Intermediate Classes


Full Price: £180 / £150 concession

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 helpful but not compulsory.

Select a date:

  • 9 & 10 May 2020
  • 1 & 2 August 2020

Time: Saturday and Sunday 10.15am - 5.30pm

Class size: 8

Materials: Included

Tutor: Jodi Le Bigre

Course Level: Intermediate

To book a place on one of our courses, payment must be made in full. We recommend booking online to guarantee a place.

If you have an enquiry please email your enquiry here please phone 0131 557 2479 to pay by card or in person at Edinburgh Printmakers, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm.

More about the course

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)

Introduction and overview of the process

Looking at print examples

Plate preparation

Preparation of digital artwork for photo etching

Application of Photec onto a copper plate

Exposing plates

Developing plates

Etching copper plates

Application of aquatint and safe use of aquatint booth

Paper preparation

Inking up the plate and printing, safe use of the press

Clearing up after printing

Introduction to studio practice and working in the studio after the course

Booking Terms and Conditions

We run all our courses with small course numbers to ensure maximum hands-on activity.

Please read our course booking terms and conditions on cancellation etc before booking.