Liquid Emulsion - Alternative Darkroom Photography Workshop

Bring your own negatives and make hand-painted darkroom prints.

7 hours Class size 2 to 4     label £225

Do you love shooting film? Love the analogue experience? Liquid emulsion will take you to the next level with your creative analogue photography. Create hand-made photographic prints that look like paintings.

In this one-day workshop, you'll learn how to create magical darkroom prints, hand-painted onto art paper. A print like this is a tactile joy to hold, touch, and examine. The process itself is also refreshingly hands-on, experimental, and beautifully rich. You never thought your photographs could look this magical.

Taught in a large, clean, well-equipped darkroom in Camden, you'll have access to enlargers, chemicals, and photographic paper. Please bring your own (ideally 35mm, black & white) negatives, already processed and ready to print from. Hopefully, you'll have some darkroom experience already, and you enjoy shooting black & white film, but even if you don't, it's not a problem. You can coat your paper and have fun creating photograms using objects laid onto the paper.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Meet other people with creative and photographic interests
  • Learn how to measure out and carefully melt the light-sensitive gel
  • Use paintbrushes to apply the light-sensitive liquid to art paper
  • Expose your own photographs onto your hand-coated paper
  • Use traditional darkroom chemistry to develop your prints in the darkroom, watching them come to life before your eyes.

You will enjoy this if you like:
  • Analogue photography
  • Darkroom
  • Painting
  • Having a new hands-on creative experience.

Knowledge required
Some knowledge of using a darkroom is preferred, but it's not a problem if you don't have it.
What you'll get
Small prints to take home
What to bring
Clothes you don't mind getting messy or permanently stained.

Darkroom London - London, England

Unit 10, Burmarsh Workshops

Liquid Emulsion - Alternative Darkroom Photography Workshop location
Your teacher

Hi, I'm Catriona, I teach experimental and hands-on photography techniques. Embrace the hand-made, the tactile, the happy accidents, the goop, make actual THINGS.

All classes are small and run in a wonderful space in Camden, at Darkroom London.

I teach Polaroid lift, Chemigrams, Liquid Emulsion, Caffenol darkroom.

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