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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Sketching France – Marseille

6 March @ 10:30:12:00

Join other members of Sketching France for a virtual coffee on Zoom from 10.30am 6 March

Macarons in Watercolour- Live!

9 March @ 14:00:15:30

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!

Mimosa in Watercolour – Live!

16 March @ 14:00:15:30

Sketch these bright and seasonal flowers in an online workshop on Zoom - participate in real-time and ask questions and/or you can watch the replay at a later time to suit you!

Sketching France – Rouen

20 March @ 10:30:12:00

Join other members of Sketching France for a virtual coffee on Zoom from 10.30am 20 March

French Stone Buildings – Live!

23 March @ 14:00:15:30

An online workshop on Zoom sketching stone buildings in Minerve - participate in real-time and ask questions and/or you can watch the replay at a later time to suit you!

Market Day in Ink & Watercolour – Live!

30 March @ 14:00:15:30

An online workshop on Zoom based on market day in Béziers - participate in real-time and ask questions and/or you can watch the replay at a later time to suit you!

Sketching for Beginners

14 April @ 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 April @ 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!

Canal du Midi Cruise & Lunch

19 April @ 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 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.

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Sketch Le Marché!, Olonzac

27 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!

Sketching Sète, Venice of Languedoc

28 April @ 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 April @ 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 April @ 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

6 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! 

Sketching in Ginestas

Ginestas in Perspective

10 May @ 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 May @ 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 May @ 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 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!

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Medieval Carcassonne

15 May @ 10:00:16 May @ 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 May @ 10:00:15:00

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

Sketch & Picnic at Chateau Canet

19 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.

Classic Architecture

1 June @ 10:00:13:00

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

Sketching Workshop Gruissan

3 June @ 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

5 June @ 10:00:6 June @ 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!

8 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!

Morning at the market

9 June @ 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 June @ 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 June @ 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 June @ 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.

Sketching in Bristol

Mariners’ Tales: Sketching Bristol

19 June @ 10:00:20 June @ 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 June @ 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 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.

Sketching in the Park

24 June @ 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

6 July @ 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

8 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.

Lovely Lagrasse

9 July @ 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 July @ 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 July @ 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 July @ 09:30:12:30

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

Workshop with Santi Sallés

16 July @ 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.

Boats, Bridges and Blues

17 July @ 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 July @ 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 July @ 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 July @ 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 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.

Sketch workshop Ventenac-en-Minervois

22 July @ 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 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 the streets of historic Pézenas.

Sketching in Montpellier

25 July @ 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 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.

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Sketch Le Marché!

27 July @ 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 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.

The Flower Market

30 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!

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.

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! 

Travel Sketching for Beginners

3 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!

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!

Simplifying a Complex Scene!

10 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!

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!

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Sketching for Beginners, Narbonne

17 August @ 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 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!

Colourful Crowds

21 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.

Annette sketching at Le Somail

Sketching by the Canal du Midi

26 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.

Capturing a busy street scene

27 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!

French café sketchbook

28 August @ 09:30:12:30

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

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.

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.

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 pretty village of Azille.

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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. 

Colourful Crowds

7 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!

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.

olonzac market

Sketch Le Marché!

14 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!

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!

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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.

Beautiful buildings

21 September @ 10:00:13:00

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

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.

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.

Urban Sketching for the Terrified!

5 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!

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!

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.

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!

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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