Thursday Workshops

Roll up your sleeves for Thursday’s hands-on workshops at

Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center

4318 Gallatin Street
Hyattsville, Maryland

from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Thursday, June 13th!

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN


Workshop Logistics

  • Pyramid Atlantic is 20 minutes from the hotel in the historic Hyattsville, MD arts district. In between workshops you can (and should!) enjoy studios, art and vintage stores, artist supply shops, bookstores, coffee, cafés, restaurants, and a tasty microbrewery within a few blocks’ walk.
  • Each workshop will run twice: once in the morning, and once in the afternoon.
    • Morning sessions: 10:00am – 12:45pm
    • Lunch (on your own): 12:45pm – 2:15pm
    • Afternoon sessions: 2:15pm – 5:00pm
  • Space is limited. All workshops are $65 per session and need 3 participants to run.

Workshop 1: Introductory Bookbinding – Buttonhole Books

Get hands-on with bookbinding techniques by creating your a “buttonhole book” with a waxed thread binding. The finished product is a complete journal. This technique doesn’t need any glue or specialty tools so you can do it again in your own shop. Use the journal as your print shop’s guest book, as a gift, or to record your recipes for roast goose!
Eight spots for each session, morning & afternoon.
Morning Session has met the minimum registrants to proceed.
Afternoon Session is lacking the minimum of 3 registrants to be held.

Spots Still Available: [Updated 04/10/2024 @ 1:15pm]
4 of 8 in the morning          8 of 8 in the afternoon


Workshop 2: Letterpress – Posters on a Vandercook

Set type and print posters on Vandercook proofing presses. Pyramid has a solid collection of type and cuts to play with! Each workshop participant sets and prints their own edition.
Six spots for each session, morning & afternoon.
Morning Session has met the minimum registrants to proceed.
Afternoon Session is lacking the minimum of 3 registrants to be held.

Spots Still Available: [Updated 04/10/2024 @ 1:15pm]
4 of 6 in the morning          2 of 6 in the afternoon


Workshop 3: Suminagashi Marbling

Suminagashi is a marbling technique originating in medieval Japan and brought to Europe in the 17th century. You’ll float ink on a water surface, create designs by arranging/swirling/maneuvering it, and then set paper on top of the surface to create marbled sheets.
Six spots for each session, morning & afternoon.
Morning Session has met the minimum registrants to proceed.
Afternoon Session has met the minimum registrants to proceed.

Spots Still Available: [Updated 04/10/2024 @ 1:15pm]
2 of 6 in the morning          2 of 6 in the afternoon


Workshop 4: Drypoint (Intaglio)

Drypoint is an intaglio platemaking technique where the image is incised onto a plate using a hard-edged needle. The process is functionally similar to engraving (no acids). Use an etching needle to draw, scrape, and cut your design into a plate; the grooves and burrs capture ink for printing.
Eight spots for each session, morning & afternoon.
Morning Session is lacking the minimum of 3 registrants to be held.

Afternoon Session is lacking the minimum of 3 registrants to be held.

Spots Still Available: [Updated 04/10/2024 @ 1:15pm]
8 of 8 in the morning          8 of 8 in the afternoon


Workshop 5: Screen Printing

A novel, “painter-ly” approach to screen printing using acrylic to create colorful and semi-abstract shapes. Bring your ideas!
Six spots for each session, morning & afternoon.
Morning Session is lacking theminimum of 3 registrants to be held.
Afternoon Session has met the minimum registrants to proceed.

Spots Still Available: [Updated 04/10/2024 @ 1:15pm]
6 of 6 in the morning          2 of 6 in the afternoon