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Creating Monoprints With a Master Printmaker

July 06, 2014 – July 11, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Dan Welden
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The deeply satisfying process of making art through printmaking is like no other. Take a journey through the creative process and learn how to make one-of-a-kind impressions on fine quality papers with master printmaker Dan Welden.

Develop skills in observation and awareness, and link them with the challenges of accepting the unexpected as you learn to handle pigments through brush, crayon, and a variety of other tools. You have the chance to produce works that are both spontaneous and planned, analytical and emotional. Get ready for exciting color combinations unveiled through the press!

This workshop is for the novice as well as the experienced artist. All that is required is the desire to create with an open mind and heart, and the willingness to embrace wonderfully surprising results.


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All supplies will be provided, however it is suggested to bring any favorite brushes and tools for drawing, painting or mark making as well as a set (any size) of Caran d'ache aquarelle crayons and acrylic matt medium...a large folder or portfolio will also be handy to transport completed work at the conclusion of the workshop.

Preparation for the workshop is important in the physical sense....comfortable clothing, shoes, an apron, and favorite brushes are handy.  Experienced printmakers may wish to bring their own brayers and a utility box of miscellaneous items, masking tape, pins, rags, sticks and blades.  Participants may also wish to bring favorite papers to work on, an appropriate amount of paper will be provided for the lessons (although additional paper may be made available for purchase).  All inks will be water based and will be provided.

Participants will develop skills in observation and awareness linked in with the challenges of accepting the unexpected.  They will learn to handle pigments through brush and crayon, pencil and stick and a variety of mark making tools.   They will produce many works on paper, spontaneous and planned, analytical and emotional.  Each participant could produce anywhere from 5 to 25 individual works.  

There will be continuous demonstrations on the application of inks which will be applied to their own art making experience.  They will also learn the ins and outs through hands on use of a press and equipment necessary to make fine art impressions.

It is not necessary to research the process; however readings on the area of 'Monotype' would give the novice a better understanding of the activity involved.

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.Welcome & Orientation
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Dan Welden

Dan Welden, coauthor of Printmaking in the Sun, has taught and demonstrated printmaking at more than 200 universities, colleges, workshops, television programs, and schools. Past president of the Society of American Graphic Artists, Welden has shown his work in more than 70 one-person exhibits and more than 500 group exhibitions nationally and internationally.