Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SAVE THE DATE: Pancake Breakfast & You

Event: Pancake Breakfast You; Holiday Card Making
Date: Saturday, Dec 10
Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Place: Pyramid Atlantic, 8230 Georgia Avenue

Come one, Come all to the Pyramid pancake breakfast hosted by Chef Daniel Beavin at Pyramid Atlantic. For just $5 you can enjoy a plethora of pancakes, fruit, juice and coffee and enjoy making holiday cards from handmade paper for friends and family. We'll provide the envelopes too!
Proceeds from our pancake breakfast will benefit Pyramid Atlantic’s arts & education programs.
RSVP (so I know how much syrup to buy!) to: Jose

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Make & Take: A DIY evening of cocktails and creativity at Pyramid Atlantic

Image Credit: Laura Kinneberg

When: Saturday, Dec. 3rd
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: Pyramid Atlantic, 8230 Georgia Avenue
Cost: $10 (Only $5 for Pyramid Atlantic Members)
Admission includes a print and two festive drink tickets.

a monotype print for your "secret santa"
paper garlands to "deck the halls" & Furoshiki japanese gift wrapping cloth
2 color holiday postcards in the screenprinting studio
2 color wrapping paper in the letterpress studio
Ornaments from old book pages in our book bindery

*TAKE them home and impress your friends and family with your art skills!

*PURCHASE gifts created by Pyramid Atlantic artists including: our 3rd annual Letterpress calendar;
"Drink Me," our recipe book containing 13 linoleum block prints & 13 winter beverages recipes; and
our Pyramid Atlantic sketchbook (8"x 9.5") packed with handmade paper!

Tis The Season To Celebrate Your Inner Artisan!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Familiar Face

So nice to see Kristen Ripley in the studio. In from NY, she will be with us for a week teaching a bookbinding class and otherwise brightening up the studio.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Maggie Michael in the Studio

Last week, Maggie Michael visited the print studio at Pyramid for the first time to delve into the creation of a limited edition print. 
In the artists words: "I plan to create a work that approaches the historic cliché of windows and painting via abstraction, layering and seriality. I look forward to working with a master printer and combining processes and composition structures by playing with screens, framing devices, piano rolls, and records. These are some of the analog objects I repurpose or freeze into still images, which contrast familiar newer technologies – like how we scroll for information and sometimes meaning." 

Maggie came into the studio ready to roll. The screens were exposed, the ink was mixed, and the mylar was awaiting its first layer of ink. It was exciting to view Maggie's process for determining which part of the image she would use. She had a viewing frame which she moved around the image, sort of like a Ouiji Board indicator. Once she found the most appealing composition, we proof printed on mylar, a transparent glassy paper. Maggie has a great sensibility for composition and concept.

Maggie Michael is easily one of the most dynamic artists in the DC Metro Area. She is represented by G Fine Art, has exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Maggie has also been the recipient of numerous awards, including the coveted Trawick prize.

Donors who contribute $250 or more will be gifted one of Maggie's limited edition prints. Help us continue to spread beauty and help people of all ages and abilities make creative connections at Pyramid Atlantic.

                   Thank you Maggie for joining us at Pyramid!

Lecture night with Emma Steinkraus

Come one, come all! 

Please join us at Pyramid on Tuesday the 15th of November for a rousing lecture from our fall Keyholder resident, Emma Steinkraus. The event will start at 7 pm and be held in the Screenprint Area.

Emma will be talking about the construction of her book, "Memorial", within the context of her recent work.  The book is loosely based around her grandmother and pairs text with imagery.

It has been fun seeing Emma around the studio, using the foil stamper, researching, and most recently, burning the mid-night oil on some gorgeous screenprints she will be using for "Memorial".

You can visit her website at:

2012 Letterpress Calendar for sale!

The 2012 Letterpress Calendar is for sale! See photos and purchase information on the Pyramid Letterpress blog!

5th Grade Paper Making!

Last month we had 75 fifth grade students from Sligo Elementary School visit the studio. We made mini-explosion books, toured the Washington Printmakers Gallery and worked together to create two huge sheets of paper! This was the first of a two part session. Later this year the students will return to make prints on the handmade paper they helped create. The students had such a great time!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sampler Sample

Laura Kinnenberg holds a handmade sketchbook, one of the many goodies at the Sampler evening
Mark your calenders! One month from today, December 3, 2011, Pyramid will host a "Sampler" evening. The gift themed event will feature hands-on participatory projects in all the studios (guaranteed to help with the holidays), refreshments and lots of original hand crafted and printed items for sale.