Our photography core curriculum includes 3 week introductory courses to black and white darkroom photography and alternative processes.  We also offer a variety of one day workshops that focus on cyanotypes, solarfast dying, and more.

View current darkroom class and workshop options here.

Our studio is also available  for use by artists through our open studio and studio renter programs, more information can be found on those below.

Studio Features

Located in the Main Building (Studio 233), our Darkroom features:

  • 8 enlargers with timers
  • 6 Canon AE1s
  • developing trays, tanks, reels and house chemistry
  • temperature controled sink with ventilation
  • double-door system
  • film drying cabinet
  • light table
  • large format (4ft x 6ft) vacuum screen UV exposure unit
  • Medium Format 20″ x 24″ tabletop UV exposure unit

Open Studio Access

Open studio hours are currently not available.  Open studios are a great fit for those with a basic knowledge of darkroom photography or alternative processes, and a wish to work without instruction, at their own pace.

Access to open studio hours are available to every student who takes a 3+ week class in our darkroom, and are also available to any photographers or artists who would like to work in a community use space for a flat, monthly rate.  If you are interested in accessing open studio hours in our darkroom, please contact our programs department for more information.

Open Studio Information and details

Click here to learn more and book your open studio access

Monthly Studio Renter Access

Designed for self sufficient fully trained photographers looking for darkroom access, the renter program provides unrestricted 9-9 7 days a week access to the space and equipment outside of pre-scheduled classes. If you have participated in the open studio program, and feel confident in your practice, this is an ideal next step in your growth as a photographer. To be eligible to be a renter in this space, 1+ months of being in our open studio program is required.

Darkroom Monthly Renter Fee

Renters click here to pay


Rachel Yoder
2D Studio Manager
610.374.4600 ext. 120