Eco Etching

Learn effective intaglio printmaking processes which use ecologically safe methods that you can
reproduce at home.

Who is this course for

Mixed-ability adult learners who have had some previous printmaking experience and want to learn about techniques which use safer and more environmentally sound materials.

What does this course cover

We will cover salt water etching and other non-toxic Intaglio printmaking techniques. tudents will be inducted in the use of the studio and its print equipment and facilities. Processes will be demonstrated and students will be able to explore techniques to their own work and projects.

What will it be like

The learning atmosphere will be one of self-directed exploration and development with the encouragement of a practising artist and printmaker, and other class members. Help and ideas will be given regularly to enable development and further creative production.

What else do you need to buy or do

General shared tools and equipment are provided in class, however many students find they can make best use of the time in class if they are able to work at home and you may benefit from having you own set of tools for lino cutting for example. To get the most out of the course, you may need to prepare sketches, drawings, photographs or colour plans or printing blocks / plates in advance.

What this course could lead to

As this course is developmental by nature, next steps will be varied. You may like to consider the following options:
- Enrolling on courses which prepare you for undertaking an Honours Degree, such as Pre-Foundation or Foundation Course in Art & Design.
- Exploring and developing techniques further by re-enrolling on the same course.
- Furthering your professional development options including exhibiting and selling.
- Setting up a print workshop at home.
- This course can be repeated to develop different techniques or extend existing ones

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Got a Question about this Course?

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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’