COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Eugene Darkroom Group collaborates with the Maude Kerns Art Center (MKAC) to provide classes through their education program in a variety of photography related areas. See our list of course offerings below. Scholarships are available!​

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MANUAL CAMERA FUNCTION & SHOOTING BASICS

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One 2 Hour Private Lesson

For those who are interested in working in a darkroom but are unfamiliar with shooting film. In this individually scheduled, one-on-one course, an instructor will guide you through the basics of manual camera function and shooting on black & white 35mm film to prepare you for the work in the darkroom. Bring your own camera or use one of ours!

*Materials Provided by Eugene Darkroom Group

DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY PROCESSES

Three 2 Hour Private Lessons + Independent Lab Time

This flexible and customizable course is designed for beginners with no previous experience in a black & white darkroom. In this individually scheduled, one-on-one course, an instructor will guide you through the basics of darkroom photography processes, adjusting the curriculum to focus on your goals. Topics covered include processing black & white film, contact printing, and enlargement printing.

*Materials provided by Eugene Darkroom Group

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BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY REFRESHER COURSE

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One 3 Hour Private Lesson

This one-day session is designed for those who have had some previous experience in a darkroom but have been away from it for some time. We'll go through the process of black & white film processing and darkroom printing together as a refresher to these hands-on procedures. Participants must bring shot roll of film to work with for this class. All other materials for this course are included!*

*Materials provided by Eugene Darkroom Group

ADVANCED DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY PROCESSES

2 Hours Private Lessons* 

These customizable courses are for continuing education and developing proficiency with black & white photography and darkroom printing. In these individually scheduled, one-on-one courses, an instructor will work with you on your chosen topics, adjusting the curriculum to focus on your goals. Topics covered can include Processing & Printing Medium Format, Advanced Darkroom Printing, Digital Archiving, and Finishing Prints for Presentation.

*Completion of "Darkroom Photography Processes" required

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3-4 HOURS (Lecture & Instruction)

We host a variety of alternative photography process workshops including cyanotype, lumen printing, anthotype, van dyke, bichromate gum printing, and more. Check back regularly to learn about our upcoming offerings in this area. If you are an educator and would like to propose an alternative process workshop, email education@mkartcenter.org for hiring requirements.  

*Materials provided by Eugene Darkroom Group

ALTERNATIVE PROCESS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPs

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