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5 Week Introduction to etching

Safe and Expressive Etching with Aluminium and Copper Sulphate

  • Starts 14 Oct
  • 185 British pounds
  • Backwell

Available spots


Service Description

Discover the wonderful world of etching in this 5-week introductory course, perfect for beginners eager to explore this traditional printmaking technique. Using aluminium plates and copper sulphate, this course offers a safer alternative to traditional etching methods, making it ideal for home practice. The naturally occurring grain in aluminium eliminates the need for rosin, allowing for beautiful tonal values with ease. In Week 1, you'll start with hard ground etching, learning the basics of materials, safety, and creating your first etched designs. Week 2 introduces soft ground etching, where you'll experiment with textures and transferring designs onto plates. Week 3 explores self-aquatinting, utilising aluminium's natural properties to create rich tonal variations. Week 4 delves into sugarlift techniques, adding unique textures and depth to your work. By Week 5, you'll focus on finalizing your plates and producing a small edition of prints, bringing together all the skills you've learned. Each session combines hands-on practice with guidance from Jemma, ensuring you gain confidence and proficiency in various etching techniques. By the end of the course, you'll have a portfolio of original etched artworks and the knowledge to continue your etching journey at home!


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

To cancel please contact us 72hours before the workshop.


Contact Details

  • Jemma Gunning Printmaker, Cheston Combe, Backwell, Bristol, UK

    printcollectivebristol@gmail.com


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