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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 Summer 2014

Jun 9 - Aug 15, 2014

Independent Study in Photography

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.


Wednesday Intro to Black and White Analog Photography

Wednesday 8:00-10:30pm

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. 

Tuesday Intro to Digital Photography with DSLR

Tuesdays, 6-9 pm

Instructor: Thery Mislick [email]

Learn the basics of using your digital slr (DSLR) camera through classroom demonstrations, discussions, a photo assignment, and a field session.

Topics will include how and when to use aperture and shutter speed, white balence (what it is and how to use), camera filters, the basic principles of effective composition and more.  We will spend time discussing our images and learn simple adjustments that can make them stronger.

This class is recommended to those new to DSLR photography as well as film photographers who want to learn about digital.

Students must have a digital SLR camera (no cameras will be provided).

Please bring your user's manual.
Meets 4 Tuesdays, 6-9pm.

Digital Photography- narrative photo with cyanotype


Instructor: Thery Mislick [email]

July Weekend Printing Workshop: July 11th, 12th, 13th.
Expand on your photographic abilities.  Learn to use your digital DSLR camera and experience the fun of one of the earliest photographic printing processes while working from your own digital images.

In this weekend intensive workshop we will learn to use our digital cameras while photographing a series of images that we can convert to an exciting work of art which is permanent and permits a high degree of artistic expression. The basic process is simple and fun.
Meets 3 times:
Friday, July 11th, 6-9pm
Saturday, July 12th, 12-6pm
Sunday, July 13th, 12-6pm