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The Art of the Photogram

Creative camera less photography in the darkroom

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Following in the footsteps of great artists such as Man Ray, Georgia O'Keefe and Len Lye we will explore the concept of the camera-less photograph.

Utilising the darkroom and traditional black and white developing techniques we will understand objects as shadows, manipulate them in creative ways and create unique one of a kind photographic prints.

In this 3 hour introductory class participants will learn how to use a darkroom and safely make and develop photographic images on silver gelatine paper and explore several different photogram techniques.

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What you will learn
  • Introduction to black and white darkroom practice
  • Basic photographic enlarger skills
  • How to manipulate shadows and capture them in silver
What you will get
  • A comprehensive introduction to the Photogram

What to bring
  • Any semi transparent objects they may wish to explore
What to wear

Casual clothing - Safe for darkroom chemistry

Appropriate for

All ages and all skills


NOIR Darkroom

Vendor since 2017

NOIR Darkroom is a community focused creative space in Coburg. Although specialising in analogue photography and darkroom practice, NOIR Darkroom is a place for all creative arts practices.

Consisting of a contemporary art gallery, workshop space, photographic darkroom and art studio spaces, NOIR’s main goal is to facilitate creative art to communities and make fine art more accessible.

By supporting a mixture of emerging and established artists, NOIR aims to grow our creative community and connect artists from different backgrounds with each other.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

NOIR Darkroom requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email NOIR Darkroom to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

We do not issue refunds on workshops if for any reason participants cannot attend on the day. We can, however, transfer participants into other workshops held at NOIR darkroom if we receive notification prior to 24hours before the class. 

For special circumstances please contact and we will do our best to work with you to resolve the issue.

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