Solarplates: Monoprinting in the Sun

July 1 - 5


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Solarplates: Monoprinting in the Sun

WEEK TWO (5-day): July 1 – 5, 2019  Classes run 9 am – 4 pm daily and students are welcome to stay late in their studio.

Solarplates: Monoprinting in the Sun

Explore the wonder of Solarplate printmaking technique combined with music, poetry and various
imagery to create a cohesive body of prints using the power of the sun as its magical ingredient. Solarplate is an artistic method of making multiple images on paper without sweat, blood and tears.

Learn and study this simple technique from a master printmaker who teaches through excitement and spontaneity. Without hazardous acids and chemicals UV light and water yield highly professional results. The light-sensitized polymer printing plate accepts all forms of art from drawings, paintings and/or digital images and is capable of yielding many impressions.

Alternatively, artists can work through traditional or digital approaches on transparent film or specially prepared ‘grained’ glass. Participants will be able to produce several 8×10 inch images during this intensive workshop. Larger plates may be made available with prior request.

All levels welcome, printmaking experience preferred

  • STUDENT SUPPLY LIST (Click HERE): All students are responsible for bringing their own supplies.
  • COURSE COST: $681+ (Covers $681 tuition. There will be an additional supply fee to be assessed at a later date. This course requires specialized materials and equipment which need to be shipped from out of country. We apologize for any inconvenience.)

Tuition also includes lunch and daily snacks.  Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes. An accommodation package is available in QUAD or DOUBLE occupancy and includes breakfast and dinner. Click here for further details.

Dan Welden

Since the 1970’s, as one of the original pioneers of alternative printmaking and in the forefront of ‘health and safety’, Dan Welden developed the revolutionary process called Solarplate.

As an innovator of water based monotypes, he has been educating artists of all levels on every continent with environmental and spiritual awareness. As co-author of “Printmaking in the Sun”, and director of Hampton Editions, Ltd. in Sag Harbor, NY, he has collaborated with many artists including, Willem de Kooning, Eric Fischl, Kiki Smith, and Kurt Vonnegut among many others.

He has been the recipient of international artists’ grants traveling to China, Belgium, Peru, Australia and New Zealand and has had over 85 solo exhibitions and professional visits in 53 countries on 6 continents. He was juror for the international Printmaking Biennal in Aqui Terme, Italy and is represented by BCB Gallery in Hudson, NY. He recently received a ‘Lifetime Achievement Grant’ from A/E Foundation in 2016 and honored as Professor Emeritus at the Escuela des Beas Artes in Cuzco, Peru.



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Classes are open to students at least 19 years of age at the start of their registered workshop


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BEFORE April 15: for each course withdrawal, a refund inclusive of tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee.

AFTER April 15: for each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2020 will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee. Any applicable supply fee will be refunded. As a courtesy, a full refund will be issued if withdrawal application is received within 48 hours of an initial purchase (up until June 7, 2019).

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, a full refund (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) will be issued. Transferring into another workshop is a possibility. On-Campus accommodations can be canceled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation form.