Backwards Family Portraits
Watch me paint a sweet Father's Day gift for an incredible family. If you love this, think about how I could make one for your family. Do you need a fabulous gift for an anniversary, a birthday or to celebrate a special milestone? I can help you be a hero and give a gift that will be treasured for a lifetime- quite possibly more than one!
Bid on my painting to benefit GPPS!
Bid on this painting to support the most wonderful pre-K in Greensboro-- ours! All monies go toward helping Guilford Park Pre-K students thrive. The silent auction will take place online on April 1. I will post the link to the silent auction site here as soon as I have it. Stay safe and healthy friends. We're all in this together.
N.C. State Parks Passport Challenge
Our family is attempting to visit all 41 state parks in one calendar year! We began in January of 2020. Follow along via Instagram @katie_podracky to see the paintings I make from each of our state park hikes. Completed paintings will be available for purchase starting in November, 2020.
Watch me paint the HondaJet!
This is the largest oil painting I have ever completed. Watch it come to life in my video.
Would you like to win one of my original oil paintings?
I am organizing an event in Greensboro called Walk for FPIES. We are raising money to fund medical research to end this disease. You can read all about how FPIES has impacted the life of my sweet daughter on my BLOG link. If you make a $5 donation, I will enter your name into a drawing to win an original painting that I call "Super Moon over Bald Head Island." If you want to donate more than that, I'll enter you again and again with every $5 increment! You do not have to be present to win, but you must be able to pick up the painting in Greensboro, N.C. or cover the cost of shipping. The drawing will be held at Country Park during the event on Sunday, July 28 between 3-5 p.m. Thank you in advance for your support and kindness. I mean it!
Work on display @ Elm Street Grill
We adore the food and friendship that come along with dining @ Elm Street Grill, 3606 N. Elm St., Greensboro, N.C. Now you can see work by local artists there too! Stop in, say hello to "Mr. Ravi" as our kiddos like to call him, and check out a few of my paintings while you're at it. Don't leave without an order of our favorite, the firecracker shrimp.
Collective Interiors: July 27 2019: Pop-Up Art Exhibit!
I will be at Collective Interiors, 113 N. Church Street, in Asheboro, N.C. on Saturday, July 27th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a selection of my latest paintings. I'll have some small works available for less than $100. Please stop by to say hello, give me a hug and to check out the painting I will be donating for our family's Greensboro Walk for FPIES event. You can see it in person, make a $5 donation and the painting could be yours the very next day!
Join us for Summer Camp in 2019!
Up your Colored Pencil Game July 10 & 11 (rising 3rd grade and up)
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Would you like to know how to make your drawings pop with color? Join me and use my Prismacolor stash to learn how to shade and layer with the softest prettiest colored pencils around. Subject matter is up to you, but I will have examples to choose from. This class focuses on shading and color theory.
Under the Sea Paper Collage July 31 and Aug. 1 (rising 2nd grade and up)
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (time is different for this camp due to my childcare)
Baby SHARK DO DO DO DO DO DOOO. First we channel our inner sailor while painting splashy watercolor techniques on paper. (and tempera, oil pastel & acrylic paint too) Then we will use the paper to collage an underwater seascape complete with sharks, sunken ships, coral reefs, clown fish, sea turtles, anemones, mermaids, Davie Jones and anything else campers fancy. This is one of my favorite camps.
Paint the Eiffel Tower (or a Parisian portrait of your pet- I'm serious!) August 7 & 8 (rising 2nd grade and up)
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Let’s pretend we’re in the city of light while we paint bistros, flower markets, French bulldogs carrying baguettes and the Eiffel tower! Of course we will have to nosh on French macaroons…and coffee- well maybe just for the teacher. (wink)
Crepe Paper Flower Bouquets August 14 & 15 (rising 4th grade and up)
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sculpting paper flowers takes patience and love, but boy are they beautiful when you’re finished. They’re also the perfect gift for mamas everywhere (and they last). We will create one bouquet per student for a really special summertime memento. This is not an easy peasy project. Determination and attention span are a must, but if you’ve got those, come on over and work on that hand-eye coordination with me to make a one of a kind bouquet.
To register your child, please send me a message through the contact page of this site.
Art Classes Winter and Spring 2018
Art Lessons with Katie Podracky Winter/Spring 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 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 15 finish bunnies
March 22 TBD
March 29 Clay Day! We will make spring clay projects (great Mother’s Day gifts)
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.
Recent Works at Piola, Chapel Hill, NC
My latest work is on display at Piola in Chapel Hill, N.C. from November 10th through January 7th, 2012. Piola is known for their gourmet pizza and fabulous salads, if I do say so myself! Come join us Wednesday, November 16th from 5-7 p.m. for the opening cocktail reception. This event is free and open to the public. Piola Chapel Hill, 1101 Environ Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.
Uninhibited Joy: Recent Works, Aug. 1- Oct. 29
Katie will exhibit her latest work in the beautiful Castalia at Meadowmont in Chapel Hill, N.C. from August 1- October 29, 2011. The opening reception will be held Friday, August 5, 5-7:30 p.m., 301 W. Barbee Chapel Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27517. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. Wine is generously provided by Studio 91 fine art gallery and wine bar. Studio 91 represents Katie's art year-round in Chapel Hill.
Sunday Evening Starry Nights Class, Colorshow Gallery, Asheboro, NC, July 10
Join me for a Vincent van Gogh class to learn how to create swirling movement and gorgeous texture in your next painting! We'll create our own versions of Vincent's "Starry Night" in the perfect summer evening acrylic class. Bring yourself, your beau, your best friend or your parent for an evening full of dazzlingly beautiful step-by-step art and lots of fun. Sunday evening, July 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Colorshow gallery in Asheboro! (151 N. Fayetteville St.)
Children's Art Camps at the Winston Salem Children's Museum
We're getting ready to have a blast at both Art Adventure and Young at Art camps at the Winston Salem Children's Museum this summer. Join the fun as we sculpt explorers, make hot air balloons, paint with "clouds" and more! To register for camp and to learn more, please visit the Children's Museum of Winston Salem and register today!
Painting Demonstration at Studio 91 Gallery and Wine Bar, Jan. 14th 5-8 p.m.
On Friday, January 14 from 5-8 p.m., I'll be painting on site at Studio 91 Gallery and Wine Bar in Chapel Hill. Come say hi and enjoy a delicious glass of your favorite wine with me.
Art After Dark: An evening with Katie and TFA (Nov. 11)
Join us for wine, hors d'oeuvres and beautiful paintings on Thursday, Nov. 11th, 2010 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This event is hosted by Susan Rizzi and Phyllis Lancaster of Triad Financial Advisors. Meet us on the 5th floor terrace of 333 N. Greene St.
Art and Lasagna! Friday, Nov. 5, 6:30-10 p.m.
Do you want to learn to paint but don't have the time or the space? Try Art after Dark with Katie! Enjoy a light dinner at the artist's home followed by a step-by-step oil painting. You'll walk away with a framed mini-masterpiece and fresh painting skills!
Art after Dark includes:
glass of wine
step-by-step painting instructions
project supplies and a frame
Friday, November 5th, 6:30-10 p.m.
Learn to paint one of Katie's signature bluebirds at her new studio!
3022 Lake Forest Dr., Greensboro, N.C., 27408
Cost: $110 (Payment must be received in advance to reserve your spot)
To register, contact the artist at 912.704.3637, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests may bring their own brushes and paints if they choose, but space is limited to 5 adults. Please make checks out to "Katie Wall Art."
Festifall, Chapel Hill, N.C., October 3
Katie Wall Art will be featured in the art market of Chapel Hill's Festifall on October 3, 2010. Festival hours are Sunday from 1-6 p.m. Join us for a high-quality art event showcasing the latest N.C. talent. Katie will display her most recent oil landscapes. For more information about the festival, including directions, visit the Festifall web site.
Special Needs Art Classes at The Art House, July 1- August 5
I am thrilled to offer a brand new series of summer classes for children with special needs. Special needs classes are for students who enjoy drawing, painting and playing with clay. Talent is not necessary, but is certainly welcome. The only requirement is a desire to play, learn and have fun! We realize that every child has different skills and needs and we are here to celebrate those with projects tailored to each individual.
Each lesson is $25.00 with all supplies included. We ask that one caretaker or parent stay with each student to enjoy the experience and help with the art projects.
Thursday afternoons, 1-2:30 p.m. at The Art House, 600 N. Church St., Greensboro, NC. To reserve a spot, please e-mail Katie.
June Exhibition at Gaston County Museum of Art and History, Dallas, N.C.
Beginning Saturday, June 26, my work will appear in The Depot gallery of Gaston County Museum of Art and History in Dallas, N.C.! The work will feature new oil paintings and will be exhibited through July 26, 2010.
The Vivid Fog: Colorscapes at Circa Gallery, May 14 - June 4
A dense blanket concealing reality, the fog softens rugged landscape and makes the tree line both familiar and romantic in its whispers of gray and blue. The restrained quiet of fog, begs for a voice. Katie Wall Podracky’s latest landscape paintings explore the subtle color shifts of misty mornings and the voice of soft fog. Join us as we celebrate the change from winter to spring with beautiful paintings and poetry.
Opening reception with the artist, Friday, May 14th, 5-8p.m.
For more information, visit Circa Gallery at 150 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro, N.C. or e-mail Katie.
I'll see you in the funny papers!
An Evening of Indulgence: Nov. 14, 3-6 p.m.
Join us for an indulgent evening of original art, artisan chocolates, and exquisite jewelry Saturday, November 14th from 3-6 p.m. at Loco for Coco, 1420 D, Westover Terrace, across from Lucky 32 restaurant. We are teaming up to bring you the ultimate indulgences to delight your senses and give you a head-start on your holiday shopping. Come satisfy your sweet tooth while you savor the colorful eye-candy of Katie Wall Art
Dive into the intensity of the season with Katie Wall Podracky’s vibrant landscapes featuring the glorious fall foliage of North Carolina. You can almost feel the warmth radiate from her canvasses of red, yellow and cinnamon colors. These comforting scenes will make you want to curl up in an arm-chair with a mug of hot chocolate and your favorite book. Each painting can turn a space from ordinary to extraordinary just in time for your holiday entertaining.
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