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Follow On Print - Etching

Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Wednesday 13th + 20th November 6 - 9pm
Tutor Robyn Maclennan
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

Robyn Maclennan joined Leicester Print Workshop as part of the technician team at the end of 2021, specialising in etching and photographic techniques. She uses multiple printmaking and photography processes to explore the landscape and our connections to it. Robyn holds an MA in Fine Art and is currently undertaking a PhD at London College of Communication where she is researching how ecoGothic theory can be used to re-examine our relationship with nature and how fear has permeated our perceptions of the non-human world.

She is particularly interested in the links between the darkness found in the ecoGothic and the necessity of darkness to her photography and printmaking practice as well as how understanding the agency of both the natural world and the works she produces can grant us a better understanding of the world around us. She has exhibited across the UK with highlights including the ‘Withheld’ exhibition in London (2022), the Derby Print Open (2023) and being featured in Somewhere in Between’s 2021 zine ‘Hmmm…Photography and Printmaking'.

You can find more of Robyn’s work here:


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.