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CBAA Art Workshop: Tintype Photographs With Ray Bidegain & Ashley Jennings

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Haystack Rock, outdoor mobile darkroom (contact us for specific location)

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Tintype Photographs
With Ray Bidegain And Ashley Jennings

Date: Sunday October 22nd, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Includes time for lunch

Location: Mobile Darkroom, Haystack Rock at the beach

Cost: CBAA Member: $90 / Non-Member: $130
Materials fee: $15

Register now! Class space is limited and requires booking ahead of time.

Spend the day outdoors with Portland artists Ashley Jennings and Ray Bidegain learning this fascinating historical process of Wet Plate Collodial Tintypes in a portable darkroom! You will learn how to safely mix up the needed materials and receive instructions on how to gather and build the equipment to make Tintypes and Ambrotypes. We will spend the day pouring plates and making images using a large format camera and portable darkroom. By the end of the day you will have had a chance to make a few plates for taking home and should have a good understanding of the process. This class is for students who are interested in working with their hands and learning an involved and fascinating (not to mention beautiful) photographic process! All photography levels welcome to this introductory class.

All of the materials and cameras will be provided for the day.

Student notes: Students are encouraged to pack a lunch for this fun filled class.

Please wear dark colored clothing that you don’t mind getting stained. While your darkroom space is outdoors, students with serious respiratory issues may not want to take class due to exposure to photography chemicals. Class includes lots of standing, moving and eye adjustment in darkroom space.

Payment can be made by calling the Gallery at (503) 436-4426 or by clicking here!
Our regular Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm

Ray Bidegain

Ray Bidegain was born in Tucson, Arizona and started studying photography in high school. At age 17 he began working on weekends for a large studio that offered wedding photography to the Hispanic community in Southern Arizona. Ray graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in 1981 and returned to Tucson to operate his own studio before moving to Portland, Oregon. After 17 years as a studio portrait photographer, Ray turned to fine art photography, eventually teaching himself the art of platinum printing and, later, wetplate collodion, and polymer plate gravure. Fascinated by both the science and the art of photography and printmaking, Ray is an engaging and respected photo instructor throughout the Pacific Northwest. Ray’s photographs are internationally collected, and his work has been exhibited across the United States, and in France, Germany, and Scotland. He is currently represented by Russ Levin in Monterey.


Ashley Jennings

Ashley Jennings was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado where she began learning photography at the age of 16 with a 35mm SLR. In 2006 she moved to Denver to study photography with Carol Golemboski and Bill Adams at the University of Colorado, Denver, where she earned her BFA in photography in 2009. During her time in college, Ashley discovered her love of alternative photographic processes and large format film Photograpy.

After ten years of shooting commercial digital photography and weddings, Ashley reconnected with her love for wetplate collodion with the help and guidance of Ray Bidegain. She has been helping to educate other photographers on and share her love of these processes ever since!


Additional Questions? Contact our Arts Education Director at

*Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your workshop registration no less than 4 days prior to event date for a 100% refund. 3 to 4 days prior cancellation you may request a 50% refund. If you have to cancel after this period, a refund cannot be offered. Your registration fee is committed to class costs, and will not be refundable following the cancellation deadline.

Workshop FAQ

How can I register for a workshop?

A: You can register and enter payment at any time online at our website or by calling our Gallery during business hours Wednesdays -Sundays 10am to 4pm at (503) 436-0744. You can register in person at Cannon Beach Arts Gallery located at 1064 S. Hemlock in Cannon Beach, OR.

If you are interested in a class you are strongly encouraged to register in advance so as to not cancel a workshop based on low attendance. Workshops need a minimum of four students to run. If a workshop is cancelled, all registered participants will be notified.

Where can I find out about new workshops?

A: For future workshops and events, please check online under our Programs tab, Workshop schedule page at If you would like to be one of the first to know about events, lectures and art workshops going on at CBAA please consider becoming a CBAA member. You will receive first notice by mail and email of new workshops, AAH! open studio dates and gallery openings. You may also join our email list. We announce workshops online, on our social media accounts and in our local publications. Stop by the Cannon Beach Arts Gallery to pick up current brochures and ask our amazing volunteer docents about current offerings.

Is there a waitlist for workshop classes?

A:In the event that a Cannon Beach Arts Association Workshop is sold out, you can request to be added to the wait list in case there are cancellations. Please call the Gallery or email to be put on the wait list. Adding your name to the wait list does not guarantee you will be able to attend the workshop. If a space in a workshop opens up, we will contact you to confirm your spot for attendance. You will be notified 48 hours in advance.

What is your workshop cancellation policy?

A: We know things can come up here on the coast as you plan for your workshop. You may cancel your workshop registration no less than 4 days prior to event date for a 100% refund. 3 to 4 days prior cancellation you may request a 50% refund. If you have to cancel after this period, a refund cannot be offered. Our local art instructors plan and prepare art experiences and materials ahead of time based on confirmed class members.

To cancel a workshop email with the subject line: “Cancel: (date of workshop) (workshop name) (date of cancellation). Please include your phone number.

How can I teach a workshop at CBAA?

A: We are so excited that you would like to teach at our non-profit and we would love to have you! We strongly encourage local Pacific Northwest, Coastal and Oregon region artists to contact us with art class ideas and proposals. We are currently looking to fill late Summer, Fall and Winter Saturday workshops. Please email our Arts Education Director at with your class idea and contact info.

Does CBAA offer private workshop events?

A: Absolutely! Cannon Beach is a beautiful artistic town with plenty of charm right on the Pacific Ocean surrounded by lush forest and mountain views. Cannon Beach Arts Association would love to help you create an artistic experience for your visit. Let us know how we can host your group, family, or friends for a day or more of special-making. Please contact our Arts Education Director with your inquiry.

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