Make Your Own 35mm Film at George Eastman Museum Workshops

Make Your Own 35mm Film at George Eastman Museum Workshops


Las Vegas, NV—The George Eastman Museum released its 2020 schedule of photography workshops. They will hold 19 George Eastman Museum workshops next year, all hands-on. Three are also brand-new offerings. The workshops include Handmade 35mm Black-and-White Film in April; Salt, Albumen, Collodion Printing Out Processes in July; and Lippmann Color Plates in August (sold out; wait list). Registration is now open for all 2020 workshops at

George Eastman Museum Workshops

Each of the three- to five-day photography workshops include hands-on instruction from Eastman Museum experts in historic and alternative processes. Each participant makes their own photographs; they also have the chance to explore prime examples of each of these processes from the museum’s collection.

Eastman Museum workshops are intended to help artists, educators as well as enthusiasts develop new skills; experience is not necessary for most of the workshops.  George-Eastman-Museum-WorkshopsLogo-“With the rapidly growing interest in historic and alternative photographic processes, we seek to contribute to the expanding movement of handmade photography by teaching how to make the same type of gelatin emulsions introduced by George Eastman in the 1880s,” said Mark Osterman, Process Historian, George Eastman Museum.

In addition to the workshops offered on-site at the museum in Rochester, New York, there are two destination-style workshops in summer 2020. A Dry Collodion Negative workshop will take place at the Gianni Cusumano laboratory in Sicily June 8–12. Moreover, a Gelatin Dry Plates in the Woods workshop will take place at Letchworth State Park in Western New York June 22–26.

Furthermore, the historic process team at the museum offers private tutorials and private chartered group workshops. They are a flexible option for those who would like a more customized experience or who cannot make it to a scheduled workshop. For more information on pricing as well as on availability, contact