Guided by Rebecca Goodale, discover the tactile beauty of the Drypoint intaglio printmaking technique and immerse yourself in this hands-on creative process of creating unique prints.

Jun 24, 2024 - Jun 28, 2024

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $1395
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Workshop Location: On-campus
Class Size: 8

Horseshoe Crabs - By Rebecca Goodale
Horseshoe Crabs – By Rebecca Goodale

Guided by Rebecca Goodale, this 5 day intensive will embrace the excitement and complexity of designing, printing and binding a limited edition artist’s book using dry point etching for the visual narrative and letterpress for the title page, introductory poem, and/or a colophon.

With an edition of books, there is the possibility to experiment with a variable multiple in the edition using hand coloring, chine collé, and/or a la poupée all with Akua inks.

Chine colle - By Rebecca Goodale
Chine colle – By Rebecca Goodale

We will also make a flag book from prints using Tetra Pak packaging (think Almond milk cartons). The Tetra Pak plate is treated like an intaglio plate and offers drypoint and aquatint qualities. The Tetra Pak flag book will use the same plates in repeat for the possibility of experimenting with overprinting, swapping plates, or creating a collaborative group project.

Rope Detail - Header - By Rebecca Goodale

What is Drypoint?

Drypoint etching is an intaglio printmaking technique where an image is scratched directly into a plate without using acid. The incised lines create a burr that holds ink, producing rich, textured prints.

Teachers Take Note

This is a great workshop for teachers continuing credits to incorporate visual and narrative assessment modalities into their curriculum and lesson plans.

Calla Lilies Colors - By Rebecca Goodale

All images by Rebecca Goodale.

This Workshop is Sponsored by:

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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.