Intro to Etching (Feb. 9/16/23)


Intro to Etching
Instructor: Kate Baillies
Feb. 9/16/23rd
10 - 3 pm (each day)


In this class, you will learn about and experiment with traditional intaglio techniques to incise line, value and texture etched into the surface of a copper plate using ferric acid.


Local artist and printmaker Kate Baillies will teach you how to prepare your plate and develop your imagery. With A/P's commitment to using less toxic materials, you will be using BIG* ground and greener materials than what was used in traditional etching, while still achieving the visual same results. You will learn the processes of inking and printing your plate, and hand-pull your own edition on A/P's intaglio press!


*BIG (Baldwin Intaglio Ground) was developed by Andrew Baldwin at Aberystwyth Printmakers in Wales, as a greener alternative to traditional asphaltum etching grounds. It is very versatile and easy to use.


Class includes one additional studio rental day to print!


Class size: 4


A/P Members: $275

Non-members: $300

Membership Status:
  • Kate Baillies

    Over the past three years, Kate has done residencies at Zea Mays Printmaking, a “green printmaking studio” located in Florence, Massachusetts.  She is an active member of Alberta Printmakers, splitting her time between A/P and her home studio.

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Alberta Printmakers

Alberta Printmakers

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