ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:
In this non-toxic workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of safer intaglio, specifically electro-etching methods and explore its endless possibilities. Participants will gain a working knowledge of the science behind electro-etching, safely preparing and etching their metal plates as well as maintaining a non-toxic work environment. Electro-line, electro-tint and electro-graphite techniques will be introduced. BIG ground and other safer solutions will be used. By the end of this workshop, participants will not only print a small edition of their prints, but also gain the knowledge and confidence to set up their own electro-etching tank in their studio.
- day-1: introduction to electro-etching: electro-line with BIG ground
- day-2: electro-tint
- day-3: electro-graphite
- day-4: work day
This class is suited to students of all levels. Ages 18+
June 6,7, 13 and 14
Mondays and Tuesdays: 9 AM–4 PM
$475 ($425 tuition + $50 lab fee)
To address COVID concerns and ensure the safety of all, the WSA Board of Directors requires all students, instructors and staff be fully vaccinated before coming to the school campus and to be masked at all times in the office and studios. All studio classes and workshops will have reduced number of students and maintain social distancing. Additionally, air purification systems have been installed in all of the studios, office and gallery.
*In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or scents of any kind. Learn more.
*Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
Please note that for workshops lasting all day there is a one-hour break from twelve noon to one PM. Students are invited to bring lunch and eat at the school or may go to any of the local dining establishments. The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Malgorzata Oakes is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in non-toxic research in printmaking processes, specifically intaglio techniques. She was born in Poland and holds a Ph.D. from the Scientific Program in the Arts from the Doctoral School of the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art & Design in Wrocław, Poland. Oakes obtained her MFA at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art & Design in Wrocław in Printmaking in 2001.
Her prints, drawings and paper installations have been exhibited in more than 100 exhibitions in museums, galleries and printshops worldwide. Her latest exhibitions are as follows: Inter-Connected – existence beyond waste MTG – Kraków 2021 accompanying program, Mini Maxi Print Berlin 2020 and Toxic, Non-toxic relations between human behavior and emotions at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art & Design in Wrocław. Among her many accomplishments, Oakes has received a Full Fellowship Artist in Residency Award from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in 2021.
She has been selected for numerous residencies, including Frans Masereel Center, Non-toxic Electro-etching Workshop Residency with Alfonso Crujera and was awarded a scholarship at Zea Mays Printmaking.
She is an active educator, papermaker and professional printmaker, involved in various interdisciplinary collaborative projects with her students and colleagues. Her work speaks to the sustainable mission of the arts. She travels to share her research focused on non-toxic electro-etching innovative processes within the United States and Europe. Malgorzata currently teaches at the State University of New York and resides in Hudson Valley New York