Tintypes: The Basics

From March 6, 2014 through March 7, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at George Eastman House


Make your own tintype portrait and still-life image in this special two-day workshop designed for beginners. Learn the basics of the 1850s wet collodion process used for making real tintypes. Mark Osterman teaches this informative and fun class in the same place where he taught the very first public collodion workshop back in 1995. Each participant will receive a copy of the new Scully & Osterman basic collodion manual, which includes formulas and sources of supply.

Please note this workshop does not include illustrated lectures or archive visits featured in our longer workshops.

Audience: Limited to ten, this two-day workshop is specifically designed for students and others looking for an introduction to this marvelous process. No experience necessary.

Tuition: $325/300 members, plus $40 materials fee

Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal from the workshop two weeks before the session start date will receive a refund, minus a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than two weeks before a workshop start date. If the workshop is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class will be fully refunded. George Eastman House is not responsible for airline ticket cancellation costs or fees. Eastman House may take and use images, still or video, for educational and promotional purposes. 

Location and Scheduling: Daily sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Unless otherwise stated, the workshops are held at George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. 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 George Eastman House is the East Avenue Inn & Suites, eastaveinn.com. This hotel is within walking distance of the museum. Room rates begin at $99 per night. The East Avenue Inn & Suites also provides transportation to and from the airport. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 559-8039. When calling to make a reservation, please mention you are taking a workshop at George Eastman House to get this special rate.

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