South of France travel sketching

Join us this European summer in the South of France

The South of France is one of those idyllic locations we all dream about. Come and learn to sketch your impressions and create a visual memory of your experiences over the European summer months of June, July and August 2016. Classes are conducted in English, no previous sketching experience needed as we’ll be showing you exactly how to get started.

Find out more below.


 Sketching classes, Trausse

Trausse Minervois is one of those tiny dots on the map in Languedoc Roussillon which is where I’ve come back to since 1999. To sit on a chair and hear the silence. To wake to the sound of the church bell tolling. Life as its always been. Come and sketch.

Lesson structure:

  1. Meet at ‘La Bergerie for the first steps in learning ‘How to See’ and your first sketch.
  2. Out around the village to sketch on location.
  3. Back to La Bergerie for coffee and relax

Available by appointment June, July & August 2016

10am – 12noon

75 euros p.p.

We recommend you go to your local art store and get as close as you can to our standard Sketch Kit

Sketching Classes Olonzac.

From October 2016, ErinHill Sketching will based at La Cour des Arts in Olonzac. There will be weekly classes for new sketchers. 10 week terms with a tutor trained in our very successful EHS system, where absolutely anyone can learn to sketch. Unless you’ve been tutored by us, you may think you have no ability. Let us change all that. Enquire now.

A Taste of Sketching Workshop

I’ll be taking a 2 hour workshop at Domaine Paul Huc on Monday August 1st. It will be ‘A Taste of Sketching’ just to give you an idea of those first steps in Travel Sketching.Details to follow.

Sketch Holiday South of France

Join us for 10 days in June 2017 for one of our popular Sketch Holidays. Based at Domaine Paul Huc in beautiful self contained 2 bedroom apartments, we go daily to some of the best locations in the Languedoc to sketch those beautiful moments. Check our website for more details. Filling fast




  1. Gordon Gibbons

    Good evening Erin , my wife , Bibs( Barbi) is very interested in watercolour painting . Barbi recently completed her Fine Arts Course at the Emily Carr University of Art in Vancouver , BC , Canada. We visited Trauss in France in 2012 (Oct) and stayed at the Bergerie …. Accommodation owned by the couple from Sydney NSW. And they had mentioned that you (Erin Hill) conducted watercolor courses in strauss sometimes. I am inquiring to see when you may be conducting the course in Trauss … Or .. Carrcassone.. With the idea of staying in Trauss again . I am thinking of surprising my wife with this plan . The idea just came up…. Do I thought I would start checking on dates, etc. we would fly from Vancouver to France and arrange a holiday around the dates of your watercolor course.
    Merci …. Gordon Gibbons


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