Photo etching (3 days)

6 Nov 2013 – 20 Nov 2013

Event times

3 days (10am - 4.30pm)

Cost of entry

£190 (£160 concessions)

East London Printmakers

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses: 26, 48, 55, 106, 254, 388, D6
  • Tube: Bethnal Green (5mins by bus 106, 254, D6)
  • Trains: Hackney C & London Fields

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Workshop leader: Victoria Browne


A specialist course offering hands on experience with photo etching plates. The technique relies on acid to bite a zinc plate coated in photo sensitive emulsion, as half tone dots, which may further be combined with traditional hard and soft ground etching. The course focuses on a combination of digital software and traditional etching.à‚  You will be guided through Adobe Photoshop software, to output as digital positives and is therefore ideal for photographs and scanned-in hand drawn images. This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some previous experience. All materials will be provided. The studio is a low toxic environment and the course will teach students to handle solvents and oil based inks safelyà‚  After completion of a Photopolmer course, attendees will have gained sufficient skills to book onto Open Access. Day 1à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚  Plate preparation, digital file preparation, exposure and proofing. Day 2à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚  Digital file alternations, exposure and proofing, in combination with traditional etching techniques. Day 3 à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚ à‚  Editioning with guidance from the tutor, revision and repetition of techniques Victoria Browne is an artist and experienced printmaking tutor with an MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking. She is a visiting lecturer in the UK and Norway and facilitates printmaking and digital media workshops in London. In 2011 and 2012 she received the Birgit Skiöld Award for Excellence in artists' books. Course: £190 (£160 concessions) 3 days (10am - 4.30pm) on the following dates: 6 Nov, 13 Nov and 20 Nov. For more information and to book please visit the link below.

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