BCD founder Lucia Rollow first set foot in the b&w darkroom at 12 years old and immediately fell in love. The story is the same for many of our core volunteers. The magic of the darkroom is real, especially at a young age. Our goal is to expose as many youths as possible to as many different facets of analog photography as possible. We have seen the studies linking arts education with improved rates of truancy, higher grades, and graduation rates and firmly believe in the positive power of arts education for youth. Ultimately we hope to establish a year round after school program tying the physics, chemistry, algebra and history of photography in with what high school students are studying in their standard academic curriculum. In the mean time we have a variety of 1 day to 1 semester options for school groups to take advantage of.
OUR PROGRAMS INCLUDE...
- Pinhole cameras
- Camera/Developing Demo
- (show 4x5, RZ, Pentax & whatever other odd cameras)
- Studio Demo
- 1 week intensive covering exposure, development, printing & scanning
- $180/student + $525 instructor fee, can also be spread over 5 weeks
$12/hr per student + $35/hr per instructor. Groups can not exceed 15 students.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...
"Thank you again for an amazing visiting a few weeks ago. The kids were blown away by the experience and it was absolutely the highlight of the course."
- Zack Vose, Achievement First Greenfield
FOR MORE INFO ON OUR YOUTH WORK OR TO ORGANIZE A FIELD TRIP EMAIL US AT