How do I get started?
Everyone must attend an Orientation Session before using the photography facilities at Manifest Drawing Center. Orientation Sessions will cover safety procedures, basic workflow, darkroom guidelines, and the cleaning responsibilities of everyone using the space. If you have never processed film or printed in a darkroom before, it is highly recommended that you take an introductory photography class before attending an Open Lab Session.
at Manifest's Drawing Center Studios in Madisonville at 4905 Whetsel Avenue (second floor) (see map and directions below). Manifest's studio facility provides two classrooms, a darkroom, and a processing room totalling over 3500 square-feet. The
studios are outfitted with professional equipment, furniture, and study aids.
ONE-TIME ORIENTATION SESSION
$25 / $15 students**
Please note: Registration closes 24 hours before each Orientation Session, to ensure that the proper staff and materials are available. You can register in advance here. Each Session is limited to 8 individuals to ensure that everyone receives proper attention. All upcoming Orientation Sessions are listed on our Darkroom Calendar.