Aquatint • Etching • Intaglio

Sat. and Sun. February 17—18, 1 p.m.—6 p.m.

Tools and material for etching: aquatint scale, paint, needle, tampon and zinc plate
Tools and material for etching: aquatint scale, paint, needle, tampon and zinc plate

The great engraver Albrecht Dürer already produced some masterpieces of etching. With the development of a suitable copper base, the line etching technique was perfected. No less a figure than Rembrandt, the “magician of etching”, brought this discipline to perfection. New techniques developed, such as aquatint etching, which reached its peak with Goya. To this day, these processes of the great masters have lost none of their fascination. Once you have conquered the high art of the various techniques of etching, you will remain addicted to them.

The participants are introduced to the techniques of etching/intaglio/engraving and have the opportunity to create multiple designs with different techniques such as aquatint, line etching, drypoint, scraping or vernis mou. You will walk home with several prints and/or a small edition! You may also bring your older plates to edit or reprint. Experimental work is also possible. Two presses up to a size of 80 × 100 cm are available for printing. The practical work is accompanied by warm tea and information on the history of etching. Please bring drawings or similar, if available.

Saturday 13.00–18.00 – Introduction, preparation of zinc plates and paper, work on and etching of plates, test prints, possibilities of correction

Sunday 13.00–18.00 – Further work on the plates, printing, signing of test and print edition

Material: Zinc / copper / acrylic plates and paper can be purchased as needed. Consumables (paint, thinner, gaze etc.) are included in the workshop price; apron and tools are provided. Current prices are listed on our price page.

4 – 6 participants

180 € (incl. 19 % VAT) p.p.

Please make a binding registration by bank transfer at least 14 days in advance to an account with the purpose of payment: Aquatint Workshop Month Year

Registration: Please email (plus bank transfer) to

Cancellation is possible free of charge up to two weeks before the workshop starts, after that 50% of the workshop price will be charged. Cancellation less than two days before the workshop starts will result in 100% of the workshop price being charged.

All our workshops are family friendly! Parents can bring (small) children after prior arrangement. Let us know.