Mark Making for Etching

Duration: 8 hours (over 2 days)
Time(s): 11am – 3pm

Some experience required

Course Details
This two-day course offers the chance to explore grounds and making marks using Acrylic Resist Etching. This course would fully suit those with some previous etching experience who wish to add new techniques to their repertoire.


What will you learn?

During this in-depth two-day course, we will cover a range of Acrylic Resist Etching techniques:

Open Bite Etching
This technique is one in which will give the etched plate a ‘chiselled’ or sculpted effect. This method produces varying levels within the bitten area, as in a bas relief, to produce it’s unique aesthetic look.

Lift Ground Etching
This technique is a way to achieve a painterly effect, similar to that of a wash effect used in watercolour painting. Marks resembling brushstrokes can be made on to the metal plate, so the printed image can become very expressive and dynamic.

Soap Ground Etching
This technique produces a very textured effect with a patchy white background, instantly recognisable as a soap ground etching.

Spit Bite Etching
This technique calls for the plate to be bitten by painting or dropping the mordant straight on to the chosen area.


Topics covered:

  • A brief history of etching and its terminology
  • Paper types, tools and materials in intaglio printmaking
  • How to produce your own prints using the methods covered
  • How to sign and edition your prints
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Mark Making for Etching

Duration: 8 hours (over 2 days)
Time(s): 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.

We kindly ask that all course attendees wear a suitable face mask whilst in our studio space and practice social distancing of a minimum of 1-2 metres at all times.

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