Printmaking (Intermediate)

1. Overview

This course allows students to explore more fully a range of intaglio applications such as copper plate etching, collagraph and drypoint.

Students will be introduced to a range of new copper plate etching processes such as soft-ground, crayon-lift and aquatint as well as lino etching and collagraph. There will also be the opportunity to revisit some of the relief processes taught on the foundation course. Students will have the opportunity to explore the techniques through the production of small scale test pieces and will be encouraged to develop their design understanding through personalised projects, working towards resolved prints.

2. What you will study

This course offers the opportunity to build upon a knowledge and understanding of printmaking processes through practical demonstrations, class talks, group/individual discussion and studio-based practice.

Students are encouraged to keep a visual diary, which reflects their personal practice, individual interests and the work of other artists. This becomes a personal journal of their development during the course. 

3. Entry Requirements

This course is recommended for those who have completed the Foundation Printmaking course.

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the first day of the course.


4. How to apply

Course fee: £325 

Gray's Short Course Online Registration

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.

RGU Registration

All students should be aware that when registering as a student at RGU they are accepting a contract of enrolment. (In order to attend short courses all students must register and accept RGU's conditions).


Please inform Gray's School of Art if you are withdrawing your course. Any student absent for more than 4 weeks consecutively will be contacted by the school. Should no explanation of absence be given, RGU will withdraw you from the course.


A refund is only applicable where there has been at least 4 weeks illness and a medical certificate to support it.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about registration, contact:

Gray's Short Course Team

5. Additional information

Students must provide their own drawing materials, printing paper and plates. Advice can be sought from your tutor.

Students should bring current sketchbook with them to use for primary source material.

Print workshop facilities, rollers and pallet knives will be provided.

View the Intermediate Printmaking Materials List (PDF 105KB)

This course includes full access to the relief and intaglio workshop including the etching facilities.

Students are advised to wear old clothing and an apron.

A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course. All health and safety issues regarding the workshops are covered and COSHH information regarding specific substances used is available.

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Start Date

Semester One: 1 Oct - 19 Nov 2018
Semester Two: 7 Jan - 25 Feb 2019

Course Length

40 hours (16 weeks)
Monday 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Mode of Attendance

Short Course/Part-time

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Gray's School of Art
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