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Firehouse Education / Photography

Intro to Black and White Film and the Darkroom

Tuesdays, February 6–March 20, 6:30–8:30pm
In this six-week class, discover the mysteries of the darkroom and learn to make your own photographic prints! Learn how to properly expose black and white film, process film into negatives, and then make prints from those negatives. At the end of this class, participants will be ready to use the darkroom independently as a community darkroom member. Bring a manual 35mm camera without film and it’s owner’s manual to the first class. (CLASS CODE: 811211–1)

No Experience Necessary
Limit: 6
All paper, chemicals and film included
No class 3/3
$145, $130.50 BCA Members per session
register online
Instructor: Ann Barlow
Location: Firehouse Community Darkroom

Mixed Level Darkroom

Thursdays, February 8–March 15, 6–9pm
The winter session of this class is currently full, but it is being offered again in the spring – see dates and description below. You may contact us to be put on the waiting list for the winter session.
Whether you have just started working in the darkroom or if you have been working for a few years, this is the class for you. This class will involve guided sessions to help you improve your printing and film processing techniques, as well as group and individual discussion of the technical and aesthetic aspects of your work. Photo supplies must be purchased after the first class. Students should bring several recent black and white prints and processed black and white negatives to the first class. (CLASS CODE: 811217–1)

Prerequisite: Intro to Black and White Film and the Darkroom or black and white printing knowledge
Limit: 6
Includes a darkroom membership for the duration of the classs and 3 hours of additional lab time per week
$195, $175.50 BCA Members per session
Instructor: Mary Johnson
Location: Firehouse Community Darkroom

Intro to the 35mm Film or Digital SLR Camera

Wednesdays, February 14–March 21, 6:30–8:30pm
The winter session of this class is currently full, but it is being offered again in the spring – see dates and description below. You may contact us to be put on the waiting list for the winter session.
Explore the basic workings of the manual 35mm film or digital SLR camera to learn how to take the photographs you envision. Demystify F-stops, shutter speeds and film exposure, and learn the basics of composition, lens choices and film types. Bring a manual 35mm film or digital SLR camera without film and it’s owners’ manual to the first class. Students with a film camera will shoot and process several rolls of 35mm print film for assignments. Students working with a digital camera should plan on processing their digital prints at a photo lab. (CLASS CODE: 811210–1)

No experience necessary
Limit: 12
$110, $99 BCA Members
Instructor: Michelle Colling
Location: Firehouse Community Darkroom

Matting and Framing Workshop

Saturday, February 17, 12–4pm
Come learn how to use the professional Logan mat cutter at the Firehouse and save money on your next framing project! In this workshop students, will learn the basic elements of matting and framing a 2-dimensional image in any medium. Topics such as archival materials, appropriate sizing, mat colors, frame choices and hardware, backing materials and glazing will be covered. Students will also learn how to use the Logan mat cutter in the Firehouse Community Darkroom workspace for future framing endeavors. Please come to the workshop with an image 5” x 7” or smaller to use for practice. (CLASS CODE: 811224–1)
This class is currently full. Contact us to be put on a waiting list.

No experience necessary
Limit: 8
Includes matting materials for one piece
$60, $54 BCA Members
register online
Instructor: Cyndi Sullivan
Location: Firehouse Community Darkroom

Lith Printing

Thursdays, March 22 and 29, 6–9pm
Take your black-and-white negatives and transform them into one-of-a-kind multi-toned prints. The lith printing process affects mid–tones, causing a shift in color and grain, while leaving highlights bright white and shadows deep and clear. The possibilities are endless and exciting with this technique. This 2-day workshop will explore the many variables involved in lith printing, and students will create several irreproducible prints using different European fiber papers. Students must have negatives with good contrast, clear focus and a range of mid-tones. To find out more about lith printing, go to www.worldoflithprinting.com (CLASS CODE: 811230–1)

Prerequisite: Intro to Black and White Film and the Darkroom or black and white printing knowledge
Limit: 6
Includes all paper and chemicals
$75, $67.50 BCA Members
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Instructor: Jordan Douglas
Location: Firehouse Community Darkroom

Intro to the 35mm Film or Digital SLR Camera

Mondays, April 9–May 14, 6:30–8:30pm
Explore the basic workings of the manual 35mm film or digital SLR camera to learn how to take the photographs you envision. Demystify F-stops, shutter speeds and film exposure, and learn the basics of composition, lens choices and film types. Bring a manual 35mm film or digital SLR camera without film and it’s owners’ manual to the first class. Students with a film camera will shoot and process several rolls of 35mm print film for assignments. Students working with a digital camera should plan on processing their digital prints at a photo lab. (CLASS CODE: 811210–2)

No experience necessary
Limit: 12
$110, $99 BCA Members
register online
Instructor: Michelle Colling
Location: Firehouse Community Darkroom

Intro to Black and White Film and the Darkroom

Tuesdays, April 10–May 15, 6:30–8:30pm
In this six-week class, discover the mysteries of the darkroom and learn to make your own photographic prints! Learn how to properly expose black and white film, process film into negatives, and then make prints from those negatives. At the end of this class, participants will be ready to use the darkroom independently as a community darkroom member. Bring a manual 35mm camera without film and it’s owner’s manual to the first class.

No experience necessary
Limit: 6
All paper, chemicals and film included
$145, $130.50 BCA Members per session
register online
Instructor: Ann Barlow
Location: Firehouse Community Darkroom

Intermediate Digital SLR Camera Techniques

Wednesdays, April 11–May 2, 6:30–8:30pm
Advance your basic digital 35MM camera skills to the next level! Learn how to work confidently and creatively with digital ISO, white balance, histograms, depth of field, and the many other special features of a digital SLR. Gain understanding of the differences between shooting in raw, jpeg, and tiff formats. Develop your skills in capturing the images you want to create. (CLASS CODE: 811229–1)

Prerequisite: Intro to the 35MM Film or Digital SLR Camera or working manual digital SLR knowledge
Limit: 12
$80, $72 BCA Members
register online
Instructor: Michelle Colling
Location: Firehouse Community Darkroom

Mixed Level Darkroom

Thursdays, April 12–May 17, 6–9pm
Whether you have just started working in the darkroom or if you have been working for a few years, this is the class for you. This class will involve guided sessions to help you improve your printing and film processing techniques, as well as group and individual discussion of the technical and aesthetic aspects of your work. Photo supplies must be purchased after the first class. Students should bring several recent black and white prints and processed black and white negatives to the first class. (CLASS CODE: 811217–2)

Prerequisite: Intro to Black and White Film and the Darkroom or black and white printing knowledge
Limit: 6
Includes a darkroom membership for the duration of the classs and 3 hours of additional lab time per week
$195, $175.50 BCA Members per session
register online
Instructor: Mary Johnson
Location: Firehouse Community Darkroom

Photography Critique and Discussion Group

Winter/Spring Dates: February 7, April 4, and June 6, 6-8pm
Come share what you are working on photographically and see what others in the community are doing in a supportive, discussion based critique session. Bring 1–4 examples of your work. All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Free and open to the public, 6-8pm, the first Wednesday of every other month.
Instructor: Mary Johnson
Location: Firehouse Community Darkroom