July | TEEN Workshop: Experiments in the Black & White Darkroom

TEEN Workshop: Experiments in the Black & White Darkroom

Date  | Monday – Friday, July 11-15, 2022

Time  |  Mon -Thu 9AM – 2PM and Fri 9AM – 12PM

Location |  Red Rocks Community College

13300 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd, Lakewood, CO 80228

Cost  |  $325

Materials  |  Additional $30 per student

Instructor  |  Frank Varney

Ages  |  11-17

Skill Level  |  Beginning to advanced


Students learn skills in black & white film photography including shooting, developing, printing, toning, and other experimental techniques. No previous photography experience is necessary.

Course Description:

This workshop is about play, creativity, learning, and experimentation in the black & white darkroom. Using provided plastic cameras, we will photograph on the Red Rocks Community College campus.  We will develop our black and white film in class and make prints using a variety of creative techniques including double exposures, photograms, selective development, toning, and more. Inspirational examples of many types of film and print techniques will be shown, and students will have adequate time to photograph and print in the darkroom. Parents are invited to see the print work at the end of the workshop.

  • Black & white film photography
  • Film developing
  • Printing
  • Toning
  • Experimental darkroom techniques

Materials Needed:

  • Water
  • Lunch/Snacks
  • Sunscreen/Hat
  • Comfortable walking shoes