Winter/Spring Apprenticeship

(Program runs January–June)


Application Deadline: October 18, 2020

Notification: November 20, 2020





You've put in your time at Pyramid, but wondering what's next? Want to build your portfolio for graduate school? Are you interested in a career as a studio artist or educator? Are you an artist who has an entrepreneurial spirit? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions and have completed a studio internship or logged 30 or more hours of volunteer service at Pyramid Atlantic, you should consider applying to our new apprenticeship program! 


Pyramid will offer the opportunity to two apprenticeships a year: 


Summer/Fall Apprenticeship:  June–December

Winter/Spring apprenticeship: January–June




Program Details:

Apprentices Receive:

  • 6 months of art gym membership 

  • 4 workshops of recipients choice during their apprenticeship period

  • 4 hrs a month of Mentoring from Artistic Director or Artistic Associates

  • Participation in formal and informal group critiques between staff, interns, fellows, and artistic associates

  • $500 seed money to create a marketable “Pyramid exclusive” item for the PAAC gift shop and 40% of sales of said product.



Apprentices are asked to: 

  • work for PAAC 4 hrs/week. Typical tasks include support in areas of exhibitions, outreach, studio maintenance, and commissions

  • teach 4 introduction level six hour classes during apprenticeship (unpaid) 


Application Requirements:
  • Must have completed a studio internship or have logged over 30 hours volunteer work for Pyramid Atlantic
  • Strong interest in art, education, be highly motivated, and comfortable working in a studio environment

  • A current resume of work experience

  • A letter of intent, highlighting why this apprenticeship is important to you and your skills and experience 

  • 10-20 images of recent work

Summer/Fall 2018 Apprentice Emma Quander forming sheets of handmade paper.

Summer/Fall 2021 Apprenticeship
Application Deadline: February 10, 2021

Winter/Spring 2019 Apprentice Nina Budabin McQuown helping a guest use a tabletop letterpress.

Pyramid Atlantic is grateful for the support of:


301.608.9101  |  4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781

HOURS (Starting July 1, 2020):

Wednesday–Thursday 10am–8pm

Friday–Saturday 10am–6pm
Sunday 12pm–5pm

Closed Monday 

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