Traditional Black and White Printing with Marc Valesella
In this class, participants will learn how to produce beautiful black and white prints while developing their own technique and personal vision. Topics will include paper and film choices, developers and toners, enlargers, and spotting and matting prints. Students will learn which chemicals to use and how they impact choice of film, grain, contrast, tonal range and acutance vs. resolution. The importance of understanding the connection between visualization and interpretation through choosing the combination of film & developer will also be explored. Further discussions will include light and filters, such as how light imprints film, the relationship/interaction between the two, and storage and care.
The entire class will meet as a group on October 7th and November 11th. Shortly after the first meeting, the class will be split into two groups. Each group will schedule two three-hour darkroom sessions with Marc Valesella. All participants will receive a 50% discount off the regular darkroom rental rate, both during and one month after completion of the class.
Dates: Mondays, October 7 and November 11, 7-10 pm + 2 three-hour darkroom lab sessions, TBA
Tuition: $295 + $100 chemistry, media and darkroom usage fee
Enrollment limit: 10 students
Skill/Experience level: Open to all levels.
$336.00 (Early Bird Price)
October 7 - November 11
Includes 2 three-hour lab sessions, TBA