Welcome to Wild at Art Kids!
Please Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves:
CYNDI HARRIS has been teaching at Wild at Art since 2012 and assumed the role of Studio Manager in 2016. As a child, she would doodle, draw and create constantly. That lead her to UNC Greensboro, where she received a BFA in Design and Art Education and eventually to do the one thing that gives her the most joy- enhancing children’s lives through art and creativity. Cyndi enjoys teaching classes, lessons, camps and getting to spend as much time getting to know all of the amazing children and families who come through the doors of the studio.
When not at the studio, Cyndi loves to spend time with family- her two children, Ford and Grayson + Forest, a GIANT yellow lab, see friends, spend time outside, travel, paint, craft, do yoga and try anything new and exciting!
ANNA PODRIS is a local Raleigh painter working mainly in oils and encaustic. She loves sharing her artistic practice with kids and has been teaching art classes for over 15 years. She obtained a degree in painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
When she’s not painting in her studio at Artspace, Anna enjoys camping and hiking in the forest with her family: husband artist Keith Norval, daughter Ingrid and dog Roux. She also enjoys visiting museums and doing yoga.
KEITH NORVAL is a local Raleigh painter who grew up in Zimbabwe before moving to the US as a kid. He liked drawing cartoons and comics from a young age and pursued making art all through school. He moved to Raleigh after earning his degree in illustration from the Savanah College of Art and Design. He has worked since then as a professional artist as well as taught kids and adults art classes. When he’s not painting he enjoys riding his bike, baking bread, playing video games and reading graphic novels.
KATHRYN JEWELL is a graduate of NC State with a degree in Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology and Zoology and is now pursuing her Masters. She grew up in Wilmington, NC. She has a passion for children and art! Her favorite hobbies are painting and all kinds of needlework. Kathryn joined the Wild at Art crew in 2018- her favorite camp week is Animal Planet because she gets to share her love of animals with the kids!
LYDIA GUNN started working at Wild at Art in June 2018. She is currently a student at Meredith College, double-majoring in Studio Art and Psychology with the goal of attending graduate school to become certified as an Art Therapist. She loves working at Wild at Art because it allows her to share the love of art with kids and help them explore their own creativity.
LEXIE CANTON is a student at NC State majoring in Psychology. She grew up in Apex, NC. From her many experiences as a camp counselor, i9 referee, and nanny she has learned that she loves working with kids! She joined Wild at Art in 2020- her favorite part about working at the studio is seeing how proud the children are once they complete their art. She loves helping them develop their art, social, and listening skills. Working here has opened her eyes to the creative world kids see.