Explore Wet Plate Collodion Photography for Beginners!
Explore historic glass plate photography during our Adult Studio Workshop: Wet Plate Collodion Photography for Beginners on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wet plate collodion is an early photographic process dating to the 1850’s which requires the use of a darkroom space to sensitize and develop each image at the time of exposure. This process was carried out in portrait studios and horse-drawn carriages throughout the last half of the nineteenth century.
Photographer Japheth Storlie of Gravure Lumiere created a hand-made, wooden, mobile darkroom to produce collodion images in the landscape and share the process with others. Utilizing antique cameras and brass lenses, Storlie hand-crafts each image on aluminum (known as tintypes) and on glass (ambrotypes). To learn more about Storlie, please visit his website at www.gravurelumiere.com.
In this six-hour workshop, Storlie will discuss the historic collodion process and provide several demonstrations. Through antique and contemporary examples, participants will get a rare glimpse into the past by experiencing this beautiful and unique technique. Participants will also have the opportunity to work with 100+ year old large format cameras and brass lenses to make tintype photographs that they will keep at the end of the workshop!
This workshop will run through the lunch hour, so participants should plan on bringing a lunch to enjoy during an onsite break.
Due to the cost of supplies, the material fee for this workshop is $75.00.
This Adult Studio Workshop is offered in support of the special exhibition Lasting Impressions: The Work of Edward S. Curtis on view at the Stark Museum of Art through June 8, 2019.
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Adult Studio Workshop participants should be 14 years of age and older.
Materials fee: $75. All materials are provided. **6 CPE credits available for participating Texas art teachers.
For more information, call 409.221.6685.