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Tuition: $1,200 ($1,100 members), plus $200 materials fee
Workshop for six participants
Ambrotypes and tintypes are the hottest alternative processes used in fine art photography today. In this intensive five-day workshop, participants will be guided through the basics of making these unique positive wet-collodion images by Mark Osterman, internationally recognized as a modern master of the collodion process.
Participants will learn how to cut and clean glass plates, coat glass and metal plates with collodion, and sensitize, expose, and process images. Tinting and special burnishing techniques pioneered by Osterman will also be taught.
The opportunity to view rare, original ambrotypes, tintypes, and original collodion-era cameras from the George Eastman Museum collection makes this workshop a particularly fulfilling experience. Each participant will receive a copy of the updated Scully & Osterman basic collodion manual, which includes formulas and sources of supply, as well as additional wet plate–era readings from the research library.
Audience: Limited to six, this five-day workshop is suitable for fine art photographers, educators, and anyone interested in the evolution of photography. No experience necessary.
Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal from the workshop 30 days before the session start date will receive a refund, minus a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 30 days before a workshop start date. If the workshop is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class will be fully refunded. The George Eastman Museum is not responsible for airline ticket cancellation costs or fees.
Location and Scheduling: Daily sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. The workshop is held at the George Eastman Museum, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY. Directions can be found here.
Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of the workshop; participants must make their own arrangements. The host hotel for workshops held at the George Eastman Museum is the East Avenue Inn & Suites, eastaveinn.com. This hotel is about a fifteen-minute walk from the museum. The East Avenue Inn & Suites also provides transportation to and from the airport. Room rates begin at $119 per night. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 559-8039. When calling to make a reservation, please mention you are taking a workshop at the George Eastman Museum to get this special rate.
During the workshop, the museum may take and use images, still or video, for educational and promotional purposes.