Languedoc Vine Guardians – Sketching the Seasons
05/09/2024 @ 10:00:13:00
A series of fun sketch workshops based on life in the vineyards throughout the year in association with Languedoc Vine Guardians. There will be 4 events taking place at Vignoble Puy, a small winery situated in the quaint village of Roubia alongside the Canal du Midi.
Each workshop will show you drawing and watercolour techniques to fill your sketchbook pages with colourful memories – you can join one class or more, and you don’t need previous art experience to enjoy taking part!
A list of suggested materials will be provided but sketch kits are also available if you do not have your own. The workshops start at 10am finishing at approximately 1pm on the following Thursdays
- 29 February
- 25 April
- 5 September
- 31 October
We will sketch outside as well as indoors – coffee/a glass of wine is included in the workshop fee. Places are limited.
Workshop price: 75€
Join all 4 Roubia workshops for 250€ and you’ll also receive the online class every month for free!
Online classes and ‘A Year in the Vines’ sketchbook
If you are unable to attend an event in Roubia, I will also be recording workshops every month that you can enjoy from anywhere in the world! ‘A Year in the Vines‘ gives you the chance to sketch from the comfort of your own home. These online classes will follow activities at Vignoble Puy throughout the year so are a wonderful way to develop your sketch techniques whilst staying in touch with news from Leanne and Emmanuel. Follow the series and capture your own ‘year in the vines’ at Vignoble Puy!
Online sketch classes: 25€/month, or 200€ for the year – register here!
Who are The Languedoc Vine Guardians?
The Languedoc Vine Guardian program was set up in 2021 by Wendy Gedney and her team at Vin en Vacances to help Emmanuel Puy, a talented young Minervois wine maker following the unusual late spring frost which devastated his vines reducing his crop by over 75%. Guardians adopt a row of Vignoble Puy vines and receive a case of wine, invitations to events at the domaine, free use of the vineyard trail and picnic area and their name stake planted at the end of their adopted row of vines. With over a hundred Guardians the program is very social and they each have their own personal connection to the Puy vineyard. Their support has helped this small independent winemaker to overcome the damage, thrive again and continue to produce delicious Languedoc wines.
These sketch workshops are open to everyone, but if you would like to become a Guardian or even a Copain, please visit the Vignoble Puy website here
- Annette Morris
- +33 7 86 14 16 39