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Printmaking Classes

Learn about the art of printmaking and using the printing press. The students will start with stamp printing and progress to linoleum and monotyping. Carving the block, inking and printing using a variety of techniques and surfaces will be explored. The printing press will also be demonstrated and students will gain an understanding of its uses.

Classes run the first 4 Wednesdays every month, 7:00-8:30
Take all 4 in the series, or pick and choose what you'd like to learn
$80 for all 4 classes in the series; $23 per single class (includes all materials).
1st Wednesday: Stamp printing
2nd Wednesday: Monotypes
3rd Wednesday: Linoleum or Drypoint etching
4th Wednesday: Drypoint etching (cont'd)
4 week series
Single Class

Printmaking with SOLARPLATE is a simple approach and safer alternative to traditional etching and relief printing. SOLARPLATE is a prepared, light-sensitive polymer surface on a steel backing for artists to produce fine prints. Since Dan Welden's development of the process in the 1970s, printmakers, painters, photographers, and art teachers interested in multiple impressions have found printmaking with SOLARPLATE an exciting adventure. All one needs is inspiration, a graphic image created on a transparent film (acetate or glass), sun or UV light, and ordinary tap water, and the process is ready to begin. Both positives and negatives can be utilized. Being photographic in nature, SOLARPLATE incorporates a broader range of techniques than any other printing medium.

During Dan Welden’s 50 year career as an artist and master printmaker he has shown his work in more than 80 one-person exhibits and over 600 group exhibitions across the United States and in many other countries. As an original pioneer of safer and greener methods, he has been in the forefront of printmaking without the use of acids or other dangerous chemicals.
Saturday & Sunday, July 22&23, 10am-4pm
$125 deposit due when booking, balance due before or day of workshop
Discounted materials available during the workshop

PRIVATE LESSONS ON PRESS BY APPOINTMENT. Please call 610-807-9201 to arrange.