Cart 0
221112|12th and 13th November 2022|Introduction to Photo Etching

Introduction to Photo Etching


This course is now full. You may contact us to discuss alternative courses or be added to the waiting list in case of cancellations.

Contact Us Add to Waitlist
Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November 2022
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Robyn Maclennan 

On this beginner course in photo etching, participants will learn how to transfer a photo onto zinc, etch the plate surface, ink and print.

The second day will be dedicated to experimenting with colour, paper and layers to round out this addictive etching experience.

Course Structure

Day 1

  • Introduction to the course and examples of photo etching
  • Demonstration of preparing images for exposure
  • Exposing and developing plates
  • Lunch
  • Aquatinting and etching plates ready for printing

Day 2

  • Demonstration of the printing process
  • Proofing and printing plates
  • Lunch
  • Experimenting with colour, paper and chine collé
  • Evaluations and finish

About the Tutor

Robyn joined Leicester Print Workshop as part of the technician team at the end of 2021, having been a print fellow at the University of Northampton for 2 years. She holds a degree in Illustration and Animation from Coventry University, a Masters in Fine Art from Northampton and is currently a doctoral research student at University of the Arts London. Robyn specializes in etching and photoetching with a focus on landscape and the ecoGothic. You can find more of Robyn’s work here:

Leicester Print Workshop 

Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.

We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.


Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 


Full-Print Members of Leicester Print Workshop are entitled to a 10% discount on our inhouse courses. Interested in joining LPW as a member? Click here for more information.