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Sketch notes from the wine harvest

30/10/2020 @ 16:00:02/11/2020 @ 10:00

wine harvest


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Ideal for: A weekend break, Walking, Wine-tasting, Photography, Cycling

After ‘les vendanges’, this weekend sketch break we’ll be based in the historic village of Montouliers – located in the heart of Languedoc’s Minervois wine-growing region.

We’ll start by getting to grips with some of the basics of travel sketching with ink and watercolour – ideal for beginners or a great refresher if you’ve already got some drawing or painting experience. We’ll be exploring the village and surrounding area through our sketches, learning a whole pack of tips and tricks about perspective, colour, journaling and of course, tasting some of the local produce!

The holiday starts on Friday evening with a welcome drink at 6pm. We shall start sketching at 9.30am on Saturday finishing at approximately 4.30pm.  On Sunday we will sketch from 10am through to 1pm and the afternoon is yours to enjoy, relax, explore, or sketch some more!

Where to stay:

La Calade is a newly renovated Chambre d’hôtes with 4 beautiful first floor bedrooms. All rooms have original features and beautiful private bathrooms. There is also a communal kitchen/dining area for guests to prepare their own meals if necessary.

Transport recommendations:
Fly to Béziers, Carcassonne, Perpignan or Montpellier
Closest railway station: Narbonne
We suggest you hire a car but airport pick-up can be arranged if necessary.

If you have any questions about the accommodation please email your hosts Natalie and Robert info@lacalade.fr

What to bring:
Sketchbook, Portable sketching stool, Basic watercolour travel set, Watercolour brush, HB/B/2B pencil, eraser, sharpener. A detailed materials list will be sent with booking confirmation or by request. Simply email annette@sketchlanguedoc.com for full details. If you need to use a sketch kit on loan, this can also be arranged in advance.

Additional notes:
Montouliers is a hilltop village and there will be some walking up and down steps, so please wear comfortable footwear and bring a waterproof in the event of inclement weather.


Double room (sole occupancy): 345€
Double room (1 sketcher + 1 non-sketcher sharing): 390€
Twin room (2 sketchers sharing): 270€ per person
Suite (2 sketchers sharing): 270€ per person

A 100€ deposit will secure you booking. The balance is payable by bank transfer 30 days before the holiday starts.

Prices include 10 hours sketch tuition, bed and breakfast but exclude other meals, refreshments and transport.

If you would like more information before booking – please email me annette@sketchlanguedoc.com


30/10/2020 @ 16:00
02/11/2020 @ 10:00
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Annette Morris
+33 7 86 14 16 39


La Calade
Montouliers, 34310 France
06 45 55 84 92
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