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
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.
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.
Standard Wet Plate Collodion Chemistry
4 - 2.5x2x5 in. Aluminum Plates
DIY Darkroom Access
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.
TRAVELING TINTYPES THEN AND NOW
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.
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.
3-5PM - Camp Arrivals
5PM - Introductions
6PM - Dinner
8AM - Workshop
12PM - Lunch
6PM - Dinner
8AM - Workshop
12PM - Lunch
2PM - Camp Departures
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