Spring 2018 Workshops at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

By Editorial Team on March 12, 2018
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Members Only Event
Buttonhole Stitch Book, March 20, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Join book artist Aubrey Dunn this month to learn how to create a buttonhole stitch book with an exposed spine. You will learn how to complete this binding from start to finish, from prepping and punching signatures all the way through binding with two needles. A buttonhole stitch book is versatile and makes a great sketchbook as it lies flat and is easy to customize.

Seats are limited for this event. Members can reserve their place on Eventbrite by using their email address registered with PAAC.

*This event is limited to Pyramid Atlantic Art Center members only.

Bookbinding I with Sarah Noreen, March 25 | $160
In this two-day workshop series, students will gain a basic understanding of the materials and equipment commonly used in bookbinding. You will learn three different book structures, including pamphlet, accordian, and Japanese stab binding. We will also discuss how we can take our newly learned bookbinding skills and change the size and shape of a book to suit our personal design needs and style.

Plaster Relief with Amy Callner, March 24 | $75
Ages 10 & Up
In this one-day workshop for ages 10 and up, you will learn how to make a relief print using inexpensive and readily available materials in a simple process you can do at home. Plaster as a relief medium allows for very gestural and intuitive work for adults as well as children old enough to safely handle a sharp tool.

DIY Zine Workshop, March 25, 1 – 3 pm | FREE
Anyone can make a zine. All you need is some paper, a writing utensil, copy machine, and a desire to create. Meet the artists from not too high, not too low and learn how to get started designing your very own self-published, no rules art piece. Join DC’s long tradition of DIY, counterculture art. This is a free, walk-in workshop open to all ages and levels of experience.

Make & Take: A Papermaking Event, March 31, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm | FREE
Make and take your own Invasive Paper with Meg Heeres (PAAC Keyholder Resident) with plants harvested from the Anacostia Watershed. Open to all ages and abilities.

Event will be held in front of Pyramid (in PAAC’s paper studio if raining) Check out Meg’s work: meganheeres.com

Write & Letterpress Your Own Haiku with Rick Black and James Quigley, April 15 | $175
Haiku can help us appreciate the little things in life. Learn about this Japanese poetic form and write some of your own haiku in the first few hours of this workshop that includes a short film. In the afternoon, you will learn to set type and letterpress your own poem. Please note that there will not be enough time to print graphics.

Gum Transfer Printing on Handmade Paper with Georgia Deal, April 14 & 21 | $310
Visiting Artist.
In this two-session workshop, students will begin by making paper that incorporates various image-making techniques including pulp stenciling and transfer processes. In the second week, students will follow-up by learning gum transfer printmaking techniques utilizing original or appropriated imagery.