Interlocking and Pop-Up Books

Instructor: Rebecca Goodale

Supplies/Materials Fee: $60 Students will need to bring x-acto knife and blades, ruler, cutting mat, pencil, scissors, a bone folder, 2 clothespins or clips and an apron.

Enrollment limit: 15

Level: All levels

This workshop will use paper-engineering skills in order to create Artist’s Books. Students will respond to the natural world surrounding them at Haystack or follow ideas from their own studio while creating sculptural books that move, interlock, and pop.

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Imagining a No-Go Zone with Blue Horses and a Red Forest, 30″ x 80″ x 40″, 2016 | Artist’s Book by Rebecca Goodale

Since 2000, Maine artist Rebecca Goodale has been creating artist’s books about plants and animals currently listed as threatened or endangered by the state of Maine. With this body of work, now over 80 titles and counting, Goodale aims to raise awareness and appreciation of Maine’s endangered flora and fauna, not as a botanist would, but as a visual artist fascinated by her subject’s complex beauty.

Her work is in numerous collections including Bowdoin College Library; The Maine Women Writers Collection; Herron Art Library, IN; New York Public Library; Smithsonian African Museum of Art; and the Library of Congress. She is the Faculty Director of the University of Southern Maine’s Book Arts at Stone House program.