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April 06, 2016

View Finders Exhibition Opening Event and Wet Plate Collodion (Tintype) Workshop

View Finders Exhibition Opening Event and Wet Plate Collodion (T

Join to celebrate the opening of the View Finders exhibition at the ArtStarts Gallery—and stay for a special hands-on workshop. View Finders is presented as part of the Capture Photography Festival.

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 2–5pm at the ArtStarts Gallery (808 Richards St, Vancouver).
Suitable for ages 13–100.

  • 2pm: Opening remarks, exhibition overview and sharing of experiences (students, teachers, artists and community organizers are invited to share their experiences)
  • 3pm: Workshop begins


Some of the projects that will be showcased include:

  • The Tillikum Lens: Youth from the Squamish First Nation, Osoyoos Indian Band and Xet'olacw Community School in Mount Currie in collaboration with professional photographers and coordinated by the International Sustainability Education Foundation
  • How the Valhallas Influence Who We Are: Grade 9-10 students and teacher Shannon Murphy from Mount Sentinel Secondary in South Slocan in collaboration with animation artist Richard Reeves, Aquifer Specialist Mechell Babic and Biologist Jennifer Yeow
  • Through Our Eyes: Food and Gardening Experiences: Students from Take a Hike Program, John Oliver Secondary, Green Team and Carrot Club, David Thompson Secondary, Windermere Leadership Program, Windermere Secondary in Vancouver, in collaboration with artist Christine Germano and coordinated by Vancouver Coastal Health Child and Youth Public Health Program
  • The Lost Continent: Grade 7 students and teachers Scott Walters (Digital Arts, Language Arts and Social Studies) and Traci Majewski (Dance) from ASIA (Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts) in collaboration with photographer Phil Chin
  • A Rainbow of Colours in Our Community: Prince Charles Elementary School in Surrey. Whole school project: 6 different classrooms with 7 different teachers including Lori Ross, Kim Pouvey, Lisa Dovale, Jennifer Felker, Sarah Moreno, Mr. Zvi and Erin Santoro in collaboration with artist Carolyn Sullivan
  • Capturing Compassion: Grade 6 and 7 students and teachers  at Queneesh Elementary in collaboration with photographer Karen McKinnon, singer/songwriter Will Stroet and music producer Corwin Fox
  • ...and more!

Meet some of the students, teachers, artists and community organizers that were part of the projects in the exhibition and join artist Phillip Chin for a workshop to experience making a tintype image using a 100-year-old wooden camera to take a photo.

Wet plate collodion or tintype photography was invented in the 1850s. Participants will experience all aspects of making a tintype image and the artist will demonstrate the process of pouring, developing, fixing and varnishing plates.

Please bring your own props and vintage costumes to take one-of-a-kind, memorable portraits! Together, we will create a collaborative piece with these photographs.


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