Etching and Photo Etching - Thursday Morning (Studio Practice)

Course Description

You will learn about and use a wide range of printmaking processes to produce your own original prints, including photo polymer, monoprinting, etching, lino printing, dry point, chine colle and relief printing. Beginners can follow structured projects to learn new techniques and processes. More experienced learners will be able to pursue and develop their own ideas and projects and will be offered optional structured projects designed to stretch and challenge.

Location: Kentish Town

Course Content

The studio is equipped with a full range of etching and relief printing equipment to allow you to work with line
etching (soft and hard ground), aquatint, spit-bite, carborundum, sugar lift, drypoint, multi-plate and colour printing,
photo etching, photo polymer, chine colle and relief printing.
Students are able to work on their own projects, alongside an optional programme of technical workshops and
projects. Students are encouraged to apply for external exhibitions and courses as well as WMC exhibitions.
You will be encouraged to build and learn new techniques and develop your creative practice.

Five week courses allow for flexible individualised learning so that you can choose your starting point at any time
in the year. We recommend that you consider enrolling for a whole term (10 weeks) or for the full year to really get
into your subject and hone your skills.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The programme is taught through tutor demonstrations, technical hand-outs, sharing skills and knowledge within
the group, through class discussions and most importantly through developing your own practice. You will be
supported in realising your personal goals and projects through one to one tutorials and technical assistance from
the tutor.

You will work at your own pace and be given feedback on your progress. At the end of the course the tutor will
assess your progress and advise you on the next step.

If you have additional learning support needs, you will be signposted to support.

Resources used within each lesson will be available electronically.

Independent Learning

There is no formal homework, however, your tutor may discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your
study and for ongoing independent projects and research. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, films or websites for you
to visit to enrich your study.


There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will work with your tutor to identify your
aims at the beginning of the session and will receive one to one feedback throughout as well as sharing outcomes
at the end of the course.

Next Steps and Progression

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 0207 255 4700 or email:

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 0207 255 4700 or email:

Additional Learning Support

Support available for this course:
Where possible support is available for ensuring materials are inclusive. Some provision of assistive equipment is available and mobility support can be offered. Careers advice and guidance is also available to learners.

Additional Costs

WM College provides financial support for course fees, which is based on eligibility criteria. For more information, please contact a member of the Learner Services team at the main reception.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572