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Discovering Photo Etching

Key Course Information

Key Course Information

Key Course Information

Explore this exciting printmaking technique ‘Photo Etching (Photogravure)’ for transferring an image into print media for stunning and dynamic results. Photo Etching, combines the traditional technique of intaglio printmaking (where ink is pushed into scratched, engraved or acid etched marks on a zinc plate) with Photography or Photo-Imaging.

The course is suitable for those new to printmaking, photographers wanting to explore alternative photographic processes, those who wish to re-fresh their printmaking skills and the more advanced student wishing to perfect their techniques and develop their personal work.

You will learn to work in the well equipped studio with specialist intaglio facilities and develop your personal imagery. These sessions are a combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time, you will be supported with guidance through your personal projects, one to one tutorials and feedback to help you develop your artistic strength and interests.

Final prints can be submitted for our end of year Printmaking Exhibition at the college gallery in early July when we enjoy a lively Private View evening to celebrate the work created during the year on all our courses. 

What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry Requirements)
These classes are aimed at beginners, those who wish to re-fresh their printmaking skills and those who have a basic arts experience in any other visual arts discipline.

What does the course lead to?
These courses give an opportunity to build a portfolio of prints and to assist progression to our more advanced printmaking courses or other art courses.

Where will I study?
The printmaking studio is at the Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road, just off the Kings Road, in the Carlyle building on the ground floor, room CG05.

How much should I study outside class?
It is recommended that you prepare imagery and materials outside the class, so you can use the time in the studio more fully for printing and technical processing which cannot be done at home. A sketchbook documenting your ideas development, technical notes and research is also recommended.

Are any course materials online?
Once you are enrolled on the course you will be introduced to the college’s virtual learning environment. Here you will find materials and information in support of your studies.

What books and equipment do I need?
You need to bring: a sketchbook and some art equipment such as pencils, eraser, a range of brushes, Stanley knife, scissors and apron.

What else do I need to buy? What extra costs are there?
There is a studio fee of £8.25 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 can be contacted at: d.rizzi@kcc.ac.uk

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