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Etching, Photo Etching and Photo Polymer - Thursday Evening Mixed Level

Course Description

Learn or extend your knowledge in traditional intaglio (direct and indirect) techniques and or using more recent photosensitive emulsions and polymers from plate making to plate printing.

Location: Camden,Kentish Town

Course Requirements

All levels welcome -no previous experience is necessary. Basic materials provided including an A5 plate to learn techniques. You can buy additional materials at cost price including plates, tools and specialist papers. These are paid for during your course via our internal payment system. If you are interested in a specialist technique not listed or described in the course description, please contact before enrolling to find out if it is possible for us to accommodate this. Please note we do use solvents in this studio, and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), is provided.

Course Content

Hard ground, soft ground, aquatint, drypoint, photopolymer, and photoetching.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Talks with PowerPoint presentations, tutor demonstrations, practical work, one-to-one tutor guidance and group discussions. Your tutor will also discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects and research. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, literature, and websites for you to visit to enrich your study.


There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which will outline the learning objectives for the course. You will also be invited to set your own goals. You will receive feedback against the achievement of these outcomes during the course from your tutor and in written form at the end of the course. There is no formal qualification attached to this course, but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.

Next Steps and Progression

Once you have completed the course, you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject. Advice and Guidance for all further study is available from the Curriculum Manager by request.

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet learners’ needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an interview with the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers and employability advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support with course fees and you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or on benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, go to the Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572