"Colours of the Mediterranean"
Treat yourself to a painting holiday in the south of France - virtually!
In need of a creative escape?
From the comfort of your own home, take a virtual watercolour sketching holiday in the south of France.
Register for this bundle of 4 amazing and colourful workshops and save over 50€ on the individual course prices!I'd like to register for the bundle for 99€ - sign me up!
Bonjour - I'm Annette!
I am British (but I speak French too) and I live in Languedoc (now known as Occitanie), an area many consider to be 'the real' south of France.
In my online workshops I'll help you find ways to embrace your own creativity, and find and develop your own artistic style. Whilst learning all sorts of sketching and watercolour techniques, you'll pick up plenty of nuggets about 'la vie française' (or lafranglaise!) as well.
Why not add a taste of France to your sketchbook?!
- No flight tickets or travel insurance required
- Relax and have fun doing something JUST FOR YOU!
- Learn more about sketching and using watercolour
- Get feedback & ask questions at any stage of the course
- Connect with a friendly community of aspiring artists in a private Facebook group
- Step into living life in a fascinating corner of France
Glass of rosé anyone?!
Ready to get going?
It's super easy to sign-up - click below and you'll go directly to the registration page.
Once registered, you'll have immediate access to the course bundle!
Sketch & Paint "Colours of the Mediterranean"
In these workshops you'll create at least 8 watercolour sketches you can be proud of, and get ideas to sketch hundreds more...!
Buying as a gift?
If someone is lucky enough to have you treating them to a virtual sketching holiday, 'c'est formidable'!
If you are shopping in a hurry, the quickest way to proceed is to purchase a virtual holiday voucher online where you can add your own personal message.
However, I would be delighted to post them a gift card too, so please indicate that on the order form and I'll pop one in the post.
Annette is a terrific teacher and talented artist. HIghly recommend taking a class with her!!!!!!
Accablé avec les compétences que j’ai apprises et les résultats que j’obtenus en tant qu’artiste novice. Hautement recommandé.
Fantastic day Annette. I feel inspired to sketch at will again.
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.
I really enjoyed the workshop with Annette! She’s so friendly and she knows how make you feel confident 🙂 (even if you never sketched before…)
It was a lovely day!! I look forward to the next one!
Thank You Annette!!
Thank you again for making my holiday so interesting.
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!
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!
Many thanks to Annette for a great introduction to sketching last Saturday in Montpellier. A day packed with information, advice and encouragement. A much needed boost to my confidence. Can’t wait for the next one! 💕💕💕
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!
Thank you for a great class today, despite the weather! We are looking forward to practicing our sketching.
Thank you for stretching us, Annette. A completely new style (Faux Stained Glass) for me. What a wonderful day.
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience on the sketching weekend in Paris with Annette Morris. Annette led a well thought out and interesting course. I had not sketched in a long time and was a relative beginner, but I grew and was challenged in a good way during this weekend. The group size was perfect and Annette helped create a cohesive group spirit and a supportive atmosphere. This sketching weekend was a marvelous way to see a city with fresh eyes! Meeting lovely people with the same interests in art was an added bonus.
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.
You don’t have to be an artist or any good at drawing to have a fabulous time with Annette. First time sketching and the time flew past. And our sketches actually look like something!!! Great time and learned so much.
Annette is an amazing teacher – very inspiring and encouraging. Really enjoyed her France Workshop Weekend and learnt a lot.
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.
Annette is an ideal teacher for both beginners, and experienced sketchers and water-colourists. She’s patient, encouraging and suggests new techniques to try. She helps you discover your own style which is so refreshing ! I learnt so much and had so much fun. Thank you Annette for a brilliant sketching holiday and for sharing your love of Languedoc with us. I will be back next year all the way from Sydney Australia.
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
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!
Frequently Asked Questions
Any! You don't need any previous drawing experience to join and enjoy these workshops. Each workshop is step-by-step, and you have the opportunity to ask questions and get personal feedback from me throughout the course. If you already have sketching and painting experience, there will be plenty to help you progress your skills further, and rapidly expand your personal 'sketching toolbox'!
Not many! As someone who often sketches on location and likes to travel light, I try to keep materials to a minimum. My recommended 'go to' items are listed in the Starter Kit below and as a rule, as long as you have a sketchbook and something to draw with, you can get started straight away!
This class is self-paced class and once purchased, access to all lessons will be yours indefinitely!
Ecourse purchases are not refundable. However, if you purchase this workshop as a gift and the recipient has not yet accessed the course and would prefer to do another workshop in my online library, the fees will be transferred and any balance/additional fees carried forward as appropriate.
My standard starter kit consists of
An A5 sketchbook with smooth plain paper 150gsm paper or higher
A regular HB mechanical pencil
A set of 12 watercolour pencils
A refillable waterbrush
A set of 4 black waterproof fineliner pens in different widths
A set of watercolour paints. This set contains 12 colours from the Cotman Winsor and Newton range:
Cadmium Yellow Pale, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, Permanent Rose, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Hookers Green Dark, Sap Green, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Indigo, Purple Lake
A white gel pen
Finding Your Personal Sketching Style
My aim is not to teach you a particular style, a particular method or even to paint one particular view or object.
My main aim is to give you the techniques and inspiration, and to help you feel more relaxed and confident in your creative journey, to help you grow as an artist towards ... wherever goal YOU want that to be - keeping the colours bright and the mood light!
I'm really looking forward to to helping you on your journey!