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Start Date: Mar 17, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

This weekend intensive is a crash course that consolidates Darkroom 2 into a two day session. This is a hands on class that dives into the world of silver gelatin printing, building a body of work and printing cohesively in a series. Students will employ split filter and advance dodging and burning techniques to go beyond formal print making to produce beautiful prints. Students will work with fiber paper and learn to print a cohesive body of work toward building a portfolio. Katharine T. Jacobs is a skilled silver gelatin printer who’s knowledge of the subject and unique teaching style will have you hooked on the process.

Prerequisites: Darkroom I or equivalent is helpful but not necessary


Start Date: Apr 22, 2018 Days: Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sun)

Spend the day with Ashley Jennings learning this fascinating civil war-era process. You will learn how to mix up the needed materials and receive instructions on how to gather and build the equipment to make wet plate collodion tintypes. We will spend the day pouring plates and making images in the studio and darkroom. By the end of the day you will have had a chance to make several plates and should have a good understanding of the process. Learn to use equipment and materials needed for Wet Plate Collodion:

4x5 view cameras to make Tintypes and Ambrotypes

Pouring plates

Exposing plates

Developing plates by inspection

Finishing plates using sandarac varnish


Start Date: May 8, 2018 Days: Tue Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm (Tue)

This class offers an in-depth look at digital photography. In this four week course, instructor Beth Conyers will help you navigate your camera’s settings, use manual modes, and learn what all of those camera buttons actually do! 

Photography is not all that complicated if you understand a few simple concepts like f-stops, shutter speeds, and ISO. You will learn how to beautifully blur backgrounds, perfectly freeze motion, and bring your entire picture into focus. This class will also cover camera topics and techniques such as metering, composition, and how to improve shooting conditions. We will also discuss some must-know technical details, such as determining file types, using histograms, setting white balance, choosing lenses, and post processing. 

Prerequisites: None, please bring your own camera

Start Date: May 12, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

An introduction to the creative possibilities of iPhone photography. We’ll look at basic phone camera settings, experiment with composition and camera angles, see useful accessories, take lots of photos and learn how to edit and manipulate them using a variety of apps available on the phone. Styles covered range from gritty street photography, travel shots, family, pets, portraits and painterly multi-layered artistic creations.

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills; Opening and Closing programs, copying, cutting, pasting. Selecting files. Using a mouse or touchpad.