Have you been feeling an urge to get back into etching? Our refresher courses are tailored to recharge your knowledge and motivate you to continue to explore the wonderful world of printmaking. Learn how to reproduce your artwork using Acrylic Resist Etching during this one-day refresher course and receive one month’s free studio membership to support your journey.
What will you learn?
Etching is a means of engraving imagery and mark making into various kinds of metal plates with the purpose of printing the plates. In Western Europe, the process of etching began during the fourteenth century as a way of decorating metal (eg: armour or jewellery) and was not initially seen as a means for printing imagery.
The process of etching begins with laying a ‘ground’ or ‘resist’ on the plate, drawing into it and then placing the plate in a bath of corrosive liquid (traditionally nitric acid), which will then incise, or ‘etch’, the drawn image through the resist and on to the metal. Within this discipline, there are a multitude of different techniques, which produce different marks and effects on the surface of the plate.
During this refresher you should expect to refamiliarise yourself with Acrylic Resist Etching by creating a hard ground line drawing onto copper or zinc.
Please note, if you have experience of traditional etching, but have not done Acrylic Resist before, we recommend you book one of our beginner courses.
- A brief history of etching and its terminology
- Paper types, tools and materials in printmaking
- How to produce your own prints using the methods covered
- How to sign and edition your prints
Book this Tailored Course
Acrylic Resist Etching Refresher
Includes 1 month membership
11am – 3pm
Some experience required
Courses are bookable during usual studio opening hours of 11am - 4pm (we are closed on Tuesdays and Sundays).
Please allow a minimum of 14 working days for before you would like to undertake your course. We will be in touch to confirm your course date(s) once we have processed your booking.
If you are booking a group workshop, please include all attendees names in the Order Notes section at checkout.