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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
Price: $115.00


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When: Saturday, September 14th, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM
Instructor: Visiting Artist John B. McRae

Faux Daguerreotypes
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.
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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