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Darkroom at the Dougherty Arts Center

The goal of the Darkroom Photography Program is to provide an enriching and rewarding experience for the photography student by providing professional staff available to guide you in class. 5 Omega D2 enlargers; ability to print from 35mm through 4x5, 1 Super Chromega D enlarger. Film development available as well as print black & white fiber or RC prints up to 16"x20".

Our darkroom classes are organized to help you learn how to use a manual film camera, develop film and make your own unique darkroom prints. For beginners or advanced professionals; we have different opportunities for students interested in using our darkroom.

Questions? Call 512-974-4040

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darkroom instructor Max Heller

Max Heller

Max Heller is an Austin area artist, photographer and educator. Originally from Massachusetts, He received his BFA in photography at the Art Institute of Boston (2015), then in 2021 his MFA in studio art from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. His work explores ideas about space, time, memory, landscape and the human experience and uses primarily analog photographic processes. He is an avid rockhound as well as an amateur archeologist and loves good food and good fiction. He resides in north Austin with his wife and cat "coquito".

Andrea Munoz Martinez Photography Teacher

Andrea Muñoz Martinez

Andrea Muñoz Martinez is a Latina artist who paints a colorful, vibrant imaginary space she calls Borderlandia.  Her performance art take the border and boundaries as their subject.  She is an alumnus of The University of Texas BFA program and UC Davis MFA Program.  Her work can be found in the public collection at The Center for the Study of the Southwest, in private collections around the world and at Art For The People Gallery.  She gives public talks about art and art making to university students and public audiences.  She lives and works in Austin, TX.

Ashley Michelle Hannah Darkroom Photographer

Ashley Michelle Hannah

Ashley Michelle Hannah is a visual artist exploring connections between land, memory, and trauma. She studied photography at Stanford University, where she graduated with a B.A. in Art Practice with Honors.

View inside of the darkroom at the Dougherty Arts Center