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COLLODION TINTYPES "The Original Instant"
with Karen Stentaford
May 5-7, 2023 (Course has been filled)

Celebrate 2023 World Wet Plate Day by learning the tintype process! This 2.5 day workshop will offer participants a hands-on introduction to making tintypes using the wet plate collodion process that dates back to 1851. The process is immediate and the one-of-a-kind images on metal are magical.


The basics of darkroom set-up (in a studio or on the road), preparing, exposing, processing, and varnishing plates to achieve best results will be introduced. All materials and equipment will be provided.*

Karen Stentaford is an artist and educator from Atlantic Canada based within the greater territory of Mi'kma'ki. A specialist in Large Format photography and the wet plate technique, she works in a variety of photographic-based media exploring place, belonging, and memory. Karen received a MA in Photography from the Edinburgh College of Art and holds the position of Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts, at Mount Allison University in Canada. She has worked in Iceland on several occasions and will be in residency with Ströndin Studio and Skaftfell Centre for Visual Art during Ljósmydadagar á Seyðisfirði in May 2023.


All materials and equipment included*

Weekend lunches provided.


Price: 68.000 ISK

Group size: 8 participants


For questions and to register: email

**The course has been filled but you may contact us to be placed on a wait list.

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Workshop schedule:

Friday, May 5: 13:00-17:00

Saturday, May 6: 10:00-18:00

Sunday, May 7: 10:00-17:00

Out of towners, please inquire regarding accommodation in Seyðisfjörður.


*Participants are encouraged to bring the following: Safety glasses and apron or lab coat. Participants may bring their own 4x5 view cameras (optional).

Photos by Karen Stentaford

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