Tuition: $500 ($475 members), plus $85 materials fee
Workshop for six participants
Combine new and old technologies. In this workshop, participants will make albumen prints from digital negatives to produce three-dimensional stereograph cards. Albumen prints were the standard for card-mounted stereographs from the early 1860s through the 1890s. We will coat paper with albumen, sensitize the paper, and print, cut, transpose, and mount the prints.
Participants will view vintage examples of mounted albumen print stereographs, albumen on glass stereo-transparencies, collodion on glass stereo-transparencies, and French tissues held in the museum’s photography collection. Participants will receive a manual written by Mark Osterman with all formulas and instructions to make albumen prints as well as mounting instructions for stereographs.
Audience: Limited to six, this intensive three-day workshop is designed for those who want to make albumen print stereographs as used in conventional 19th-century viewers. 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 $119 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.