Do not believe the misconception that if you cannot draw, then you are not artistic! In three 1.5 hour classes, students were introduced to various techniques, including collage, stenciling, ink, and more. From developing beginning ideas to executing mixed media artwork, instructor Gabriel Pons, guided students in strengthening the connection between the creative mind and hand. Students completed this course with a finished piece on canvas.
We are excited to announce our 2013 summer class schedule. Between three artists (Gabriel Pons, Scarlett Pons, and Leslie Brier) teaching in a wide variety of media, we offer so much more than a conventional art class. In a series of three 1-1.5 hour long sessions we expand outside of “traditional” artwork, focusing on working with a wide range of media from clay to spray paint to recycled everyday objects. Students can explore their creativity while creating a unique work of art and getting to know other students who share their interests. Each series of classes is priced at $100 or less and includes the materials students will need. View our current class schedule Here. Below is a sample of some classes offered:
February 2012 kicked off another fun session of Mixing the Media. In three 1.5 hour sessions students explored collage and acrylic painting to create their own mixed media scenes on canvas. Below are some pics of the student work. Congrats guys!
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As response to the questions brought up in our "Intro to Street Art", "Mixing the Media" and "Adult Mixed Media" classes - we've put together this two-part tutorial on how to make and apply wheat paste when doing paper posters and collage:
Part 1: Wheat Paste recipe and cooking
1 part flour to 4 parts water (This demonstration uses 1cup of white flour with 4 cups of water)
In a small pot, whisk together flour and water with wire wisk.
Bring mixture to a slow boil (med-high heat for 5-8 minutes) until mixture has a gluey gravy-like consistency.
Remove from heat - you can add 1/4 cup of sugar or white glue to make the mixture even more tenacious (sticky)
Wheat Paste can be refrigerated to stay "fresh" longer. Consistency may change (it will get thinner), however, the paste still works. Be mindful that wheat paste will spoil in time especially if kept at or above room temperature.
Part 2: Applying Wheat Paste with paper posters
Use a wide brush to apply the paste to the intended surface or substrate. Apply a thin layer the approximate area of the poster.
Apply a thin layer of wheat paste to the back of the paper poster.
Press center of the poster against the wall and begin brushing the poster from the center out to the edges with your brush.
When the paste is still wet (and the paper is still malleable) you can peel and reposition if the paper has trapped too much air)
Finally brush a thin layer over the entire poster and especially the edges.
This was one of the first adult mixed media classes held at the new PONSHOP location and I was really happy to work with such motivated and enthusiastic students. Using a variety of media including acrylic, paper collage, and stencils, they took on their own projects in a studio environment.
The "Mixing the Media" workshop combined several different methods to create a work of art. Students practiced graphite drawing, acrylic painting and some spray paint methods to achieve their desired images.
June 2009: Grace participated in the "Mixing The Media" workshop and, within 3 sessions, created some great mixed media pieces. In this class, students are encouraged to create a "landscape" of imagery with found images and text. The student then interacts with the collage using painting and drawing. Below are some images from the final class. Good Job Grace! (click images to enlarge)
In the "Mixing The Media" workshop, students combined scraps of paper, acrylic paint, spray paint and stencils to create their compositions. Grace and Jeff were excellent students and methodically layered their boards with images,color, and form until complete.
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