Sat 12 Feb 2022 - Sun 13 Feb 2022


10:00 - 16:00



Master Darkroom printer and photographer Daniel Wheeler presents a two-day black and white printing workshop at The Art House.

The first day of the workshop begins at 10:00, where participants will discuss some of examples of prints and go over the finer points of darkroom printing, exposure, tone and contrast as well as learning how to read a negative effectively.

Dan will then demonstrate various printing methods using one of his own negatives in the darkroom. This gives the opportunity to see exactly how he prints – paper selection, dodging and burning, processing and other techniques.

Dan will look at the participants’ prints and negatives towards the end of the day.

On the second day participants will be getting stuck in to printing from their own negatives in the darkroom. Dan will help participants to pick the best negative in their collection to print, and participants will spend the day honing their skills with Dan’s assistance.

We ask that participants bring a selection of negatives to choose from.

The idea is that we explore the pleasures of making silver prints during this workshop. Our aim is to produce good prints and not print a portfolio.

We want you to leave this workshop with a better understanding of how to make prints in the darkroom so that you can improve your printing using the Art House Facilities, The Photo Parlour or in your own darkroom.

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Daniel T Wheeler

Daniel T Wheeler's work mainly springs from emotional relationships with people, the landscape and the history of areas in which he works. The necessity to socially engage with his subjects is at the root of his work. Often this means that Daniel will engrain himself within communities and develop a spiritual, historical and cultural understanding of the areas in which he makes pictures. The tactile nature of his work radiates this approach and produces distinctive and emotive images.

He currently works as a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and DeMontfort University as well as running the lab and supporting the photographic community at The Photo Parlour, Nottingham and The Art House, Wakefield.

Instagram: @danieltwheeler

Who is the Workshop for?

This course suits those with a good basic knowledge of analogue printing in the darkroom.
If you are totally new to darkroom printing, we would suggest starting with our ‘Darkroom Printing: Taster Session’ workshop first, before moving onto a more in depth understanding on our ‘Intro to Black and White Printing’ and finally, when you feel like you have a good basic knowledge, you arrive at ‘The Big Print Weekend’ which is where you’ll leave feeling equipped with advanced extensive technical knowledge and having made a series of refined silver gelatin prints.

Do I Need to Bring Anything?

Students are required to bring a selection of their own negatives to print from. The Art House will be providing chemistry and paper. It’s advised that you bring a few different negatives as you may find some easier to print from, than others.

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Terms and Conditions

Workshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 7 days before the scheduled start date. Our workshops support the work we do as a charity, and because materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than 7 days before the workshop date. Please note that Eventbrite's booking fee is non-refundable.

Bookings cannot be transferred between courses however bookings can be transferred to another person in the event that you are unable to attend on the day.

In the event that The Art House needs to cancel a workshop for any reason, for example due to tutor illness or if lockdown measures are put back in place your ticket will be refunded in full.