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Spirit Photography

Wednesday, October 21—Friday, October 23, 2020, All Day,

Tuition: $650 ($625 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 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.