Introduction to Etching

4 Sessions: 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Includes ALL supplies and 12 hours of free studio time

Intro to Etching will bring this 500-year-old process to life. The class focuses on creating intaglio prints from copper plates. It covers basic techniques including: dry point, hard ground line etching, plate preparation, and printing. Etching is a diverse process, offering an artist a unique set of tools and marks with which to experiment and communicate. There is a reason artists like Rembrandt, Hopper, Cassatt, and Johns have been captivated by the look of ink sunk into paper and the embossed plate mark. Experience why for yourself. No prior printmaking experience required. All levels welcome.


EFA RBPMW will provide the supplies pictured below for the duration of the class.

For more information, please view the following videos and descriptions on etching:

Inside Baltimore's Litho Shop: Trudi Ludwig Johnson on Etching (Printmaker and MICA Faulty Member) - Provided by artBMA Channel on

How To Create an Etching - Provided by TheVirtuaInstructor Channel on