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Spirit Photography

Wednesday, October 23–Friday, October 25, 2019, All Day, George Eastman Museum

SOLD OUT! Please email workshops@eastman.org to be added to the waiting list.

Tuition: $550 ($500 members), plus $100 materials fee
Workshop for 6 participants

Get in the spirit and make your own “ghost” images in this popular October workshop. Here you will learn the basics of making wet-collodion tintypes and the 19th-century secrets of making ghost imagery.

Techniques include multiple imagery, ghost imagery, controlled image deterioration, and creating mist, smoke, and darting energy. You will also learn how to tint and burnish tintypes.

Each participant will receive a work apron and a copy of the updated Scully and Osterman basic ambrotype and tintype manual, including formulas and sources of supply.

Audience: Limited to 6 participants, this 3-day workshop is for anyone who wants to have a lot of fun and learn tintype making at the same time. No prior experience with ghosts or collodion imagery is required.

Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal from the workshop 30 days before the session’s start date will result in a full refund minus a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made fewer than 30 days before the workshop 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 here.

Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of the workshop; participants must make their own arrangements.

  • The Strathallen is a 15-minute walk from the museum. Visit strathallan.com to make a reservation. 
  • The Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown is a 30-minute walk from the museum, and only an 8 minute drive. Visit their website to make a reservation. 

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