Choose a workshop experience that fits your needs as an artist and practitioner. Customizable private and group workshops can be tailor-fit to your skill level and interests, and scheduled when and where you need them. Workshops are available in wet plate ambrotypes, tintypes, and negatives, dry plate negatives, platinum prints, albumen prints, salt prints, carbon prints, kallitypes, and collotypes, to name the heavy hitters! If you don't see the process you're interested please don't hesitate to be in touch, at the very least we can refer you to a skilled practitioner in your area of interest.
Group workshops are a great way to get into wet plate photography (or whatever process you are interested in), allowing you to learn from other participants' successes and failures, work independently, and share costs.
Gerlach will be leading two one-day introductory wet plate workshops at Five Points Art Center, in Torrington, CT, October 8th and 9th 2022.
One-on-one workshops are ideal for serious students looking to establish or improve their workflow and dive deeper into a particular process. These are practice-driven workshops designed to give you a firm understanding of the chemistry and equipment you need to continue making successful images in your own workspace.
Production-focused workshops shift away from the granular details of process toward achieving your particular vision as an artist. Alternative process photography is full of unexpected problems to solve, whether you are creating 30x40 inch ambrotypes in the field or 4x5 foot silver gelatin prints in the darkroom. If you have an uncompromising vision or a hard deadline, these goal-oriented workshops are intended out to iron out the challenges and get you the images you need.