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!
Reviews & Feedback
We spend 2 wonderful days urban sketching in Montpellier ( a week ago) with Annette and a small crew of like minded artists. I don’t know any one more passionate about what they do than Annette. She inspires and will give you confidence, with a good measure of guidance to start or build on your art journey.
On that note, Urban sketching is a way to introduce you to new places, discover new foods and make new friends. And unbeknown to you, you will inadvertently discover that you bring happiness to those around you. People will peer at your work and make comments (sometimes) , others will want to take a photo of you sketching .. and I think you become an inspiration to others who would like to do the same.
So do yourself a favour .. get off the merry go round and indulge in the pleasure of Urban sketching …
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 attended a Paris weekend earlier this year with Annette Morris Art. It was fantastic, we really explored Paris and captured lots of memories in our sketching. Highly recommended!
It was fantastic, I love her style. I was able to follow along (barely), and got a reasonable sketch at the end.
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 recently took part in a Sketching morning with Annette and 3 other ladies. I am a beginner which didn’t matter amongst the more experienced. Advice and tips were given throughout the session which was very relaxing and fun. I’d recommend this to everyone. thank you Annette I’ll see you in Puisserguier.
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 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.
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!
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
Have just finished a workshop tour with the amazingly patient, creative and inspiring Annette Morris – couldn’t have asked ffor a better teacher. Annette was so encouraging & gave generously of her time, ideas & those ‘secret’ sketching spots that were so varied & inspiring. Fab holiday!
My wife Heather started zoom sketching classes with Annette Morris of Sketch Languedoc during the lockdowns in the UK. She was thrilled with how quickly Annette’s teaching yielded results. However, nothing is as much fun as being outside in the fresh air in a beautiful Covid safe setting. If you are in the area, don’t miss her brilliant workshops or sign up for her Zoom classes online.
I went with very low expectations but a secret hope that I might actually be able to do this – Annette said everyone can draw – and she is right!! I did and I can!! Thank you Annette for giving me the confidence to just go for it . We were so lucky that we had a beautiful sunny day (and a fab lunch sitting outside ) Lagrasse is a fabulous location to sketch too.. Annette makes you feel totally at ease and it was lovely to go with 3 other fun lovely women too ! Looking forward to more classes please soon
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.
Thank you for sharing your talent and encouraging others. Looking forward to more classes next year.
I had a great sketching weekend in Quarante! Annette is a wonderful and inspiring teacher. Thank you Anette 😀
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.
Fantastic day Annette. I feel inspired to sketch at will again.
The most patient, encouraging and talented teacher there is. A micro grain of creativity will be rooted out by Annette and hey presto…. a new world of art and fun.
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.
Thank you Annette for such a fascinating and mindful morning in Narbonne, I feel I now understand so much more. I really enjoyed the joyful yet studious atmosphere you generated.
Thank you for stretching us, Annette. A completely new style (Faux Stained Glass) for me. What a wonderful day.
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.
Annette is a terrific teacher and talented artist. HIghly recommend taking a class with her!!!!!!
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.