TRAVELING TINTYPES

Process: Wet Plate Collodian Tintype

Instructor: Rizzhel Javier

Date: April 19 to 21

Arrival Time: May 19th at 3PM

Departure Time: May 21st at 12PM

Location: Agua Caliente

Experience Level: No prerequisite

Recommended age: 18+

Children: Welcome with supervision

Suggested Donation: $100

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The Traveling Tintype workshop is headed to Agua Caliente to revisit the site of our very first workshop.  Join us for this introductory course in wetplate where participants will be making tintypes using a view camera.  If you've never been on trip with us before, this is the place to start, no experience with photography or cameras necessary.  Each participant will leave with 4 2.5x2.5 in images.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Rizzhel Javier is an artist and educator from Southern California and the Founder of Bridge.  She is an advocate for arts education and uses Bridge as a vehicle to bring visual arts into the community. Rizzhel loves photography and her personal work exist in sculptural forms that explore memory, human interaction and relationships.  Her work is exhibited locally and she was recently nominated as Emerging Artist for the 2017 San Diego Art Prize.

www.rizzheljavier.com

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The Traveling Tintype workshop is headed to Anza Borrego to revisit the site of our very first workshop at Agua Caliente.  Join us for this introductory course in wetplate where participants will be making 2.5x2.5 in. tintypes using a view camera.  If you've never been on trip with us before, this is the place to start, no experience with photography or cameras necessary.  Each participant will leave with 4 finished tintype images.

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MATERIALS PROVIDED

Standard Wet Plate Collodion Chemistry

4 - 2.5x2x5 in. Aluminum Plates

DIY Darkroom Access

Dinner

LAGUA CALIENTE

Agua Caliente Park is a regional camping park nestled in the huge, Anza Borrego Desert State Park and is best known for its geothermally heated springs and rugged desert hiking.  Three naturally fed pools provide different ways of enjoying the park's mineral water. There are two pools outdoors, and an indoor therapeutic spa is heated to 102 degrees and outfitted with Jacuzzi jets.

The park is very popular during the winter and has numerous camping sites available including: full hook-ups, partial hook-ups, non hook-up and tent sites, and a caravan area for large groups. Hikers will enjoy miles of trails that meander through the park's canyons and over its hillsides.

 

FACILITIES

  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Natural Spring Pool
  • Amphitheatre 
  • Hiking Trails

Agua Caliente Park Brochure

Agua Caliente Park Map

TRAVELING TINTYPES THEN AND NOW

Traveling Tintype Tent 2013

Traveling Tintype Tent 2013

Traveling Tintype Tent 2015

Traveling Tintype Tent 2015

BRIDGE works hard at improving each workshop to make your session fun and enjoyable.  Since 2013, Traveling Tintypes has moved out of their car and into portable darkroom tents.  YES! Seasonal trips have gone from twice a year, to six times a year, and new locations have been intertwined with some of our classic spots.  A special thanks to all our participants for all of their suggestions and feedback, without you our workshops would not be what they are today.

THE WORKSHOP

Each participant will learn how to make a 2.5 in x 2.5 in. tintype using a 4x5 view camera.  The workshop will start with group instruction, then participants will break up into small groups to complete their project.  

DAY 1

3-5PM - Camp Arrivals

5PM - Introductions

6PM - Dinner

DAY 2

8AM - Workshop

12PM - Lunch

6PM - Dinner

DAY 3

8AM - Workshop

12PM - Lunch

2PM - Camp Departures

NON-WORKSHOP HOURS

We encourage participants to plan activities for non-workshop hours.  In the past, participants have gone hiking, bike riding or like to use the relaxing time to catch up on reading and writing. There are several hiking locations and the natural spring pool - so don't forget your swimsuit! There are also nearby locations that we can visit if there are participants that are interested in exploring.  Beware that cell phone service is limited!

 

YOUR DONATION WILL FUND

  • Campsite Reservations -  2 days/nights
  • Parking (carpooling mandatory)
  • Dinner (each night)
  • 10 hours of instruction
  • 4 - Tintypes (2.5x2.5 in.)
  • BRIDGE program development

STUDENT WORK