Explore Etching in Staple Hill

2 hrs

Come along to a relaxed workshop where you can master some new skills. Learn how create artwork using a method called drypoint etching and get to grips with a traditional printing press in this experience run at Creative Space on the High St in Staple Hill.

In drypoint etching, a design is drawn or scratched on a plate with a sharp needle-like instrument, inked up by hand and then run through a printing press- making each print truly one-of-a-kind.

In this workshop you will:

  • Discover what etching is and how to do it!
  • Use etching tools and a printing press
  • Explore your creativity with a little professional help
  • Take home two original prints of your completed artwork- with a smile

All materials, in addition to tea and coffee, will be provided for your evening of crafting to be complete.

Treat yourself to some relaxing me-time and leave feeling revived. Just take it from these previous guests:

'I loved this workshop- full of inspiration' 'Thank you for your great workshop! It was fun and relaxing at the end of a long day - amazing!' 'I left feeling upbeat and happy and like I wanted to do more art!'

This experience is ideal for: Beginners - it's a great workshop to introduce you to the world of drypoint! Intermediates- come along to try adding colour using a collage layer, called chine colle, to the printing process & of course return to use the printing press for more of your own creations!

If you are a student or on a low income, I offer a couple of places per workshop at a reduced price. Please message me to discuss booking this option.

Age restrictions: 14+

Adult £50
Adult and child ticket (Child = 14yrs +) £90

What people are saying

Linda Page
Feb 2023

Kate was a wonderful, knowledgeable and thoughtful tutor. I learnt new ways of making Drypoint Pr...

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Joel Mcfie
Feb 2023

Had a great time. Was easy enough to pick up and everyone seemed to enjoy it would definitely so...

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Peter Kidd
Nov 2022

My introduction to dry point printing was truly inspiring. I’ll definitely be doing it again.

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Alison Wilson
Jun 2022

Fantastic workshop. I attended on my own but was made feel very welcome by the group and host. ...

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How to get there


  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Family friendly
  • Parking

On the day

How to get here: Free parking on the streets outside. Local buses run regularly and stop very nearby.

Accessibility: The main space is wheelchair accessible but there's a step to the toilet.

What to wear: Clothes that you don't mind getting mucky although usually only painty hands.

What to bring: Possibly some design inspiration... Look for ideas that are monochrome and with a 'drawn' style. Feel free to email me if you'd like more guidance

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Little Leaf Press.