Introduction to Traditional Hard & Soft Ground Etching

1 Day
Wednesday 29 March or 6 September or Tuesday 19 September
10am – 4pm


Introduction to Traditional Hard & Soft Ground Etching

1 day course with David Borrington MA RCA

An introduction to the fascinating technique of traditional etching. This course will explore the basic principles of hard and soft ground etching just like the great master artists, experimenting with clear hard and soft pencil quality lines. You will learn how to process your plate: preparing, applying grounds, timing your etching, inking up and producing 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

Wednesday 29 March
Wednesday 6 September
or Tuesday
19 September

10 am – 4 pm

Cost: £92 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 £300 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.