Etching Copper with Ferric Chloride

etching copper

6 x Day classes 1pm – 4pm Wed 22nd January – 26th February 2020

Learn how to produce fine etchings in copper. This Wednesday afternoon class is aimed at beginners and experienced printmakers alike and will cover all the main aspects of etching into copper using traditional grounds with ferric chloride. This is a unique opportunity to learn a traditional craft under the tuition of experienced printmaker Bill Chambers.

  • Cost:              £120
  • Tutor:             Bill Chambers
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  • Where:           Chapter Workshop

Printmaking for Beginners and Improvers


6 x Evening classes 6pm – 9pm Wed 22nd January – 26th February 2020

This six-week course is intended as an introduction to Printmaking at CPW. Participants will learn about all aspects of the printmaking workshop including working with the etching press, inks and tools. The course is designed to offer the opportunity for creative exploration and will provide a solid basis for further work in printmaking at Cardiff Print Workshop.

Its also a great opportunity for more experienced printmakers to use the workshop to develop personal projects or try something new.

Mono-type/Dry-point/Collograph/Lino-cut/photocopy transfer

  • Cost:              £120
  • Tutor:             Bill Chambers
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  • Where:           Chapter Workshop

Lino and Wood-cut Relief Printmaking

lino cut releief print

6 weekly evening classes 6pm – 9pm Tues 28th January – 3rd March 2020

One of the simplest forms of printmaking this age old technique can be one of the hardest to master. The class will look at how differing materials such as wood and Lino can be used to create striking graphic effects, taking inspiration from some of the great exponents of the art. We will look at ways to print in black and white, as well as reduction printing to achieve multiple colours from a single block.

Cost:      £120
Tutor:     Bill Chambers
Where:   Chapter Workshop

Introduction to Printmaking

4 weekly classes 10 am -12 pm Thursday 30th January to Thursday 20th February 2020

Join us for this workshop and learn traditional & contemporary printmaking skills. It’s cosy, informal and friendly. Over the four weeks we’ll explore lino print, drypoint & chine colle techniques.

Cost:      £75 (some materials supplied)

Tutor:     Wendy Batey


Where:   Chapter Workshop

Many more workshops and classes are planned for the the Spring

2 thoughts on “Get Creative this January with Cardiff Print Workshop

  1. Dear Bill Chambers

    I am interested in the etching course below- are there still places available and could you tell me a bit about the structure of the course and what materials are supplied in the cost?

    Thanks very much,

    Cath Baker

    On Tue, 7 Jan 2020 at 13:06, Cardiff Print Workshop wrote:

    > billchambers246 posted: “Etching Copper with Ferric Chloride 6 x Day > classes 1pm – 4pm Wed 22nd January – 26th February 2020 Learn how to > produce fine etchings in copper. This Wednesday afternoon class is aimed at > beginners and experienced printmakers alike and will cover all t” >


    1. Dear Cath, That would be great if you can join the class. There are some in the class that are experienced but you don’t need to be as i will take you through the process step by step. I start the course with a talk to give a rough over view of etching then the rest of the time is entirely practical. Included on the course are all the basic materials to make an etching such as a piece of copper, cartridge paper and inks etc. If you wish to use additional or larger copper or better quality paper then these are available to purchase at cost price from the workshop.Best wishes, Bill


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