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Nontraditional Ornaments, December 2021

December 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This December, learn to hand craft unique ornaments with instructor Sharon Robinson. These personalized decorations are perfect for everyday celebrations and as small gifts during the season of giving.


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Workshop Description:

An In-Studio Workshop!

Gift giving for holidays and special occasions is an honored tradition that is all the more special when items are hand-crafted. This workshop is an opportunity for participants to create small hanging mixed media artworks that can be individualized in many ways to fit any gift giving occasion. The ornaments will be created using mini-canvases as the base, and enhanced with papers, paint, fabric, ribbon, cord, found objects, beads, and other materials. It will also be an opportunity to incorporate photos and other types of personal mementos, giving them new life in an alternate form.

All levels welcome!

Registration closes November 28, 2021. Material fees are included with your registration, though a small list of additional items needed will be sent with your confirmation.

Featured images by Sharon Robinson


Please Note (as of September 10, 2021): Pyramid values the health and wellbeing of our artists, teachers, students, staff, and visitors. At this time, we are choosing to remain more conservative than many local ordinances and require mask wearing in all public spaces in the building. 

Taking an in-person class at Pyramid has potential for close physical contact between the students and teachers. As part of our commitment to providing a safe work environment and reducing the potential exposure or transmission of Covid-19, we request that on the first day of class you provide either proof of vaccination or proof of recent negative Covid-19 test results (within 72 hrs). If you are unable to provide these documents, please contact the front desk for a health screening questionnaire. Pyramid will offer a full refund to anyone at any time if they feel unwell or that they may put others at risk of exposure.

Please contact us with any additional questions or concerns.

Workshop Details:

  • Date and Time: Sunday, December 5, 1pm-4pm 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 $8 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in class, including mini canvases, adhesives, and additional collage materials. Students will need to supply additional materials of their own, including:
    • 3-5 personal photos (or copies) – images should be no larger than 2”x3”
    • Any favorite small found materials such as buttons, jewelry, beads, etc.
    • Any favorite papers and other collage materials.

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