Online Registration

Introduction to Darkroom Photography

Dates: October 27 - December 8, 2022

Meets: Th from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Student Fee: $250.00


Interested in old school black and white film photography? Well, this is the place to get involved with all
aspects of this interesting process, from loading and operating a film camera, developing the film into
negatives and then turning them into beautiful back and white prints. Learning about composition is
ongoing with critiques at each stage of the process. In addition to learning the process of black & white
film photography, there is the community of fellow film photographers that "develops" around the
darkroom sinks as the more experienced members of the class offer support and comments to the
newer members. All of the darkroom facilities are available at each class.

Please note, registration will close by noon-time the Monday prior to the start of class. Please do not put off registration.

This course takes place on the Worcester State University Campus, in the Comunications Department Photo Studio, LRC Room 128.  All students attending classes on the WSU Campus are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.  Questions?  Please contact Photography Department Head, Tom O'Malley at


Cancellation Policies

Please read through these policies carefully on our website's policy page.  Written notice of cancellations via email (to is required within specified cancellation windows detailed on our website.

COVID Policies

All registrants are asked to review the Craft Center's COVID-19 Response page for guidance on the safety policies we are asking all students to abide by in our combined efforts to maintain a healthy work environment.  Mask wearing continues to be required of all visitors and students in all studios to keep everyone safe regardless of vaccination status.  Please review this information on here.

Craft Center COVID Policy Acknowledgement

Every registrant will be expected to complete an electronic form included in their registration receipt acknowledging that they understand and agree to comply with the policies outlined.  This form must be submitted no less than 48 hours prior to the start of the first class.  If you have submitted this form for a prior registration, you do not need to submit another one.

To access the form, click here or please refer to your emailed registration receipt.

Inclement Weather Policy

For information on the Craft Center's inclement weather cancellation policies, please visit our website's policy page. Students are encouraged to also check our homepage and our Facebook page for status updates and closure announcements.

Questions? Call us at 508.753.8183 X301





This class is held on the Worcester State University Campus, in the LRC Building Rm 128. Students will be given free parking.

Notes on materials: A 35mm camera with two rolls of film is great to start. Most students today use Ilford HP5+ as it is more readily available than Tri-X but that is also a fine film for class. If you know how to use a film camera, you can shoot a roll and bring it to class for processing. A few 35mm negative pages to protect negatives can also be picked up. If you require a loaner camera, please should let us know ahead of time, so the darkroom can have one ready for you on the first class. The paper for making prints is Ilford Multigrade IV RC in 8 x10. A box of 25 sheets is a good start.

Note about COVID-19 Vaccination: All photography classes listed take place in Worcester State University designated studios. As Worcester State University requires that all students and visitors utilizing their facilities for in-studio courses show proof of vaccination (, the Craft Center is required to ask that you please submit proof of your COVID-19 vaccination to our registration office upon registering. To do so, please take a photo of your card and email this to Thank you for your cooperation!
Fee: $250.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Student Fee$ 235.00
Mandatory FeeStudio Fee$ 15.00

Paul Dumanoski

Date Day Time Location
10/27/2022Thursday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM LRC @ WSU - L128
11/03/2022Thursday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM LRC @ WSU - L128
11/10/2022Thursday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM LRC @ WSU - L128
11/17/2022Thursday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM LRC @ WSU - L128
12/01/2022Thursday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM LRC @ WSU - L128
12/08/2022Thursday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM LRC @ WSU - L128


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