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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 a customised keyring or piece of jewellery!

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for young people aged 10 to 14 years. It is open to all ability levels so is suited to beginners. The class will be tailored to the participant’s abilities. All our staff are DBS checked. 

The course may be accessible for children with disabilities as we can provide a learning support worker and all classes are adapted to meet the specific needs of the group. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.

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. 

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. 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 making it inaccessible to most. However, electro-etching uses low voltage to etch your drawings and is completely safe! It’s such a simple, visual and rewarding process it can be carried out in the home environment too. Vanessa has successfully taught this technique in Secondary Schools across Birmingham.

Do you need to bring anything? 

No

Are there any additional costs? 

No

Who teaches this course? 

Vanessa Miller