Open Tuesday 9am-5pm


Instructor: Malgorzata Oakes
February 13 & 20 | 10:30AM–12:30PM EST
$110 Members and Non-members



In this non-toxic intaglio workshop participants will learn the basic techniques of electro- etching and leave with a well rounded understanding of how to use this technique in your personal studio. Participants will gain a working knowledge of the science behind electro-etching, safely preparing your etching equipment, and maintaining a non-toxic work environment. The class will then cover traditional ground equivalents such as electro-line, electro-tint, open bite, and electro-graphite technique.

By the end of this online workshop, participants will have gained the knowledge and confidence to set up their own electro- etching tank in their studio and to start practicing from home.


Please note, this is a 2 part class which takes place on 2 separate days (2 hours each day)

Saturday, February 13, 2021 | 10:30AM–12:30PM EST
Saturday, February 20, 2021 | 10:30AM–12:30PM EST


Image: Malgorzata Oakes, Example of drawing through BIG Ground


MALGORZATA OAKES, born and raised in Poland, graduated from the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art & Design in Wrocław, Poland in 2001 with MFA in Printmaking.  She is an accepted candidate to a PhD Scientific Program in Arts with the concentration in Printmaking at the Academy of Arts & Design in Wrocław, Poland (Studies in English). Her processes primarily specialize in experimental, contemporary printmaking specifically Non-toxic Intaglio and Electro-etching.She primarily works with waste materials while producing her prints. She focuses on searching for alternative approaches in creating new matrices out of everyday objects and recycled materials. She searches for ability to find new ways of repurposing elements found in nature, treating them as a layer of print or using them in the process of handmade paper. She travels to teach Non-toxic Electro-etching workshops within United States and Europe. Visit Malgorzata at