If you love to sketch or would like to learn - you have come to the right place!
Here you will find details of sketching events, workshops and holidays in 'the real' south of France.
A photo takes less than a second, but a sketch will create a memory that lasts for years.
These events take place in the largest vineyard in the world where life is relaxed, fun and friendly. All levels of artistic experience are catered for, working through essentials for beginners to more challenging techniques to help you find your unique personal style.
Whatever your level of artistic experience, sketching is for everyone and anyone can sketch!
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Reviews & Feedback
Thank you very much for the class on Tuesday. We were very impressed with the amount of things we were able to learn from you in such a short time.
Margaret S. - February 2019
Doe E. - October 2022
I spent a wonderful day in Montpellier at one of Annette’s beginner workshops. I’m amazed at how much I learned in just a few hours. Annette is a great teacher and really made me feel comfortable – I have gone from thinking “I just can’t draw”, to “I CAN, and it’s fun!”. Annette gave so many useful little tips along the way, which made all the difference to my feeling capable and wanting to continue sketching. Added bonus: I now have a lovely souvenir of the beautiful Montpellier architecture!
Caroline R. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - March 2020
Annette is an amazing teacher – very inspiring and encouraging. Really enjoyed her France Workshop Weekend and learnt a lot.
Mags A. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - September 2022
Annette is a great teacher since she explains everything clearly and simply. She imparts a sense of fun and helps even beginners feel self-confident. I have done an online class, as well as an in-person class on location, with Annette. Both were excellent!
Kate D. - May 2022
Annette is a wonderful teacher and has a great style. She is relaxed, fun to be with, and very helpful. I highly recommend her!
Meg A. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - November 2021
I thoroughly recommend Annette’s informal courses. Great for beginners like me. I took art at school but that’s where it stopped. Thanks for the encouragement Annette
Kate S. - October 2019
I just thought I would write to tell you how much I enjoyed that wonderful few days with Ian in Montpellier. I need hardly tell you that I have been on many art courses and holidays, and I have no hesitation in saying that that was clearly one of the most enjoyable. Let me pay particular tribute to the way in which you quietly and discreetly organised everything. I don’t remember any single thing going wrong. You may well be a born artist: you’re certainly a born manager.
Brian S. - September 2022
I enjoyed it very much. I am familiar with Annette’s teaching style and so I was able to sketch along, but I think that would be possible if not familiar. The follow-up video allows another attempt at the learner’s pace and also further practice.
Etchr Mini Workshop - November 2021
Great sketching workshop in Capestang – learned some interesting techniques for future projects. Thank you, Annette! 😃
Patricia - October 2021
I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful morning. It was so enjoyable and therapeutic!
Pam H. - August 2018
I had a great week learning to sketch with Annette. As an absolute beginner I was a little uncertain and lacking confidence but Annette was super helpful and as the week went on I started to produce some art that I was actually quite proud of. The other students were great company and the whole week was thoroughly enjoyable. Highly recommended.
Paul W. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - March 2020
Overwhelmed with the skills I learned and the results I achieved as a novice artist. Highly recommended.
Sarah H. - May 2022
I enjoyed my holiday near Beziers very much.
Annette is an excellent teacher, supportive and attentive to each student’s needs.
I produced better pictures than I had anticipated but my holiday was absolutely crucial for me in deciding the direction in which I wanted my art to go. I shall always be very grateful to Annette for that.
Beverley R. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - March 2020
I had a wonderful week sketching with Annette last year. As a newcomer to sketching she gave me huge confidence and invaluable help and encouragement when needed. I know the others would agree with me. I have become a very active sketcher thanks to Annette and have wonderful memories of long lunches, lots of laughs and of exploring her corner of France.
Gay J. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - January 2019 (Google Review)
I’ve been meaning to say thank you; I don’t think I would have had the courage to make this painting (Keifer’s Dream) if we’d not done our splashing session together.
Libby Page Artist - October 2018
I greatly enjoyed the relaxed workshop in Carcassonne with Annette this morning. I learned a lot and I’m re-inspired to do some sketching. Thank you!
Frances M. - January 2020
Thank you again for making my holiday so interesting.
Eileen B. - October 2019
If you look for a day that can make you completely happy, then join a sketching class with Annette Morris – it was so much fun, also lovely relaxing, surrounded by nice people, it was just great! It was like playing golf, only much better! Thank you so much and hopefully I can join another class soon again!
Marlin C.A. - Caunes-Minervois, June 2019
Enjoyed a great 4 day sketching holiday with Annette in Quarante, France. Excellent tuition with useful exercises and tips. I think I became a little more colourful!! Annette is very organised, inspirational and enthusiastic. The bed and breakfast accommodation with Annika was “palatial” but so relaxed and comfortable that it was like staying with an old friend. I would recommend this holiday to all sketchers. Kaye
Kaye F. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - September 2019 (Google Review)
The instructor did an excellent job explaining her process and my initial drawing proportions were better than usual for me. I will try her techniques on other drawings.
Urban Sketching Streets in Southern France - November 2021
This was a great workshop by one of my favourite watercolour artists. The pace was fast (although I do appreciate the time restraints) and I was able to follow along for most of it and then complete any finishing touches afterwards. The PDF was a welcome addition as a step by step guide too.
Etchr Mini-Workshop - November 2021
I had the pleasure of attending Annette’s workshop at Montouliers in September. It was a great spot for a workshop and Annette was such a generous and inspiring teacher. I learnt lots of new things and quick tips and tricks from her to use in my sketches. I wish I lived closer so I could go to more of her classes!
Jackie S. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - September 2022
Fantastic day Annette. I feel inspired to sketch at will again.
Deborah S. - May 2019
I’m a novice, and have been to some of Annette’s classes recently. She’s a kind and patient teacher. If you want to try sketching in a supportive space, I can recommend Annette’s sessions.
Celia B. - February 2020
Bonjour! I have been living in Languedoc since 2008. I'm an Artist, Francophile and Urban Sketcher and I love helping others find their inner creative. Welcome to Sketch Languedoc - I look forward to meeting you!
Workshops & Holidays
Learn and develop your sketching skills in a wide range of events around the region.
No previous art experience required (and you'll be amazed at what you can do!)
Urban Sketchers Languedoc is the official chapter of an international nonprofit dedicated to fostering a global community of artists who practice on-location drawing. Regular free events are organised every month and open to all.
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