NEW: American Ivorytype

From December 3, 2014 through December 5, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at George Eastman House


The American Ivorytype has the appearance of a hand-painted ivory miniature. This mid-19th-century technique involves making a gold-toned salted paper print on thin paper and adhering it to a piece of glass. A second hand-colored, untoned salted paper print from the same negative is mounted behind the glass-mounted print, allowing the colors to filter through. The effect is soft and beautiful. Each participant in this workshop will make salted paper prints from both vintage glass and digital negatives.

We’re excited to teach a workshop on this process at George Eastman House for the very first time. Here’s your chance to learn and make images with this amazing technique.

Each participant will receive a manual on both the salted paper print and the American Ivorytype variant written by Mark Osterman.

Audience: Limited to eight, this three-day workshop is suitable for fine art photographers, students, educators, and anyone interested in this rare and unusual process. No experience necessary.

Tuition: $500/$475 members, plus $70 materials fee

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 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 $119 per night. You will be upgraded to a deluxe suite depending on availability. 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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