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Spring 2022: Etching

Venue: City & Guilds of London Art School

Dates: This workshop ran on Saturdays for five weeks from Saturday 26th February 2022 until Saturday 26th  March 2022.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

Etching is a 500 year old process and still very much used in the world today. Students will learn various techniques during the workshop including, soft ground etching, sugar lift aquatint and will be able to develop prints that they can take home with them to add to their portfolios. They will also learn to consider how works can evoke a powerful emotional, physical and intellectual response that will hopefully inspire them throughout the workshop.



This workshop will run daily from 10am – 4:30pm.



This workshop will be held at City & Guilds of London Art School. The Engraving Room at City & Guilds of London Art School was established in the late 19th Century. Professor Norman Ackroyd CBE RA ARCA was instrumental in re-establishing the Engraving Room as a thriving centre for teaching.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

All of our workshops give you a valuable chance to develop a range transferable skills. This is a great workshop for anyone who is interested in learning some of the skills required for careers in: Art, Design, Conservation, Fine Art, Illustration, Marbling and Bookbinding (to name a few)


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas. You should also have good hand-eye co-ordination.

In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


There are only 10 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 



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