New Camp Location and Precautions!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to use Jefferson Hills Intermediate for our camps. Instead, we have arranged to hold the 2020 Studio Pingo Art camps at Whitehall Presbyterian Church! Camps are not affiliated with the church. We will be using their community room on the first floor of their building.
4935 E Willock Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15227
We are making changes and taking extra precautions to create a safe art experience for all of our campers!
COVID-19 Safety Precautions
COVID-19 Safety Precautions
What is a Studio Pingo Summer Camp like?
Studio Pingò has a fun, light atmosphere with lots of time to make some great artwork and learn more about art! Our small class sizes of roughly 10 to 15 students per teacher allow for more hands-on direction. Due to the smaller size, we are able to allow students to have more choice in their subject matter. Students may decide to paint a landscape with acrylics, they may wish to draw a bird with colored pencils, or create a pastel flower. Each art project is specifically chosen by the student based on their interests.
To begin a picture, students choose an image to work from. Each image is made up of a black and white line drawing and a color picture. Students will draw from the black and white image and add color using a variety of art materials. During this time, they will receive detailed instruction that will help them grow immensely in their artistic abilities.
Students work at their own pace. Some students may finish 5 or 6 pictures in a week while others may complete fewer. However, we are able to complete a lot in one week because we have 3 hours of intensive art time without interruptions during each day of camp.
Why should you come to Summer Studio?
If you like making art...then come to Studio Pingò! I, Mr. Gebhardt, got my start at a summer art camp much like this one! Trust me when I say that it is the absolute best way to improve your artistic abilities while having a great time doing what you already love. If it were not for summer art lessons, I would not be the artist that I am today!
What kinds of art materials will be used?
Studio Pingò summer camps will primarily feature artwork done in acrylic paints, colored pencils, pastels, graphite pencils, and watercolors.
What subject matter is available for the artwork?
Students will choose from a wide variety of pictures to draw from for their artwork. They will work from a black and white image to draw then use a color image to paint or color from. Students may select any image that they would like from choices that include: Birds, Landscapes, Cartoons, Still Life, Animals, Cars, Flowers, Cityscapes, Fish, and more!
How old are the students at camp?
We accept students based on their grade level for the upcoming school year. Students entering 1st through 8th grades are welcome at Studio Pingo! Once at camp, students will be seated according to grade level so that they are at tables with other students that are about the same age.
Where are Studio Pingo art camps held?
Camp is held in the Jefferson Hills Intermediate School at: 875 Old Clairton Rd., Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
Is this a big business or national organization?
Not at all! Studio Pingo is a private business started by Mr. and Mrs. Gebhardt. It was founded on their artistic expertise, experience teaching, and desire to educate children!