Etching Taster Session

Creative Learning |
18th June 2018

Mon 18 Jun | 6.30pm – 9pm | £15 | with Jamie Barnes 

Etching is a captivating method of making prints which hasn’t changed since it was developed in the 16th Century.  Suiting those who like line drawing, this taster session will lead you through the various artistic and technical stages to produce a line etching using the ‘safer’ method of etching on zinc using copper sulphate solution.

The session will start with a brief introduction followed by a demonstration on how to prepare the metal plate for etching. The rest of the session will be hands-on as the whole class is lead through the process of making a line etching from drawing onto the plate to pulling the final plate on the etching press.

By the end of the session you will have made your own small line etching to take home.

What do I need to bring with me? Are there any additional costs:

Reference photographs, line drawings or sketches of images you might want to try and make as a line etching. Remember, when printmaking, images print back to front.

All materials are included. Bring an apron and wear old clothes. Please bring a pen, notebook and your glasses, if you need them.

Please visit the facilities and access page on our website for information if you have any concerns or contact the Adult Learning Team on 01539 722833 Ext 273/275 if you wish to discuss any specific needs or email



18th June 2018

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