How and from what is hand-made paper crafted?
Papermaking is a complex, ancient art using natural fibers such as cotton, abaca, flax, kozo, mitsumata, and gampi. These fibers are beat into pulp, formed over molds, and dried into sheets. To learn more about making paper by hand, visit us for the PAPERMAKING SOCIETY at 6:00pm the first and third Thursday of each month.
Does Pyramid Atlantic offer workshops?
Pyramid offers individual instruction in papermaking, printmaking, digital media, and book arts, taught by our staff and associates, several of whom are internationally recognized artists.
For instruction in etching, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For instruction in block printing, please contact email@example.com
For instruction in Screenprint, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
For instruction in Letterpress, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For instruction in use of our Digital Media Lab, please email email@example.com
For instruction in bookbinding, please email either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
For instruction in Papermaking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you teach drawing, painting, or sculpture?
Pyramid's classes focus solely on papermaking, printmaking, digital media, book, and related arts.
Does Pyramid Atlantic rent studio time?
Yes, artists can take advantage of our Studio Rental program.
Where can I buy supplies for classes?
Some local resources for supplies include:
Bookmakers International, Inc.
Plaza Artist Materials, Inc., various locations throughout the Washington, DC metro area, including 8209 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, 301-587-5581.
Supplies are also available through various Internet retailers.
Do you offer internships?
Yes, Pyramid offers credit and non-credit internships to high school, college and post-graduate students.
Do you offer residencies?
Yes, we have a very successful artists-in-residence program.
Will you come to our school?
Pyramid has several unique educational programs in which resident artists bring the arts of papermaking, printmaking, and bookmaking to K-12 classrooms and other educational venues throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
How can I support Pyramid Atlantic, and is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes, we have several programs that allow you to contribute to Pyramid. We greatly appreciate your generous financial support. You can also donate your time by volunteering. As we are a 501(c)(3) organization, your monetary donation is tax-deductible.
What are your hours of operation?
Pyramid Atlantic is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and on Sunday by appointment. Please stop in during our business hours, or call to schedule a visit during non-business hours
Where are Pyramid Atlantic's studios?
Our studios are conveniently located at 8230 Georgia Avenue in downtown Silver Spring, MD. Click here for directions.
Where are hotels and restaurants in the area?
There are several hotels and dining establishments within walking distance of Pyramid's studios.Click here for more information.
Who do I contact if I have a problem using this website?
You can contact the webmistress regarding technical issues in using this website.
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