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   To register your child, text me or call at 912-704-3637. You may also email me at 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.