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Introduction to Etching (short course)

Why study this course?

The Introduction to Etching short course builds upon skills already learnt in the Introduction to Intaglio Printmaking: Collagraphy course or those who already have an intermediate knowledge of etching. You'll explore the rich language and many techniques used in etching. You'll also become informed about the different etching styles and develop an awareness of your own practice.


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With demonstrations and one-to-one support, you'll develop your personal creative ideas and imagery through these techniques to arrive at a rewarding portfolio of etchings.

Course aims and benefits:

  • explore the language of etching, its techniques, formal practices and traditions in the context of other fine art media
  • develop technical competence and a creative approach to etching techniques and materials, including plate preparation, aquatint, without needles, handling paper and ink, taking a print
  • historical survey of prints and strategies towards practice
  • health and safety issues in the workshop

By the end of the course, you'll:

  • be informed about a range of etching techniques
  • demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of etching techniques
  • further develop a critical awareness of their own practice
  • demonstrate an understanding of all relevant health and safety considerations

This course is taught by Damian Grist

This course is suitable for those who have already attended the Introduction to Intaglio: Collagraphy short course or who already have intermediate printmaking knowledge.

Course dates Not currently available
Length One day a week for five sessions
Day and time Saturday, 11am to 5pm
Maximum class size 12
Contact hours 25

A 20% discount is available for:

  • those who are registered as unemployed and in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • those whose sole or main income is a Department of Social Security (DSS) state retirement pension
  • those who are registered as disabled and in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • full-time and part-time UK students on credit-bearing courses
  • London Metropolitan University students on year-long day courses
  • London Metropolitan University Alumni Association members
  • London Metropolitan University staff

If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.

All materials are included in the course fees.

Please read our terms and conditions before booking.

How to apply

Booking for this course isn't open at this time as the dates of the next intake are not yet confirmed. Please get in touch for further information or register your interest to receive notification as soon as booking opens.

When to apply

Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Fees and key information

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