July 8-12, 2013

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Learn to create beautiful color etchings...fast!

The traditional method of multiple-plate, color intaglio yields beautiful (and desirable) results, though it is time and labor intensive. Multiple plates must be created to carry inks of different colors, which are then printed one at a time. DIGITAGLIO! is an innovative, new workshop that combines traditional copper plate etching with archival digital printing. Through expert instruction, this workshop will guide participants through the process of etching a single plate and producing the color flats with state of the art digital technology. Whether you are trying etching for the first time or you just need to recharge your creative batteries, this workshop will provide you with the experience you need to make great color prints. Topics will include plate prep, etching & aquatint, digital scanning and Photoshop, press prep, and archival printing. Participants will also have time for social activities, sightseeing, and shopping. DIGITAGLIO! is open to serious artists of all experience levels (ages 18+) and is limited to 20 participants.

-Register before April 1, 2013 and save $50!


DIGITAGLIO! 2013 will be instructed by nationally recognized printmaking artist, Jon Goebel. He has received multiple awards for his color intaglio work and shown in nearly 100 group exhibitions across the United States and abroad including China, Bulgaria, Argentina, Spain, South Korea, Canada, India, and Puerto Rico. Jon has taught numerous printmaking workshops in the U.S. and recently at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China. He resides in the South Carolina Lowcountry where he serves as Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Studio Art at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. More at: www.jongoebel.com

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“Jon is at the forefront leading the convergence of traditional and contemporary printing. This workshop is great opportunity to learn both ways from one of the best.”
-Joseph Velesquez, Drive By Press

“Goebel is a talented printmaking artist and professor. Don’t miss this workshop.”
-Michael Barnes, Printmaker

Jon’s workshop at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China was a huge success. Be prepared for more!”
-Wuon-Gean Ho, Printmaker

“This will be one outstanding workshop!”
-David Jones, Founder, Anchor Graphics


Monday: Registration: 7:30am – 8:30am
Introduction to intaglio theory, plate preparation, guidelines for images, coating plates, evening welcome reception/party

Tuesday: Image transfer, scribing the image into plate, etching plate, aquatint plate preparation, drawing preparation, gallery walk downtown

Wednesday: Aquatint theory, step biting process, paper preparation, trip to Hunting Island Beach

Thursday: Digital scanning & editing, prepress work, inking and proofing, plate modifications, printing, studios open late

Friday: Printing (AM), open studio/portfolio session, Lowcountry BBQ & activities, award certificates

Saturday: Participants depart (July 13)

$500 - Covers most supplies, welcome reception, trip to Hunting Island Beach, and Lowcountry BBQ. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Confirmation packets will be mailed to registered participants. Register before April 1 & take $50 off!

Transportation USCB will offer shuttle service to and from Savannah Airport to Beaufort - $25 each way.
Savannah pickup July 7: 11am, 3pm, 7pm
Savannah drop off July 13: 8am, 1pm, 5pm
Taxi service is approximately $100 each way.

USCB Dormitory - $150 for the week (6 nights)
Add $75 fee for linens (or bring your own).
Local Hotels: City Loft, Holiday Inn, Hilton Garden Inn

$250 deposit due by May 15, 2013
$200 for early registrants - received by April 1, 2013
Check: payable to USCB/CE

Complete application, mail to:
USCB/Continuing Ed, 1 University Boulevard,
Hargray Room # 246, Bluffton, SC 29909

Credit card
Fax/email with application or call:
• Phone: (843) 208-8237
• Fax: (843) 208-8291
• Email: arseneau@uscb.edu
Remaining balance (payable by check or credit card) is due upon check-in Sunday, July 7, 2013.

Deposits are non-refundable

Simple 6” x 9" line sketch and separate value/color study of image
USB Drive
Disposable latex gloves
Assorted paint brushes – small pointed brush, medium chisel shaped brush

Jon Goebel

Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator for Art

University of South Carolina Beaufort