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Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 10:00 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Build Your Own Tabletop Press, June 14, 11am-3pm   more info Ended $200.00 $0.00
Build Your Own Tabletop Press, June 14, 11am-3pm-PAAC Member   more info Ended $190.00 $0.00
Box Making and Basic Joinery, June 19 & 26, 6pm-8pm   more info Ended $140.00 $0.00
Box Making and Basic Joinery, June 19 & 26, 6pm-8pm-PAAC Member   more info Ended $126.00 $0.00
Paper Folding Techniques, June 22, 10am-4pm   more info Ended $140.00 $0.00
Paper Folding Techniques, June 22, 10am-4pm-PAAC Member   more info Ended $126.00 $0.00
Building Your Own Tabletop Press, July 12, 11am-3pm   more info Ended $200.00 $0.00
Building Your Own Tabletop Press, July 12, 11am-3pm-PAAC Member   more info Ended $190.00 $0.00
Art By The Irish Sea   more info Ended Free $0.00
Box and Print-a-Rama, Wednesdays October 22 and 29, 7-9:30pm Ended $250.00 $0.00
Box and Print-a-Rama, Wednesdays October 22 and 29, 7-9:30pm, PAAC Member Price Ended $225.00 $0.00
Personal Timelines, Saturday October 25, 10am-3pm Ended $150.00 $0.00
Personal Timelines, Saturday October 25, 10am-3pm, PAAC Member Price Ended $135.00 $0.00

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Don't miss one of our Special Workshops this Summer!


 

Workshop Refund Policy

 

Students must submit a refund request 7 days or more before the start date of a class to be issued a 100% refund. A student who submits a refund request less than 7 days before the start date of a class will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued after the start date of a class or workshop. Classes with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled prior to the first class. Every effort will be made to notify the student regarding cancellation a week before the first class. If Pyramid cancels the class, the student will be issued a full refund, or, if the student prefers, a full credit for any other available workshop.




Title: Build Your Own Tabletop Press

Date and time: June 14, 11am-3pm

Description: In this one-session workshop you will construct your own simple table top press with easily sourced materials from your local hardware store. Participants will watch and learn as the instructor prepares all the components in Pyramid's tool shop, and participants will then assemble the press. Each student will walk away with their own fully functional press for woodblock printing, bookbinding, flattening paper, or other uses. All materials will be provided. Due to safety considerations the class is limited to 1-3 students and students will not be operating the saws.

Tuition: $200, includes all materials 

Instructor: Franc Rosario

 


Title: Box Making and Basic Joinery

Dates and time: June 19 & 26, 6pm-8pm

Description: In this two-session class, you will be introduced to table and miter saw techniques and safety while making a quality hardwood box frame with finger joints. In addition to gaining confidence on the table saw, you will learn how to make accurate and repeatable cuts using a specialized jig. You'll leave this class with a fine box frame you can use as the basis for an artist panel or shadow box.

Tuition: $140

Materials Fee:  $25 payable to instructor

Instructor: Franc Rosario

 



Title: Paper Folding Techniques

Date and time: June 22, 10am-4pm

Description:  Learn to transform the flat page into a 3-dimensional form. This workshop will cover several different paper-folding techniques and approaches that yield a variety of results including geometric/mathematical precision folding, crumpling, to achieve a more organic and biomorphic feel, and wet folding technique to increase the paper's flexibility. We encourage you to bring your own artwork on paper (if you have any) such as handmade paper, or prints to experiment folding with. Watch what happens to the paper as it transcends into a new dimension through the art of origami.

Tuition: $140

Materials Fee: $15, payable to the instructor

Instructors: Lewis Ckool and Janet Ibrahim


 

Fabriano, Italy Paper/Print/Book Intensive 2014

 

Date: June 11-June 26, 2014
Instructor: Lynn Sures
Enrollment: 10
Registration deadline: April 1, 2014

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center sponsors “Paper, Print and Book,” an intensive workshop led by artist Lynn Sures in conjunction with Giorgio Pellegrini of the Museum of Paper and Watermark, Fabriano, Italy. The course features two weeks of intensive study at the Museum with time to enjoy the beautiful Marche region.

Traditional Italian arts topics covered will be papermaking, watermark-making, intaglio printmaking, and leather binding. Instruction will be given by noted Italian masters in these techniques, with language interpretation provided by instructor Lynn Sures.

Field trips include such medieval cities as Assisi and Gubbio, as well as natural landmarks.

Course Description


The course offers students an exceptional opportunity to study for two weeks in Fabriano, Italy. This warm and welcoming city is an ideal location for a cultural immersion experience for American artists and students. Papermaking in the tradition of the Italians, including line and chiaroscuro watermarks, will be offered with master papermaker Luigi Mecella in the museum papermill. Included will be a lecture by Annarita Librari, master of the chiaroscuro watermark; and a lecture on the history of Italian papermaking by Franco Mariani, the director of the Institute of Graphic Arts in Urbino and scholar of Italian papermaking history.

Instruction in various forms of traditional Italian bookbinding will take place in the museum’s bindery with master bookbinder Giuseppe Baldinelli. Signor Baldinelli is proprietor of the respected and successful Officina Libris bindery in nearby Gubbio. A local tannery is visited to observe traditional methods.

Traditional intaglio techniques will be offered by Roberto Stelluti, celebrated local etcher represented in the collection of the Uffizi in Florence, in his own exceptional studio. We will feature recently added introductory workshops of either alternative-process photographic printing or letterpress printing on handmade paper...and an afternoon cooking lesson with a Fabrianese chef!

Trips to Assisi to see the Basilica of Saint Francis, to a working bindery in Gubbio, to Raphael’s home of Urbino, plus excursions to the Grottoes of Frassasi, the Conero national park and Adriatic seashore—all near Fabriano—will complete your immersion in the cultural heritage of this historic region of Italy.

COST
Cost is still just $3,000.00, which includes tuition and most art materials, hotel with full breakfast in the historic center*, transportation on most field trips, and more--does not include roundtrip transportation from the US to Fabriano or Rome, or travel insurance. One night’s stay in Rome is covered if held on the final night of the course . Participation in this trip includes considerable physical demands, including walking extensively in steep hill towns, and often physical exertion and stamina can be required in the classwork itself.

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

For photos of last summer’s trip, visit www.lynnsures.com and go to “Workshops.” Email Lynn with questions about the course--Lynn@LynnSures.com. To register, contact Jose Dominguez, Director of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center at jdominguez@pyramid-atlantic.org.

*based on double occupancy; single occupancy carries small supplemental charge


 


Title: Build Your Own Tabletop Press

Date: July 12, 11am-3pm

Description: In this one-session workshop you will construct your own simple table top press with easily sourced materials from your local hardware store. Participants will watch and learn as the instructor prepares all the components in Pyramid's tool shop, and participants will then assemble the press. Each student will walk away with their own fully functional press for woodblock printing, bookbinding, flattening paper, or other uses. All materials will be provided. Due to safety considerations the class is limited to 1-3 students and students will not be operating the saws.

Tuition: $200, includes all materials 

Instructor: Franc Rosario






 

Art By the Irish Sea

 

Description: Come and be inspired by the breathtaking Northern Ireland seashore this summer with a group of extraordinary instructors and artists! For the first time, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center is coordinating a collaborative art workshop series with Seacourt Print Workshop in Bangor and Bishop’s Mill Paper and textile studio in Newtownards. In the line-up we have: One day of Experimental Textiles, One day of Hand Papermaking, two days of Leather Bookbinding, and two days of Non-toxic Printmaking. These workshops will be enhanced by exciting excursions to Giant's Causeway, 500 year old castles, and Belfast. Art By the Irish Sea participants will also have the unmatched pleasure of being in Northern Ireland during its 8th annual National Craft Month festivities. We will have a multitude of art exhibitions, artist talks, and gallery tours to sample during our free hours.

Dates for trip: Arrival into Bangor by August 11th 2014 and check-out of hotel on the morning of August 19th 2014.

Cost: $1900 per person based on double occupancy. Single rooms available for $2150. An non-refundable deposit of $300 is due at registration to hold your spot. You will be sent a bill shortly thereafter for the remaining balance.

Included in the tuition:

 

  • Instruction, materials, and use of common tools for textile art, papermaking, bookbinding, and printmaking.
  • Housing for eight nights at the Astala Lodge or Ennislare Guest House in Bangor, Northern Ireland
  • Breakfast provided every day at hotel and two luncheons
  • Excursion to Antrim: Includes a bus tour of the area to visit many incredible destinations including the Giant’s Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
  • Mini-excursion to Chapel Island and Audley's castle

     

 

NOT included in the tuition:

 

  • Flight to and from Northern Ireland and transportation cost from airport to Bangor (by train or bus)
  • Lunch and dinner every day, excluding two luncheons
  • Transportation cost to and from Astala Lodge/Ennislare Guest House and Seacourt Print Workshop. It is a walkable distance of 1.5 miles, but you can also get there by taxi or bus.

 

A memo detailing optional workshop materials, and other personal items you will need to bring from home, will be sent after we receive your registration.

Full description, which includes instructor bios, trip details, full class descriptions, and more, click here.

Registration deadline: July 11th 2014
Register online at: www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.slideroom.com

Questions may be directed to: ireland@pyramid-atlantic.org





 

Box and Print-a-Rama

 

Dates and Times: Wednesdays October 22 and 29, 7-9:30pm 

Description: In this workshop, students will learn how to assemble panels to construct a beautiful wooden box, and how to screen print your designs onto the wood. This is an opportunity to gain skills in both screen printing and box fabrication. We will meet for 2 sessions to give enough time to consider the 3-D object and to prepare multiple screens for printing. In the first session, you will learn about joinery, how to prepare a saw and jig, and expose screens for printing. In the second session, students will screen print onto pre-cut plywood panels, and assemble the finished product in the dimensions of 8” x 12” x 4”. Previous screen print experience is encouraged, but no woodworking skills are required.

  

Tuition: $250

 

Instructors: Rebecca Katz and Francisco Rosario




 

Personal Timelines

Date & Time: Saturday October 25, 10am-3pm

Description: In this two-day workshop, participants will first make a large sheet of hand made paper (12” X 17’). Following this, they will explore significant periods in their lives through creative writing. We will begin with exercises such as listing and free association and then move into more polished writing such as the vignette and personal narrative. Finally, participants will combine their creative writing with a variety of other media (fabric, hand made paper, embroidery floss, personal photographs, etc.) and collage onto their large sheets. The resulting piece will be a visual memoir or Personal Timeline to share as a family heirloom. A perfect holiday gift!

Tuition: $150

Materials Fee: $20 payable to the instructors

Instructors: Michelle Seaman and Lynette Spencer

www.lynettespencer.webs.com

 

 


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Pyramid Atlantic
8230 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 10:00 PM (EDT)


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Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Pyramid Atlantic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit contemporary arts center dedicated to the creation and appreciation of hand papermaking, printmaking, and the art of the book. The mission of Pyramid Atlantic is to promote and nurture artistic excellence through imaginative programming in the visual arts for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Pyramid Atlantic carries out its mission through our three core programs areas: Artist-in-Residence Programs, Education Programs, and Exhibitions and Event Programs. 

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