Handmade Gelatin Photographic Paper

From March 17, 2014 through March 20, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at George Eastman House

Former Eastman Kodak emulsion engineer Ron Mowrey and Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth will guide participants through the procedures of making this simple gelatin photographic paper emulsion.

The class will include how to hand-coat the silver chloride Azo emulsion onto plain and baryta-coated papers, as well as printing and processing. Participants will also receive tips on how to vary the contrast of this easy-to-make emulsion. This is a great entry-level workshop for the curious and those who would like to build upon the basics of gelatin photographic technology at the twilight of its manufacture.

Process Historian Mark Osterman will also present a lecture on the evolution of emulsions and show rare examples of silver gelatin photographs by the masters of photography from the archives of George Eastman House. Each participant will receive a complete set of step-by-step instructions and other readings on the topic of gelatin emulsion making.

Audience: Limited to eight, this four-day workshop is suitable for artists, art educators, students, and anyone interested in the evolution and chemistry of photography. No experience necessary.

Tuition: $600/$575 members, plus $90 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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