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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

PAINTING BREAKS -  Weekend Sketching Workshop March 16-18 Stay Full board at the Heights Hotel, Portland. (www.heightshotel.com). £320  - or Day Students:£65 per day/£130 both- includes materials lunch/beverages. What to expect....

I will encourage you to try a method taught by American artist Frederick Francks in his books on  "Zen Drawing”.  Techniques using graphite pencils, charcoal, ink and pen, pencils etc., to enable a variety of finishes. We will cover ways to interpret, texture, distance, tonal values, colour and perspective.   I will send you home with, at least, a lot to think about! Weather permitting we will spend some time outdoors.

Not free on these dates?  You can book your own dates - even mid-week if you want - all day or half days. 

Other options...

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 get a 15% discount.

Contact me to find out more or reserve a place. contact page.


Podi arranges painting holidays in Europe and this year will be going to Kalymnos in Greece in May with Greek Island Painting trips.  www.greekislandpaintingtrips.com

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 2017 : 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.