Tintype Workshop with Denis Roussel

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Tintype Workshop
with Denis Roussel
Location:**DU Darkroom at the School of Art and Art History 2121 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
** Please note the location for this workshop has changed!
Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9, 2014
Meets 9:00 AM-4:00 PM 
Tuition: $245.00
(Member Discount Available)
Materials Fee: $45.00*This workshop is sold out!  Please call the Center at 303-837-1341 for more information and to be placed on a wait list.

Level: Intermediate
In a time when photography is being transformed by the digital medium, more and more photographers are exploring earlier processes. Processes that are just as magical and relevant today as they have always been. This hands-on workshop is designed to leave you with a solid understanding of the tintype process, thereby enabling you to continue when you return home. In addition to learning how to pour, expose and develop your plates, and how to mix the necessary chemical formulas. The workshop will focus on a hands-on approach to making tintypes. Students will have ample opportunities to create their own photographs with cameras of different sizes, from medium format to 8×10 in as well as explore portrait and still life photography and (weather permitting) will experiment with different lighting conditions (artificial and natural light).
  • Saturday: Morning: introduction to the wet-plate collodion process history- contemporary usage – chemistry. Afternoon: demonstration by instructor from medium format to 8×10.
  • Sunday: Students spend the day making tintypes and varnishing plates under guidance from Denis.
  • There will be an hour break each day for lunch. The Zang darkroom is close to many restaurants and coffee shops on 6th and 7th Ave in Capital Hill, or bring your own lunch and enjoy the mansion grounds.

denis_exhibitheadshot Instructor — Denis Roussel
Denis Roussel was born in Nantes, France. He studied chemical engineering at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie in Rennes, France, before completing an MA (2003) and an MFA (2004), both in photography, at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

Since graduating, he has always been involved with photography in its multiple facets. He has explored scientific imagery as a medical photographer, shared his passion for fine art photography as an adjunct faculty at the Community College of Aurora, and has continued his exploration of the medium and its expressive possibilities.

Roussel has been living in the Denver area for the past five years. He has shown his work in several local venues: The Center for Visual Arts in Denver, the Dairy Center for the arts in Boulder, the Alliance Francaise de Denver, and Artwork Network, Denver.