Thursday, March 15, 2018

Summer Art Camps 2018

It's time for summer art camps again!  Here they are. To register your child, contact me by text, phone or email.  If you're new and don't have my contact information, leave me a message via my website (www.katiewallart.com) or find me on Facebook and I'll be glad to add your little one! Please give your child's name and grade, plus your cell phone number and email address so that I can send reminders.  I also need to know about any allergies. Class sizes are limited and first come, first serve. Full payment reserves your child’s spot in art camp. Checks may be made to Katie Podracky.


Clay Days
July 11 & 12 AND a glazing day (Aug 1 or 2) (rising 2nd-6th) 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
$75
During the first two days of camp, we will experiment with slab building techniques and campers can choose to work on animal pinch pots, coil pots or their own clay idea creations. The pottery wheel will be available for experimentation as well. All clay pieces will be fired and campers return for one glazing day (9-12 am), on a day that fits their schedule. (August 1or 2 are scheduled glaze day options, but I can open some days in late July to meet everyone’s needs too).

Watercolor Seascapes  
August 8 & 9  (rising 2nd-6th) 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
$50
Back by popular demand, this project features beautiful splashy watercolor techniques on paper. We use the paper to collage a seascape complete with boats, corals, mermaids and anything else campers fancy. The art will be frame worthy! This is one of my favorite camps.


Paint a Saltwater Marsh
August 15 & 16  (rising 3nd-7th) 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
$55
I’ll teach some of my favorite underpainting methods and show you how to make your very own saltwater marsh scene with layers of paint and LOTS of color. This is the “fine art” version of summer camps where we paint on canvas like professional artists.  Please wear old clothes that can get stained.


Batik Scarf
August 22 & 23 (rising 3nd-7th) 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
$55
In this camp, we will create a beautiful scarf using methods of batik wax resist and fabric dyeing. Scarves can be worn, of course, or they can be used to wrap a special gift, to frame as art, or as a fun part of your next interpretive dance routine!

September 13th:  Small group art lessons begin on Thursdays from 2:45-3:45 p.m. (rising 2nd-5th grades)

$15/ class. Limit of 10 students

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Winter and Spring Art Lessons 2018


We are continuing our student artist group. All art lessons are Thursdays from 2:45-3:45 at my house. $15/lesson. To pay in advance, it will be $195 for 13 lessons, due at the time of your first class. If you know you won’t be able to make a certain date, please go ahead and subtract $15 from the payment and let me know when your child will miss. Feel free to share this information with any other students who would like to join us. I have a limit of 10 students, and many of the spots are already booked. As always, THANK YOU for letting me have this fun time with your children. I truly enjoy them and I love getting to teach art.

January 4 begin Ceramic Valentine’s Plates
January 11 continue Valentine plates
January 18 (no class today)
January 25 finish Valentine plates, begin Chinese vases with peonies as time allows.
Febuary 1 Chinese blue vases with peonies (make vases and flower paper)
February 8 continue Chinese blue vases with peonies. (etch vases)
February 15 continue Chinese blue vases with peonies. (draw and cut out flowers and assemble art) February 22 finish up Chinese vases and bouquets
March 1 begin Hipster bunnies!
March 8 (no class today) 
March 15 finish bunnies
March 22 TBD
March 29 Clay Day! We will make spring clay projects (great Mother’s Day gifts)
April 5 (no class today) 
April 12 Glaze clay projects
April 19 TBD and return clay projects
April 26 Possible make up day if needed

We will stop regular classes in May, but summer camps will begin in June.
Classes will resume on Thursdays in September.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Fall Art Lessons 2017

Hi parents!

We are continuing our student artist group this fall and beyond. The price is still $15/lesson. If you’d like to join us, just let me know by text at 912.704.363seven. It is a joy for me to spend time with your wonderful children. I mean it!

Group art lessons are Thursdays from 2:45-3:45 at my house, 3022 Lake Forest Dr. This fall we will make paper mache Halloween sculptures inspired by Tim Burton, perspective drawings of pumpkin patches & sunflower fields, snowmen sculptures, and experiment with watercolor techniques (my favorite!) among other things.

To pay in advance, it will be $180 for 12 lessons Sept-Dec. If you know you won’t be able to make a certain date, please go ahead and subtract $15 from the payment and let me know when your child will miss.

Feel free to share this information with any other students who would like to join us. I have a limit of 10 students, and over half the spots are already full.

Thursdays 2:45-3:45p.m.

Sept. 7- Begin perspective sunflower or pumpkin fields 
Sept. 14- Continue perspective work
Sept 21: No Art
Sept. 28- Begin Paper Mache Halloween Sculptures (Tim Burton inspired) 
October 5 Continue Halloween sculptures
October 12 Continue Halloween sculptures
October 19 Begin Leaf patterns 
October 26 Leaf patterns continued
Nov. 2 Leaf patterns continued
Nov. 9 No Art
Nov. 16 students choice: finish up projects day, or fun quick Thanksgiving project
Nov. 23: No art Thanksgiving
Nov. 30 Begin Paper Mache Snowmen sculptures 
Dec. 7 Paper Mache snowmen continued
Dec. 14 Finish Snowmen sculptures and possibly make pastel Christmas trees depending on time

 We will resume again on January 4 based on everyone’s interest


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Summer Art Camp with Katie Podracky 

 Hey Parents! Would you like a morning or two to yourself this summer? Send your kids to art camp with me so they can get messy and have a blast while you relax or get something done. I’m an artist and art teacher with 5 years of experience in the public schools and a mama of two. To see my work visit www.katiewallart.com.   To register your child, text me or call at 912-704-3637. You may also email me at Katie.elane.wall@gmail.com. Please give your child's name and grade, plus your cell phone number and email address so that I can send reminders. I also need to know about any allergies. Class sizes are limited and first come, first serve. Full payment reserves your child’s spot in art camp. Checks may be made to Katie Podracky and mailed to 3022 Lake Forest Dr., Greensboro, NC 27408. All camps are held at my home and all art supplies are included.

Paint a Vintage Camper Beach Bus 
July 12 &13 (rising 2nd-6th) 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
$50
On day 1, we’ll draw and paint our vintage camper busses, and on day two we’ll add fun details like surfboards, clothes lines, beach umbrellas and even seashells. Let’s go to the beach, shall we? Flip flops required (wink).

Cactus Painting and Watercolor techniques 
July 19 & 20 (rising 2nd-6th) 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
$50
Succulents are all the rage these days. They’re even better if you don’t have to water them! We’ll draw and paint cacti and succulents with vivid watercolors and then add zentangle pattern details with sharpie markers. The art will be frame worthy!

All About Ice Cream Art: Paper Mache 
August 2 & 3 (rising 2nd-6th) 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
$50
This project is back by popular demand. We will create paper mache ice cream cones and draw pop-art inspired sweet treats. Last year, we drew and shaded donuts and then gobbled them down for a snack! This camp is messy, so please wear old clothes.

Seascape Collage: Watercolor techniques and torn paper 
August 9 & 10 (rising 2nd-6th) 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
$50
In this camp, we will create a beautiful seascape collage from hand painted paper. Think about sailing the 7 seas with sun, sand, fluffy clouds and sail boats. We will experiment with splatter painting, salt painting, alcohol painting and more fun techniques before we arrange our masterpiece. If you’re looking for something frame-worthy, this camp is for you!

Thursday, August 31: Small group art lessons begin on Thursdays from 2:45-3:45 p.m.
(rising 2nd-5th grades)
$15/ class if paid upfront, or $18/class pay as you go.
Limit of 10 students. Seasonal projects will be tailored to the students who sign up. Snack is provided, so please let me know about allergies.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Art Enrichment Classes for Homeschool Students

Parents, would you like a morning to yourself? Send your students to art enrichment with me! I’m an artist and art teacher with 5 years of experience in elementary and middle grade public schools. To see my work and learn more visit www.katiewallart.com.

To register your child or for any questions, text, call or email me at 912-704-3637, or Katie.elane.wall@gmail.com. Please give your child's name and grade, plus your phone number and email address so that I can send reminders. Class sizes are limited, so please contact me as soon as possible. Full payment reserves your child’s spot in art enrichment class. Checks may be made to Katie Podracky and mailed to 3022 Lake Forest Dr., Greensboro, NC 27408. All classes are held at my home and include all art supplies unless otherwise noted.

Art Enrichment Sessions for Homeschool Students (Fall 2016)
Wednesdays or Thursdays 
9-10:30 a.m.
$20/session or 10 classes for  $180
Art activities will be geared toward the interests and ability levels of your student. Maximum of 6 students/session. Students may explore painting, drawing, printmaking or clay. 

Possible sessions (pick the times that work for you and schedule with me to secure your spot):
  • ·      Wednesday, August 31/ Thursday, September 1
  • ·      Wednesday, September 7/ Thursday, September 8
  • ·      Wednesday, September 14/ Thursday, September 15
  • ·      Wednesday, September 21/ Thursday, September 22
  • ·      Wednesday, September 28/ Thursday, September 29
  • ·      Wednesday, October 5/ Thursday, October 6
  • ·      Wednesday, October 12/ Thursday, October 13
  • ·      Wednesday, October 19/ Thursday, October 20
  • ·      Wednesday, October 26/ Thursday, October 27
  • ·      Wednesday, November 2/ Thursday, November 3
  • ·      Wednesday, November 9/ Thursday, November 10
  • Wednesday, November 16/ Thursday, November 17

Private art lessons are available upon request. $25/session/any age/ all supplies included.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Summer Art Camp with Katie Podracky

Hey Parents! Would you like a morning or two to yourself this summer? Send your little ones to art camp with me so they can get messy and have a blast while you relax or get something done. I’m an artist and art teacher with 5 years of experience in the public schools. To see my work visit www.katiewallart.com.

To register your child or for any questions, text me or call at 912-704-3637. You may also email me at Katie.elane.wall@gmail.com. Please give your child's name and grade, plus your cell phone number and email address so that I can send reminders. I also need to know about any allergies. Snack: Please send a snack with your child both days of camp. Class sizes are limited, so please text me as soon as possible to let me know of your intent. Full payment reserves your child’s spot in art camp. Checks may be made to Katie Podracky and mailed to 3022 Lake Forest Dr., Greensboro, NC 27408. All camps are held at my home and all art supplies are included in the price of camp unless otherwise noted.

Clay Days Grades 3-5 (rising 3rd-5th grade)
July 6, 7 and 13(extra day for glazing), 9-11a.m. 75$
If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel, this camp is for you! In addition to throwing pots, students will be introduced to hand building techniques in clay. This camp wouldn’t be finished without a day to glaze your ceramic creations, so it will extend to the following week for a glazing day. If you are unable to make the glazing day, I can work with you to find a different date. 

Candy Land Art Camp Grades 3-5 (rising 3rd-5th grade)
August 3 and 4, 9-11 a.m. $50
Welcome to the sweet life! This week we will sculpt paper-Mache ice cream cones, draw candy still life pictures and paint Thiebaud-inspired cakes.

Chihuly Chandeliers Grades 3-5 (rising 3rd-5th grade)
August 17 and 18, 9-11 a.m. $50
Are you ready to spice up your room? Come make a chandelier inspired by the work of glass artist, Dale Chihuly. We will use recycled water bottles to make your masterpiece! If you want to make it light up too bring a strand of Christmas lights with you when you come to camp!

Color Magic: Batik, Ice-Dyes and Printmaking
 August 10 and 11, 12-2 p.m. $50
Do you love color? Are you up for a challenge? Join me for an advanced art camp for middle school students where we'll use color in unexpected ways. We will use wax and dye to make silk scarf batik art, followed by ice-dying old t-shirts to bring them new life. Have you ever wanted to make art with jello? This is your chance! We'll be using jello and paint to print fabulous designs on paper. We'll also explore the Japanese art of Suminigashi, or spilled ink printing.  Bring a bagged lunch and an old t-shirt that you'd like to ice-dye with crazy bright colors.

 * Private art lessons available upon request. $25/session/any age