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ONLINE WORKSHOP—Let’s Make Gelatin Emulsions Like George

Friday, August 27, 2021, 12 p.m., Online

This workshop is sold out. If you are interested in learning this process, please contact workshops@eastman.org to learn about future opportunities or to schedule a private tutorial. 

Want to learn how to re-create the photographic process that sparked George Eastman's success? In this online workshop, you’ll learn how to make your own gelatin emulsion dry plates. It was his innovation with dry plates that led Eastman to found the company that would eventually become Eastman Kodak.

The basics of making gelatin emulsion dry plates are covered in this fun and informative online workshop. Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth will teach participants how to make the silver bromide emulsion from raw materials, coat glass plates, and develop them in a darkroom. 

Limited to ten participants. 


  • 3 hours of instruction and Q&A via Google Meet
  • PDF manual with instructions and recipes

Note: This workshop includes instructions and guidance on how to make gelatin emulsions at home. The workshop is a small group setting, but we are not able to provide individualized troubleshooting for attendees attempting to follow along at home. If you're looking for one-on-one instruction, we suggest setting up a private virtual tutorial; e-mail workshops@eastman.org for details.


  • Members: $350
  • Nonmembers: $375


  • High speed internet connection. The museum is not responsible for troubleshooting technical issues of attendees; please test your connection prior to attending.

Workshop Refund Policy

  • The museum offers refunds up to ten working days before the event.
  • Tickets are transferable to another attendee up to five working days before the event.
  • The museum is not responsible for outages, technical issues, and issues with connectivity experienced by the attendee.
  • We strongly recommend testing all technology and software prior to the event.
  • In the case where the museum is unable to do the event due to technical issues, all tickets will be refunded or the event will be rescheduled.