June 2018 Workshops & Events at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

By Editorial Team on June 20, 2018
Pictured: Taryn McMahon prepping to print. Courtesy of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.


Pulp Painting Make + Take
June 20 | 6-8pm
$35 Members | $40 Nonmembers
Ready to get pulpy? Strap on your galoshes and join us! We’ll have stations set up, pulp-filled vats, and a variety of moulds and deckle sizes to choose from. This month we will have everything you need to paint with pulp.

Thank You Cards Make + Take
June 20 | 7-9 pm
$35 Members | $40 Nonmembers
Come get inky! We’ll have ink mixed, type set and locked, and paper ready. All you have to do is show up. Join us this session, where we will print Thank You cards.Come letterpress print your own greeting cards!

Long Stitch Make + Take
June 20 | 7-9 pm
$35 Members | $40 Nonmembers
Ready to try your hand at a new take on traditional bookbinding? Learn how to make a long-stitch notebook, a centuries-old binding technique. We’ll be adding a fresh spin by using non-traditional colors and threads that make these books pop. We provide all the needed materials, but feel free to bring your own decorative papers!

Screenprinted Summer Postcards Make + Take
June 21 | 7-9 pm
$35 Members | $40 Nonmembers
Put on an apron and join us! We’ll have an image burned in a screen, ink mixed, and paper ready. Just bring yourself. This session we will guide you through screenprinting summer-themed postcards.

Nature Block Prints
June 23, 2-4 pm
FREE for Members
Join Scientific Illustrator Alex Boersma for this special Members Only block printing workshop, where you can carve and print your own science and nature-inspired images! No prior experience is necessary. There is a $5 materials fee for participation in the workshop.
Register here.

Block Printed Keychains Make + Take
June 26 | 6:30-8:30 pm
$35 Members | $40 Nonmembers
Want to make a good impression? We’ll have ink mixed, pressure set, and paper ready. Just bring yourself. This session we’ll be making and printing small woodblock carvings that will then be cut out, laminated, and grommetted to turn them into keychains.

June 26, 7-8:30 pm
Join Pyramid Atlantic Art Center for artist talks in our gallery. This event will feature presentations by our Summer Keyholder Resident and June Denbo Fellows, Taryn McMahon, Elle Friedberg, and Jennifer Schmidt. It’s going to be a stellar line-up that you won’t want to miss!

Pronto Papermaking with Christy Ball
June 27 | $75
Come dip your toes in the pulp (not literally), and quickly learn how to form, press, and dry sheets of handmade paper. You’re sure to have a good time and leave the workshop with 20 sheets of handmade paper in a variety of colors.

Daniel Smith Demo and
Pop-Up Shop
June 28, 5 – 7 pm | FREE
Artist & Craftsman Supply is bringing a watercolor demo by Daniel Smith to Pyramid Atlantic followed by a pop-up shop on-site! 10% of all sales will be donated to Pyramid Atlantic and all participants will walk away with free supplies! Contact Artist & Craftsman at 301-887-1104 to sign up.

Edge Painting with Mariko Iwata
June 28 | $65
In this class you will learn how to edge paint on cardstock paper. Edge painting gives a nice touch to a wedding invitation or personal stationery. The class will include a demo and an outline of various techniques that the instructor has tried, demystifying the process. The class project will include painting a stationery set where you will edge paint your own set of cards.

Secret Belgian Binding with Linda Rollins
June 30 | $165
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.

Relief Silkscreen with Taryn McMahon
June 30 & July 1 | $275
Visiting Artist!
Relief silkscreen is an expressive and experimental approach to screen printing that builds up many layers of silkscreen in perfect registration to create a low relief image on surface on the paper. A mixture of cold hard wax and pigment is then wiped onto the image to bring out the depth and create an effect that bridges print, photography, and painting.