I'll second that Ron! A great time.... and it's the students who owe a huge thanks to Ron and Mark Osterman. Not only do they make a lovely pair (everytime I remember the "Laurel & Hardy shake" I laugh aloud) but they compliment one another in their teaching styles and knowledge base.
Ron is as generous as his activity on APUG would suggest and we, the analog community, owe a lot to his emulsion "evangelism".
I can't urge you enough, if you're interested in silver photography, to take one of these workshops.