Tuition: $150 Workshop for 8 participants
This is a great opportunity to experience the photographic process that helped launch George Eastman and Kodak to a place of prominence at the turn of the century. A gelatin dry plate is a piece of glass coated with gelatin containing light-sensitive chemicals. Once dry, the plate is then exposed in a camera and developed with special chemicals to create a photographic negative.
No photographic experience is required to attend. After seeing a demonstration on how to make gelatin emulsion, each participant will sit for a gelatin dry plate portrait. Participants will then be given the chance to develop their portrait and create their own unique glass plate negative.
Audience: Limited to 8 participants, this 1-day workshop is a fun way to learn the gelatin dry plate process. 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.