Hot Bed Press
Hot Bed Press Printmakers' Studio | The Casket Works, Cow Lane, Salford. M5 4NB | Tel: 0161 743 3111 | Email:

The Art of Etching                 (6 evenings)

Evening Course
Starting: 2022-11-09 18:00:00
Ending: 2022-12-14 21:00:00
From: 2022-11-09 18:00:00 to 2022-12-14 21:00:00


Tutor: Sean Rorke

About the course:

The Art of Etching will take you through applying wax grounds to a zinc plate, drawing and etching different strength lines, and printing your first ‘state proof’. You will be guided through different methods of adding tone through the use of creative inking techniques, soft ground ‘backgrounds’, or resin aquatint.

You will go on to work directly with painterly brushstrokes with sugar-lift, and experiment with different resists to give you a full vocabulary of mark-making and tonal qualities. You can work on multiple plates and overprint 2 plates at once, or work in a mini-series of plates/etchings. You will also be shown colour roll-overs and a-la-poupe inking for the multi-coloured approach. Suitable for beginners or just those wanting a refresh.

Cost: £170.00 / £150.00 members

Maximum of 8.00 people

If you would like to make a provisional booking for this course, please fill in your details below. Your place is not secure until payment has been made. Please contact the workshop on 0161 743 3111 during our office hours (Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm) to pay via Credit/Debit Card over the phone or arrange to make a bank transfer.