Thanks for the plug, Kirk!
I'm very much looking forward to teaching with Kirk again. We had a great time with our 'Dry Plate Weekend' the summer before last. We make a good team. The combination of our interests and skill sets seem to cover most of the bases. Also, Kirk assisted Ron Mowrey ('PE') at his emulsion making survey course at the Formulary a couple of years ago.
I have to honestly say I think participants will go home with a lot of new skills. Before the workshop I will be in contact with everyone participating and will make every effort both to touch on individual interests and to fill in any missing photography or darkroom skills. It can't be assumed anymore that everyone wanting to take a photography workshop has extensive darkroom experience, or in the case of dry plate photography, knows their way around a view camera. Those shouldn't be sticking points - and won't be - for either the paper making or dry plate workshops.