Wed 23 Feb 2022 - Wed 23 Feb 2022


18:00 - 20:30



Join us as we explore the process and approach of making photograms in the darkroom.

A photogram is a cameraless photographic print, made by laying objects on top of photographic paper and exposing it to light. From this workshop, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the process and its history and have the opportunity to experiment with producing their own photograms.

Join practicing photographer and artist Emily Ryalls for an evening taster session on the photogram process. You’ll be taking influence from the masters, such as Man Ray and Anna Atkins, as we begin by digging into The Art House’s photobook library, before moving onto the print making process, experimenting with foliage, glass and stencils. You’ll leave this session having made your own refined silver gelatin photogram print.

Foliage, glass and stencils will be provided for a wide range of print making experimentations.

All darkroom-based workshops are classes of up to five, allowing for a more focused small group learning experience with our tutor.

Participants will create one or multiple photograms, taking home their 8×10″ silver gelatin print and feeling confident in returning to The Art House’s darkroom to refine their newly learnt techniques.

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Emily Ryalls

Emily Ryalls is an artist working predominantly with analogue photographic techniques. Her work is concerned with the act of visual storytelling and she has exhibited across the UK and Europe. Emily works within her role as The Art House’s Darkroom Coordinator as well as being a practicing artist and working on other socially engaged projects.


Instagram: @emryalls

Who is the Workshop for?

This course suits all abilities, no previous knowledge required – just a passion for print making and analogue processes.

Do I Need to Bring Anything?

Students may choose to bring foliage or found objects that they'd like to work with, but we do have a selection available so students are not required to bring anything.

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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.