Tintype Photography Workshop

The Wetplate Collodion process is the second oldest commercially successful photographic process; its heyday lasted from 1851 until the end of the 19th century. The technique was highly successful worldwide, and enjoyed an especially vibrant life in the United States. The process was long dormant, but has experienced a renaissance in the past few decades. This hands-on workshop will focus on the Tintype version of the Wetplate Collodion process. A Tintype is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a photographic emulsion. Students will have a chance to go through the entire process of learning and making Tintype images themselves, from start to finish. The first class session will cover making images; the second session will cover varnishing and finishing. / This class will have a one-hour lunch break each day. / Materials fee of $75 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

Prerequisites: Students should have a basic understanding of photography.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook. Students are encouraged, but not required, to bring their own 4x5 camera if they have one.

What to wear: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity, Close-toed shoes are required. Long hair should be tied back.

Please Register Before: March 30
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.
Class Savings
Register on or before January 20 and save $25.
Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).
Additional savings. Are you eligible?
Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CSMA 9550 SP20
Date Start: 
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Date End: 
Saturday, April 11, 2020
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m
Main Building, Room 303
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 16 and above
Days of Week: 
Photography and Filmmaking
Students should have a basic understanding of photography.