Art book making: Gelli plate monoprints and coptic binding
Sep
2
to Sep 30

Art book making: Gelli plate monoprints and coptic binding

Come express your self with color, pattern and imagery while making your own art book! You will learn several skills in this class- monoprint using gelli plates, coptic stitched bookbinding, and some creative book altering and customizing techniques. The monoprints we create will become the cover and some of the pages of our books. 

An artbook/ sketchbook is the foundation for your creative practice. It's a portable record of your thoughts and ideas, a judgement free repository for your daily emotions, and a reference to pull from when creating bigger artistic endeavors! I have consistently kept a sketchbook since my college years and I can attest to it's power to keep one focused on artistic goals. In the beginning I used store- bought books that I would alter to personalize, but found that creating my own book from the ground up offered me more creative options. I would love to share my bookmaking process with you! 

Class is all 5 Saturdays in September from 1-4pm. Class is held in my studio (#220) at Artspace.  I will offer one make up class for scheduling convenience- date yet to be determined. Class is limited to 4 students. Class fee includes the use of these supplies- acrylic paints, brushes and tools for monoprinting, collage materials, scissors, book altering materials, book board for book covers,  all bookmaking supplies and any other supplies needed except:

Students must bring to class- 6-10 large sheets of paper and a Gelli plate of any size.  Specifics on supplies will be discussed via email. 

Class tuition is $200. A non- refundable deposit of $50 is due to reserve your spot, the balance is due on the first day of class. Please email me to register.   

annapodris@gmail.com

 

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Create imaginary architecture
Apr
29
10:00am10:00am

Create imaginary architecture

An all ages class- bring your kids, your friends or just yourself! We will use geometric shapes to create architectural structures. We will work on bringing our ideas into our buildings in surreal ways. We will use acrylic paint, collage, and mixed media to bring our designs to life. 

 

This class is limited to 6 people. The cost is $30 per person- includes all supplies. Email Anna to secure your spot. annapodris@gmail.com

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Friday Night Art Therapy- collage, paint and mixed media
Feb
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Friday Night Art Therapy- collage, paint and mixed media

Enjoy a night of connectedness and creativity! With political strife at home and abroad, and just general life stressors, I have been using my art as an outlet. I want to share the healing power of art! (and wine and chocolate...)  

This will be a free-for-all with all materials provided- just bring yourself! We'll use my many national geographic magazines, plus random art studio tidbits, plus fabric to collage onto paper. We'll use pens and acrylic paint too.  It's your chance to express your unedited thoughts- no previous art experience nessecary!

There will be room for four people - so bring a friend! Cost is $40 - includes all supplies plus wine and chocolate. Email me to reserve your spot! annapodris@gmail.com

 

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Book Arts- Making a sketchbook for daily drawing practice
Jan
7
to Jan 28

Book Arts- Making a sketchbook for daily drawing practice

Adult Class-

The first two classes will be devoted to construction of books. We will use rives bfk lightweight paper, excellent for most drawing and painting materials. Students will have the choice of creating their own hand painted cover or using vintage found bookcovers. 

Once the books are made, we will focus on content- drawing, painting with inks, watercolor and acrylics, and collage. 

We will discuss the idea of a daily drawing practice and what that can mean for your artistic life. 

This class is perfect for those who intend to make 2017 a year of creativity!

All materials included, though students are encouraged to bring any found bookcovers or papers they would like to use.  Saturdays 1:00- 4:00. Jan 7- 28- 4 classes. $130. Four spots available- please email me to reserve yours! annapodris@gmail.com

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Embroidery and Painting
Oct
22
to Nov 5

Embroidery and Painting

This is a 3 part class on integrating painting and stitchery. We'll create our own hand painted fabrics to use in a sewn and painted artwork. We'll be using our appliqué skills as well as learn some embroidery stitches to embellish our work. This class is 3 Saturdays, 1-3:30 Octopber 22- November 5..  Cost is $90. All materials included. Class is limited to 4. Please email me to register, or if you have any questions!

annapodris@gmail.com

(Cat is by my former student- Heather Youngblood)

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Adult summer art camp- Sewing and Painting
Aug
13
to Aug 27

Adult summer art camp- Sewing and Painting

This is a 3 part class on integrating painting and stitchery. We'll create our own hand painted fabrics to use in a sewn and painted artwork. We'll be using our appliqué skills as well as learn some embroidery stitches to embellish our work. This class is 3 Saturdays, 1-3:30 August 13, 20, and 27.  Cost is $90. All materials included. Class is limited to 4. Please email me to register, or if you have any questions!

annapodris@gmail.com

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Creative Process/ Sketchbook and Encaustic
May
15
to Jun 5

Creative Process/ Sketchbook and Encaustic

We will explore the entire creative process from the germination of the idea to bringing the idea to fruition with encaustic techniques.

We will spend time initially brainstorming with collage material such as handmade papers, national geographic magazines, fabric, and drawing materials such as ink, watercolor, and gouache. 

We will discuss how the technical choices made to translate an idea onto the surface of a painting reflect each artist's specific vision. 

We will then use encaustic techniques such as collage, rice paper drawing, and photo transfer to incorporate our ideas into paintings. 

All materials will be provided. Cost is $160. Class is limited to four students. We will meet four times at my artspace studio. 

Sunday May 15- Sunday June 5th. 1-4pm. 

Register online here, or contact me to register in person. 

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Connect and Create
Jan
16
10:00am10:00am

Connect and Create

If You were a house, what would you look like? Answer this question and more in a special workshop with artist Anna Podris, as we use architectural elements to put our personalities into paintings of ourselves as houses. $15, $10 for members. Contact Angela Zappala at 919-821-2787.

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Animal Drawing and Painting
Jan
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Animal Drawing and Painting

  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Science (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ages 8-15.   We will learn the basics of animal drawing and practice our skills drawing from real specimens. Working from our favorite drawings, we will create an expressive animal painting using acrylic paint. We’ll practice composition, color mixing and color harmonies to create a painting of an animal (or animals) in their own habitat.

http://naturalsciences.org/calendar/event/animal-drawing-and-painting/

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Continuing encaustic class at at the Cary Arts Center
Nov
16
to Dec 14

Continuing encaustic class at at the Cary Arts Center

Continue learning encaustic painting! A great opportunity to continue with the encaustic techniques you've learned in the intro class without having to purchase all the supplies! We will cover more advanced techniques and learn how to effectively combine techniques, working toward a more personal vision. 

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Front Porch Artwork and Sale
May
9
10:00am10:00am

Front Porch Artwork and Sale

Begins at the intersection of N. Blount and Peace streets and continues down to Franklin and Pace streets. Event held rain or shine. Raleigh, NC 27604

Stroll through the streets of Historic Mordecai/Oakwood and see beautiful works of art from more than 40 artists for sale on the front porches and in yards.

We will be at the historic Polk house across Blount St. from Gallery C.

 

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Beginning Encaustic Painting
Feb
11
to Mar 18

Beginning Encaustic Painting

  • Pullen park Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Wednesdays starting Feb. 11th at 7pm at the Pullen Arts Center. A six week course covering the basics of encaustic painting. Includes discussion about supplies, and lots of hands on time to try techniques. Come with ideas or just paint spontaneously. Some painting experience helpful. http://www.raleighnc.gov/parks/content/Arts/Articles/PullenArtsCenter.html

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