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Solarplate and Monoprint

Instructor: Dan Welden
Aug 2 - Aug 5
4-day workshop, 10am - 4pm
Class size 6-8, All Levels
$800 members, $850 non-members

The registration has been closed to this workshop until further notice due to Covid-19. If you are interested in taking this workshop please email Meaghan Morrow at for more details about how this workshop will be effected by CCP’s temporary closure.




This 4-day workshop will focus on the Solarplate printmaking process.  Each participant will have the opportunity to draw, paint, collage, or work with photographic images directly onto a light-sensitized photopolymer plate. The excitement of “hybridized’ works on paper yields many interpretations from a single Solarplate and can be integrated into the monotype process (up to 16 X 20 inches). Participants may try their hand at reworking the image with materials such as gesso, Caran d’Ache crayons, matte 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 find a strong affinity to this approach. Artists may also feel free to bring their ‘rejects’ or incomplete works to experiment with.  


*Solarplates are included*

Image: Dan Welden, Enlightenment, Solarplate with monotype



DAN WELDEN is a Master printmaker and painter, and one of the original ‘Pioneers of Alternative Printmaking’. Dan Welden is a practicing Artist with the ability to share his experiences and bring out the unforeseen qualities of art making. He has been the recipient of residencies and grants, bringing his art, process, teaching and facilitating to every continent, including private collaborations, university workshops and healing centers. Visit Dan at

View the materials list
  • Printmaking paper (for purchase at CCP)
  • Stabilo 8046 pencils
  • portfolio for transport work
  • small containers (recycled food containers or Tupperware)
  •   Notebook/sketchbook
  •   Drawing and writing materials 
  •   Solar plates  (8×10, 12×16) *THREE 8×10 solar plate included, if 12×16 plate is wanted difference must be paid*
  •   Stabilo All (Black) pencil
  •   Digital files (if applicable) on thumb drive
  •   Wet Media Acetate and/or copier acetate (For purchase at CCP)
  •   Roll of paper towels