Supported using public funding by National Lottery through Arts Council England, we are proud to announce a series of four, 6 week courses on various aspects of analogue photography, ranging from the Victorian era to the modern day. Each course is held at our darkroom on Western Road.


A marriage between photography and print making. Introduced in 1907, Bromoil was popular with the pictorial photographic salons, until it went out of favour after the Second World War. During this 6 week course you will discover the romanticism of this historical process. You will be shown how to print your images in the darkroom, before bleaching them and applying printing ink. All materials provided, but it would be useful if you have some black and white negatives to use.

Thursday Evenings 6pm – 9pm
Jan 11th, 18th and 25th
Feb 1st, 8th and 15th
Course Leader: Daryl Tebbutt.




Photographic portraiture has been an important aspect of photography since the 1840s. In this course we cover some of the basics needed for portraiture. We will be using a variety of film cameras and film types, we will look at different types of portraiture, explore different lighting techniques, best ways to pose your models and the use of light meters. Finally, you will be shown the basics of producing black and white prints in the darkroom. All cameras and materials provided.



Thursday Evenings 6pm – 9pm
Feb 22nd
March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
Course Leader : David Wilson Clarke




Victorian Photographer

Discover the art of the Victorian photographer with this hands-on, six week evening class. As part of this course you will produce cyanotypes, calotypes and salt prints, in a process which would be familiar to photographers who witnessed the invention of photography. Beginning with contact prints and ending with the production of portraits. No previous experience needed. All materials provided.


Thursday Evenings 6pm – 9pm
April 12th 19th and 26th
May 3rd 10th and 16th
Course leader: Dan Hessing


Plastic Fantastic Cameras

Discover the weird and wonderful world of the ‘Toy Camera’. These inexpensive and playful cameras offer a smorgasbord of new creative possibility’s. Choose from a range of cameras as we go on a series of photo walks. Learn to process your films in colour and black and white and submit your work for our photo Zine ‘Dev Stop & Fix’. Cameras and materials supplied.


Thursday Evenings 6pm – 9pm
May 24th and 31st
June 7th 14th 21st and 28th
Course Leader: Stephen Lynch


limited to 10 places – 9 remaining