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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French Village Houses

28 July @ 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 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.

Narbonne sketch group

Sketching for Beginners, Narbonne

30 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!

French Village Watercolour Sketch

Classic French Street Scenes

31 July @ 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.

Sketching in Pézenas

1 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 the streets of historic Pézenas.

La Vie en Rose

2 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! 

Glass Jars – LIVE!

3 August @ 14:00:16:00

How do you sketch something you know is there but cannot 'see'?! Develop your watercolour skills in this online workshop via Zoom.

Vineyard Views

5 August @ 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

6 August @ 10:00:15:00

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

Capturing a busy street scene

7 August @ 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!

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Sketching for Beginners

9 August @ 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.

Travel Sketching for Beginners

10 August @ 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!

Sketching People!

11 August @ 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 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.

Stone Walls and Sketchbooks

13 August @ 09:30:12:30

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

Annette sketching at Le Somail

Sketching by the Canal du Midi

16 August @ 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.

Inspiré Sketchbook!

17 August @ 10:00:16:00

A special event at Inspiré Art Gallery in Azille - bring along your sketchbooks!  There are 2 workshops available so if you’d like to attend in person please register below or contact Angie at Inspiré inspireazille@gmail.com 

Watercolour Sketching in Minerve

18 August @ 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 August @ 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!

Simplifying a Complex Scene!

20 August @ 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!

French café sketchbook

22 August @ 09:30:12:30

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

Colourful Crowds

23 August @ 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 August @ 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 August @ 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

29 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 Trees – LIVE!

30 August @ 10:00:12:00

In this online sketching session via Zoom you can participate in 'real time', ask questions and get feedback, or you can simply watch it later!

Promenade au Pinceau – Carcassonne area

31 August @ 10:00:15:00

Carcassonne area: a lovely chance to sketch in a small group, enjoy the outdoors and make some 'sketching notes' along the way.

French Village Houses

2 September @ 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.

Plage de Paulilles

Watercolour Sketching for Beginners

3 September @ 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 harbourside at Port Vendres.

la petite table assignan

Sketch workshop Assignan

6 September @ 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. 

Patchwork Landscapes – LIVE!

7 September @ 14:00:16:00

In this online sketching session via Zoom you can stretch your imagination to explore shapes and patterns with mixed media. You can participate in the workshop in 'real time' to ask questions and get feedback, or you can simply watch the replay later.

Sketch & Picnic at Chateau Canet

8 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.

Sketching by the Canal du Midi

9 September @ 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 Vineyard Views

10 September @ 16:00:13 September @ 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.

Colourful Crowds

14 September @ 10:00:13:00

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

This workshop in Narbonne looks at how to sketch the human face - from different angles and in different styles - loads of fun!

Drawing Fabulous Faces!

15 September @ 10:00:13:00

This workshop in Capestang looks at how to sketch the human face - from different angles and in different styles - loads of fun!

Canal du Midi Cruise & Lunch

16 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!

Colours of the Mediterranean

18 September @ 10:00:19 September @ 16:00

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.

olonzac market

Sketch Le Marché!

21 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!

Château Views

22 September @ 10:00:15:00

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

Beautiful buildings

23 September @ 10:00:13:00

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

Boats in Béziers

24 September @ 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!

Sketch Languedoc with Ian Fennelly 2021

27 September @ 10:00:1 October @ 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.

Mediterranean Sketchbook, Gruissan

7 October @ 09:30:15:00

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. 

Autumn Views

8 October @ 10:00:13:00

This workshop based in Montouliers looks at ways to capture the changing colours of the landscape.

Urban Watercolour Sketching for Beginners

9 October @ 10:00:16:00

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

Urban Sketching for the Terrified!

12 October @ 10:00:13:00

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

Sketching with a limited palette

13 October @ 10:00:13:00

This workshop in Capestang looks at the importance of colour values and ways of sketching with a limited palette.

French Town Houses

20 October @ 10:00:13:00

This workshop in Béziers looks at how to sketch the features of classic French architecture and city streets.

French Village Café

21 October @ 09:30:12:30

Capture the essence of morning life at a French café in this fun short workshop in Saint-Chinian.

Fields of Gold, Bize-Minervois

22 October @ 18:00:25 October @ 10:00

Autumn is a stunning time of year in the south of France. Explore the glorious colours of the Minervois in autumn in these workshops sketching with watercolour.

Paris in the Autumn

29 October @ 18:00:1 November @ 14:00

A wonderful 3 night sketchbook adventure capturing the vibrant colours and atmosphere of one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

Magnificent Montpellier!

12/03/2022 @ 10:00:13/03/2022 @ 16:00

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

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Medieval Carcassonne

02/04/2022 @ 10:00:03/04/2022 @ 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

Workshops in France with Ian Fennelly September 2022

19/09/2022 @ 10:00:23/09/2022 @ 16:30

Enjoy a short break in this beautiful city and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn from international USk instructor and British artist Ian Fennelly September 2022.

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