School Holiday Kids Art Workshops
Aug
29
to Nov 29

School Holiday Kids Art Workshops

My husband Keith Norval and I will be teaching several “school’s out” workshops at Wild at Art this fall as well as Art and Pizza nights. Check the website for date, descriptions and to register.

School’s out- http://www.wildatartkids.com/schools-out-workshops/

Art and Pizza nights- http://www.wildatartkids.com/earth-day-workshops/

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Intro to Oil painting
Sep
12
to Oct 17

Intro to Oil painting

Painting – Introduction to Oils Age: 16yrs. and up. This class is an introduction to oil painting, intended for anyone who is curious about this medium and needs a place to start. The course will cover the basics of oil painting, including: materials used, basic color theory and color mixing, form, value, perspective, composition, themes and painting techniques. The class will include brief lectures and instructor demonstrations. Supply list available on Sertoma's webpage. 6 sessions. Course Fee: $95 Instructor: Anna Podris #244428 Sep 12-Oct 17 Th 6:30pm-9:00pm

Register at Sertoma arts center-

https://www.raleighnc.gov/parks/content/Arts/Articles/SertomaArtsCenter.html

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Studio Class- Painting with Encaustic
Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

Studio Class- Painting with Encaustic

Spend the day in my studio with me and a small group trying out encaustic paint. I will supply all paints and materials you’ll need. I will guide you through the steps and techniques of painting with wax. With such a small group I like to customize the class to the group’s interest- we can do abstract layers and markmaking, painting animals, collage or photo transfer.

Class size is limited to 4.

Cost is $150. - with a $50 deposit to hold your place.

Email me with any questions or to enroll.

annapodris@gmail.com


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Intermediate Oils
Mar
7
to Apr 11

Intermediate Oils

This class is for students with experience working in oils. We will be doing less still lives and more personally directed work. We will discuss color mixing and harmonies, composition and other formal art elements but also talk about the reasons why we paint certain subjects.

Visit the Sertoma Arts Center to register.

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Intro to encaustic
Mar
4
to Apr 8

Intro to encaustic

I will focus on teaching the technique of painting with wax. We will cover the tools needed to apply and fuse wax, and also cover wax medium recipes. We will try different styles of painting with encaustic, incorporating collage items and transfer techniques.

Visit the Cary Arts Center to register.

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Studio class- Painting with Encaustic
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Studio class- Painting with Encaustic

Spend the day in my studio with me and a small group trying out encaustic paint. I will supply all paints and materials you’ll need. I will guide you through the steps and techniques of painting with wax. With such a small group I like to customize the class to the group’s interest- we can do abstract layers and markmaking, painting animals, collage or photo transfer.

Class size is limited to 4.

Cost is $150. - with a $50 deposit to hold your place.

Email me with any questions or to enroll.

annapodris@gmail.com

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Beginning Oil Painting
Sep
6
to Oct 11

Beginning Oil Painting

Thursdays from 6:30-9. 

Learn the ins and outs of oil painting. Using your own paints, learn how to mix colors, layer colors and express yourself with this somewhat challenging and mysterious medium! I have been painting in oils for over half my life and am happy to share tricks of the trade. 

Contact Sertoma Arts Center for more information and to register. 

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Wandering Through the Clouds and other new paintings by Anna Podris
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Wandering Through the Clouds and other new paintings by Anna Podris

My newest body of paintings. I'm taking a slightly different direction with this body of work. They're abstract landscapes with a focus on architecture. Some structures are solid, some are translucent, and some appear to be disappearing. There's multiple viewpoints- like the feeling of being in two places at once. Some structures are coming apart while others are coming together. Others stand solid, ever present. 

I have been having a lot of fun with colors. I was honored to win a grant earlier this year that has allowed me to buy lots of of oil paints- not just the colors I ordinarily buy but trying every color I've ever been curious about! Cobalt violet, azo red, hansa yellow, I'm loving life! 

I will be hanging out with my work in this super casual meet the artist event. Come by and see the new work- and enjoy a beverage!

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Beginning (and continuing) Encaustic
Apr
9
to May 14

Beginning (and continuing) Encaustic

Introduction to Encaustic Painting (age 16 & up) Encaustics is an ancient painting medium. Pigmented beeswax, melted on a heated palette, is applied with brushes. It hardens immediately and must be fused with a heat gun. It can be layered, scraped and incised. Also works beautifully with collage. The class is technique oriented, students are free to explore their own imagery and aesthetic. Visit the Cary Arts Center's spring catalogue to register. 

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Mono printing with Gelli plates.
Mar
7
to Apr 18

Mono printing with Gelli plates.

Gelli Plates allow an artist to create mono prints without a press! We will cover lots of techniques to create original, painterly monoprints. We'll use objects to create textures in the paint, We'll do photo transfers and use brayers to make color gradients. Class is 6 weeks long- starting on Wed. March 7- April 18. Evenings. Register through Sertoma Arts center.

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Beginning Abstract Painting
Feb
22
to Mar 15

Beginning Abstract Painting

  • 5 points center for active adults (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will explore abstract painting while being inspired by abstract expressionists such as Rothko, Diebenkorn and Joan Mitchell. 

Register in person or online- https://www.raleighnc.gov/parks/content/ParksRec/Articles/Parks/FivePoints.html

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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
10:00 AM10:00

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
7:00 PM19:00

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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