The origin of the word ‘Intaglio’ comes from the Italian word intagliare, meaning “in the grooves”. This introductory workshop is designed for participants to explore their own creative practices while learning the fundamentals of Intaglio copper etching. Each participant will leave the workshop with a comprehensive understanding of copper preparation, image transferal, then etching through aquatint, soft ground, spit bite, open bite, and finally, printing these plates through an etching press.
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. Visit Malgorzata at malgorzataoakes.com