This course explores etching with a focus on line, texture and tone; an approach which can be both graphic and painterly, originally utilised by Francesco Goya and still employed by contemporary artists today. Using a low-toxic saline sulphate mordant, you’ll learn to paint with sugar and etch aluminium and zinc plate to realise a series of print editions.
Processes will be demonstrated week by week during the first half of term. Your tutor will support you fully throughout the course in both group sessions and one-to-one support, providing regular feedback, critique and constructive advice. Although the course has a general theme and approach there is no fixed or prescriptive methodology and individuals are encouraged to blend their own experience with all aspects of this course.