Phone: 01273 260290


Acrylics paints are a relatively modern media that benefits from being quite robust; they are extremely versatile and can be used in various ways, applied on a wide range of surfaces, and thinned or thickened to the artists liking. A watercolour glazed effect can be achieved by layering subtle or rich luminescent transparent washes, or you might be interested in working texture into the paint, keeping it thick in an impasto treatment.
The possibilities are endless!

Whether you are new to acrylics or not , or familiar with painting as a whole, I will endeavour to develop your knowledge of form, composition, colour and texture relevant to your level of experience.

I will do regular demonstrations to help you to explore some of the various techniques for your direction and inspiration, and after some experimentation you will soon start to feel where your direction lies and develop your work in your own personal way.


You will need to bring a basic selection of acrylics, palettes, brushes and various choices of surfaces with which you want to paint on. Sketch books are always useful, and there are an excellent selection of Lawrence’s art materials that are available to purchase if you require anything.

DATES: 5 Weeks every Wednesday – Feb 24th 2016 to March 23rd 2016

TIME: 7.00pm – 9.30pm

COST: £80 for 5 weeks or £20 per drop in session

Eventbrite - Acrylics with Polly Raynes


I started, after my BA at Brighton, working as an illustrator with watercolour in publishing and advertising. I later developed my work and showed in galleries such as Medici and Mall Galleries. I have taught at the Brighton and Eastbourne colleges, and written Watercolour, and Plant and Flower Instruction Books.

As a member of the 5 Ways Artist Group I have opened my house in the May Festival for the last 15 years, now working in various media, and exploring subjects from the rich broken down architecture of Venice or Pompeii, to landscapes and seascapes both home and abroad. Wildlife, still lives, plants and flowers are also a favourite. All have their challenges and I enjoy seeing how the techniques might be adapted for each subject matter.


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