Adults 16+

Photo Etching Weekend

Saturday and Sunday

This course covers the use of Photec as an acid resist. Photec is a photopolymer film that can be adhered to a metal plate, exposed to a positive artwork on acetate, and developed in such a way that it can produce accurate photographic acid resist. This then allows a photographic image to be etched into a copper plate. The real advantage of this is that the photographic image, once bitten into the surface of the plate can be further worked into using other etching techniques. For this reason, previous etching experience is advised.

During the course participants will prepare their artwork digitally to be printed onto acetate and produce and print one photo etching plate on copper, they will also learn how to apply aquatint which can help to strengthen photo etching images. The size of the plates will be 152 x 203mm (6 X 8 inches)

Course Times Saturday & Sunday 10am-5.30pm

Tutor Jessica Crisp

Suitability Intermediate level- a bit more technical, some previous experience of Etching required

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