Beginning Darkroom: Pinhole Camera | S19

Ages: 12-18
Day, Time: Fridays 10:45-11:45
Location: Cafe


Hannah Danforth Hill

Hannah has been teaching art and photography enrichment classes for elementary and middle school students for over five years. She has a background in photojournalism, portraiture and fine art photography. She enjoys working with students as they discover new and unique ways to express themselves. When she isn’t homeschooling or chasing after her toddler, you can find her collaborating on mixed media art projects with her husband and three boys.

class description

Pinhole photography is the most fascinating way to learn about light. In this class students will be making their own cardboard camera and learning the basics of a real black and white darkroom. As the conclusion to this course, students will host a portfolio exhibition, showcasing the soft and ethereal pinhole images they have created. Fundamentals will include: a history of photography, the basic physics of light and understanding darkroom chemistry. Students will remember the magic of pinhole photography for years to come!

Required Skills for Students to Be Successful in This Class:

Pinhole photography is an absorbing process that requires a lot of patience. Students must take turns using the enlargers and BE RESPECTFUL to one another when using the darkroom. Compliance with Family Rights & Responsibilities.


Completing an assignment over Spring Break will be required. Materials will be provided.

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parent involvement:

Parents are welcome to quietly observe. Please arrange with the teacher prior to class.

Age Variances:

Please see our Age Variance Policy.