a collection of copper rectangle keyrings, with fun engravings on the front

About Electro Etched Copper Keyrings (CSC908)

Create a customised keyring and necklace using electricity!

What will you learn on this course?

This course introduces learners to a modern form of etching that involves using electric current to engrave images in to metal.

Using a repurposed mobile phone charger, Electro-etch metal with your unique designs using simple and safe techniques. Watch in awe as your drawings permanently mark the metal through the magic of science, then learn how to turn your creation into unique items.

Etching is a drawing process that dates back to the 14th century, originally used to create designs on armour and jewellery. Normally this is carried out through a process of very harmful chemicals that would require specialist equipment. However, Electro-etching uses low voltage to etch your drawings and is completely safe!

You will leaving having created a keyring and necklace to take away.

A simple, visual and rewarding process that, once learnt, you could even do at home.

Who is this course for?

This one-day course is suitable for children aged 10 to 14 years It is open to all ability levels. We provide a learning support worker and all our staff are DBS checked. Parents are not expected to accompany children on the course.

The course is accessible for children of all abilities who can participate in practical art and craft activities. A parent or carer may attend to assist the child if required; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. The room is wheelchair accessible.

Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.

Do you need to bring anything?

All course material and equipment are provided.

Please note that lunch is not provided. Children will need to bring their own lunch to eat on a supervised one-hour break.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs for this course.

Who teaches this course?

Vanessa Miller

Dates and times

  • August