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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform. 
Class meets for Two Consecutive Thursdays May 20th & 27th, 6-8pm ET

Using inexpensive materials and a few key tools you will learn how to think about reduction block printing.  Then, during the week, you will design and print at least two reduction blocks with an edition size of 6 prints or more for each design. The second class will introduce you to a myriad of design possibilities for an accordion book.

All levels are welcome. 2 hours for each zoom class with a short break.

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)
  • waste paper- like a few brown bags or newsprint
  • ½” –flat bristle paint brush for glue (something inexpensive from a hardware store would work)
  • Acrylic paints -a few colors, inexpensive is fine- Red-Yellow-Blue- Black minimum, however if you have lots of colors on hand that is fine too). OR Golden brand Open Acrylics is a more expensive slow drying paint- you wouldn’t need the OPEN medium if you are using the OPEN paint.
  • Acrylic OPEN medium (Dick Blick A02013-4005) This allows you to print with the acrylic paints
  • Clothespins come in handy
  • 2 single sheets of Canson Mi-Tientes (Dick Blick A10710- and then choose 2 of the same color) and/or 2 Reeves lightweight BFK (Dick Blick A10419-1011)
  • Soft Cut Printing Block (Dick Blick A40401-1006 12×18”) (one block)
  • Lino cut (Dick Blick Speedball Lino Set #1 A40203-1009 this is a handle with 5 blades)
  • Wooden Spoon or Barren (Dick Blick Barren A42910-1004) A wooden spoon works fine.
  • Speedball soft rubber Brayer 4” or 6” or larger (Dick Blick 6” Brayer A40104-1006)
  • One Foam Core Board from a local dollar store. It needs to be this cheap foam core, preferably white, not black. It has to be dollar store foam core
  • Piece of Plexiglas at least 9×12, 2 would be best, or larger (however one will work)
  • Masking tape and a sharpie

All images:  ©Rebecca Goodale

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Instructor: Rebecca Goodale

For the past twenty years, Rebecca Goodale has been creating a series of artist’s books about Maine’s rare plants and animals. Recently she has been revisiting her training as a textile designer by employing that aesthetic and various printmaking techniques to create large-scale repeatable patterns. Rebecca has taught Book Arts and Design at the University of Southern Maine for 4 decades. Her work is in many collections including the Maine Women Writers Collection at UNE, Bowdoin College Library, Herron Art Library at IUPUI, Boston Athenaeum, Yale University, Harvard University, the Library of Congress, and the Portland Museum of Art.