Art: Photography

Photography in the Dark(room)

Photography is offered in Session 1. A $35 studio fee will be added to your final balance.  

This cohort will meet Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm to allow enough time in the dark room.


In the days of analog, or wet photography, photographers worked in the dark. Now that everyone is a cellphone photographer and pictures float largely unnoticed beyond the online echo chamber of our friends, the magic of the darkroom is more mysterious than ever. Are you curious? Would you like to make your own 8”x10” black and white prints? Then this course is for you.

A photogram demonstration, where objects are placed directly onto gelatin silver paper to make a photograph without using a camera, will introduce the basics of light sensitive material and working in the darkroom.  Then we’ll load film into our single lens reflex cameras, expose it, process it, and make prints.  To finish our week, we’ll prepare prints for exhibition and hang them in the Arena gallery at the department of Art + Art History, UConn.

Join us to learn more about the magic that lies within the darkroom where images develop out under the red luminescence of the safelight.

A camera and supplies will be provided so bring your curiosity and willingness to try new things.

Faculty: Janet Pritchard, Associate Professor of Art, University of Connecticut, School of Fine Arts

Selections from Janet Pritchard’s individual and collaborative photographic projects can be seen at the following websites:

Sample gelatin silver print:


Sample photograms:

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Projects from Professor Prichard’s class this semester:

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