IN-STUDIO Workshop!


Spend time playing with a multitude of materials to create unique papers for collage and other art projects. Leave with a glorious collection of one-of-a-kind papers using acrylic paints, inks, stamps and other materials on art tissue, watercolor and other types of papers. The class includes an overview of multiple applications and uses of papers in collage and other media projects.


Registration closes August 3, 2021 to allow time for students to gather/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: Pyramid is dedicated to protect the safety and health of its employees and guests. In-studio class size has been limited to ensure adequate spacing for students and strict cleaning regimens will be implemented for the space and tools, both before and after each class. Please contact us with any additional questions or concerns.

Feature images by Sharon Robinson

Paper Frenzy I; Aug 13 and 20; 6pm-8:30pm

    • Date and Time: 2-day workshop: Fridays, August 13 and 20, 6pm-8:30pm IN-STUDIO at Pyramid Atlantic
    • 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: Registration includes a $16 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in-studio, including Spectra Bleeding Art tissue, miscellaneous art and found papers, and mylar sheets for making stencils. Students will need to gather/supply additional materials of their own, including:
      • Personal apron
      • 1 box of 10-15 tall (or large, i.e., 13 gallon) white trash bags (no pleats or flap ties)
      • 6-8 colors of inexpensive acrylic paints, including black and white
      • 2 inexpensive 1 ½” or 2“ “chip” brushes
      • One full (22”x30”) sheet of 140lb watercolor paper or 11”x15” or larger pad of 140 lb watercolor paper
      • Items on “Home Scavenger Hunt” list (provided by instructor)
      • (Optional, but the more the merrier!) Inks, metallic paints; found papers such as sheet music, book pages or other art papers; stamps, stencils