The Gottesman Etching Center (Cabri Print Center) was founded in 1993 at Kibbutz Cabri in a distinctive Western Galilee landscape overlooking mountains and sea. The Center is a venue for artists from Israel and abroad to produce etchings, while also attracting the art-loving public for a first hand view of etching techniques.
The etching process
Producing an etching involves several stages and techniques. The artist or printer etches the picture onto a metal plate, fills in the cracks and depressions with paint, and lays the paper over the plate. A heavy press then bears down on the paper so that it comes in contact with the paint. The process produces etchings in one or several colors.
How to make and etching
A course for those taking their first steps in etching, will be held in Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, December 9-11, 2020 The course will be held in Hebrew.
The workshop prides itself on the high level of its craftsmanship. Its expert staff produces richly colored etchings using a combination of various print techniques. The workshop contains the largest press in Israel, with a maximal format capability of 130×230 cm. and all the necessary equipment involved, including a wide selection of papers, an extensive aquatint box, large etching baths and a hot table. Complete photo etching facilities are also on hand for artists who choose to work in this technique. These opportunities to produce prints by a variety of techniques distinguish the Cabri etching workshop from conventional etching presses.
Cabri Gallery for Contemporary Art
The Cabri Gallery for Contemporary Art is located in the kibbutz.
Cabri Gallery for contemporary Art is temporarily closed. Visiting will be comply with the “purple badge” safety guidlines.
We advise you to contact us at tel. 04-9952713/ 052-8011559 (Ofra) 8 am-16 pm, before visiting the center, to verify that we are open to the public that day.
A beautiful sculpture garden located next to the workshop of the late sculptor Yechiel Shemi is open to the public.
Dov Gottesman was an Israeli art collector, and president of the Israel Museum from 2001 until his death in 2011. In 1996, Gottesman became chairman of the Israel Museum, and in 2001, succeeded Teddy Kollek as president. The Gottesman lived between New York, London, Geneva and Tel Aviv.
Dov was married to Rachel, and they had three sons, Assaf, Noam and Yoav.
In 1996, Rachel and Dov Gottesman, who are actively involved in the fields of plastic art in Israel and abroad, arrived in Cabri and began the friendship of the Gottesmans with the Workshop staff and the community in Cabri.
The Gottesman family initiated the expansion of the etching workshop – The Gottesman Etching Center designed by architect Assaf Gottesman. In collaboration with Kibbutz Cabri they built a new structure with a work space and two galleries that exhibit the works produced in the workshop.
Cabri High School
The Cabri High School offers a study major in the plastic arts.