 09:30:12:30
Saint Chinian Saint Chinian, 34360
€75

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

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Château Views

10 July @ 10:00:13:00
Chateau les Carrasses, Lieu dit Les Carrasses
Capestang, 34310 France
€75

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

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Sketching for Beginners

12 July @ 09:00:12:00
Capestang Capestang, 34310 France
€75

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.

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Riverside sketchbook

20 July @ 09:30:12:30
Cessenon-sur-Orb Cessenon-sur-Orb, 34460 France
€75

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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Morning at the market

22 July @ 09:00:12:00
Capestang Capestang, 34310 France
€75

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

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Canal du Midi Cruise & Lunch

26 July @ 10:00:16:00
Exclusive Cruises France, Pont de Malviès
Quarante, Hérault 34310 France

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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Stone Walls and Sketchbooks

30 July @ 09:30:12:30
Puisserguier Puisserguier, 34620 France
€75

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

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August 2020

Sketching a French Village

6 August @ 09:30:12:30
Cazedarnes 34460 France
€75

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

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Riverside Sketchbook

10 August @ 09:30:12:30
Cessenon-sur-Orb Cessenon-sur-Orb, 34460 France
€75

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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