Etching for Beginners

Weekend Course


This method can be strongly linked to those with a love for drawing and composition, as well as working meticulously and methodically. Learn how to draw, etch and print your copper plate with a line drawn etching during this two-day course.

What will you learn?

Line Drawing with hard ground is the basis of creating an etched plate; the fundamental teaching of using a drawn line to produce a composition.

This technique incorporates the preparation of metal plate, the use of hard ground resist along with etching the line drawing through the resist, before finally cleaning and printing the plate using the intaglio method.


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 23 & Sun 24 March 2019
4 places available

Sat 6 & Sun 7 July 2019
4 places available


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

Course Tutor

Anna Johnson

Suitable for Beginners


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

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


Regular (£200)

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

Green Door Members

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Concessions & Students

Concessionary Rate £180
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 £170
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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