Get creative at home! These FREE video demonstrations are designed to encourage creatives of all levels to try something new with materials they likely have already. Try it for yourself or just watch an artist do something cool!
Sara shows you in detail how to create a self-portrait block print - a great project for a middle schooler, high schooler, or adult! No experience needed for this fun project!
Relief Printing with Amy Callner
From her home, Amy will walk you through (and make you laugh) making a beautiful relief print without the press - so you can too!
Art Demos for Young People
These demos are similar to our original Art Demo videos but created with young people in mind by our fabulous Teaching Artists. Help us with tracking and reporting by filling out this 1-minute questionnaire! Then, post your kiddo’s work to social media using #PyramidAtHome.
Sheet Protector Monoprints
Learn more about this easy printmaking technique with Teaching Artist Sara Mayman. Use easy to find materials from the dollar store or from around your home!
Make a fun Triangle Book with Teaching Artist Melissa Ezelle using materials that you can find at home, the grocery store, or the dollar store.
Foam Printmaking with Sara Mayman
- Bowl of water
-Styrofoam trays (you can get these from your local grocery store)
Mini Zine Making – Part III
In Part III of Mini Zine Making, Teaching Artist Sarah Matthews will show you how to create foam prints for your mini zine. This is the third of a three-part video series.
Mini Zine Making – Part II
In Part II of Mini Zine Making, Teaching Artist Sarah Matthews will show you how to add inserts with a pamphlet stitch. This is the second of a three-part video series.
Mini Zine Making – Part I
Teaching Artist Sarah Matthews will guide you through the process of making your own mini-zine in this first of three-part video series.
5.5"x8.5" paper or cardstock
Bone folder (popsicle stick)
Exhibitions + Artist Talks
Enjoy these engaging videos on current and past exhibitions in Pyramid Atlantic’s gallery. Learn about what inspires our exhibition artists as you dive into these demos and artist talks. Check out our Exhibitions page to see what’s currently up in the gallery.
PASTPORTS Artist Talk with Rosa Leff
In her meticulously hand-cut streetscapes, Rosa Leff explores changing cities and the concept of time. Her subject matter is drawn from photos she took during her travels, including the destinations of Japan, China, Puerto Rico, and the U.S.
The exhibition features work Leff made pre-pandemic based on these images, alongside new work based on photos from the same travels. With a post-lockdown eye, she has discovered new details in the source material that were seemingly insignificant before and are now beautifully intriguing.
Altered Environments Artist Talk with April Flanders
Altered Environments shared colorful and sumptuous prints, cut paper pieces, and installations that address the issues of marine bio invaders. Works by North Carolina-based artist April Flanders were at the center of this exhibition, flanked by a print portfolio featuring 24 additional artists from the United States and Canada. Collectively these works addressed the breadth of the aquatic environment – a complex and fragile ecosystem under daily threat from multiple forces. This video is a deep dive into the ideas that shaped the making of Altered Environments.
Succession (for Ahcha) I by Anela Ming-Yue Oh
Anela Ming-Yue Oh talks to us a little bit about her piece "Succession (for Ahcha) I)" in our exhibition, Looks Good on Paper.
“Are We There Yet” Artist Talk by Wesley Clark
ARE WE THERE YET featured new works by Wesley Clark that primarily consisted of graphite drawings and lithographic prints, the latter made at Pyramid Atlantic during Clark’s Keyholder Residency. At their core, the works are exercises in mark making, expressing pent up energies—thoughts, feelings, and conversations. “Where do I want to go,” “Where should I go,” and “Where am I going” are encapsulated in the phrase “Are We There Yet.”
Building “Zen Wall” by Xuewu Zheng
Watch this time-lapse of "Looks Good on Paper" artist Xuewu Zheng as he assembled his piece, "Zen Wall" in the Helen C. Frederick Gallery at Pyramid Atlantic.
Spring 2022 Residents Artist Talk
Spring 2022 Resident Artist panel discussion featuring Carol-Anne McFarlane (Keyholder Resident), Andrea Sherrill Evans (Denbo Fellow), Jamille Wallick (Keyholder Resident) and Laura Rowley (Denbo Fellow).
Artist Talk – Exploring Deaf Geographies
In order to create a better viewing experience to watch the artists sign, we have enlarged the video to see them clearer. You can follow along with this slideshow if the superimposed video is covering too much of the artwork shown on the background video: https://pyramidatlanticartcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Exploring-Deaf-Geographies-Artist-Panel-1-1.pdf
Artist Talk – A Conversation with Tom Nakashima and Helen C. Frederick
Tom Nakashima made several prints at Pyramid in the late 90s. One of the prints made at Pyramid, Death of a Samauri, can be found in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection, along with Nakashima’s large painting, Sanctuary at Western Sunset.
Artist Talk – 40th Anniversary Panel Discussion
Panelists discuss their personal perspectives—as a curator of modern prints; as published artists in the Pyramid Atlantic archive; and as printers working collaboratively with artists or in community-driven projects.
Artist Talk – A Conversation with Joyce J. Scott and Helen C. Frederick
Part of Pyramid's 40th Anniversary Programs
Watch this lively conversation with Pyramid Atlantic founder, Helen C. Frederick and printmaker, weaver, sculptor, performance artist and educator, Joyce J. Scott.
Nine Artists | Nine Months | Nine Perspectives: Birth of 2020 Visions
Responding to the events of 2020, a collective of mature Black women artists were compelled to create work that transcended and transformed the traumatic events of 2020.
RELIEF Exhibition Panel
An exciting group of local and national printmakers was assembled to share relief prints full of joy, fun, and beauty. RELIEF showcased meticulously crafted prints that evoke escapism.
RELIEF: Hybrid Printing by Brent Bond
Here’s Brent Bond explaining his hybrid printing technique for “Portrait of a Hermit at Sea.”
RELIEF: Process by Danielle Napolitano
Watch as Daniella Napolitano walks us through her artistic process and a preview of her most recent and largest print to date. Learn about what inspired her to create “And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky...”
RELIEF: The Making of Large Print Installations by Melissa Harshman
Here, Melissa Hershman walks us through the making of making prints for large installations like “Orange and Red” and “Black and Blue”.
RELIEF: Woodcut Reduction by Jun Lee
Take a look at how Jun Lee created enchanting pieces like “Whisper and Wait” and “My Sweet Offering.”