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449 W King St, Carson City, Nevada 89703

(775) 883-1976

Dark Room Classes


Dark Room Classes

Dark Room Classes at the Brewery Arts Center

Darkroom Open Studio
- Supervised use of the BAC Darkroom. Must have experience developing film and photos in a darkroom setting. Must be proficient in using darkroom equipment. Instructor on site for assistance. Cost and material fee: $50 a month plus $12 supply fee


Introduction to Black & White Darkroom Printing - The first class the students will be familiarized with the darkroom. They will be shown how to set up the chemical trays, the parts of the enlarger, how to load film, how to print a contact print, determine exposure time and to print a final photo. Time allotting we will cover basics of dodging and burning. Cost and material fee: $125 Materials Included


Introduction to Black & White Film - This is a one on one instruction class. In this class we will first assess your photographic knowledge and then plan the class course from there. In this class you will learn how to choose, load and take photographs with a 35mm film camera. If you have no prior photography education we will lightly cover photography basics. You will then learn to process your film using chemicals provided in the darkroom. How to load film onto developing reels, preparing chemicals and developing, washing and drying your film. This class will also consist of photo outings. Those students under 18 will need to be escorted by a parent. This class is tailored to the individual student. Cost and material fee: $150 Materials Included


Large & Medium Format B & W Film- This is a one-on-one class that is tailored to meet your experience and interests. Tell us what you want to learn and we will shape the class to meet your needs. Included will be two photo outings where you can use one of our 4x5 or medium format cameras…or use your own. Photo sessions will be to areas your instructor recently covered on magazine assignments. Topics covered: choosing the right film for the job, loading film (roll film cameras, 4x5 film holders, or roll film backs), mixing chemicals that best match your film, film developing, setting up the darkroom for printing, making test prints and the final 8x10 prints, and how to organize and store your negatives. For the lab sessions we provide the chemistry and paper. You purchase the film and develop it using our professional quality CPE-2 Jobo Rotary Processor. If you need a refresher on some of the photography basics, we will take the time to bring you up to speed. Tuition: $200 Four half-day sessions 



All classes are scheduled on a individual basis.  Times will be set between the student and instructor.  

Contact Instructor

Instructor Name: Sarah Morey

Contact info: Email - / Phone number - 775-771-9883


For Large & Medium Format B & W Film contact:

Instructor: Richard Massey 775-741-7751 / Email: