April 2019 Workshops at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

By Editorial Team on April 2, 2019
Courtesy of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.

April 3, 7-9pm | $20
Letterpress Happy Hour is a time for you to practice your type-setting and printing skills. Prior experience is required. An associate will be available to answer questions, but not to offer instruction. Learn More

Papermaking Society
April 3, 7-9pm | $20
Want to meet other papermakers and see what they are working on? Want an inexpensive way to have some time in a professional papermaking studio? Come to Papermaking Society! Learn More

Screenprint Society
April 3, 6:30-9pm | $20
Let’s get happy! Want to meet other screenprinters and see what others are working on? Want an inexpensive way to have some time in the studio? Come to Screenprint Society! Screenprint Society is a 2.5-hour hands-on open studio. Studio space and supplies are shared with others in the interest of learning and practice. Learn More

Pressure Printing on the Vandercook
April 10 & 12, 6:30-9:30pm | $155
In pressure printing, an inked plexiglass block is set in the bed of the letterpress, and the printing template is set behind the blank paper on the drum. This is a great way to make quick images with a beautiful tonal feeling. No experience necessary! Learn More

Secret Belgian Binding
April 13, 10am-4:30pm | $170
This non-adhesive binding style is very popular with artists and writers because it opens flat, making it a great book for writing and sketching. The cover boards and the spine are covered as three separate pieces, and then a single thread is used to weave them into a single cover. Learn More

Pyramid x 3LB: Screenprint + Sew
April 13, 10am-4pm & April 14, 12-4pm | $260
Have you ever admired a patterned fabric and wanted to make your own? Or are you an artist looking to spread into the world of textiles? In this debut collaborative workshop with Three Little Birds Sewing co., you will learn both how to screenprint on fabric and how to sew your own placemats, napkins, or t-shirt! Learn More

Intro to Tabletop Letterpress
April 13, 10am–4pm  |  $155
This workshop will cover the fundamentals of letterpress printing with antique lead type on a Chandler & Price Pilot tabletop platen press. You will hand-set a few lines of text of your own choosing and print a small edition (10–15 prints). Learn More

Inkwipe Letterpress
April 14, 12-4pm | $125
Letterpress printing is often restricted to the grid, offering opportunities only in the X and Y axes, but it is possible to break those boundaries and create prints that defy categorization. You will learn how to use the press in novel, unintended ways that produce more painterly, expressionistic results. Learn More

Spring Inclusions
April 17, 7-9pm | $40
Come get geared up for spring! We’ll have vats filled with a variety of bright colors of pulp, and plant materials to couch in to make beautiful papers. Feel free to bring plant matter or other thin, lightweight objects  to add to your papers. No experience necessary! Learn More

4×6 Photo Portfolios
April 17, 7-9pm | $40
This month in the bindery, we’ll show you how to make a hard cover portfolio featuring concertina folds, sized to hold your 4″ x 6″ photos or other ephemera of choice. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own decorative papers for the covers. No experience necessary! Learn More