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Podi Lawrence artist - passionate painter, inspiring teacher

Painting holidays for 2018

15TH - 26TH MAY 2018 :   Kalymnos, Greece.  7 days of pure inspiration, good food and like minded people. Full information and booking direct   www.greekislandpaintingtrips.com

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 :  MANZAC D’EN BAS, Ariege, France 
Book now with Podi : podi@podilawrenceartist.com
Further details & pictures www.manzac.com

I’ve just come back from a brief visit to Manzac. Just two days and I am refreshed and inspired. The area of the Ariege is little known by tourists and therefore offers peace and tranquility with the most outstanding views. Privately owned and renovated Farmhouse & 3-Gites with accommodation for up to 10 artists.  All rooms are ensuite.  Extensive grounds and views to the Pyrenees mountains. There is a purpose built studio room with all hard equipment provided - just bring your painting materials. I recommend watercolours, pencils/pens, acrylics or inks as I will be encouraging you to make quick draw sketches.  After a full day of painting you can relax around the swimming pool, watching the sunset.

I will be there to encourage and advise you on techniques and the best places for a week from 18th September 2018. We will visit local villages and rivers.  All are dominated by the Pyrenees mountains in the background.

Price includes transport from/to Toulouse airport and to venues we will visit.  Evenings are relaxed and fun. Non-painting partners welcome. Discount for sharing artists.  Easy flight to Toulouse. A deposit will secure your place.  
Cost:  in France: €795 : tutors fee payable in the UK £280.00.  
Only extras are Flights and 2 meals out in local restaurants, and your personal materials. 

contact me to book your place.

       

  


Meanwhile in the UK......

TUITION AND PAINTING BREAKS 

“A successful painting starts with inspiration and the practice of looking”

1:1 TUITION  -  1 off consultation 90 minutes : £30 :  2 hour class 1:1  £40  or 1:2 £65.00   

a course of 6 X 90 minute classes :  £210

Groups of 4 or more please ask for details.

All 1:1 & 1:2 tuition takes place in the Bijou Studio Room 3 in the Heights Hotel, Portland (groups will be in one of the seminar rooms) (www.heightshotel.com)

Over the years of teaching to adults I have developed a method which I encourage you to think like Frederick Francks in "Zen Drawing” and using my own experience as a professional artist painting in watercolours, oils, acrylics, pastels and inks.  

The best learning experience I believe is 1:1 or 1:2 tuition in my new studio at the HEIGHTS HOTEL, Top Hill, Portland. The advantages of 1:1 are enormous. I take each student individually and design a course based on their previous experience. In addition, you don’t miss any tuition - if you are unable to make it to a class we can reschedule. Some materials are provided but you will need to have the same for home projects.

WEEKEND/MID-WEEK PAINTING BREAKS

Learning in a group has its advantages of camaraderie. So you can enjoy a weekend or 2-weekdays away on our interesting island of Portland.

Contact me for details. Bookings are now being taken now for 2018

Group bookings of 4+ people can choose your own dates (subject to availability) for 2 day weekends or mid-week breaks. You have the advantage of special rates if staying at the Heights full board, or you can stay at a local B&B or hotel or rent one of the many cottages available on the island. 

As with my 1:1 teaching I treat each person individually giving you ideas, techniques and information. I usually start the day by giving a demonstration of a particularly technique or new medium and then suggest places to go to draw and paint - or I will set a challenge if the weather is inclement.


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.