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 multiples, you simply paint on the plate, place paper on the image and apply pressure. 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.
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.
This 5 day workshop is really a fantastic way for the artist to free themselves of tightness or restrictive ways of working. The Monotype is basically a ’squashed painting’ which is liberating in its approach. We will be painting and drawing on plexiglass and making the impressions directly. The Monoprint, on the other hand, makes use of a pre-existing matrix. People taking the prior workshop, using Solarplate, will have the opportunity to use those matrixes for a variety of one of a kind impressions. Artists wishing to create an original matrix may choose to consider a Solarplate matrix. Due to press restrictions, numbers and safety, we must adhere to the exact same plate thickness for each person.
Either method of creating an impression has the potential of ‘inviting’ more work, through the use of crayons, pencils, blades, paint, collage or erasing material, depending on how its’ to be envisioned. Since all plexiglass is provided, there is no need to bring any supports with you, you may, however, bring your tools, brushes and objects that could be incorporated with the images.
Things To Bring
Many supplies will be provided (all inks will be water based and will be provided), however it is suggested to bring the following:
- Any favorite brushes and tools for drawing, painting or mark making
- A set (any size) of Caran d'ache aquarelle crayons
- An acrylic mat medium Favorite papers to work with (although printmaking papers will be made available for purchase)
- A large folder or portfolio will also be important to transport completed work at the conclusion of the workshop.
Preparation for the workshop is important in the physical sense. Please also bring:
- Comfortable clothing
- Shoes with good support
- An apron
And, experienced printmakers may wish to bring:
- Your own brayers
- A utility box of miscellaneous items (masking tape, pins, rags, scissors, straight edges, sticks and blades)
Optional: please consider bringing scissors.
If you have any questions you wish to ask the Faculty directly, he may be reached via email at email@example.com.
If any participants would like, contact the Faculty to request he bring old Solarplates, which can be utilized with adherents, glues and other materials. Let’s try and be more original than lace, leaves and cheesecloth.
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m.||Welcome & Orientation|
|8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.||Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
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 (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure 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.
Meet the Teachers
Dan Welden is a master printmaker, painter, teacher, and author. He has been making prints and wo ...
Tuition & Fees
The Art of Monoprinting
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).
Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.
Refunds are available (less a $55 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $55 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.
No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.
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|Certificate of Attendance||$25|