A Virtual Workshop!


Love mixed media? This class offers the perfect way to expand your repertoire by creating an array of one-off prints using acrylic paints and inks on gel plates and exploring other monoprinting techniques that do not require plates. The resulting prints can be stand-alone artworks and/or modified with paint, pastels, markers and pencils, or become material for collage. 


Topics included: Gel plates and how make and use them; Gel printing techniques; Other types of printing plates and techniques for use; Acrylics and other printing media; Paper, materials and equipment for making monoprints; Approaches to designing prints with a theme or motif; How to modify and use prints in mixed media work


Registration closes February 23, 2021 to allow time for students to purchase their materials. With your registration you'll receive the full materials list (with helpful links) to purchase your items, any helpful handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page "how-to" on downloading and using the Zoom video app.


PLEASE NOTE: All workshops will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic's private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded.

Gel Plates and More!; Mar 5, 12, 19, 26; 4pm-6pm

    • Date & Time: 4-day workshop: Fridays, March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 4pm-6pm EST via Zoom (invitation link will be sent to registrants before the event)
    • Instructor: Sharon Robinson
      Sharon is a mixed media artist specializing in abstract collage and assemblage and currently resides in the Washington, DC area. Raised in New Jersey, she earned a master’s degree in urban design and community development from MIT, and worked in the and urban transit and planning field for over 20 years in Los Angeles and Portland, OR. Since 1999 she has been a full-time artist, muralist, teacher, and arts program contractor. As an artist she exhibits in the DC region, as well as other east and west coast cities. Sharon teaches mixed media and collage classes in the Smithsonian Associates Studio Arts Program, The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA and Montpelier Art Center in Maryland. She also provides administrative support for public art projects conducted by the Prince George’s County Arts & Cultural Heritage Division. Her community activities include serving on the national Board of Directors of SCRAP, a network of non-profit creative re-use centers; participating as a review panelist for DC Arts Commission and Maryland State Arts Council grants, and as an appointee to the Arts Commission of the City of Mt. Rainier, Maryland.
    • Materials: At registration, students will receive the full materials list (with any helpful links) to purchase supplies. The list includes:
      - Instructor’s Class Kit (purchased direct from the instructor,  $10) which includes: assorted printmaking and found papers; assortment of texturing materials; magazine pictures for making image transfers; a piece of mat board for collaging.
      - 8”x10” , 9”x12” or larger piece of recycled glass or plexiglass (repurpose from a picture frame)
      - Purchased or homemade gel plate, 6”x 6” or larger
      - 4” soft rubber brayer
      - Assortment of colors of inexpensive acrylic paints (including black and white)
      - 2-3 sizes of acrylic brushes ½” or larger
      - Scissors
      - X-acto or Utility knife
      - Pad of 8”x10” or larger 140lb. cold press watercolor paper
      - Plastic wrap or 2-3 recycled plastic bags
      - Waxed paper
      - Small amount of bubble wrap (any size bubble)
      - Painters tape/Frog tape
      - Optional: Acrylic or printing inks, alcohol inks, metallic pigments or paints, stencils, stamps, or other mark-making tools; found papers such as sheet music, book pages, maps, etc.

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HOURS (Starting July 1, 2020):

Wednesday–Thursday 10am–8pm

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

Closed Monday and Tuesday

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