Kids’ Early Photopraphy Workshop

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pry House Field Hospital Museum
18906 Shepherdstown Pike
Keedysville, MD 21756
301-695-1864 ex 1013.
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Cost: $15


On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, the Pry House Field Hospital Museum will host a special hands-on workshop for children to learn about and use early photographic techniques. The American Civil War was the first war to be photographed, using the wet-plate collodion process. However, there were many other forms of photography that existed before the Civil War, and are still fun and simple for people of any age to use today.

This one day program will introduce children to several simple and fun forms of alternative process photography, including pinhole cameras, cyanotypes, anthotypes, and other techniques. Participants will learn about techniques that are the backbone of what we now call “photography.” Each child will take home examples they have made during the class. A book with recipes and techniques will also be given to each participant with activities they can do with their parents later or complete on their own with adult supervision.

The Early Photography Workshop is geared toward children aged 5 to 15. It is divided into two sessions by age. The first session will run from 9:00 AM to 12:00 OM and is for ages 5 to 10. The second session will run from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and is for ages 11 to 15 (age ranges are flexible for families with children of different ages).

Class sizes are limited to 15 participants each. Pre-Registration is required. To register, please call 301-695-1864 or email Cost for the program is $15 and includes all materials.

For more information, please contact Kyle Wichtendahl at or 301-695-1864 ex 1013.

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