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Instructor: Malgorzata Oakes
Friday, February 28 through Sunday, March 1
10am – 4pm, 3-day workshop
Class size 4-8, All Levels
$400 members, $450 non-members

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In this non-toxic intaglio workshop participants will learn the basic techniquesof electro-etching and explore its endless possibilities. Participants will gain a working knowledge of preparing the plate and will be able to create multiple plates covering electro-line, electro-tint, open bite, and electro-graphite technique. Experimenting with different resists and salt etching technique will be covered, as well as exploring intaglio printing.

By the end of this three-day intense workshop participants will have gained the knowledge and confidence to set up their own electro-etching tank in their studio.

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 printmaking. She focuses on searching for alternative processes and finding new ways of repurposing elements found in nature, treating them as fibers in creating handmade paper or a new matrix while creating relief, intaglio or silkscreen prints.

Her latest work focuses on researching Non-toxic processes in printmaking, specifically Electro-Etching Intaglio technique.

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Image: Malgorzata Oakes, (left) print from electro etching, (middle) electro etching plate, (right) embossment from electro etching plate)

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  • Printmaking Paper (for purchase at ccp)
  • Copper is provided but additional copper is available for purchase
  • 3 sketches: 1st-lines, 2nd-value and tone, 3rd-lines and value
  • Etching tools if you have them: burnisher, scraper, etching needles
  • Chinese chop sticks
  • Sharpies
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Portfolio to transport work safely