Instructor: Dan Welden
July 16 - 20
Monday - Friday
9am - 4pm
This 5-day work session will revolve around the Solarplate printmaking process. Each participant will have the opportunity to draw, paint, collage or work with photographic images directly on a light sensitized photopolymer. The excitement of “Hybrid’ works on paper can yield many interpretations from a singular Solarplate (up to 16X20 inches). The Solarplate can be utilized in combination with the monotype, and participants may have the option of reworking the image with materials such as gesso, Caran d’Ache crayons, matt medium and other materials. Although the process may be new, self directed artists interested in developing a series of one-of-a-kind works will be strongly encouraged. Artists may also feel free to bring their rejects or incomplete works.
Dan Welden is the original pioneer of alternative printmaking and Solarplate. He is co-author of "Printmaking in the Sun" and has worked professionally in 53 countries. In 2016 he received a ‘lifetime achievement’ award from A/E Foundation, NY. He has had 84 solo exhibitions including his recent show at The Cape Cod Museum of Art. He has also been awarded Professor Emeritus at the Escuela de Beas Artes in Cusco, Peru.