Tuition: $425 ($400 members), plus $60 materials fee
Workshop for 8 participants
Use your own 35mm camera (or ours) to make 35mm tintype portraits and still life images. Perfect for jewelry or crafts, these tiny photographs are a great way to get into tintype making with a low investment in chemicals and equipment. You will learn the basics of the 1850s wet collodion process used for making real tintypes. Mark Osterman teaches this informative and fun class in the same place where he taught the museum’s first public collodion workshop in 1995.
Each participant will receive a copy of the updated Scully & Osterman basic collodion manual, which includes all formulas, instruction, and sources of supply.
Audience: Limited to eight, this three-day workshop is specifically designed for artists, jewelry makers, students, and others looking for an introduction to this marvelous process. 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 $109 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.