Wetplate Collodion Workshop

11850094_1183901784959493_1868303621_nThis workshop is a two day intensive covering all aspects of the process from the history of Wet Plate Collodion to the inner workings of a view camera and darkroom procedure, led by Rhode Island photographer Brett Henrikson. The first day will be a walk through of the process at the Vermont Center for Photography. The second day students can bring in friends as models or set up still life’s and begin to hone the inner working of this beautiful yet complicated process. Students will receive individual help and advice during the creation of their plates. The basic movements and process steps will be refined as students can get hands on making their own Wet Plate Collodion glass plates.

•  Students can make glass plates indoors and out using either a 4×5, 5×7 or 8×10 camera.
•  No prior darkroom experience required.
•  All materials are provided, besides the subject matter of your photographs.
•  Generally students between make 4-6, glass plates per workshop and will leave with the skills to make wet plates of their own.

The workshop will run June 18th & 19th from 11am to 5pm each day. It is expected that participants would be in attendance for both days.

The 2-day workshop has a registration fee of $400 for non-members and $360 for VCP Members. Please register via the online form below.

Class Size
The class is limited to 8 participants.

About the Instructor
414692_10151468687896622_1251746282_oBrett Henrikson is an Artist-Photographer… artist being the most important part. Photographic processes are his hammer and chisel, as he approaches the world and uses visual language to understand and reinterpret being. His bodies of work vary from work about intersection of life and death, classical portraiture and nudes using the wet plate collodion process, and using the physicality of the photographic object in a new and unconventional way. He is based strongly in the craft and alchemy of the process and believes that the hands on aspects of working in the darkroom and using film or large format gives the artist a real sense of creation over their work. Henrikson has shown his work in galleries nationally as well as given numerous wet plate collodion demonstrations at institutions like RISD, AS220, the New England Archivist Symposium and the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio.

Questions about the class?
For questions or more information you can contact our Gallery Director at info@vcphoto.org or call (802-251-6051).

Cancellation/Refund Policy
If you are unable to attend the workshop for whatever reason and have already registered, VCP will refund 100% of the fee if notice is given by June 15th.

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