Traditional Etching

Due to recent statements released from the Government with regards to the COVID-19 virus, we are temporarily closing the studio. If are booked on a course, you will receive an email regarding the postponement of your course. If you wish to book a future course, please be in touch via email to discuss.

We will be updating course dates when we have more information.
Please bear with us during this difficult time.


Explore the possibilities of working with Zinc & Steel to create intricate line, tonal and textured, semi-embossed prints. Learn to work with Hard & Soft ground and create tone using fine & coarse aquatint. Bite your image into the metal with Nitric acid before inking up and printing using either the Rochat or electric press. Learn how to incorporate colour through the use of multiple plates.

Materials - inks, grounds, resin, acid, cleaning materials, muslin are all included in the course fee.
Metal and paper are not included, these can be purchased from the studio. 
Small class, maximum of 6 students.
As this course is extremely popular, please book well in advance to secure a place.

Weekly Courses

Wednesday Mornings with Hebe Vernon-Morris

10.30am – 1.30pm

13th May - 27th May (3 weeks) - £90

Tuesday Mornings with Ann d’Arcy Hughes

10.30am – 1.30pm

10th March - 7th April, 2020 (5 weeks) - £150 - FULL

12th May - 9th June (5 weeks) - £150 - FULL

23rd June - 20th July (5 weeks) - £150 - FULL

Please contact the studio, if you wish to book this course.

Thursday Evenings with Ann d’Arcy Hughes

6.30pm – 9.30pm

12th March - 9th April, 2020 (5 weeks) - £150 - FULL

14th May - 12th June (5 weeks) - £150 - FULL

25th June - 22nd July (5 weeks) - £150 - FULL

Please contact the studio, if you wish to book this course. 


Saturday and Sunday - 10.30am - 4.30pm

27th and 28th June - £160


Summer School

Tuesday - Friday - 10.30am - 4.30pm

11th August - 14th August -  4 days - £290


You are welcome to pay by card over the phone, cash, BACS or a cheque payable to 'bip-Art Ltd'

All our courses are for adults of 18 years old and over.

*Course bookings - please note, if you book a place on a course in advance, we will ask for half payment to secure your place. This half payment is non-refundable. Full payment of your course must be made 14 days before the course start date. If booking onto a course, all sessions within the course need to be paid for, even if you are not able to attend them all.

Cancellations - If, within 14 days or less of the course date, you cancel your place on the course because you cannot attend, the full course fee is non-refundable unless we manage to fill your place. If you wish to cancel your place on the course, you will need to inform us via email or letter, we do not accept cancellation by telephone. If once the course is full, we are able to fill your place, refunds are subject to a £10 admin fee. If, once the course is full and we are able to fill your place, if you wish to transfer to another course, there is a £10 admin fee.

Missed classes cannot be refunded or transferred.* by booking this course you agree to these terms*