The etching technique originated in the 16th century as a new form of reproduction graphics. Contemporaries of Rubens, such as Van Dyck and Rembrandt, were real virtuosos of etching. In the workshop you will first view book illustrations, prints and drawings. Then you’ll learn how to make a drypoint etching, as you get to work with plexiglass, ink and a centuries-old etching press.
You get to do it yourself. You learn from an expert. You understand how a book was made.
This workshop is suitable for groups of adults
Maximum 12 persons per group
Duration: 90 minutes
The workshop will take place on the ground floor
Your museum ticket is valid all day long, so you will be able to visit the rest of the Museum Plantin-Moretus
Monday (except on Easter Monday and Whit Monday): closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00-17:00
The museum is also closed on the following holidays: 1 January, 1 May, Ascension Day, 1 November and 25 December
Is this workshop also suitable for disabled people?
The workshop will take place on the ground floor. Wheelchair users can only visit the ground floor. The museum is a historic house that grew organically over centuries. That’s why there are several steps on the first floor to go from one room to another, which is not possible to navigate with a wheelchair. The guide will adapt the workshop accordingly.
You will learn the basic techniques of drypoint etching