When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Daniela Rizzi
  • Course Code C23DSNE06C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Explore this exciting printmaking technique ‘Photo Etching’ for transferring an image into print media for stunning and dynamic results. This printmaking technique uses UV light to transfer an image to a pre-coated zinc plate. The plate is then developed in water, bitten in acid, inked and printed in the traditional intaglio manner.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • You will gain a good overview of the Photo Etching technique and make a series of photo etching prints.

Class format and activities

You will be introduced to the photo etching technique step by step. You will learn to work in the light and well-equipped studio with specialist intaglio etching facilities. The technique is taught by demonstration, one-to-one feedback encouraging each student’s personal strengths and interests.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for those new to printmaking; some previous art experience would ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course. The course is also suitable for photographers wanting to explore alternative photographic processes and those who wish to re-fresh their printmaking skills of further their print experience.

What you need to know before you enrol

The Printmaking Studio is at Morley College - Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road SW10 just off the Kings and Fulham Roads, room CG05, in the Carlyle building on the ground floor.

What you need

You need to bring a selection of photographs on a USB key or other digital storage device. There is some digital imagery preparation as part of this print technique therefore the tutor will contact you prior the start of the course with further details. You also need to bring a pair of rubber gloves and an apron. There is a studio fee payable each term to the tutor which covers basic materials, except paper and plates which you pay extra for as you use them. All materials are available to buy in the studio. If you have further questions about the course, the tutor Daniela Rizzi can be contacted at: daniela.rizzi@morleycollege.ac.uk

What you can do next

You can enrol on the continuation course in Photopolymer and any other printmaking courses at our centres.