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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Simplified Landscapes

1 December @ 10:00:12:00

Avoid overwhelm and learn how to simplify what you see and how to use colours more effectively. (Carcassonne)

Playing with Fire

9 December @ 10:00:12:00

We’ll build layers of colour to give the effect of warming flames, even if it’s cold outside! (Capestang)

Let It Snow!

15 December @ 10:00:12:00

This workshop in Narbonne gives you tips and techniques on creating those classic ‘winter’ scenes.

Trees & Greens

17 December @ 10:00:12:00

Shortcuts to adding trees and greenery to your sketches, mixing greens and observing natural shapes. (St Chinian)

Festive Food

18 December @ 10:00:12:00

Get bold with ink and watercolour and sketch some traditional yuletide favourites. (Béziers)

Black & White

05/01/2021 @ 10:00:12:00

Working in mono is a fabulous way to see ‘values’ so in this workshop in Carcassonne we’ll be creating sketches that have extra wow factor!

Black & White

13/01/2021 @ 10:00:12:00

Working in mono is a fabulous way to see ‘values’ so in this workshop in Capestang we’ll be creating sketches that have extra wow factor!

Drawing the Every Day

19/01/2021 @ 10:00:12:00

No idea what to sketch? Discover the magic in the mundane and bring it to life in your sketchbook (Narbonne)

Inktastic!

21/01/2021 @ 10:00:12:00

Drawing and painting with ink is unlike any other medium. A fun workshop in Saint Chinian to experiment with new ways of working with lines and text. Ink materials provided.

Water & Reflections

29/01/2021 @ 10:00:12:00

A gentle sketching in watercolour workshop in Béziers to help you create the impression of water, on paper.

Trees & Greens

02/02/2021 @ 10:00:12:00

Shortcuts to adding trees and greenery to your sketches, mixing greens and observing natural shapes. (Carcassonne)

Drawing the Every Day

10/02/2021 @ 10:00:12:00

No idea what to sketch? Discover the magic in the mundane and bring it to life in your sketchbook (Capestang)

Water & Reflections

16/02/2021 @ 10:00:12:00

A gentle sketching in watercolour workshop in Narbonne to help you create the impression of water, on paper.

Mimosa in Bloom

18/02/2021 @ 10:00:12:00

A workshop in Saint-Chinian to create the impression of these bright seasonal blooms in a ‘loose watercolour’ style.

Cats & Dogs

26/02/2021 @ 10:00:12:00

This fun workshop in Béziers helps you simplify how to add some 4-legged friends to your sketches!

Inktastic!

02/03/2021 @ 10:00:12:00

Drawing and painting with ink is unlike any other medium. A fun workshop in Carcassonne to experiment with new ways of working with lines and text.  Ink materials provided.

The Easter Rabbit!

10/03/2021 @ 10:00:12:00

Before we hop into summer, have some fun with this sketch you could also use for an Easter or other greeting card design. (Capestang

Playing with Fire

16/03/2021 @ 08:00:17:00

We’ll build layers of colour to give the effect of warming flames, even if it’s cold outside! (Narbonne)

Water & Reflections

18/03/2021 @ 10:00:12:00

A gentle sketching in watercolour workshop in Saint-Chinian to help you create the impression of water, on paper.

Trees & Greens

26/03/2021 @ 10:00:12:00

Shortcuts to adding trees and greenery to your sketches, mixing greens and observing natural shapes. (Béziers)

Magnificent Montpellier!

27/03/2021 @ 10:00:28/03/2021 @ 16:00

Treat yourself to a sketching weekend in this vibrant, cultural and historic city - you won't regret it!

Travel sketching for Beginners, Frontignan

31/03/2021 @ 10:00:13:00

You don’t need previous art experience to join this fun workshop in the canal side village of Homps.

Annette sketching at Le Somail

Sketching by the Canal du Midi

01/04/2021 @ 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.

Sketching in Lagrasse

02/04/2021 @ 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!

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Sketching in Bize-Minervois

03/04/2021 @ 09:30:12:30

No previous experience required for this fun workshop with ink and watercolour in the pretty and historic village of Bize-Minervois

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Amazing Architecture

06/04/2021 @ 10:00:13:00

The medieval city of Carcassonne is a perfect location to study incredible structures and interesting architecture! Suitable for all levels.

Sketching for Beginners

14/04/2021 @ 09:30:12:30

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!

Morning at Saint Chinian Market

15/04/2021 @ 09:30:12:30

In this fun workshop we'll spend a morning sketching colourful scenes from the market - and you don't need previous art experience to take part!

Workshop with Santi Sallés

17/04/2021 @ 10:00:17:00

This full-day Food and Nature workshop takes place in Béziers and a fantastic opportunity to work with Urban Sketcher and Illustrator Santi Sallés.

Canal du Midi Cruise & Lunch

19/04/2021 @ 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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Awesome Architecture, Narbonne

20/04/2021 @ 10:00:13:00

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

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Sketch Le Marché!, Olonzac

27/04/2021 @ 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!

Sketching Sète, Venice of Languedoc

28/04/2021 @ 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!

Mediterranean Sketchbook, Gruissan

29/04/2021 @ 10:00:15:00

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. 

The Flower Market

30/04/2021 @ 10:00:13:00

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

La Vie en Rose

06/05/2021 @ 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 in Ginestas

Ginestas in Perspective

10/05/2021 @ 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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Sketching for Beginners

11/05/2021 @ 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.

Chateau Sketchbook, Capestang

12/05/2021 @ 10:00:15:00

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

Sketching for Beginners, Le Somail

13/05/2021 @ 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!

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Medieval Carcassonne

15/05/2021 @ 10:00:16/05/2021 @ 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

Watercolour Sketching workshop Pézenas

18/05/2021 @ 10:00:15:00

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

Sketch & Picnic at Chateau Canet

19/05/2021 @ 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.

Workshops in La Rochelle France with Ian Fennelly May 2021

25/05/2021 @ 10:00:29/05/2021 @ 16:30

Enjoy a short break in this beautiful French port town and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn from international USk instructor and British artist Ian Fennelly May 2021.

Classic Architecture

01/06/2021 @ 10:00:13:00

A workshop in Carcassonne to explore the magnificent architecture and buildings of this historic and iconic city.

Sketching Workshop Gruissan

03/06/2021 @ 10:00:13:00

Sketching in the charming historic town of Gruissan. This fun 3-hour Watercolour Sketching Workshop is suitable for all levels

Urban Sketching Weekend in Avignon

05/06/2021 @ 10:00:06/06/2021 @ 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'.

Simplifying a complex scene!

08/06/2021 @ 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!

Morning at the market

09/06/2021 @ 09:30:12:30

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

Canal du Midi Cruise & Lunch

10/06/2021 @ 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!

Sketching workshops at Cass Art Bristol

12/06/2021 @ 11:00:16:00

Fun workshops in the great Cass Art Studio space for anyone who would like to get started with urban sketching. A day full of tips and tricks about drawing and painting on location and the materials you can use.

Workshops at Cass Art Bristol

13/06/2021 @ 11:30:16:30

Fun workshops in the great Cass Art Studio space for anyone who would like to get started with urban sketching. A day full of tips and tricks about drawing and painting on location and the materials you can use.

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Mariners’ Tales: Sketching Bristol

19/06/2021 @ 10:00:20/06/2021 @ 16:30

Weekend workshops based in beautiful Clifton village near the Observatory to explore Bristol and its huge maritime significance. Join for 1 or 2 days.

Fabulous French food

22/06/2021 @ 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

23/06/2021 @ 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 in the Park

24/06/2021 @ 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! 

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Historic Carcassonne

06/07/2021 @ 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. 

Annette sketching at Le Somail

Sketching by the Canal du Midi

08/07/2021 @ 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

09/07/2021 @ 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

10/07/2021 @ 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

12/07/2021 @ 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.

Morning at the Market

15/07/2021 @ 09:30:12:30

Learn how to sketch a classic French market scene in Saint-Chinian - no previous art experience necessary!

The Flower Market

16/07/2021 @ 10:00:13:00

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

Boats, Bridges and Blues

17/07/2021 @ 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!

Bages

Sketching with Watercolour in Bages

18/07/2021 @ 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 🌹

19/07/2021 @ 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

20/07/2021 @ 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

21/07/2021 @ 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

22/07/2021 @ 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

23/07/2021 @ 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.

Sketching in Montpellier

25/07/2021 @ 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

26/07/2021 @ 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!

27/07/2021 @ 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

28/07/2021 @ 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!

29/07/2021 @ 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

30/07/2021 @ 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

31/07/2021 @ 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

02/08/2021 @ 10:00:13:00

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

Travel Sketching for Beginners

03/08/2021 @ 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!

Vineyard Views

05/08/2021 @ 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

06/08/2021 @ 10:00:15:00

You don’t need previous art experience to join this workshop - enjoy exploring Sète through the eyes of a sketcher!

Simplifying a Complex Scene!

10/08/2021 @ 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!

Sketching People!

11/08/2021 @ 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

12/08/2021 @ 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

13/08/2021 @ 09:30:12:30

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

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Sketching for Beginners, Narbonne

17/08/2021 @ 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

18/08/2021 @ 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

19/08/2021 @ 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!

Colourful Crowds

21/08/2021 @ 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

24/08/2021 @ 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

25/08/2021 @ 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.

Annette sketching at Le Somail

Sketching by the Canal du Midi

26/08/2021 @ 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.

Capturing a busy street scene

27/08/2021 @ 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!

French café sketchbook

28/08/2021 @ 09:30:12:30

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

Lovely Lagrasse

29/08/2021 @ 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.

French Village Houses

02/09/2021 @ 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

03/09/2021 @ 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.

Urban Watercolour Sketching for Beginners

04/09/2021 @ 10:00:16:00

A relaxed and informal introduction to help you get started with urban watercolour sketching - in Nîmes!

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Sketch workshop Assignan

06/09/2021 @ 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. 

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