Workshops and Classes

January 2020 Workshops and Classes at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Courtesy of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.

Mixed Media Printmaking
January 23 | 6–9 pm | $155
Looking for ways to explore printmaking beyond the singular page or edition? This hands-on course will teach you the basics of color monoprinting, embroidery stitch techniques, and unique methods for collage. While creating our mixed-media prints we will consider approaches to mark-making, composition, and color. You will leave class with a small series of unique prints. learn more

Hyattsville Figure Drawing Group
January 21 | 6–9 pm
$15 for Pyramid members,
$20 for non-members 

Each weekly session begins with 5-minute warm-up poses with a classical nude model and culminates with a single, sustained pose for the remainder of the session. Bring your own materials. Walk-ins and late arrivals welcome, no experience necessary! learn more

MEMBERS ONLY:
Members Only Mini-Workshop: Butterfly Stitch Books
January 22 | 7–9 pm | free
This month, join Pyramid’s Bookmaking Associate, Aubrey Dunn, to learn how to make a butterfly stitch book. This soft-covered book has no spine, leaving the chain-like stitch exposed. Two needles are used simultaneously, lending to a very symmetrical look. No experience necessary! learn more

Did, Saw, Felt: A Process for Narrative Drawing
January 22, 10 am–4 pm & January 29, February 5, 12, 19 from 7–8 pm | $155
Join illustrator and cartoonist Lenora Yerkes for a five-part drawing workshop focused on stimulating creativity. You’ll learn how to quiet your internal editor, work through creative blocks, and organize your thoughts into compelling narratives. The goal is to keep creating, no matter where you are or what you do. If you’ve ever wanted to create but think you “can’t,” or if you struggle to make steadily, this workshop is for you. learn more

Digital File Prep for Screenprinting
January 23 | 6:30–9:30 pm | $75
Want to expand the type of designs you screenprint? Want to learn how to prepare a file to screenprint? Have unanswered questions about Photoshop? This workshop will go over preparing digital files for printing on transparencies for screenprinting. We’ll cover techniques like halftones, the four-color process, and more. You’ll have the opportunity to prepare your own artwork for future screenprinting. learn more

Handmade Paper Valentines
January 25 | 10 am–1 pm | $75
Let’s fall in love with handmade paper hearts! Join us in the Paper Studio to transform a hunka, hunka watery pulp into a whole lotta love with custom created heart shaped molds as well as cookie cutters. Romantic inclusions will be on hand and you can even add a personal message that will certainly make your Valentine smile with your heart. If you are crazy in love with this class, you can make some extra hearts and transform them into pop-up cards at our upcoming Pop Up Valentine class on February 1. learn more

Bookbinding I
January 25 | 10 am–4 pm | $155
This one-day workshop will introduce you to the basics of bookbinding, including appropriate materials and tools needed to make your own notebooks, journals, or albums. Book structures taught will be the pamphlet, accordion, and Japanese stab binding. Additionally, you will learn how to properly cover boards for hard-covered books, the different properties of various adhesives used for bookbinding, and the tools needed in a basic bookbinding tool kit. learn more

Encaustic Monotype
January 25 & 26 | 10 am–5 pm | $375
Encaustic monotype combines the age-old medium of encaustic (pigmented beeswax and resin) with the spontaneous process of monotype. To create prints, encaustic sticks are used to draw on a heated metal plate. This two-session workshop will cover a range of tools and techniques for mark making and painterly surfaces and will include the use of stamps, masks and stencils, variations in type and absorbency of paper, presentation options, and safety in the encaustic studio. learn more

MAKE + TAKE:
Kitchen Lithography
January 28 | 7–9 pm | $40
Kitchen lithography uses this principle of hydrophobic and hydrophilic elements to create prints, using materials found in any kitchen. Have fun exploring this experimental technique as you discover the science behind printmaking and other image transfer processes. Think butter, oil, cola! learn more