Explore the art of monoprinting with master printmaker Dan Welden. Develop your skills of observation and awareness and link them with the challenges of the unexpected as you learn to confidently and creatively handle the pigments and tools of this art form.
Monoprinting is one of the most unpredictable and exciting forms of art. You start with a plate, create your design, and instead of applying a layer of ink and printing multiple copies, you apply multiple inks to the plate, use various tools to create unique effects, and then print. The result is a one-of-a-kind impression that resembles a painting more than a print.
This workshop is open to all who desire to create with an open mind and heart, and are willing to embrace wonderfully surprising results. It is especially liberating for novice and experienced artists wishing to free themselves from creative blocks, fears, and expectations.
Scholarships are available; see Holistic Studies application at eomega.org/scholarships.
Enrollment is limited for this program; register early.
Participants will develop skills in observation and awareness linked in with the challenges of accepting the unexpected. You will learn to handle pigments through brush and crayon, pencil and stick and a variety of mark making tools. You will be able to 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 inking, wiping and printmaking tricks which will be applied to your own art making. You 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.
Dan Weldon is also teaching Introduction to Solarplate Etching.
Many supplies will be provided, however it is suggested to bring:
Preparation for the workshop is important in the physical sense:
Experienced printmakers may wish to bring your own brayers and a utility box of miscellaneous items, masking tape, pins, rags, scissors, straight edges, sticks and blades.
Participants may also wish to bring favorite papers to work with (although printmaking papers will be made available for purchase). All inks provided will be water based.
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