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, facility protocols, 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.
LOCATION: Unless otherwise specified, all courses are hosted at Manifest's new facility at 'M1' in Clifton at 3464 Central Parkway (see map and directions below). Manifest's new facility provides multiple studio classrooms, private lesson space, a darkroom, a film processing room, and a multi-purpose lecture and class meeting space as well as on-site parking, grounds, and exterior spaces in which to relax, discuss, and make art. The studios are outfitted with professional equipment, furniture, and study aids.
ONE-TIME ORIENTATION SESSION
$30 / $20 students**
This one-time fee also provides the participant with access to the Open Photography Lab on the evening of the Orientation
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.