| From the Canal du Midi to the banks of the River Orb, 17 charming towns and villages nestle at the heart of the vineyards.

They welcome you to Saint-Chinian, Minervois and Languedoc appellation vineyards that lie just a few kilometres from sandy Mediterranean beaches, between Béziers and Narbonne, and Montpellier and Carcassonne.

Each of these quintessentially French villages have a unique charm and personality - and they are just waiting to be sketched!

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Upcoming Events › Du Canal du Midi au St Chinian

June 2021

La Vie en Rose

29 June @ 10:00:15:00
Assignan Assignan, 34360 France
€75 6 tickets left

A fun workshop in Assignan, also known as 'Village Castigno' - a wine-making village painted in the colours of wine! 

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July 2021

Morning at the Market

15 July @ 09:30:12:30
Saint Chinian Saint Chinian, 34360
€60 6 tickets left

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

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La Vie en Rose 🌹

19 July @ 10:00:13:00
Assignan Assignan, 34360 France
€75 6 tickets left

A fun workshop in Assignan, also known as 'Village Castigno' - a wine-making village painted in the colours of wine! 

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Sketching for Beginners

21 July @ 09:00:12:00
Capestang Capestang, 34310 France
€60 6 tickets left

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.

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Riverside sketchbook

26 July @ 09:30:12:30
Cessenon-sur-Orb Cessenon-sur-Orb, 34460 France
€60 4 tickets left

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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Classic French Street Scenes

31 July @ 09:00:12:00
Quarante Quarante, 34310 France
€60 6 tickets left
French Village Watercolour Sketch

Join me for a wander through the pretty medieval village of Quarante to capture the essence of daily French life in your sketchbook.

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August 2021

La Vie en Rose

2 August @ 10:00:13:00
Assignan, Assignan, 34360 France

A fun workshop in Assignan, also known as 'Village Castigno' - a wine-making village painted in the colours of wine! 

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Vineyard Views

5 August @ 09:30:12:30
Quarante Quarante, 34310 France
€60 6 tickets left

Learn to sketch a local vineyard with watercolour, even if you have never sketched before! (Quarante)

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Sketching People!

11 August @ 09:30:12:30
Capestang Capestang, 34310 France
€60 4 tickets left

This fun workshop in Capestang teaches you how to draw faces and figures to quickly capture the essence of what you see

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Stone Walls and Sketchbooks

13 August @ 09:30:12:30
Puisserguier Puisserguier, 34620 France
€60 6 tickets left

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

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French market scenes

19 August @ 09:30:14:30
Saint Chinian Saint Chinian, 34360
€60 6 tickets left

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!

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Sketching a French Village

24 August @ 09:30:12:30
Cazedarnes 34460 France
€60 4 tickets left

In the cool of the morning, learn how to sketch a classic French village scene in Cazedarnes - no previous artistic experience required!

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Riverside Sketchbook

25 August @ 09:30:12:30
Cessenon-sur-Orb Cessenon-sur-Orb, 34460 France
€60 4 tickets left

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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September 2021

French Village Houses

2 September @ 09:30:12:30
Saint Chinian Saint Chinian, 34360
€60 5 tickets left

This workshop in Saint Chinian looks at how to sketch the features of old stone French buildings - windows, doorways, steps and balconies.

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Sketch workshop Assignan

6 September @ 10:00:15:00
Assignan Assignan, 34360 France
€75 4 tickets left
la petite table assignan

In this fun workshop you'll learn some basic sketching skills and all sorts of tips and tricks for using watercolour in your drawings. 

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Drawing Fabulous Faces!

15 September @ 10:00:13:00
Capestang Capestang, 34310 France
€60 6 tickets left
This workshop in Narbonne looks at how to sketch the human face - from different angles and in different styles - loads of fun!

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

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Canal du Midi Cruise & Lunch

16 September @ 10:00:16:00
Exclusive Cruises France, Pont de Malviès
Quarante, Hérault 34310 France
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€160 – €260 5 tickets left

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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Château Views

22 September @ 10:00:15:00
Chateau les Carrasses, Lieu dit Les Carrasses
Capestang, 34310 France
€85 – €255 6 tickets left

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

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October 2021

Autumn Views

8 October @ 10:00:13:00
Montouliers Montouliers, 34310 France + Google Map
€60 5 tickets left

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

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Sketching with a limited palette

13 October @ 10:00:13:00
Capestang Capestang, 34310 France
€60 4 tickets left

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

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French Village Café

21 October @ 09:30:12:30
Saint Chinian Saint Chinian, 34360 + Google Map
€60 5 tickets left

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

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