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Podi Lawrence artist - passionate painter, inspiring teacher


MARCH 6TH  - A bit of fun. Join me at the Heights Hotel on the first Monday of the Month starting in March.  DRINK AND DRAW.  A relaxing friending gathering.  It promises to be good fun and you might learn something about drawing!.  Cost is £12 per head. Starts at 7pm.  Book your place by calling the Heights Hotel: 01305821361

In the meantime......you can start a little more seriously by first making a date for a1:1 
Mentorship - Get inspired - 1-2 hours of hints and tips on improving your work and how to move forward. Cost £40 (free if you sign up for....)

PRIVATE LESSONS - A series designed for you. 6 bi-weekly classes and challenges to help you improve. Cost £200.00 inclusive of base materials for the course.

Join with a friend and halve the cost.

PAINTING BREAKS - 2 full days/Weekends or more. The first on March 16-18 Spend two full days expanding and experimenting. 

Special terms for groups of 3 or more people - ask for details.

Classes take place in the Studio Room 3 in the Heights Hotel, Portland. (groups will be in one of the seminar rooms) (www.heightshotel.com).

I will encourage you to use a method described by Frederick Francks in his books on  "Zen Drawing”.  Additional guidance through verbal description, hands-on demonstration and written guidance,  in all aspects of Painting & drawing, based on my own experience and my knowledge of up to date techniques using graphite, charcoal, ink and pen,  watercolours, oils, acrylics, pastels and specialist acrylic inks.  

Find out more by sending a message via the contact page.


Enjoy a weekend of painting with other like-minded people. Stay full board at the Heights Hotel, or come as day student. 

Group bookings of 3+ people can choose your own dates (subject to availability). You have the advantage of special rates if staying at the Heights full board, or attend as a day-student.

As with my 1:1 teaching I treat each person individually giving you ideas, techniques and information. It will include demonstrations of a particularly technique or new medium. I will also suggest various projects/subjects for you to complete at home.

PAINTING ABROAD Podi often arranges painting holidays in Europe.  If you are interested in joining one of these trips give her a call. In 2018 she will be going to Greece in May.

For further information contact Podi at :  podi.law@gmail.com or phone 07557798558 or 01305 549990

 Some comments.....

June 2015 - Had an amazing weekend Painting Workshop with such a talented Artist & in a fantastic setting at ‪#‎TheHeightsHotel‬ - breakfast, lunch & teatime cake were delicious. Phenomenal views & Podi’s mural at the entrance to the hotel is a splendid rendition of Portland. Recommend this workshop for sure to anyone interested - covered all sorts of medium and techniques - learnt so much & found it was beginning to flow. Met wonderful people from Portland as well as Sutton Coldfield & High Wycombe all different ages - stimulating & interesting. Thank you Podi -Mona

May 2016 : A group of four ladies from not very far away booked in for 2 days during the week. Comments made to staff included “fabulous break, very enjoyable” , "staff helpful and willing”,  "Podi’s instructions & demonstrations were clear and we learnt a lot, we also had fun.".

May 2016 : Weekend.  Another great weekend spent sketching and learning so much about watercolours, techniques and just looking...

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contact:  01305 549990 :    07557798558 :   podi.law@gmail.com              ©2017 copyright of all pictures on this website remain with the artist Podi Lawrence or her heirs. 
Drawings in conté, pencil, ink;  paintings in watercolour, oils, acrylics, inks, pastels;  figurative subjects, portraits, animals, landscapes, seascapes,skies, sunsets, sunrises, boats,trees, forests, hills, mountains, shadows.