You don't need to take a workshop. Wet plate is not hard. In fact it is, chemically, one of if not the simplest type of silver halide photography. There are a lot of people who describe it as a "hard won craft", that takes "years of experience", but they are just perpetuating the mystique that has built up around it. You might want to purchase John Coffers guide. No need for the DVDs. But, everything you need to learn can be found in a google search over a week or two.
Let me also add that the instructions that come with B&S kit are good, too. Dont need anything more. If you want to save like $100, buy the chems yourself and mix them. But make sure you have an accurate scale.
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