Home > Courses > Photography > Kensington and Chelsea > Course - Introduction to Photo Etching - Kensington and Chelsea - Greater London

Course - Introduction to Photo Etching

Speak without obligation to Kensington and Chelsea College

To contact you must accept the privacy policy

Comments about Course - Introduction to Photo Etching - At the institution - Kensington and Chelsea - Greater London

  • Entry requirements
    Who is the course suitable for? This class caters for both beginners and those who want the opportunity to expand their skills within photo-intaglio printmaking.
  • Academic Title
    Introduction to Photo Etching
  • Course description
    Course Description

    Week by week, you will be introduced to each stage of the photo-etching process including how to prepare and output images for photo-etching, preparing the photo-etching plate, testing and selecting exposure times, and developing, etching and printing from a zinc plate. In addition to this you will also learn about complementary printing techniques that may offer new creative opportunities in conjunction with photo-etching, these include aquatint, colour printing, open bite, chine colle, and monoprint .Each technique is introduced through a demonstration.

    What does the course lead to?

    Upon successful completion of the course you will achieve a BTEC Award in Visual Arts (Level 1).In addition to this you will have acquired specific skills and knowledge in intaglio printmaking, and gained the experience and confidence to continue to practice printmaking at a higher level (please see level 2 and 3 courses in printmaking).

    What does the course involve?

    Week by week, you will be introduced to each stage of the photo-etching process including how to prepare and output images for photo-etching, preparing the photo-etching plate, testing and selecting exposure times, and developing, etching and printing from a zinc plate. In addition to this you will also learn about complementary printing techniques that may offer new creative opportunities in conjunction with photo-etching, these include aquatint, colour printing, open bite, chine colle, and monoprint.Each technique is introduced through a demonstration.  Students are encouraged to explore the creative possibilities of these approaches throughout the session. Students will gain from individual support to guide them through set projects or to realize self initiated work.At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to exhibit some of your work in the end of year show at Hortensia Road

    Where will I study?

    The printmaking studio is at the Hortensia Centre in the main Sloane building on the third floor, room S304.  The studio is spacious and light with good fume extraction and specialist facilities including 2 Rochat printing presses, bed size: 26x48”.

    How much should I study outside class?

    In order to make the most of your experience on this course it is recommended that you prepare imagery and materials outside of the session; however this is not a course requirement.  You are also asked to keep a sketchbook to document your research and development.

    How is the course assessed?

    In order to pass this course you will need to hand in a selection of the prints completed on the course, along with any supporting work or sketchbooks completed on the course.

Other programs related to Photography

This site uses cookies. If you continue navigating, the use of cookies is deemed to be accepted. See more  |