Etching, Photo Etching and Relief Print (Studio Practice)

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 practice including exhibiting work or improving research and ideas development.

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, 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

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.

The programme is taught through tutor demonstrations, technical hand-outs, sharing skills and knowledge within the group 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 assistance at regular intervals with the tutor.

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

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 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.

Qualification you will achieve

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

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

Additional Information

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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 provides financial support for course fees, which is based on an 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