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Get started processing film and making black-and-white darkroom prints.

Looking for an introduction or refresher on printing in the darkroom? We've got you covered!

This class will teach you basic techniques for working with black-and-white film, including processing your film, and making silver prints in a wet darkroom. Whether you're an ex-darkroom printer returning to the fold, or a digital photographer who shot a few rolls of film on a whim, we'll teach you what you need to know to feel comfortable working in the darkroom.

Bonus: Tuition includes a complimentary 1-month darkroom pass, so you can keep on working in the darkroom after the class ends!

  • 2 rolls of exposed black & white 35mm or medium format film
  • Negative sleeves
  • Scissors
  • 8" x 10" RC paper (Ilford Multigrade: Pearl)
  • An apron (optional)

Michelle Cade graduated with a Masters of Fine Art in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography from the University of the Arts in 2014 and a Bachelors of Art in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography and a Minor in Art History in 2011 from California State University San Bernardino. She started working in a darkroom twelve years ago and since then has gone on to work as a photographer in California, Pennsylvania and Maine. Her work has been shown in California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Cade focuses on traditional photography and alternative processes, but also has a strong interest in integrating the technology of digital photography into these.

  • Developing black-and-white 35mm or medium format film
  • Preparing chemistry and finding development times
  • Printing contact sheets
  • Making 8x10 black-and-white prints in a wet darkroom
  • Assessing print density and contrast
  • Demonstrations
  • Film Processing
  • Lecture
  • Darkroom Printing
Who's it for?

This class is designed for students looking for a quick introduction to black-and-white film processing and darkroom printing. It is suitable for students with no prior darkroom experience, as well as those looking for a quick refresher. Students should come to class with film that is ready to develop.

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  • Non-members: $245.00 Includes 1-month darkroom pass!
  • Members: $220.50


One-session class
5:30 - 9pm
December 3 & 10