Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

Intaglio Workshop



In the intaglio workshop students can work with a range of intaglio techniques including copper plate, which is the most traditional material. Lines are cut into a plate and filled with ink and transferred to paper under pressure. Copper is the main printing plate material, but they can also be made of cardboard, plastic, aluminium, zinc, or polymer. Inks, papers and printing plates can be combined and can be printed in many different ways. The workshops also provide opportunities to work with etching, photopolymer printing plates, as well as working digitally directly on plates, vinyl and paper/cardboard.


Drypoint; Chalcography; Mezzotint; Etching methods (hard ground, soft ground, etc.); Etching with gelatin, acetone transfer, photo etching; Aquatint (resin, asphaltum and airbrush); Sugar lift aquatint; Spit bite; Plotter engraving; Mezzotint; Monotyping; Photopolymer engraving; Photo engraving; Collography; and Chine-collé.


The intaglio workshop offers basic two-week courses in Chalcography, and Photopolymer engraving. There is a two-week continuation course in Etching & Experiment, as well as introductory courses in plotting. Individual instruction is provided for projects.

There are courses in Woodcut, Collography, Photographic methods with old and new materials, Artist’s books, and Text and image (e.g. ‘A Matter of Language’).

Also offered are non-recurring courses related to guest teachers and lecturers, collaborative projects, within and outside the school, and other temporary situations that provide opportunities to expand the course programme.

Teaching staff

Jenny Olsson, Lecturer in Fine Art



The workshop strives to use products and cleaning materials that are
health and environmentally friendly.