Friday, May 21, 2010

Register online for our Summer Workshops!

Check out our Summer class lineup that includes some new class offerings like Woodcut Portraits with Sabeth Jackson, Printed Portfolios with Patty Lee and Marty Ittner, and Paper Bling! with Gretchen Schermerhorn.
For more information and to register, go to our workshop page on our website.

Self portrait by Sabeth Jackson

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Summer Interns Have Landed!

From left: Ethan, Sarah, Catherine, Maxine

On our first day at Pyramid Atlantic we got right to work, moving these flat files from the loading dock to the bookbinding studio. On thursday we cleaned out the bathroom, creating some more wall space for a series of exhibitions that will begin in June. And next Tuesday we will share our portfolios with each other.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Win a free workshop at Pyramid Atlantic!

Would you like to learn how to make beautiful handmade paper? Have ever wanted to learn how to screenprint or letterpress print? Would you like to learn how to make really inventive and fun books? What if I said that you could learn one of these things for free? That's right, take one of our famous workshops for free!
Here is the scoop:
We want to hear from you--
What do you like most about Pyramid Atlantic Art Center?
To post your response/enter to win:
If you are already a follower of this blog just post your response in the comment area at the end of this post.
if you are not a follower, sign up to become one, and post your response in the comments. You have to be signed into blogger when you comment so that we know it is you and we have your contact info.
The contest ends on June 15, 2010.
We will notify the winner by email.
(Italy trip not eligible as free workshop)

More Than Words Art Club -- Silver Spring International Middle School

Lindsay McCullough (Ms. Lindsay) and Sha Grogan-Brown (Mr. Shaun) have been having fun teaching More Than Words Art Club at Silver Spring International Middle School!

Check out all the neat projects our students are working on:

Handmade books out of Recycled Cereal Boxes!

More Than Words students created colorful decorations for the school's International Night...

Paper Molas
Molas are an art form from the Kuna tribe in Panama. Traditional Molas are made from fabric, and usually take over 100 hours of meticulous work to piece together! Our students didn't spend 100 hours on these, but they did find creative ways to use the paper scraps we've been collecting to make some beautiful artwork, Mola-style.

by Katie Savastuk

by Lucia Rodriguez

by Winona Peace

by Dinah Aguilar

by YaYa Balbed

Paper Flowers
Students made huge paper flowers to decorate the tables. (Ms. Lindsay & Mr. Shaun also had fun making flowers, and sometimes crowns out of the tissue paper...)


More Than Words students made banners to hang in the gym for International Night. They were a big hit!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

News from the Papermaking studio

DC artist Molly Springfield and I have been working together for the past month or so in the paper studio. She is focusing on casting paper, and right now we are experimenting with varying textures, shrinkage rate, and opacity of pulp.
Stay tuned-I'll post more after we take the paper pulp out of the cast.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

It's so hard to say goodbye...

But alas, our dear studio and administrative spring interns must fly away.
Today we held a goodbye and good luck lunch for them. Check out our portraits we made with the symmetricam!






Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Organizing Your Practice

View of When Planning a City II, by Megan Mueller

Do you wonder how to go about making a website for your artwork? Do you want to learn how to apply for exhibitions and artist residencies? Want to learn more about resources and opportunities for visual artists?
Then you should take your art career to the next level and sign up for the workshop Organizing Your Practice, with Megan Mueller!

Here is the official class description:
In this class we will cover the professional development skills that are unique to being an emerging artist. We will cover studio space, artist statements, image lists, residencies, grants, and other relevant opportunities. This class will involve a fair amount of journaling and some research.
May 11th, 18th, and 25th, 6-8pm
Tuition: $120

Ready to sign up?
go to our workshop page on our website