These creative breaks are designed to help you capture the very essence of a location whilst also learning a whole new set of artistic skills.  There'll also be plenty of opportunity for you to explore, walk, swim, paint, relax in your own time too!

Who are these holidays for?

Anyone interested in developing a new skill and switching off from the busy-ness of life will love these holidays - no previous artistic experience needed – just a desire to unwind, learn and be creative!

If you are already drawing or painting then these holidays will teach you some interesting new techniques - particularly if you are hoping to 'loosen-up’ your approach to sketching.

All of these holidays are suitable for solo travellers. Non-sketching partners, photographers and walkers will enjoy them too - we'll be exploring interesting locations where there's so much to experience and discover.

What can you expect?

To learn the essentials of quick sketching, to discover the best tools to carry with you, some different ways to create a visual diary, and how to essential elements to your sketches such as architecture, perspective and people.

The day usually starts with a quick morning sketch before tackling a larger subject, and we continue working on our sketches through lunch.

In the afternoon you'll be free to practise the techniques, relax, shop, snooze, swim, walk or explore the location on your own or with a group.

Whatever your experience or skill level I'll work with you at your own pace.

A sketchbook filled with your own unique holiday memories will be something you value forever!
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Magnificent Montpellier!

12 March @ 10:00:13 March @ 16:00

Treat yourself to a sketching weekend in this vibrant, cultural and historic city - you won't regret it!

Painting Holidays Paris France

Springtime in Paris Art Weekend

8 April @ 18:00:11 April @ 12:00

A wonderful 3 night sketchbook adventure capturing the vibrant colours and atmosphere of one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

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Medieval Carcassonne

23 April @ 10:00:24 April @ 16:00

This incredible city and UNESCO heritage site is the location for our weekend sketching break in April. Ideal for beginners, solo travellers, photographers and foodies.

Colours of the Mediterranean

14 May @ 10:00:15 May @ 16:00

Indulge in a weekend sketching by the sea!  Our sketchbooks will be filled with colour as we study boats, water and the hustle bustle of the busy cafés that surround the port.


Sketching Saumur & the Loire Valley

25 June @ 18:00:29 June @ 10:00

Overlooking the Loire river, the Château de Saumur is a striking medieval castle with a museum displaying archaeological finds, ceramics and tapestries. A fantastic setting for this short sketching break in the heart of France!

Beautiful Béziers – Urban sketching weekend

30 July @ 10:00:31 July @ 14:00

Sketch Béziers - one of the oldest cities in France! Discover the incredible architecture, the Canal du Midi, café culture and beautiful markets. You'll explore the city like a local!

Canal du Midi Sketch Weekend

27 August @ 10:00:28 August @ 16:00

In this short weekend break indulge in a glorious getaway full of colour in the bustling port town of Capestang, Canal du Midi.

French Village & Vineyard Views

9 September @ 16:00:12 September @ 10:00

A weekend break based at La Calade in the historic village of Montouliers – located in the heart of Languedoc's Minervois wine-growing region.

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