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Faux Daguerreotype Class-
- Faux Daguerreotypes Class
- Saturday, September 14th, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM
- Taught by Visiting Artist John B. McRae
- Includes most materials; see the materials list
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When: Saturday, September 14th, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM
Instructor: Visiting Artist John B. McRae
Invented in the 1800s, daguerreotypes were the world’s first practical system of photography. The revolutionary process made it possible to capture an exact likeness of someone at a modest cost, and gave rise to a flourishing market in portraiture. True daguerreotypes are distinctive; the image, formed on a silver-coated plate, could easily be rubbed off or oxidized. For protection, it was sealed under glass and mounted in a gilt-trimmed, folding leather case. Visiting Artist John B. McRae will show you how to create your own version with faux leather paper, embossed velvet, and Dresden paper trim. A small decorative latch completes the look. The finished case is sized to showcase a 4” x 6” photograph. Meet John beforehand and learn about his art making by coming to Two Hands Paperie for the free Visiting Artist event featuring him on September 13, Friday, from 2-5pm.
John B. McRae is a self-taught artist who imagines himself as an eighteenth century toy maker with a little shop in France, crafting paper toys and constructing small wonders that turn, move, nod, bobble, or change magically into something else. He’s fascinated by vintage items, old world crafts, and holidays of all kinds. For five years, John owned a popular store in San Francisco called “Every Day’s a Holiday”, which featured an old penny candy counter and a 100-year-old cash register. He now teaches a variety of classes at Castle in the Air in Berkeley, California, where he creates magical worlds to decorate the windows and display merchandise. John spends the rest of his time scouring flea markets, offbeat little stores, and yard sales to unearth vintage items that he uses for inspiration and in his work.
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for each class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. This policy is to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than three students enroll 24 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.
Please Bring The Following Materials To Class:
4” by 6” photo – optional, you can insert a photo later. Sepia-toned or black and white photos are in keeping with the style of the frame.
All other materials will be supplied.
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