Join Dan Welden in this adventuresome exploration of Solarplate, a safer alternative high-quality printmaking process that uses sunlight and water instead of toxic chemicals.
This journey leads you to untouched parts of your artistic self and takes you through creativity in a unique way. It is designed to unleash tightness and expectations and bring spontaneity and fluidity.
While working with the unknown on an 8 x 10 surface, you have the potential of developing a series of related color impressions. Ideas and inspiration magically unfold through the experience.
No printmaking experience is necessary.
Faculty recommends you read the following book in preparation for the course:
Each person will be supplied with one Solarplate, printing ink, a limited amount of paper, and other basic supplies. Additional plates and papers may be purchased during the session. Additional Solarplates will be available through the instructor at 25% off the web price (purchase.solarplate.com). Fine papers will also be available for purchase in class (cash only please); however participants may bring paper of their choice. Additional items to bring:
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
The Children's Program will not be available for this workshop.
Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
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. danwelden.com