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Book Board Camera Making

Saturday, November 16, 2019, All Day, George Eastman Museum

Tuition: $125
Workshop for 8 participants

Do you enjoy making things by hand? Do you enjoy photography? Then this is the workshop for you! In this fun, hands-on workshop, you will be guided in making your own mini 18th-century-style camera obscura. The sliding box-style camera will allow you to focus a visible image on a glass screen. It’s fun to use the camera for viewing, but you can also take digital pictures off the screen with your phone camera. Each student will receive a set of materials to complete one camera obscura.

Audience: Limited to 8 participants, this 1-day workshop is a fun way to learn how to make a portable camera obscura. No experience necessary.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given for cancellations for this workshop. If the workshop is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire tuition will be fully refunded. The George Eastman Museum is not responsible for airline ticket cancellation costs or fees.

Location and Scheduling: Session begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. The workshop is held at the George Eastman Museum, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY. Directions can be found here here.

Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of the workshop; participants must make their own arrangements. The host hotel for museum workshops is the East Avenue Inn & Suites, eastaveinn.com. This hotel is about a 15-minute walk from the museum. Room rates begin at $109 per night. The East Avenue Inn & Suites also provides transportation to and from the airport. 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.

The museum may take images, still or video, during the workshop and use them for educational and promotional purposes.