Etching #1: Hard Ground & Soft Ground

Immerse yourself in the world of etching. Discover how the old masters made their marks and unlock your own creative possibilities with copper plate etching. You will explore the techniques of hard ground and soft ground, and experiment with different mark marking, drawing and printing methods. Be guided by our expert printers to print a beautiful limited edition etching.

The course covers plate preparation and the application of grounds, plate processing, and paper preparation. Participants will learn the correct use of an etching press and registration techniques to print their own original print.

The fee for this two-day class includes materials. Participants will work on a 12cm x 18cm copper plate and we recommend bringing along image ideas, sketches, drawings, photos, etc that are relevant to the graphic nature of the medium.



Conditions of Enrolment

Full payment must be made at time of registration. Refunds will only be given if:

  • Payment is received after the class has been filled.

  • The class is cancelled.

  • The participant notifies APW of their withdrawal at least 14 days before the start date of the class (a fee of $50 will be charged for each withdrawal).

APW is not responsible for non-refundable airline or travel tickets or accommodation purchased by class participants. Parking is restricted around APW. Public transport is a convenient alternative. APW reserves the right to add, withdraw or vary the program.

Should you have any questions regarding this class and/or APW’s conditions of enrolment please don’t hesitate to contact us.