Beginners Etching

  • 5 evenings 7:00pm 10:00pm
  • 3 days 10:00am 4:30pm

Course Leaders - Susan Clarke, Ann Norfield

  • Evening £200 (Concessions £170)
  • Daytime £231 (Concessions £196)

Designed for beginners and those with some experience. During this course you will be given a hands-on introduction to etching on zinc. You will be shown how to make your own prints using a variety of techniques under the guidance of an experienced tutor. Etching is a medium with a long and varied history and can produce prints with great detail, richness and texture. The aim of this course is to give you an idea of the possibilities of the medium and a thorough introduction to working with hard and soft grounds (line, pattern and texture).

Description of requirements

On the first session students are asked to bring along some research and/or images to work from. These could be drawings, magazine clippings, books, photographs – anything that’ll inspire you.

What you will achieve by the end

You will leave with a small edition of hard and soft ground prints and the ability to come back and use the studio independently. You will be able to confidently apply hard and soft grounds, etch zinc to a variety of depths and print small editions. At the end of the course you should be able to print independently and be ready to attend Open Access at East London Printmakers. You will also be able to move on to an intermediate level course in the same technique.

5 evenings starting in April
£200 (£170 concessions)
2 spaces remaining
Led by: Susan Clarke
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12th April, 2017 7pm 10pm
19th April, 2017 7pm 10pm
26th April, 2017 7pm 10pm
3rd May, 2017 7pm 10pm
10th May, 2017 7pm 10pm
3 days starting in June
£231 (£196 concessions)
7 spaces remaining
Led by: Susan Clarke
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7th June, 2017 10am 4:30pm
14th June, 2017 10am 4:30pm
21st June, 2017 10am 4:30pm
3 days starting in September
£231 (£196 concessions)
10 spaces remaining
Led by: Ann Norfield
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6th September, 2017 10am 4:30pm
13th September, 2017 10am 4:30pm
20th September, 2017 10am 4:30pm
3 days starting in December
£231 (£196 concessions)
10 spaces remaining
Led by: Susan Clarke
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6th December, 2017 10am 4:30pm
13th December, 2017 10am 4:30pm
20th December, 2017 10am 4:30pm