When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code C23FATB08E
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This Masterclass-Mezzotint Course is taught by Master Printmaker Ali Yanya. Among many printmaking techniques and processes, mezzotint (half-tone) in particular stands out when it comes to creating rich velvety blacks and delicate soft mid-greys. It is a perfect medium for reproducing dramatic light effects and contrasts.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • You will learn to work in the light and well-equipped studio with specialist facilities and develop ideas and imagery into mezzotint prints.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    After a detailed demonstration, you will be using your own drawings or photographic references which will be developed into a suitable image to transfer on to a pre-rocked copper plate. Before working on your plate you will have some exercises with the mezzotint rocker, burnisher and scraper. You will also be introduced to some other alternative techniques related to this medium.

    Entry requirements

    No previous experience required.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The studio in the Carlyle building (Room CG05) on the ground floor at the Morley Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road SW10 is light, spacious and well-equipped with specialist facilities for etching. There are 2 Rochat presses bed size 26 x 56 inches.

    What you need

    The course fee includes all materials. You need to bring: your own drawings or photographic references.

    What you can do next

    Progress to other printmaking courses.