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
- 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
- Film Processing
- Darkroom Printing
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.
- Non-members: $245.00 Includes 1-month darkroom pass!
- Members: $220.50
- One-session class
- 5:30 - 9pm
- December 3 & 10