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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom platform.
Class meets Thursday for 3 weeks 6-8pm ET

In this three session workshop we will use mixed media collage to create 3 or 4 different book-like structures that allow you to create a 3 dimensional world inside a book. The tunnel book, the toy-like diorama and 2 single sheet books with stand up worlds within.

Supplies and Tools to have:

  • x-acto knife with blades 
  • dull knife, like a steak knife (something you have in a kitchen drawer)
  • metal ruler 18” minimum
  • Cutting surface, self-healing mats are good 
  • Bone folder
  • Scissors
  • small bottle of Elmer’s white Glue-All (usually available at grocery stores) or PVA or glue stick
  • waste paper- like a few brown bags or newsprint
  • ½” –flat bristle paint brush for glue (something inexpensive from a hardware store would work)
  • Clothespins come in handy
  • 4 single sheets of Canson Mi-Tientes (Dick Blick A10710- and then choose 4 of the same color or 4 different colors or 2 and 2 , etc. ) 
  • And a small (approx.. 9 x 12 “) tablet of Bristol board (Dick Blick C13307-1003)- if you have some already whatever size will work.
  • Piles of collage papers, reject photos, and prints
  • Any tools you like to  make marks with- pens, ink, brushes, watercolor, etc.

Images by Rebecca Goodale

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Instructor: Rebecca Goodale

Rebecca Goodale has been creating innovative and sublimely made artist’s books for many years and frequently does collaborative work with other artists as well as public art installations. In addition to being artistically active, she was the founding program coordinator for the Kate Cheney Chappell ‘83 Center for Book Arts at the University of Southern Maine, where she inspired artists at all levels. Goodale’s books can be found in many institutional collections, including the Bowdoin College Library; the Maine Women Writers Collection at UNE; Herron Art Library; Library of Congress; Portland Museum of Art, ME; State Art Museum of Hawai’i; the Boston Athenaeum; the Children’s Museum in Seoul, Korea; and the Fogg Museum Fine Art Library at Harvard University. 

In 2015 she was named a Maine Master Crafts Artist by the Maine Crafts Association. Other awards she has received include a New Forms Regional Initiative Grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts and a Mellon Grant for the Humanities at Bates College. In 1995 she was a Resident Scholar for the Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska. 

Rebecca continues to teach design and book arts for various institutions and exhibits her work both locally and internationally.