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Experimental combined etching - Morley College, London

Experimental combined etching - Morley College, London

About the Course

This course adapts the traditional two plate etching process with a twist on producing a photographic image. Improvise and corrupt a photo etching plate which will then become the basis to produce a second deeply bitten etching plate. We will then use both plates to experiment with printmaking through producing a series of colour prints and proofs, re-etching and adapting the image as the course progresses.

Class format and activities
Short two day course with the first day focused on making photo plate and proofing. The second day finishing making second plate and printing images together to produce a series of prints.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements
Suitable for beginners or those with some previous experience of etching or other printmaking techniques.

What you need to know before you enrol
Some knowledge of etching would be an advantage but not a requirement. This course is offered onsite at Morley during Covid 19 restrictions. Student numbers are limited to 7 and social distancing will apply. You will need to bring a face covering and rubber/ nitrile gloves and your own apron or coverall.

What you will need for your class
Small simple size A5 or A6 photographic images in B/W on memory stick, drawings to accompany and overlay onto photographic images.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

By the end of the course you will
• be able to use a version of the photo etching using precoated photo etching plates
• learn deep bite etching process
• learn printing process using two different etching plates
• learn printing using colour and black and white
• plate preparation, etching and aquatinting using nitric acid
• use of presses and printmaking equipment


Pedro Diego at Morley College London
61 Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth, London
Greater London
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  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

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