July ushered in another "Skate to Create" workshop as part of our Summer Art Camp series. Students designed and painted their own skateboard deck using spray paint and stencils. Congratulations to our students who worked hard and managed to pull off great designs during a 100-degree heatwave. Below are progress pics from the studio as well as the finished boards.
Step aside R2D2, there is a new robot in town... or shall we say robots! Instructed by Leslie Brier, students went out of this world when they came up with these awesome designs creating unique robots using a variety of recycled materials. Check out these mechanically inspired works of art in the gallery below. Want to make your own? Click here to view our class schedule.
Starting with simple drawing techniques, these students created works to visually express themselves using pencils, markers and other media. Instructor Gabriel Pons gave the students exercises in Map-making, Gesture Sketching, and light and shadow study. In their last session, students drew complete life sized self-portraits! These children showed incredible patience and ability throughout the workshop. Congratulations!
The week of June 18 kicked off the summer series of art workshops at PONSHOP. Here are pics from the "Intro to Street Art" workshop. These students used their own hand-made paper stencils and then spray painted the image on to the canvas to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Congratulations to all the students that participated! View our class schedule for the latest class offerings.
'Summer Camp' Workshops Start June 19!
PONSHOP offers a variety of art classes this summer, all materials included. Register Now!
Summer Workshop Deals
Sign up for summer classes that are back-to-back and save $10 from the total registration fee. Back-to-back classes begin at 10:30am and include:
Week of July 10: Skate to Create and Kid's Clay
Week of July 17: Intro to Street Art and Recycled Robots
Week of July 24: Architect's Eye and Make your Mark
Week of August 14: Skate to Create and Junk Mail Jewelry
Week of August 21: Intro to Street Art and Kid's Clay
Check out the work of our "Skate to Create" and "Adult Mixed Media" students from March. Both classes use the art of stencil making and various spray painting techniques to construct a finalized piece in just three 1.5-hour sessions. We still have room in our May workshops. Click here to view our current class schedule and sign-up today!
Gabriel Pons will be teaching the ReUsed/ReMixed Painted Vinyl Album workshop this Sunday, April 29 from 1-3 pm at Art Whino's G40 event space (115 West Broad Street). This workshop is free and open to the public.
Gabriel will guide students through brainstorming ideas as well as using a variety of media (spray paint, paint pens and acrylic paint) to achieve their creative vision on vinyl.
Click here to view the event page on Facebook.
Here at the PONSHOP we offer innovative ways to bring creativity into your lives. In February, we brought love and creation together in our new couples clay workshop. After just three hours and a lot of footsie, these couples made their very own kissing bowls! We are also happy to work with you to bring your own ideas to life in private classes. One of our students wanted to cut her own designs into clay to create a hollow ceramic sphere and... We helped make it happen!
Whatever your level, whatever your desire, if you have an interest for art come take a class! Check out our class schedule for more details.
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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In addition to ceramic, painting, and mixed media classes taught by Scarlett and Gabriel Pons, PONSHOP will be offering new classes in jewelry design and photography this spring. Jewelry classes, taught by Leslie Brier, include a Resin Pendant class and a Salt Shaker Pendent class. Both classes will incorporate the use of upcycled materials to create unique pieces of jewelry. Photographer Stephen Graham will also be teaching two classes in digital photography for novice and advanced photography students. Check out our spring class schedule for more information.
Celebrate this Valentine’s season with your sweetheart with PONSHOP’s Couples Clay Class. Together, you and your date will create kissing bowls using hand-building techniques taught by Scarlett Pons. Gift Certificates are available for the perfect Valentine’s Day date. Couples can register using our current class registration form. Please keep in mind that space is limited. Visit PONSHOP today to register.
PONSHOP will be hosting their second annual Student Art Show in February 2012. Educating as many 98 students in 2011, the gallery will exhibit a cross section of paintings and ceramics completed by PONSHOP students over the past year. Student work will include all Adult and Youth Mixed Media and Ceramics, Intro to Street Art, Skate to Create, Adult Drawing, and Through an Architect’s Eyes workshops as well as many private sessions. The exhibit is a means of encouraging students to continue to participate in the city’s art community, allowing their work to take center stage. PONSHOP owners Scarlett and Gabriel Pons feel that it is important to continue to mentor students on the process of presenting their artwork in a gallery setting.
In addition, PONSHOP is offering its gallery during First Friday’s opening to host a fundraiser to benefit Massaponax High School art students planning a three-day Art-based field trip to New York City this spring. That evening, MHS students will be selling their original artwork and baked goods to raise money for their trip. Sponsored by Massaponax High School art teacher Patricia Atkinson and organized through EF Tours and the Smithsonian Institute, the trip will include visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, The MOMA, and the Guggenheim Museum.
Participating PONSHOP students include: Barbara Deal, Jack Weisenberger, Hannah Mann, Jeff Gulick, Sidney Mullis, Terry Pitzel, Tara and Maran Lee and many more. PONSHOP is genuinely excited to feature the work of their students and hope that you can join us for this exclusive event.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3 (6-10pm)
Exhibition Dates: Friday, February 3 to Sunday, February 26