ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:
Solarplate is simple material and process that does not require great technical expertise and allows the artist to be in a creative mindset. This alternative process does not use acid, solvents or hazardous materials, rather uses sunlight and water to process the light sensitive printing plate.
In this two day workshop students will learn from Dan Welden, the original pioneer of alternative printmaking. Participants will have the unique opportunity to use a large 18” x 24” Solarplate to create numerous monoprints in a direct and spontaneous manner.
Best suited for adventurous artists with printmaking experience. Ages 18+
Saturday and Sunday, April 13, and 14, 2024
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$282 ($262 tuition + $20 lab fee)
$90 Solarplate 18″ x 24″ – to be purchased from instructor during workshop
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Additionally, Learn more.
Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
Please note that for workshops lasting all day there is a one-hour break from twelve noon to one PM. Students are invited to bring lunch and eat at the school or may go to any of the local dining establishments. The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
As the original pioneer of alternative printmaking since 1970, Dan Welden has been in the forefront of ‘health and safety’ in the arts. As co-author of ‘PRINTMAKING IN THE SUN’ and director of Hampton Editions, Ltd., his 50 plus years of’ collaboration include artists such as Willem de Kooning, Eric Fischl, Kiki Smith, and Dan Flavin.
He has received international recognition with his art and through residencies, workshops, lectures and exhibitions in 54 countries on the 7 continents.
With 102 solo exhibitions to date, including the paramount exhibition at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, he was awarded a ‘lifetime achievement award’ from A/E Foundation in New York; a Professor Emeritus from Escuela de Beas Artes in Cusco, Peru and most recently a Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant.