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CANCELED—35mm Miniature Tintype

Tuesday, November 17—Friday, November 20, 2020, All Day, George Eastman Museum

In response to the most recent recommendations of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and Monroe County public health officials, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel this public program. 

If you are interested in taking a virtual tutorial on this topic, please fill out this form or contact workshops@eastman.org.

Tuition: $500 ($475 members), plus $50 materials fee

Workshop for 6 participants

Tintypes are direct positive photographs on sheets of black painted metal. We teach a conventional tintype workshop shooting large plates, but this is something completely different. Using old 35mm SLR cameras, we will use the actual wet-collodion process to make tiny tintypes suitable for framing or for jewelry. They were called Gem Tintypes in the 19th century, and in this fun 4-day workshop, internationally recognized modern master of the collodion process Mark Osterman will guide you through the basics of making these unique positive wet-collodion images.

The opportunity to view rare, original tintypes, and original collodion-era cameras from the Eastman Museum collection makes this workshop a particularly fulfilling experience. Each participant will receive a work apron as well as a copy of the Scully & Osterman basic collodion manual, which includes formulas and sources of supply.

Participants may bring their own 35mm SLR cameras, but we have plenty here to use.

Audience: Limited to 6 participants, this 4-day workshop is suitable for fine arts photographers, students, teachers, and those who want to do the real collodion process without spending a lot of money on equipment and chemicals. No experience necessary.

Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal from the workshop 30 days before the session’s start date will result in a refund minus a $300 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made fewer than 30 days before the workshop’s start date. 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: 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.

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