classes/workshops are announced regularly and cover various topics and techniques. Private classes are always an option, please contact us to schedule.



January 13, 2019

Instructor: Ramona Parrotta

Location: Dodge and Burn Darkroom

Materials: notebook and pen, 35mm camera (optional), one roll of b&w 35mm film (also optional).

Introduction to Black & White Photography

This is a lecture in film photography about the technical and creative aspects of shooting. Ramona’s class is for people who are new to the medium, or would like a refresher.

Students are not required to have film cameras for the class, but are strongly encouraged to bring in their camera if they do. All formats are welcome. Otherwise, we can lend you a camera. Bring a roll of film or purchase film at the darkroom for instruction on how to load your film.

Ages 14+ are welcome.

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“From the abstracts of composition and theory to the technical details of manipulating all those bells and whistles, Ramona Parrotta not only has a firm grasp of film photography, but the engaging personality and patient composure of a natural-born teacher.

I had literally zero experience with photography when I went to her, and when I left only a few hours later, I had the basic skills, theoretical know-how, and confidence to start capturing the world in film. She has an infectious passion for this beautiful artform, and the talent to impart it in others. Disciplined and patient, studious and thorough, Ramona is a wonderful teacher and an inspiring artist.

Do yourself a favor and investigate the unique beauty of film. If you choose to have Ramona help you, there is no doubt you will find it.”

- Nicholas Christensen


3:30-5pm optional additional section where I take a small group of people into the darkroom and explain the processes and help them do a negative print. (+$15)





November 25, 2018

An emulsion lift (or emulsion transfer) is when the emulsion layer is removed from a sheet of instant film and then transferred to a different surface.

Instructor: Carly Valentine

Location: Dodge and Burn Darkroom

Materials: 2 polaroids, paint brushes, scissors, watercolor paper. All materials will be provided.

We’ll meet at the darkroom and take a quick trip to shoot the images you’ll use for the workshop. When we return we’ll take the polaroids apart and begin the process of removing the emulsion. Your final images will be applied to the watercolor paper.

Fee: $20



November 4, 2018

photogram - a picture produced with photographic materials, such as light-sensitive paper, but without a camera.

Instructor: Carly Valentine

Location: Dodge and Burn Darkroom

Materials: Bring flora and other natural materials (no worries if you forget, I’ll have items that you can use). 2 sheets of photographic paper will be provided per person.

You’ll arrange the items of your choosing on the light-sensitive paper and expose it to light, using the photo enlargers, in the darkroom. I’ll then teach you how to develop the paper and we’ll hang them to dry. You can also use our scanner at the end of class if you’d like, so you’ll have a digital file of the image you created.

Fee: $20



June 10, 2018

Instructors: Ramona Rose, Zohn Mandel and Carly Valentine

Location: Dodge and Burn Darkroom, followed by an outdoor location nearby

Materials: notebook and pen, 35mm camera (we will lend you one if you don't have your own), one roll of b&w 35mm film (which we will provide for you)

We will begin with the fundamentals of operating a manual camera. Informational sheets and diagrams (describing each part of the camera and its function) will be distributed. Questions are welcomed. While indoors, we will load the film into our cameras.

While in the field, we will discuss the basic elements of design and composition. Each student will receive guidance on how to achieve an image based on their own artistic view.