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DIY Darkroom

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Penumbra Foundation | CAP - Murray Hill 36 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

This DIY Darkroom course is divided in 4 segments: #1: Lo-fi Darkroom #2: DIY Cameras & Developers #3: Camera-less Photography #4: Historic Processes Access to water will be necessary for all courses some materials may need to be sourced either from your local supermarket or ordered online. Segment 3 space that can be made 'light safe'...

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$200

Black & White Darkroom Essentials (Ages 16+)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Learn how to work within the world of black and white analog photography! In this fast paced digital age, take a step back and slow down by working with analog equipment in our darkroom. This class will provide you with all the knowledge necessary to manually shoot with a 35mm film camera, process your own film, and make black and white prints with...

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$255

5 sessions

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Black & White Darkroom Level 2: Bulding on the Basics

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Continue to build your about darkroom photography experience. In addition to 35mm cameras, we will experiment with medium format 120mm cameras. Different film types will be introduced, as well as push/pull film development.  More advanced picture-making techniques will be covered, including long and double exposures. You will be encouraged to...

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$225

5 sessions

Collodion Troubleshooting

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Penumbra Foundation | CAP - Murray Hill 36 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

In your post-workshop practice of the wet plate collodion process at home, it is perfectly common to have problems fine-tuning your workflow to get the results you want. Troubleshooting in the darkroom can be a frustrating endeavor when on your own if some time has passed since your last shooting session.  In this multi-part online course, Sam...

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$100

Black & White Darkroom Level 1: Essentials (Ages 16+)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

In this fast-paced digital age, slow down by working with analog equipment in our darkroom. Learn how to manually shoot with a 35mm film camera, process your own film, and make black and white prints with an enlarger. Each class will have a brief discussion on compositional guidelines, understanding the exposure triangle, and the history of film photography. ...

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$245

9 sessions

Digital Darkroom

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Learn how to create digital negatives from images you have, and develop them in the darkroom! We will review how to prepare a digital image for negative printing, discuss the printing process in the darkroom, and create your own print. We will also experiment with ways to manipulate the printing process that are unique to the darkroom. Please come...

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$90

Intro to Analog Darkroom Photography

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Learn technical aspects of exposure, developing and printing in the darkroom as you explore and respond to the visual qualities of the medium.  The format includes photographing with 35mm manual film cameras, developing black and white film, and making black and white silver gelatin prints in the darkroom.  Bring your analog camera if ...

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$195

5 sessions

Film Photography & Darkroom Printing

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Explore a unique perspective of the photographic process, one which will exercise your mind, intent, and discipline. Using basic techniques such as the Sunny 16 Rule, learn how to read light and expose your film properly with and without a light meter. Through the use of a light­tight lab, photosensitive resin coated paper, an enlarger and chemicals,...

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$195

6 sessions

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Digital Photography Meets Laser Cutting

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Learn how to start working with analog photography in our black and white darkroom through making photograms! Photograms involve laying various objects on top of light sensitive paper and exposing the paper to light. This results in a unique image with silhouettes of the objects placed on top of the paper.  Bring in a collection of objects you...

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$115

DIY Greeting Cards: Screenprinting

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town 1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

A handmade greeting card is always a wonderful gesture and a great gift to receive. Through this class you can impress loved ones with a hand-printed card featuring your own design. Students will learn the entire screenprinting process, starting with burning images into screens using photographic emulsion in the darkroom. All participants will learn...

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$45

Photograms (Ages 16+)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Learn how to start working with analog photography in our black and white darkroom through making photograms! Photograms involve laying various objects on top of light sensitive paper and exposing the paper to light. This results in a unique image with silhouettes of the objects placed on top of the paper.  Bring in a collection of objects you...

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$95

Abstract Photography

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Make your photographs more experimental and abstract through a variety of photographic techniques to move beyond the traditional, representational approach. We’ll cover camera basics, look at a brief history of abstract photography, and involve different projects both inside and outside of class. With digital cameras (either your own or EAC’s)...

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$160

6 sessions

Studio Access Training: Nu-Arc Platemaker

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town 1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

This authorization will cover the basics of operating the Nu-Arc Platemaker for a variety of printmaking purposes such letterpress polymer plates, cyanotypes, and photo intaglio plates.  We will review our guidelines for setting the exposure time, initiating a strong vacuum, safely releasing the vacuum, and using krene film to increase the quality...

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$35

Basic Darkroom Photography

at Harry S Truman College - Uptown 1145 W. Wilson Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Take your love of photography to the next level by learning basic black and white darkroom skills and how to “see photographically.” You will learn to process film, make photograms, make contact prints and enlargements. The course also covers mounting, touch-up, contrast filters, and darkroom craft. Advanced students may also enroll for additional...

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$155

7 sessions

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