Aquatint Etching

Weekend Course


Learn how to plan, etch and print your aquatinted copper plate with a line drawn etching during this two-day course.

What will you learn?

Aquatint in etching is the means in which varied tones are applied to the surface of the plate, in order to create various tones on the print itself.

These tones are achieved through a series of incrementally bitten (or etched) dots into a chosen matrix.

This technique is usually a follow-on technique to Line Drawing, but can also be used as a stand-alone process for creating a tonal print from scratch.


Topics covered:

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


Available Date(s)

Sat 29 & Sun 30 September 2018 (0 places available)


11am - 4pm
10 hours (over 2 days)

Course Tutor

Anna Johnson

Some Experience Required


All materials and notes are included in the price of this workshop. Some previous experience of etching is recommended (Line Drawing in Etching is suggested).

For details about what to prepare before for your course begins, please read through our How to Prepare page.


Regular (£140)

Our regular rate is applicable if you are currently in full or part time employment.

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Concessions & Students

Concessionary Rate £125
Our concessionary rate is applicable if you are aged 60 years or older, aged 13 years or younger, and/or in receipt of any state benefits. Please note: undergraduate students are not eligible for our concessionary rate.

Student Rate £120
Our student rate is applicable if you are aged 13+ years, and in full-time education or currently studying towards an undergraduate or post-graduate degree.

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