Intro to Black and White Photography

“Queen” a photo by Danielle Dean

Alchemy Art Center is enrolling for the first in a series of classes exploring the exciting and versatile art form of darkroom photography.  

Complete Introduction to Black and White Photography is a comprehensive course taught by world class photographer and educator Danielle Dean, and will cover everything from camera function to lighting to darkroom printing.  

Slideshow lectures and films will expose students to contemporary and historical artists who exemplify creative and groundbreaking approaches to B&W Photography.  Critiques will emphasize final print quality and the ability to think and speak critically about the student’s work and the work of others. The goal of the course is to provide a strong technical and conceptual foundation in B&W Photography.  

This 9 week course begins March 18th, running every Monday from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Alchemy Art Center.  To see the complete class description, or to register, please visit our class page at

Danielle Dean – Contributed photo

Danielle Dean is an artist, educator and curator based on San Juan Island in Washington State. She recently completed a Master of Fine Arts in Photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work is included in public and private collections and has been exhibited throughout the country.  She was recently awarded the Blue Sky Gallery’s 2018 Artist Residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology and named a finalist for the 2018 LensCulture International Art Photography Awards. Her work is represented by Gallery BOM in Boston, Massachusetts.

Alchemy Art Center, founded by Maria Michaelson and Eben Shay in 2017, is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to creating a thriving arts community on San Juan Island.

For more information about Alchemy, visit our website at

Posted on February 22, 2019 at 12:30 pm by

Categories: Arts, Education

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