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The darkroom is located in W20-426. Classes meet in the Shooting & Finishing Studio (W20-429). Cameras and other equipment can be checked out on a weekly basis.

Please be aware of EHS guidelines. If you are in a class, the instructor will cover these, if you have signed up for Independent Use, the studio head will have covered this in the mandatory orientation.

Please be cognizant of “community” materials-use and as always, when finished, please store your supplies neatly and leave the studio in as good as or better condition than when you arrived.

Courses for Spring 2014

Feb 10 - May 05, 2014

Independent Study in Photography

anytime when classes are not in session

Instructor: Thery Mislick [email]

Independent Study in Photography requires PREVIOUS SAA PHOTO EXPERIENCE FOR A TERM WITHOUT EXCEPTION.  Use of the SAA darkroom, including equipment and selected chemicals for black-and-white film developing and printing is provided.  Color use is not included.  Students supply film and paper.  The expectation for the Independent Studio user is that they aid in maintaining the studio and assist in mixing chemicals.

There are no formal meetings for this class except for orientation.  The fee covers unlimited individual access to the darkroom and studio except during scheduled class times.  Independent study provides an excellent opportunity for you to focus on an idea or project and move it forward.


Tuesday Intro Black and White Photography

Tuesday 5:30 - 8pm

Instructor: Nicole Tariverdian [email]

Black and white analog photography is a beautiful, fun, and engaging process to learn. This class will cover the basics of black and white 35 mm film photography. Students will learn to process film and print in the darkroom. Students will also gain experience with composition and form. 

* Students must provide: Black and white photo paper (box of 8 x 10 N/ pearl finish), and some black and white film (35 mm).

The SAA has a limited number of film cameras for loan and provides all the chemistry for students. 

Wednesday Continuing with Black and White Film Photography

Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm

Instructor: Thery Mislick [email]

Build on your existing camera and darkroom skills to gain a better command of your printing and print presentation. Discover how multiple darkroom approaches to your image can translate into unique and lasting visuals.

There will be four sequencial meeting: Feb. 12th - March 5th.  Students will then continue to work independantly throughout March and April reconviening on Wed., April 30th to show and discuss their work.

Bring your ideas and examples of your work to first class.

Students are expected to have their own film camera (of any size) and some darkroom experience. The SAA has a limited number of film cameras which can be checked out.

Students provide their own film and paper. Darkroom chemistry is provided. Class includes five class sessions and non-class darkroom use for term.

Meets 5 Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm: 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, and, 4/30.

Saturday/Sunday Introduction to Gum Bichromate Printing

Saturday/Sunday, 1-5pm

Instructor: Thery Mislick [email]

April Weekend Gum Printing Workshop
Experience the fun of one of the earliest photographic printing processes while working from your own digital and/or analog images.

This four day intensive workshop is designed to introduce students to the beautiful and versatile world of gum bichromate printing.   Gum printing utilizes a contact negative and non-silver emulsion to produce delicate, painterly images that permit a high degree of artistic expression. The basic process is simple and fun.

Class will cover all aspects of the gum process: paper preparation, negative preparation, and printing.  Students should bring three to five images or a selection of digital image files to the first class.  

Open to all levels. The price reflects the cost of the provided materials.  For questions about the workshop, please contact Thery Mislick.

Meets 4 times from 1pm - 5pm on Sat. 4/5, Sun.4/6, Sat. 4/12, and Sun. 4/13.