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Wet Plate Printing Workshop with Lisa Elmaleh

March 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am - March 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Create tangible image objects of your digital work, slides, or any image from which you can create a positive or negative transparency!

In this workshop students will learn how to create ambrotypes (positives on glass), opalotypes (positives on white tin), and tintypes (positives on blackened tin) using an enlarger. Students will learn the techniques of preparing the plate, cleaning glass, pouring collodion, exposing, developing, fixing, and varnishing.
Chemistry mixing and safety will also be discussed. Students will be using cold head enlargers. All materials including enlargers, chemicals, glass, and metal will be supplied.

Students should bring both positive transparencies as well as negatives to the class with which to print. If creating positive transparencies on an ink-jet printer, please print them at 4”x5” or smaller on transparency film.


March 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am
March 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
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Penumbra Foundation
36 East 30th Street
New York, New York 10016

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