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Follow On Print - Etching

Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Wednesday 3rd + 10th July 6 - 9pm
Tutor Sumiko Eadon
Experience Level Intermediate 

Extend your knowledge of basic etching- perfect if you have done our popular Intro to Print course, this two week course extends your understanding of the process of this intaglio printmaking technique. A great refresher for those who already work with etching, with an artist tutor who is an expert in this process.

Focusing on the sensitive art of soft ground etching and the sophisticated collage and layering possibilities of chin colle you then move on to the essential skill of aquatint to provide tone and texture to your etched plate. A great extension course to current skills, it is helpful for participants to have some experience of basic etching. 

Course Structure

Week One -

Demo of applying soft ground

Apply soft ground, etch and print

Further prints to incorporate chin colle 

Week Two -

Looking at aquatint examples

Demo of applying aquatint in small groups

Participants plan the placement of aquatint and apply

Print plates and discuss process for future work

About the Tutor

Sumiko Eadon is an artist based in Leicestershire working individually and collaboratively. She studied Fine Art in Loughborough University as a mature student. Since her graduation in 2013, she has developed her portfolio through residencies and has exhibited regionally and beyond. This includes AA2A at the University of Derby, LPW’s ‘Our Big Move’ residency, Surface Gallery graduate residency, Nottingham Castle Open, Flourish Award exhibition, the National Original Print Exhibition, London and a solo exhibition at New Art Exchange, Nottingham. She works as a freelance printmaking tutor and has worked with LPW, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, LU Arts and The New Art Gallery Walsall.


Instagram: @umikoseadon


Early Bird: Bookings made within one month of the Course Programme going live are eligible for a 5% discount for this course.

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.