The Drawn Print: Etching

Over the course of ten weeks, students will be introduced to the basics of intaglio printmaking processes such as hard ground, soft ground, drypoint, sugarlift and aquatint as well as monoprinting techniques. The etching process is an extension of the drawing process. As such, students will be asked to bring in drawings and sketchbooks to spark ideas for their prints. Working from drawings and sketchbook work, by the end of the ten weeks, students will have created a coherent body of work, which reflects their own interests and enquiries. Individual input, hands on advice and feedback will be given each week, helping students to tease out narratives and ideas, and create a unique series of prints.

Full-time BA students studying for a degree in Fine Art receive up to a 75% discount. Those studying on design or applied arts degrees may also be eligible on a case-by-case basis. Student ID and proof of enrollment must be submitted.

Full-time practising fine artists under 40 years of age in need of financial help may apply for a 75% discount on a maximum of two courses; applicants must submit a portfolio of ten drawings and fill in an application form which can be downloaded from the website. Please find the submissions dates here. Please contact the office in advance of submitting your application to reserve a place on your chosen course and check the portfolio submission dates. 

Primary and secondary school teachers who teach art receive a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof in the form of a letter from their head teacher or the head of the art department.

Individuals on job seekers allowance receive a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof that they are currently on the job seekers register.

Postgraduate alumni of the Royal Drawing School receive a 50% discount. 

Individuals who receive disability support are eligible for a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof that they are currently receiving this allowance.

Tower Hamlet and Hackney residents are eligible for a 25% discount; to apply participants must show proof of living in these boroughs. 

Individuals over the age of 60 may apply for a 10% discount.

All of our course rates are subsidised and we also offer a comprehensive concessions scheme. View all course fees and concessions.