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Hand-Carved Typography & Letterpress

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

In this exciting 1-day workshop participants will draw and carve a letter or design on a linoleum block. We will ink up the press together and everyone will get a chance to print their design on the Vandercook. If you are not familiar with letterpress printing, this will be a good introduction, if you have printed before, this will be an easy...

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$155

Screenprinting on Fabric

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

New to screen­printing? Fabric is a fantastic medium to print onto and can be translated into a great range of applications. This hands­-on introductory class will provide instruction of the screenprinting process, specifically for fabric. You will learn about: sourcing printing equipment and materials preparing your personal artwork for screenprinting...

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$155

Non-toxic Intaglio Printing

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Interested in learning more about non-toxic etching techniques? Dave Mohallatee, an expert in the field, will show you how to use aluminum etching plates and a safer salt based mordant to create beautiful tones and marks. In addition, you'll learn how to use: rubber based lift grounds and stop outs acrylic based hard grounds aquatinting...

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$250

3 sessions

Screenprint 101

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Interested in learning the basics of screenprinting or becoming certified in the screenprint studio? In this workshop, you will learn how to work independently in the darkroom and studio. Participants will learn the basics of preparing images, exposing screens, and printing with water-based inks.

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$130

Tunnel Books

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

The tunnel book structure is a charming way to view an inner world created by an artist. In this beginning workshop we will make two models to familiarize ourselves with the structure, the accordion-fold side panels, and how the expansion influences the viewer’s perception. We will also make a cover for one of our models. Most of the materials...

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$160

Soft-Ground and Open Bite Etching

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

This class will help students build up texture and depth on a copper plate quickly, and with a minimum amount of etching time. Soft-ground can be used to make impressions of objects such as fabric and leaves. Open biting is a quick route to a dramatic design. When both are combined, very exciting things happen! No printmaking experience nec...

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$300

2 sessions

Introduction to Monotype with Akua water based inks

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Enjoy the expressiveness and versatility of monotype printmaking. Monotypes are one-of-a-kind prints made by adding or removing ink from a plate which is then printed using a printing press. Additional layers can be created by adding other elements to the plate and passing it through the press one or more times, resulting in rich, multfaceted images....

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$160

2 sessions

Pops-Ups for Miniature Books

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Strategies for creating expansive structures are useful in miniature books, as they allow the artist to increase the drama and expand the content. Using cardstock and a small set of simple hand tools, students will build and bind a variety of structures that move above, beyond and behind the page. No experience is necessary, but previous experience...

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$200

2 sessions

Toner Wash Resist

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

In this workshop, you will learn to use Xerox toner, in a variety of applications, as a resist for ferric chloride in copper plate etching. Xerox toner has been used for some time in lithography, but not its been found as a solid resist that creates amazing and wonderful textures for intaglio. Come learn and experiment with this new resist technique...

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$150

Playing with Books

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Learn how to make interactive book forms that can easily be adapted to many projects. We’ll start by exploring some ways to make books using just one sheet of paper. We’ll then move on to making simple books that require minimal sewing and gluing. The beauty of all the book forms covered in this workshop is that they can be made with any variety...

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$75

Print Your Own Wood Type Poster

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Print your own poster using vintage wood type on a Vandercook press. After an introduction to the basics of printing, participants will get a chance to set their own poster using text or abstract designs. You will see what makes wood type so special and have fun creating something unique by hand.

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$155

Woodcut: As Detailed As It Gets

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Woodcut is considered to be the earliest of all printmaking methods. Students will directly draw their image onto a 16” x 20” wood block. They will begin carving their block after having different types of line carving demos to demonstrate the use and execution of black and white lines in the creation of an image, followed by printing their...

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$300

4 sessions

Text & Image

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

This workshop is perfect for students who are looking not just to create a physical book structure, but want to fill it with content. We will start by exploring different methods to start developing a concept, then look at examples of artists books for inspiration on how to incorporate text and image. We will then experiment with various multimedia...

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$150

Color Collagraphs

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Come explore the fascinating world of viscosity printing, a process which allows you to print three colors at once. Using simple materials, we will spend the first day of class making our collagraph plates. Once the plates dry overnight, the second day of class will be spent printing. This class is great for printmakers, but also for anyone who loves...

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$250

2 sessions

Introduction to Western Papermaking

at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center - Hyattsville 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

This workshop covers the basic techniques of Western-style hand papermaking, including pulp preparation, sheet forming, couching, pressing, and drying. It includes an overview of decorative techniques, including the use of pigments, inclusions, layering, and shaped deckles. Pulp additives such as sizing, retention agents, and formation aid are also...

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$150
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