Introductory Drypoint Etching with Colour Workshop

A comprehensive introduction to etching (engraving) on acetate

4 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $90 - $100 (or 4 payments of $22.50 - $25 Afterpay)
($90 for Child/concession/student, $100 for . $10 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

Looking for unique things to do in Melbourne this weekend? Join Kaya Jewers for a beginner-friendly etching workshop and learn the skills to make unique pieces of art from scratch!

In this class, you will learn how to etch and print an acetate drypoint etching. You'll learn about the etching process, inking, paper choice, and different ways to add colour. The great thing about drypoint is the detail you can achieve just by making more or fewer marks! It allows you to do nice reproductions of photographs and keep the integrity of sketches too.

A friendly expert will run you through some quick examples and some different ways to print at home without a press. You'll also discover places to buy the materials you'll need, from tools to presses and ways you can recycle materials you may have around the house!

You'll learn how to etch your plate with your own design or photograph. Once your plate is etched and printing nicely, you'll learn about a few ways to add colour to your etching. Once you've completed these few steps you'll then get to print your funky coloured etching onto paper!

At the end of the class, you will have a small edition of unique and colourful etchings to take home or gift to a loved one!

Please Note:

  • Classes are conducted in Kaya's home studio. Alternatively, there is the option for Kaya to travel to your home or business up to 20 km from Reservoir. For travel 20-50K please select the add-on petrol surcharge when booking.
  • If you would like Kaya to run the workshop at your home or business, please ensure you have adequate space to accommodate the workshop participants and equipment.
  • Classes require two or more people to run.
  • Please advise Kaya of any dietary requirements before the workshop via the booking question.

Add-ons available for this class
  • Petrol surcharge ($20)
  • Etching tool to keep ($5)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
This is a beginner-friendly workshop.
What you'll get
  • Guidance from an expert
  • All materials are provided
  • Tea, coffee, light refreshments are provided.
What to bring
  • Drawings or photographs (A6 size: 10.5 x 14.8 cm)
  • An apron or clothes you don't mind getting dirty
  • Gloves
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 14 years old). Adult accompaniment is not required.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Kaya Jewers is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


Reservoir, VIC

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher can also travel within 20 kms of Reservoir for private classes

Your teacher
Kaya Jewers
Kaya Jewers

4.8 (20)

I am a printmaker based in Melbournes Northern suburbs. I've been passionate about printmaking since I first studied it in 2002.

I've produced prints in just about every form of printmaking from lithography to aquatint, to monoprint, and all things in between.

I currently have a small press and a spacious studio where I can host small, focused groups. I can also come to you and teach lessons to small groups in your home or business.

Verified reviews

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Melanie Starr Jun 2022

Had a wonderful session with Kaya. She was patient and generous with her knowledge. It was a fun day and I hope to do more sessions soon

Fred Curtis May 2022

The teacher was very knowledgeable and showed great patience. Materials were well catered. Thank you

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