Dan Welden, master printmaker and innovator of the solar plate method spent the day at La Manivelle Print Shop teaching a small group of artists the very basics of solar plate printmaking. Accompanied by Holly Maiz, photographer, facilitator, wife and all in one support system for Dan and the participants. I am not usually one to gush but this was one workshop that curled my toes and tickled the primitive part of the creative process in me. Dan and Holly took the learning experience beyond process to focus us on pure printmaking and the integrity of the image.
Until the snow flies I will be spending a couple of days each week at La Manivelle concentrating on printmaking and developing a new series of images loosely connected to falling from grace and facing our regrets. Thank you Flora Doehler for the documenting the day and providing photos.
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