March 2010: My "Intro To Street Art" student needed very little introduction to using wheat paste collage, markers, and spray paint to create her own 2-foot by 4-foot masterpiece. Savant a.k.a "Sam" (16 yrs) not only had an opportunity to use new tools and media to express herself, she also got some tips on practicing her lettering, cutting stencil patterns and using spray paint. Check the images below to track her creative process:
After covering her board with collage materials found in comic books and magazines, Savant drew and cut a 4-foot long pattern to be used for the first layer of spray paint.
Once she sprayed her background and "Sam" Stencil, she returned to the painting with a thick marker to highlight elements in the collage.
Her stencil "signature" turned out quite well considering we had to spray it in 35 degree weather...Good Job!
Gabriel Pons holds art workshops for children and adults monthly. For a current listing of PONSHOP classes, Click Here.