Photographic Etching – Liquid Photographic Gravure


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This technique is another version of photographic etching, in which a liquid photographic ground is rolled on to a metal plate’s surface.

Course Information

Specially prepared digital imagery is exposed and developed in dark room conditions and etched into the metal, which can either be copper or aluminium. The metal is then etched through the ground quite deeply, so that an edition can be printed. At this stage (and depending on the result), the ground can be removed, allowing the plate to be re-worked if needed. Aquatints can then be used to achieve the desired outcome.

The quality of print produced by this process is very pixellated and ‘punchy’, giving a liveliness or energy to the print, not usually obtainable by any other means.

All materials and notes are included in the price of this workshop. No previous experience of printmaking is required.

Additional information


11 hours (over two days)

Course Tutor(s)

Kevin A. Pickering


Regular £257, Green Door Member £231, Concession £231, Student £218, Group of up to 4 participants £623