Monday, January 6, 2014

Winter and Spring Workshops at Pyramid Atlantic

Pyramid Atlantic's winter and spring workshops are now up on our website. Please take a look!

We have a few great visiting instructors for the spring:

-Marianne Dages is teaching a letterpress workshop, Chance and Experimentation on the Vandercook, on May 3. Marianne is an artist who makes books, drawings, and prints. A skilled letterpress printer and bookbinder, her work combines traditional letterpress techniques with hand-drawn and photographic imagery to create a personal and idiosyncratic dictionary of symbols and preoccupations. She studied book arts, papermaking, and letterpress for two years at Penland School of Crafts as a Core Fellow and was the Letterpress Studio Coordinator of The Common Press, University of Pennsylvania from 2011-13. Marianne currently works as an artist and educator and runs Huldra Press studio in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia. 
Please check out the above "Letterpress" link for more information on Marianne's workshop. 

-Lee Newman is teaching a monotype workshop on April 3 and 10. Lee holds BFA and MFA degrees from American University where he taught painting, drawing, and printmaking for eight years. A Fulbright Scholar, he spent a year in Vienna, Austria before returning to Washington to found the Washington Studio School. His paintings and prints are in a number of permanent collections including the National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Please check out the following link for more information on Lee's workshop:

-Saaraliisa Yliato returns to teach her popular Shifu paper thread workshop on May 24. Saaraliisa is a textile and paper artist who has traveled extensively on four continents, including an apprenticeship with a master papermaker in Japan. Since returning to the U.S. in 2007 she has been working out of her own studio in the Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. For more information on Saaraliisa's class please see the above "Papermaking" link.

Feel free to email with any questions. 

Best wishes and happy new year from Pyramid Atlantic!

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