We are now taking reservations for the first Collodion, WetPlate workshop in VillaRoquette.
The dates are set for October 11th and 12th 2014.
John is a well known and established artist and lecturer in classic photographic processes. An expert in wet plate, collodion, photography and other traditional techniques and processes, John has shared his skills and experience with hundreds of students who have attended his UK workshops from all over the world.
This is a residential course over a two day period and will be for a group of 6 students. To ensure close personal attention, John has the support of two assistants.
Accommodation s included and students can come with friends or partners not attending the course and can stay for additional days, with full use of the equipment and services provided.
Total price for the two day tuition, including two days accommodation, materials, use of all equipment, meals and all services of Villa Roquette is £475. Students staying longer or coming with friends or family pay only the (very reasonable) standard supplementary charges at VillaRoquette.
The course will be given in English and students are given a comprehensive 30 page manual of the chemistry and processes written by John Brewer. There are French speaking assistants working in the course and translations of data sheets and processes can be provided and printed at any time in most languages (thanks to Google Translation).
Students can bring their own large format camera and there is a range of adapters on loan so 19th century lenses can be fitted to some digital cameras (put a Petzval on your 4/3).
The scope of the course is similar to those offered by John in the UK, the the added bonus of breakfast and lunch discussions and the Saturday evening meal, where local food and the wonderful local wines are in unlimited supply for all (as well as stimulating conversation). Plus the beautiful countryside, the Mediterranean, French farming villages and sunshine