Summer School / / The Etching Week

Intaglio etching is an alchemical process with a touch of magic about it. A lot of the processes we use remain very similar to those that Rembrandt would have used in the 17th century. During this course, two experienced printmakers and practicing artists, will introduce you to the intaglio processes of drypoint, hard ground and soft ground. Alongside this you will learn printing processes to create different effects, such as, selective wiping, a la poupée and chine collé (collage) and multiple-plate printing. You will be encouraged to find your own unique way of mark-making, developing and expanding your ideas and imagery. Detailed handouts will be given for each process demonstrated. The course is suitable for both beginner and experienced printmakers alike, as you will be given individual guidance throughout the week with hands on advice and feedback given each day. By the end of the week, you will have created a series of original prints.

Unfortunately, we do not offer concessions on our Summer School courses.

All of our course rates are subsidised and we also offer a comprehensive concessions scheme. View all course fees and concessions.