Welcome!

The workshops listed here are informal and fun. Most are ideal for beginners and anyone lacking confidence to sketch because they think they can't draw...

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 - 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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Magnificent Montpellier!

18 January @ 10:00:19 January @ 16:00

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

Blue Monday!

20 January @ 10:00:15:00

I don't believe anything miserable is worth celebrating, so this event is open to all students, past and present to join me for a free event to celebrate our sketchbook adventures instead!

Croquis Café: Winter Watercolour Florals

21 January @ 10:00:12:00

In this short workshop in Narbonne, explore some essential brush techniques to create beautiful loose floral designs – perfect for cards and gift tags!

Croquis Café: Lettering & Faux Calligraphy

22 January @ 10:00:12:00

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

Croquis Café: Doorways and Windows

28 January @ 10:00:12:00

Croquis Café workshops are relaxed 2 hour gatherings in Carcassonne 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!

Croquis Café: Watercolour without brushes!

29 January @ 10:00:12:00

(Béziers) Alternative ways to use watercolour that create some interesting effects - great fun, and ideal if you'd like to loosen up your painting style!

Croquis Café: Food glorious food!

4 February @ 10:00:12:00

(Narbonne) Sketch out your favourite foods or a recipe with interesting page layouts, bold colours and interesting text. Great practice for travel journaling!

Croquis Café: Say it with flowers

11 February @ 10:00:12:00

In this workshop in Carcassonne, explore some essential brush techniques to create beautiful loose floral designs – perfect for cards and gift tags!

Croquis Café: Drawings Hands!

12 February @ 08:00:17:00

(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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Medieval Carcassonne

15 February @ 10:00:16 February @ 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

Croquis Café: The eyes have it

18 February @ 10:00:12:00

(Narbonne) Learn about the structure of the eyes and how emotions and age can be conveyed through drawing them in different ways – there’ll be plenty of laughs as we create pages of expressions in our sketchbooks!

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!

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!

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!

Travel Sketching Essentials

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!

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!

Sketching Workshops at Cass Art

2 May @ 10:30:15:30

Booking details coming soon!

Sketching workshops at Cass Art

3 May @ 11:30:16:30

Booking details coming soon!

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

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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.

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! 

Sketching in Bristol

Mariners’ Tales: Sketching Bristol

20 June @ 10:00:21 June @ 16:30

Weekend workshops based in beautiful Clifton village near the Observatory to explore Bristol and its huge maritime significance.

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.

Sketch at Chateau Canet

Sketch & Picnic at Château Canet

9 September @ 08:00:17:00

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.

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