This calendar shows all the class dates, including those multi-week classes already in session as well as student exhibition dates and holiday closings. To view upcoming classes arranged chronologically by start date, click here.
Locations listed by color:
BLUE @ BKC GREEN @ Gowanus Darkroom ORANGE @ Bushwick Community Darkroom
Join us for an action-packed day of analog film photography. Using traditional film cameras, we’ll shoot, develop, contact and print—walking you through the entire process of classic darkroom photography. Take home your own silver-based prints that you create from start to finish!
Over 8 weeks we'll cover basic film camera operation, darkroom skills, black & white film processing, test strips, contact sheets and negative enlargement. We'll delve deep into more advanced techniques like contrast filtration, dodging and burning, combination printing, print toning, hand-coloring, alternative printing and more. You'll complete printing assignments each week with included darkroom membership for the duration of the class ($400 value).
You'll get a refresher on shooting mechanics and using your light meter, then we'll each shoot a roll of film in the surrounding neighborhood. From there you’ll learn how to process the exposed film using a film reel and developing tank, and start making contact prints. Finally, we’ll be enlarging negatives onto traditional darkroom paper, so that you can take home beautiful 8x10 prints that you’ve made entirely on your own.