Printmaking for beginners using the etching technique

Robbert Ruigrok

17 Jan - 22 Jan

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Course Fee £135 / £100 (Concession)

Class details

Join our three day course, “Printmaking for Beginners” led by Robbert Ruigrok. You’ll learn how to prepare your print using the etching technique and use your drawing to create prints using a manual printing press.

Tuesday 17 January : 7 – 9pm (Drawing)

Saturday 21 January : 1 – 5pm

Sunday 22 January : 1 – 5pm

Course Fee: £135 per person (£100 Concessions)

Limited to 7 people

The course fee includes all materials and light refreshments.

During the three sessions you’ll learn about

  • various printing processes
  • tools
  • materials
  • the many creative possibilities of this medium
  • how to draw to make the best plates for etching
  • how to use a manual printing press

Prints not only make ideal gifts for friends and family and cards, they are an excellent addition to your portfolio if you are preparing for art college.

This is a practical, hands-on course with some theory and lots of support from the tutor. At the end of it you will take home the handmade, original limited edition prints of your own art you have created. All you need to bring with you is an idea of what image you’d like to create. It can be anything: your pet, a family member, favourite landmark or memorable scene.

People with all levels of experience in printing and etching will enjoy the course as much as beginners. If you are a beginner, or just starting your printing journey, you will learn, develop and practice the skills you need to make your own prints. If you have some experience in printmaking, you’ll be able to work on your own projects.

We’ll provide all the materials you need to join us for our Printmaking for Beginners course.


We provide all materials required.

You bring a photograph or image that you’d like to make into a print


Course Details

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 17 Jan - 22 Jan

Fees: Course Fee £135 / £100 (Concession)

About the tutor

Robbert Ruigrok

Robbert Ruigrok was born in Brussels and trained at the Saint Luke Institute for Fine Arts and Architecture, Ghent and the Royal Academy for Fine Arts Ghent. For the first two years he focused on drawing, etching and lithography. He finished his Masters in Fine Art with painting in 1982. Subsequently he attended the University Ghent, studying Art History and Archaeology ending with an MA in 1988, with distinction.

He settled in London in 1992.

With his paintings, graphic work and sculptures, he tries to create visual milestones in his personal inner and outer journeys, in search for meaning and self-transformation.

Robbert is an experienced tutor and regularly tutors online and in person.

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