In-House Workshops

Printing Etching a la Poupee

with Sally Clegg

June 18-19, 2022, 10AM – 5PM

$275 for non-members, $235 for members, +$35 materials fee

Limited to 8 participants

A la poupee (“with the doll” in French) is an historical method of inking a single etched plate with multiple colors using balled up cloth/tarlatan. While achieving multiple colors in etching otherwise involves printing from multiple plates, and achieving gradients with aquatints is famously difficult, a la poupee makes both possible by focusing intently on the inking and wiping stages of the printing process. 

Newcomers to etching will learn the basics of hard ground etching and aquatint, while more experienced etchers who tend to prefer to print from single plates will have the chance to expand into color. All participants will have the opportunity to print a new etching in color, and may also bring old plates they’d like to try printing in this method. This workshop will also touch on areas of color theory useful to gain successful results, and give participants the opportunity to print on various fine art papers.

$275 ‐Non‐Members + $35 materials fee

$235 ‐Members + $35 materials fee