"Portal to History" Premiere Event

Friday, February 8th marked the release of the "Portal to History" children's walking map.  The Fredericksburg visitor's center collaborated with PONSHOP studio to facilitate a 6-week long workshop that engaged 8 local scholarship students in documenting some key historic sites in the city's downtown and creating a brochure with their findings.  The premiere brought together all the students and their family as well as participating teachers/organizers to celebrate the completion of the project.  The visitor center's auditorium walls displayed the student's sketchbook pages.  There was also a slideshow of photos taken throughout the workshop.  Julie Perry of the Fredericksburg Visitor Center and Kerry Devine of the City Council gave their congratulations to the students.

PONSHOP would like to thank the following for their contribution to the "Portal to History" project:

Julie Perry (Fredericksburg Visitor Center), The University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, The George Washington Foundation, Washington Heritage Museums.  All participating students and their parents.

The walking map is available at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center as well as PONSHOP.  You can also download it as a PDF.  Click Here for more about the "Portal to History" Project.

Student Work: Architect's Eyes, July 2012

Fredericksburg is a great place for historic precedents in architecture.  In this 3-session class, Gabriel Pons gave a "sketch" tour of the city - exploring the city's most significant (and interesting) structures.  Below are snapshots from the workshop including the student's sketchbook pages.

PONSHOP offers art classes year-round.  For a current class schedule, Click Here.

Student Work: Make Your Mark, July 2012

As part of our summer workshop serires, PONSHOP Artist Leslie Brier held the "Make your Mark" class during the third week of July.  In three 0ne-hour sessions, her student created a number of fun stamps designs as well as a mini stamp book to continue working in.  Below are photos from the session.

PONSHOP offers classes each month in a variety of media.  For a current class schedule, Click Here.

2012 The Sketchbook Project: Limited Edition


I am excited to have completed my submission for The Sketchbook Project Limited Edition Vol. 1.  Organized by the Art House Co-op, The Sketchbook Project is a collaborative collection of art books by thousands of artists throughout the world.  Once completed, the books are archived and displayed to the public at the Brooklyn Art Library.  Below is the sequence of pages from cover to cover.  The book is 32 pages and approximately 10″x7″ (open).