Glass Negatives, Tintypes + The Wet Plate Process – NEW!

Use the wet plate collodion process to create your own glass negatives and one-of-a-kind tintypes. You’ll have the chance to use the instructor’s antique 4×5 cameras to capture your imagery. From there, you’ll learn the basics of this 19th-century process—from pouring and sensitizing the collodion and properly exposing and developing the plates to applying a protective varnish to the finished pieces.

Special Notes

  • All chemistry, media and cameras will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own equipment if you have it.
  • Please wear old clothing or bring aprons.
  • **The class will start at 10am on Sunday, VisArts will be opening early
About the Instructor

Michael Bartolotta

Michael D. Bartolotta is a photographic artist focusing on digital and historic processes. He holds degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. Michael works professionally in Williamsburg, VA as an art director and photographer.

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Glass Negatives, Tintypes + The Wet Plate Process – NEW!

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Class Details
August 18 - August 2010 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Days: Sun Fri Sat
Instructor: Michael Bartolotta
4 seats open
Level: Beginner