Introduction to Hard & Soft Ground Etching

1 Day
Friday 4 May
10am – 4pm

£95 including 1 etching plate

Introduction to Hard & Soft Ground Etching

1 day course with David Borrington MA RCA

Using Copper Sulphate, etch an A5 (approx) metal plate and explore the basic principles of hard and soft ground etching. Experiment with clear hard and soft pencil quality lines. Learn how to prepare your plate, apply grounds, process your plate, and inking techniques. Print single colour prints. Ideal for those who enjoy line drawing as well as textured mark making. Suitable for beginners and those with basic experience wishing to refresh their skills.

Maximum 5 places.

Friday 4 May, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Cost: £95 per person, including 1 etching plate.


A deposit of £50 per day is required to confirm the booking, with the exception of Certificate Course which requires £400 deposit (cash, bank transfer or cheque only).
Cheques should be made payable to ‘Curwen Print Study Centre’. The balance is due on the first day of the course or start of each term.

Certificate fees are paid in 6 instalments across the 3 terms.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 10 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 10 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid. (In respect of Certificate courses 20 working days notice is required.)

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.