Create your own blue photogram with The Darkroom Project using objects from everyday life in this family workshop for children and adults.
This workshop will introduce you and your kids to printing in the sun (UV light) using natural materials to make blue and white photographs (cyanotypes) without the need for a camera.
This type of photography was invented in the mid 1800’s and was used to make one of the first ever photographic books produced by photographer and botanist ‘Anna Atkins’.
We will be using plants, feathers, shells and other objects to make photographs in this workshop. Attendees are not asked to bring anything in particular, but can bring feathers, plant materials, fabric (e.g. lace) if they like.
Suitable for ages 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
After a year of hard work we will finally be opening our doors for the first time on Saturday June 4th 2016 as part of Resort Studios facilities open day. Throughout the day we will be giving basic black and white printing demonstrations. You will also be able to meet us, have a tour of the facilities and learn how you can get more involved at The Darkroom Project!
At long last we can say it out loud! We are VERY excited to announce our fundraiser taking place at The Ramsgate Music Hall. Put together by some lovely people to whom we are eternally grateful for their support and incredible generosity……
On January 9th 2015 DAPHNI (aka Dan Snaith of Caribou!) will be playing a 4 hour set to help us raise some funds to kit out our community dark room at Resort Studios.
Tickets are £15 in advance and £18 on the door. Link attached, tickets will go on sale at 8pm tonight (16th Dec) so make yourself a cuppa, get your computer warmed up at 7.55pm ready to click buy buy buy – GET THEM IN ADVANCE THIS WILL SELL OUT!
CARIBOU! – Only listed 5th best album of 2014 in the guardian last week – yes!! Playing in Ramsgate for us and for you – DO NOT MISS IT, THE DARKROOM AND RESORT POSSE WILL BE OUT IN FORCE PLEASE COME JOIN US!
Its taken a while to post this but back in November we (the darkroom peeps) took charge of Resort Studios monthly Drawing club. We invited the group to get involved in a bit of ‘Ombre Chinoise’ people got into smaller groups and all worked on different themes – ‘Nature’ “Urban’ and ‘Space’. We created a bit of a make shift screen and had a play – it was blooming marvellous!
We recently visited the Silverhill Darkroom in St Leonards and spent a few hours with Ian Land who gave us the low down on setting up a community darkroom. We felt pretty elated after our visit, things felt a lot more achievable. Ian was very generous with his time and knowledge and also offered us some spare kit. It was a brilliant day a great to visit a working darkroom, we left happy………..
This is our first post and will be the first of many. Over the coming months we will be sharing our journey as we become a fully functional community darkroom. We have collected lots of equipment so far but still have a lot to get – all donations will be very gratefully received! follow us and see how we do!