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Croquis Café: The Eyes have it

20 November @ 10:00:12:00

(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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Amazing Architecture

22 November @ 10:00:13:00

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

Christmas Card workshop

26 November @ 10:00:15:00

In this popular workshop at Inspiré Azille you'll create a number of beautiful cards in your choice of designs. All materials provided.

Croquis Café: Winter Watercolour Florals

27 November @ 10:00:12:00

Explore some essential brush techniques to create beautiful loose floral designs - perfect for Christmas cards and gift tags!

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!

29 November @ 10:00:13:00

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

USk Languedoc Nîmes

30 November @ 10:30:16:00

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!

Christmas Card Workshop

2 December @ 10:00:15:00

In this popular workshop in Quarante, have some fun with plenty of sparkle and the whole toolbox of art and craft materials!

Urban Sketchers Languedoc

USk Languedoc – Azille

4 December @ 10:00:15:00

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!

Croquis Café: Birds of a Feather

11 December @ 10:00:12:00

(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!

Croquis Café: Let it snow!

18 December @ 10:00:12:00

(Béziers) We'll sketch out a winter scene and discover how to create a wintry feel through some alternative but simple techniques with watercolour.

Happy New Sketch Year 2020!

04/01/2020 @ 10:00:13:00

'Think big - sketch small' - a great workshop for beginners ! This first sketch workshop of 2020 takes place in the wonderful city of Narbonne.

Urban Sketchers Languedoc

USk Languedoc – Magalas

08/01/2020 @ 10:00:15:00

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!

Croquis Café: Rainy Days and Reflections

14/01/2020 @ 10:00:12:00

Sadly it's not always blue skies in Languedoc! In this workshop in Carcassonne learn how to quickly indicate the weather in your sketches with ink and/or watercolour.

Croquis Café: Skies for all seasons

15/01/2020 @ 10:00:12:00

(Béziers) Have fun experimenting with different shades of colour and learn some handy shortcuts to indicate the weather in your sketches.

Magnificent Montpellier!

18/01/2020 @ 10:00:19/01/2020 @ 17:00

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

Blue Monday!

20/01/2020 @ 10:30:15:30

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

21/01/2020 @ 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

22/01/2020 @ 10:00:12:00

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

Urban Sketchers Languedoc

USk Sketchcrawl™ Rivesaltes

25/01/2020 @ 10:00:17:00

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!

Croquis Café: Doorways and Windows

28/01/2020 @ 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!

29/01/2020 @ 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!

04/02/2020 @ 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!

Urban Sketchers Languedoc

USk Languedoc – Rieux-Minervois

05/02/2020 @ 10:00:15:00

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!

Croquis Café: Say it with flowers

11/02/2020 @ 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!

12/02/2020 @ 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

15/02/2020 @ 10:00:16/02/2020 @ 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

18/02/2020 @ 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

19/02/2020 @ 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

25/02/2020 @ 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 for Thought

26/02/2020 @ 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.

Croquis Café: Doorways and Windows

03/03/2020 @ 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!

Urban Sketchers Languedoc

USk Languedoc – Ginestas

04/03/2020 @ 10:00:15:00

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!

Beautiful Béziers

07/03/2020 @ 10:00:08/03/2020 @ 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

13/03/2020 @ 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!

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Cherry Blossoms and Cocktails!

25/03/2020 @ 16:00:29/03/2020 @ 10:00

A 4-night sketching break in the beautiful riverside village of Bize-Minervois. From this gorgeous B&B we'll explore the local surroundings, capturing moments and memories of southern France in springtime.

Travel Sketching Essentials

31/03/2020 @ 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!

Sketching with Wine and Watercolour

02/04/2020 @ 16:00:06/04/2020 @ 10:00

A short 4-night break in luxury apartments ideal for a weekend away with the girls - enjoy 3 days of sketching, relaxation, wine-tasting and plenty of laughs with Honor at the lovely Maison de la Roche.

Painting Holidays Paris France

Springtime in Paris

17/04/2020 @ 18:00:20/04/2020 @ 18:00

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

French Village Watercolour Sketch

French Village Sketchbook

22/04/2020 @ 16:00:27/04/2020 @ 10:00

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

Travel Sketching Essentials

29/04/2020 @ 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

02/05/2020 @ 10:30:15:30

Booking details coming soon!

Sketching workshops at Cass Art

03/05/2020 @ 11:30:16:30

Booking details coming soon!

French Chateau Art Holiday

Château Life Sketchbook

11/05/2020 @ 16:00:16/05/2020 @ 10:00

This 5 night luxury holiday is the ultimate retreat to recharge your creative batteries in a beautifully renovated chateau in Chalabre, south of France.

La Vie en Rose

19/05/2020 @ 10:00:15:00

A workshop full of colour in the beautiful wine-making village of Assignan! For more details email annette@sketchlanguedoc.com

Sketch at Chateau Canet

Sketch & Picnic at Château Canet

20/05/2020 @ 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.

French vineyard views sketch holiday in Montouliers

French Vineyard Views

22/05/2020 @ 16:00:25/05/2020 @ 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.

Travel Sketching Essentials

27/05/2020 @ 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! 

Collioure

Colours of the Mediterranean

05/06/2020 @ 18:00:08/06/2020 @ 10:00

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.

Sketching in Bristol

Mariners’ Tales: Sketching Bristol

20/06/2020 @ 10:00:21/06/2020 @ 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

24/06/2020 @ 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.

Saumur

The Lovely Loire Valley

28/06/2020 @ 18:00:02/07/2020 @ 10:00

Overlooking the Loire river, the Château de Saumur is a striking medieval castle with a museum displaying archaeological finds, ceramics and tapestries. A fantastic setting for this short sketching break in the heart of France!

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Notes from the wine harvest

28/08/2020 @ 16:00:31/08/2020 @ 16:00

A fun weekend sketch break based in the historic village of Montouliers overlooking the Minervois vineyards - just as 'les vendanges' begin!

Sketch at Chateau Canet

Sketch & Picnic at Château Canet

09/09/2020 @ 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.

Ian Fennelly Quarante

Workshops in France with Ian Fennelly

27/09/2020 @ 16:00:02/10/2020 @ 17:00

Workshops in Bize-Minervois and the surrounding area with International Urban Sketchers Instructor and British Artist Ian Fennelly 28 September - 2 October 2020.

Fields of Gold, south of France

16/10/2020 @ 10:00:19/10/2020 @ 16:00

Autumn is a stunning time of year in the south of France. In this short weekend break indulge in a glorious getaway full of colour in the Minervois, staying at the fabulous Maison des Palmiers.

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