Travel back to the mid-1800s and experience the magic in making tintypes and ambrotypes!
This is an intensive, hands-on workshop that is designed to will leave participants with a solid understanding of these historical processes, further enabling them to continue on their own. In this workshop participants will learn to make tintypes, ambrotypes, or glass negatives (all three can be done if desired). Participants will learn how to pour, expose/develop their plates, and safely mix chemical formulas.
Participants will be introduced to the history of the wet-plate process and will proceed to work in the darkroom to create images of their own.
Darkroom experience is preferred. Bring slides if you have them (negatives do not work for this process). The enlarger will become your camera!
Rob Norton is a Toronto-based artist/photographer whose personal creative work embraces several art disciplines, from film and video to collage and painting. Currently, Rob is the Historical Process instructor for the Image Arts Program at Ryerson University.