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2019 Encounter Ephrata Cloisters with Dan Welden's Solarplate Printmaking WORKSHOP

Dan Welden CONTACTMelissa Strawser T. 484.538.7867 Email Melissa Strawser to Pre-Register/Info
Master Printmaker, DAN WELDEN,
Solarplate Printmaking Workshop
EPHRATA CLOISTERS workshop includes private tour, in historic Lancaster County, with a community unique lifestyle 'experience'   Dates: May 24, 25, 26 from 10am-4pm WORKSHOP TUITION $475.00

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Please PRE-REGISTER by April 28
Limited Space Available!  Amazing opportunity to work with Master Printmaker, Dan Welden, in Pennsylvania  Encounter Ephrata Cloisters withDan Welden,
Dan's family ancestry has discovered recently that on his Grandmother's side they are, in-fact, direct descendants to the original founder of Ephrata Cloisters, Johann Conrad Beissel, who was born in 1649 and was a German pietist mystic who lost both his parents to war before establishing the Ephrata Cloisters in 1732.  It is here, that…
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About Melissa

MELISSA STRAWSER, contemporary artist, was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. Melissa Strawser is a 5th generation Artist, and influenced by a Pennsylvania Folk Art family.  She aspires to ‘everyday art’ by making ’something’ and enjoys working with paper, inks, scissors, metals, objects, environments and people.  Melissa is inspired by light and light elements and it enhances the universe around her.  Melissa Strawser Art is open for interpretation, originates from memories, desires, dreams, motherhood, mentorships, travels and people in the everyday. She borrows from natural surroundings and thoroughly enjoys the study of nature.   Evolution and the Sciences peak her curiosity.  Her art work asks and answers questions for many, which typically leads to conversation, personal memories and the telling of a story.
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Melissa graduated from University College London, with a 1st Degree, MA Printmaking, Slade School of Art, where she studied with late Professor,…

What Printmaking Means to Me!

In my early twenties, I discovered Printmaking in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, after moving there from Rhode Island.  Never before did I find anything else in life that excited me as much!  I started out by teaching myself through books.  I have been a Printmakers for 34 years and I remember how my early discovery allowed me to have an understanding of why I think bi-lateral, spherical and in reverse most times.  It was my earliest arrival into a world of ink, paper, tools and printing presses that drew me in like a moth to a flame.  I was fascinated to experiment by doing and I set off to learn from the best printmakers in the world, fortunately, I was blessed to have worked with so many great printmakers, mentoring me to experiment even more.  I was determined to become that sponge willing to soak it all up - it has been an amazing experience to learn about Printmaking through the eyes and hands of some of the great European, British and American Printmakers known to us today:  Robe…

From Paper to Metal

Appreciators and viewers often ask the Artist questions like What inspires you? or How long does it take to make a print or make a sculpture?  I believe, the age of the artist is the amount of time it takes to conceive idea into reality; so it is unusual for me to say it has taken 1 hour or 3 months or 4 years.  The visuals I aspire to print and vice -versa fabricate into sculpture are inspired from the environmental elements which surround us in my everyday.  Many  cultures saw the growing spiral and we all first experienced touch, smell, sound, sight, and taste.  SUN is Light or Fire and I see it from the top.  WIND is Air and I see it forming on the right.   WATER is Spirit or Mother Earth and I see it from the bottom of the ocean.   SOUND reaches all these elements and senses and surrounds us forming from my left.  My work is mostly inspired by Light and how it plays an integral part of what we see.  I am the Fire element and I am powered by the Sun or that higher spirit.  I am i…

SUMMER ART CAMPS with Young Printmakers Workshop

SUMMER ART CAMPPainting Printmaking SculptureAges 4-9 June 25, 26, 27  from   11am-2pm
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Bally Community Center, 215 Main Street, Bally PA