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.

£3 per child

Click on the links below to book.

Workshop Dates and Times

Monday 24th October

Session 1            10am-12pm

Session 2            12pm – 2pm

Tuesday 25th October

Session 1            10am-12pm

Session 2            12pm – 2pm

Taking place on the Ground floor of Resort Studios

Resort Studios

50 Athlestan Road




By foot – We are a 20 minute walk (along the beach) from Margate railway station and 5 minutes from Turner Contemporary.

By train – Margate is well connected by train to London, Ashford International, Canterbury, Faversham and Whitstable. There are usually taxis available at the station.

By bus – Stagecoach run several services around Thanet. The Thanet Loop, No. 33 and No. 8 buses all stop nearby.

Parking – You can park in Athelstan Road. Or there is a car park at the Lido on Ethlebert Terrace


Darkroom Project Launch Date!!!

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!

The Darkroom does drawing club…..

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!

Our Visit to Silverhill Darkroom

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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………..