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Experimental Tintype

Tuesday, November 3—Friday, November 6, 2020, All Day, George Eastman Museum

Tuition: $650 ($625 members), plus $80 materials fee

Workshop for 6 participants

Tintypes are the hottest way to make alternative process photographs today. These one-of-a-kind positive pictures on metal plates are permanent and often show the marks of the maker along the edges. But in this workshop we go further by introducing several ways to celebrate the handmade image with both chemical and physical techniques for that steam punk / post-apocalypse look. This is an “anything goes” workshop without the worry of making the perfect technical image, unless you want guidance in that direction. All participants will receive hands-on training in all of the techniques required to make several finished tintypes.

Participants will receive a work apron and basic collodion manual by Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman with specific instructions and formulas for making wet-plate collodion tintypes.

Audience: Limited to 6 participants, this 4-day workshop is suitable for fine arts photographers, students, teachers, and anyone interested in discovering the beauty and potential of this amazing process. 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.