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Making Colour Etchings

Develop multi-colour printmaking skills.

Key details
Location
Falmouth Campus
Course duration
5 days

Course overview

This five-day course is for art practitioners with some previous printmaking experience who wish to develop multi-colour printmaking skills. You will have access to our fully equipped etching facility with specialist technical tutoring and support.  

Over the course, a series of workshops will instruct on zinc etching with various acid resistant grounds and aquatints as well as different approaches to colour inking and printing. You will have the opportunity to develop a large-scale zinc etching (maximum size A2) plate or smaller plates over the week exploring drawing, marks, tone and colour.  

Course dates: 1-5 July 2024

Price: £850 - £1,100

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Course details

A chance to spend five days immersed in the creative practice of colour etching, in our professional-standard etching facility and studios and on location in St Ives. After an introduction to the space you will prep and etch a test plate, followed by considering your source material and objectives for the week and beginning your work with larger plates.

We’ll visit Porthmeor Studios and the Tate in St Ives, with Drypoint plates available for outdoor working.

You will be guided through a series of workshops on zinc etching, exploring various acid resistant grounds and aquatints with test plates. We will also cover colour mixing and different approaches to colour inking and printing. 

Following best-practice registration methods and resolving your work, on the final afternoon you will come together with students from our screen printing, drawing, and painting courses for a private view and opportunity to discuss your work.

You will have a dedicated shared studio for the duration of the course, with enough space for you to creatively breathe and explore. The studio will be open from 09:00 – 21:00 each day.

What you need to know

This five-day short course will run from 1 - 5 July 2024.

 

 

With dedicated studio access at our Falmouth Campus, you'll have the opportunity to develop your creative practice through a balance of taught technical skills during masterclasses in the mornings and supported skill development and practice in the afternoons in our professional-standard Printmaking facilities

One day will feature a trip to Porthmeor Studios in St Ives and the Tate St Ives to gather ideas in response to what you see.

Our Falmouth Campus is set in subtropical gardens and is just a few steps from Falmouth town centre or a short stroll to the shores of Gyllyngvase beach.

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  • Source material - any drawings/prints/photos you wish to work from
  • Overalls, apron, old clothing you don't mind getting messy!
  • Shoes which have full foot coverage - i.e. no open-toed sandals, flip flips, etc. 

All equipment and materials required are provided, but if you prefer to use your own tools and materials please bring:  

  • Own drawing materials if preferred 
  • Own printmaking tools if preferred 
  • Own paper if preferred 

All materials and specialist tools and equipment required are included in the course fee, however you may wish to bring your own drawing/printmaking materials and tools if preferred. 

Accommodation is not included in this course cost.

If you would like to book accommodation, please find some suggestions below. Please note that we are not responsible for any accommodation costs incurred, including as a result of the course being rescheduled or cancelled.

There are a range of hotels and B&Bs available in Falmouth, within walking distance of our Falmouth Campus. We can facilitate a corporate rate for the following hotels if booked via us. If you would like to take advantage of this for your booking, please contact us

 

Merchants Manor

Address: Western Terrace, TR11 4QJ  

Contact details: 01326 312734

Distance from Falmouth Campus: 0.2 miles  

Parking: 60 spaces available on site  

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St Michaels Resort  

Address: Gyllyngvase Beach, TR11 4NB  

Contact details: 01326 312707  

Distance from Falmouth Campus: 0.2 miles  

Parking: Reserved for overnight guests on a first come first served basis   

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The Greenbank Hotel

Address: Harbourside, TR11 2SR  

Contact details: 01326 312440  

Distance from Falmouth Campus: 0.9 miles  

Parking: Handful of marked bays in front of hotel plus underground car park  

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Penryn Campus

This course is based on our Falmouth Campus. If you would like to stay on-campus at our Penryn campus, our Penryn student halls accommodation can be booked. This is a simple and affordable accommodation option and there is a regular bus service from Penryn Campus to Falmouth. A mix of double and twin bedrooms are available, each with bed, desk and en-suite shower room. Bedding and towels are provided. You should bring your own toiletries. There are shared kitchen facilities.

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Lunch and tea/coffee included each day on campus, and all diets can be catered for.  

On the day-trip to St Ives, lunch is not included as there will be enough of a break in the middle of the day to visit a café of your choice, or choose a takeaway lunch to take to the beach!

Course programme

While you will be made aware of your course programme closer to the start date, each day will typically follow the structure below. One of the days will also feature a trip to St Ives, and the afternoon of the final day will include a coming together of the students from our screen printing, colour etching, and painting courses for a private view and opportunity to discuss your work.

Morning: Practical taught session in the etching facility

Lunch: A shared lunch break, with time to socialise with your fellow students

Afternoon: Supervised access, with support, to the etching facility

Evening: Independent practice within studios 

Becky staff

Becky Haughton


This course is facilitated by Becky Haughton.

Becky Haughton works as a senior technician in printmaking; instructing and supporting students and staff in a range of traditional print processes at the Falmouth Campus printmaking workshops. She specialises in monotype, etching, photo etching, relief and screen printing and works with students based at the Falmouth Campus. She has particular responsibility for introducing BA(Hons) Illustration students to the workshop.

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Where will the course take place?

Printmaking studios, Falmouth Campus  

This course is taught in our Printmaking facilities on our Falmouth Campus and you will have your own dedicated studio space nearby for the duration of the course.

One day will feature a trip to Porthmeor Studios in St Ives and the Tate St Ives.

Our Falmouth Campus is set in subtropical gardens and is just a few steps from Falmouth town centre or a short stroll to the shores of Gyllyngvase beach. 

Find out more about the facilities, access, cafes and more at Falmouth Campus.

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Important information

Our campus is not fully accessible, with some activities in early Victorian three storey buildings. Please contact us if you have questions about mobility and access. 

We are currently refurbishing our library building on the Falmouth Campus. Please note: there will be some noise in and near this building, which is located opposite the Printmaking studios. Please contact us if you have any questions. 

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How to apply

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for people with some previous printmaking experience who wish to develop multi-colour printmaking skills. 

Please note: to apply for our Summer Short Courses, you must be 18+ years of age. 

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Click the button below to book your place. You can choose to reserve your place with a deposit or pay in full. If you have any queries please contact us on shortcourses@falmouth.ac.uk

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Fees, costs & funding

You can choose to reserve your place with a deposit or pay in full.

Rate  Price Date available until
Super Early Bird £850 30 April 2024 
Early Bird £950 30 May 2024 
Standard £1,100 16 June 2024 

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