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The Power of Electro-etching with Maggie Oakes

July 15 - July 19

| $350 – $1200

The Power of Electro-etching – Maggie Oakes

Dates: July 15 – 19, 2024
Studio: Intaglio
Tuition: Sliding Scale, $350-$1200
Lab fee: $125
Class limit: 7

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. Workshop will cover the following processes: electro-line, electro-tint, experimental electro-graphite, along with the electro-galvanizing method. Non-toxic 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. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of WSW we will have an opportunity to look at the special collections in the beginning of our workshop.

This course is currently full. To be added to the waitlist, please call 845-658-9133, or email us at [email protected]



Malgorzata Oakes

Malgorzata Oakes is a Polish-born artist residing in New York. She holds a Ph.D. from the Scientific Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts at the Doctoral School of the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art & Design in Wrocław, Poland. Oakes obtained her MFA in Printmaking at the Academy of Art & Design, Wrocław. She is an Assistant Professor in Studio Art at Marist College. Oakes actively shares her innovative research during her workshops at Women’s Studio Workshop, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and Manhattan Graphics Center.

Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally with solo exhibitions in France, Spain, and Poland. Oakes has been shown in Mini Maxi Print Berlin, Germany; International Screen Print Biennale, Tokyo, Japan; International Printmaking Triennial MTG – Kraków, Poland and MEGALO Print Studio & Gallery, Australia. She is a recipient of fellowships and scholarships at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Zea Mays Printmaking, and Frans Masereel Centrum. She has been awarded residencies within Collective Research School Residency Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium; Artist Residency Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium; Non-toxic Electro-etching Workshop Residency, Gran Canaria, Spain and Zea Mays Printmaking. She has been a Visiting Professor at the Academy of Art & Design in Wrocław, Poland and the Institute of Art & Design at the Pedagogical University, Kraków, Poland.

Oakes continues her research pertaining to sustainability in the arts. Her most recent publication includes Power of Electro-etching Article in Printmaking Today. She is a co-author of an essay Power of Non-toxic Modern Printmaking (Friedhard Kiekeben & Malgorzata Oakes). Her recent FREEDOM Project is exhibited at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art & Design, Wrocław, Poland and the Book Art Museum, Łódź, Poland.


July 15
July 19
$350 – $1200
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