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Advanced Etching Techniques and Colour Printing Methods - Tuesday Morning Intermediate Advanced

Course Description

This course is designed to build on your existing printmaking skills and to improve and develop your studio-based work. The tutor will provide strategies to stretch and challenge you as a printmaker. You will be supported to explore and develop your own ideas; work on self-initiated personal projects or optional tutor-led projects. You will also be supported with the development of your professional and creative practice including exhibiting work or improving research and ideas development.

Location: Kentish Town

Course Requirements

This is a course for those with 3 years or more of printmaking experience. If you are interested in a specialist technique not listed or described in the course description, please contact the Curriculum manager before enrolling, to find out if it is possible for us to accommodate this.

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, colour printing, photo etching, cyanotype, Chin Colle and relief printing. You will be able to work on your own projects or your tutor can offer you more structured projects if you prefer. You will be encourage you 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. 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 and 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. 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 in the Creative Arts department. For Art and Design courses, once you have developed a portfolio of work you could consider applying to the Foundation Diploma in Art and design as a Pathway in to Higher Education. Studio courses are for those learners with some subject knowledge or who have been studying the same subject at the college for 3 full years. 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 all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers 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