Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

2019 National Juried Exhibition: The Peer Show

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Join us for the opening reception of the 2019 National Juried Peer Show at the Cleveland Print Room Friday, September 13, 2019, from 5-9pm.

Juried by:
Jacob Rhodes, Co-Founder & Curator of Field Projects Gallery, NYC
&
Aline Smithson, Los Angeles-based artist and educator, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lenscratch

Over 30 selected works will be exhibited in our gallery, with a top prize of $300 to be awarded. All selections and cash awards will be made at the discretion of the jurors and will be final.

To be awarded at 6:30PM:
Best of Show: $300
Best B&W: $150
Best Color: $150
Best Alt Process: $150
Director's Award: $100

Submit to the 2019 National Juried Peer Show here:
https://www.clevelandprintroom.com/exhibition-submission

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Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Free Darkroom Orientation

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All new members must attend one of our basic B&W darkroom orientation sessions before using the darkroom facilities on their own. Non-members can come see how the process works.

These orientation sessions are limited to a class size of 8 attendees. Class lasts just over an hour. This orientation is FREE.

Please RSVP here.

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Oct
12
11:00 AM11:00

Free Darkroom Orientation

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All new members must attend one of our basic B&W darkroom orientation sessions before using the darkroom facilities on their own. Non-members can come see how the process works.

These orientation sessions are limited to a class size of 8 attendees. Class lasts just over an hour. This orientation is FREE.

Please RSVP here.

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Nov
9
11:00 AM11:00

Free Darkroom Orientation

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All new members must attend one of our basic B&W darkroom orientation sessions before using the darkroom facilities on their own. Non-members can come see how the process works.

These orientation sessions are limited to a class size of 8 attendees. Class lasts just over an hour. This orientation is FREE.

Please RSVP here.

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Aug
17
11:00 AM11:00

Pinhole Camera Workshop

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Our pinhole workshop returns! In this workshop you'll build pinhole cameras, take photographs with them, then develop and print the photos in the darkroom.

No photographic experience necessary -- All equipment & materials will be supplied. 

Family Friendly!

Cost: CPR Members -- $35
Non-Members -- $40

Limited space available for this workshop -- please email emilie@clevelandprintroom.com with any questions.

Register here.

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Aug
10
11:00 AM11:00

Free Darkroom Orientation

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All new members must attend one of our basic B&W darkroom orientation sessions before using the darkroom facilities on their own. Non-members can come see how the process works.

These orientation sessions are limited to a class size of 8 attendees. Class lasts just over an hour. This orientation is FREE.

Please RSVP here.

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Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Arts Mastery Portfolio & Application Workshop

Photos by Alex and Felix.

Photos by Alex and Felix.

Arts Mastery Application & Portfolio Workshop

Calling all students interested in applying for CPR's Arts Mastery program! Team Members will be available Thursday, August 8th from 6-7pm to help you with the application process. Bring in any photos and application materials you have and a CPR team member will help you organize your materials into a complete application. We have extended the application deadline to August 15 at midnight. Please email emilie@clevelandprintroom.com or call 216-802-9441 with any questions.

Find the application and more info here: https://www.clevelandprintroom.com/teen-institute-arts-mastery-program

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Aug
5
6:00 PM18:00

Arts Mastery Parent Meeting

Photos by Lai Lai and Maya.

Photos by Lai Lai and Maya.

Get a Taste of the Arts Mastery Program at the Cleveland Print Room!

Join us for a great opportunity to learn more about our education programs. Meet one of our Teaching Artists and a few students currently enrolled in our programs, and have any questions you have answered! The meeting takes place at the Cleveland Print Room (2550 Superior Ave) on Monday, August 5th from 6-7pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Our programs include Instant Foto, Digital Photography, and Project Snapshot. The Arts Mastery Program gives students priority access to these three classes, as well as mentorship opportunities and exclusive workshops helping them develop their skills even further. At this meeting, we will be discussing all of these programs and show examples of student work.

Parents and students are welcome to attend.

We look forward to seeing you on August 5th! Please email emilie@clevelandprintroom.com or call 216-802-9441 with any questions.

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Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Polaroid Lift Workshop

Polaroid transfer by instructor Tom Hart.

Polaroid transfer by instructor Tom Hart.

In this popular workshop, you will learn the art of making Polaroid lift. A Polaroid lift (or emulsion lift) is when the emulsion layer is removed from a sheet of instant film and then transferred to a different surface. Class participants will take turns using the Impossible Project Lab so that you can make transfers using images from your smart phone. Once we have the images from the Lab you will be shown the proper steps to remove your artwork from its film backing and transfer it to a paper surface.

The cost of the workshop is $45 for members and $50 for non-members. You will be able to make four finished prints with a $5 cost for each additional print.

Register here.

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Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Film & Darkroom Basics Workshop

This class is for anyone who needs instruction on getting started with hand-processing and printing B&W film, or for those who would like a refresher course after a long absence from darkroom work.

This course is a comprehensive, intensive one-day course.

The session will cover B&W film developing and printing contact sheets of the negatives, plus printing photos from negatives in the darkroom.

Students should bring TWO rolls of shot standard B&W film to the class -- preferably 24-exposure rolls of the same 35mm film.

Students will also need to bring a package of photographic paper. Participants can bring lunch or take a lunch break in the neighborhood. Please call with any questions.

Cost for this course, limited to 8 participants, is:

$125.00 for Print Room members
$135.00 for non-members

Please contact emilie@clevelandprintroom.com or call (216) 802-9441 with questions.

Register here: https://www.clevelandprintroom.com/classes-and-membership/film-darkroom-basics-workshop

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Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

Free Darkroom Orientation

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All new members must attend one of our basic B&W darkroom orientation sessions before using the darkroom facilities on their own. Non-members can come see how the process works.

These orientation sessions are limited to a class size of 8 attendees. Class lasts just over an hour. This orientation is FREE.

Please RSVP here.

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Jul
10
4:00 PM16:00

Teen Institute Mastery Program Informational Meeting

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Come learn about Cleveland Print Room's Teen Institute and our youth photography programs! This informational meeting for parents and students will focus on our POV Arts Mastery program that will run during the 2019/2020 school year.

Teen Institute’s POV is open to 35 motivated students to advance their photography skills and develop an awareness of the creative and professional possibilities in the field. These self-selected students learn the skill of mastering photography by investing the time necessary to build the skill set that lets them create photos with confidence and proficiency.

POV is a yearlong program providing students with guidance from some of Cleveland’s best teaching artists; field trips to museums, galleries, and studios; college prep workshops; pre-professional assignments; mentorships in the field; community panel discussions, artist talks and full access to CPR's facilities. The curriculum provides students with in-depth study of photography genres, including self-portraiture, documentary, photojournalism, personal vision, and studio work. All aspects are intended to encourage and inspire students to further express and strengthen their artistic voices. At the completion of the program, students will have created an extensive portfolio in film and digital, including an artist's statement and resume, and participate in a gallery exhibition. This program is best suited for students looking to pursue photography further in college and/or as a career, however dedicated hobbyists are welcome. Interested students must submit a portfolio and written application by August 1, 2019. For further information, or to receive an application, please email emilie@clevelandprintroom.com or call Shari at 216-401-5981.

RSVP here.

Feel free to drop into the Print Room any time between 4 -7pm for this session for an informal one - on - one meeting.

Thanks to the The Cleveland Foundation, the Char & Chuck Fowler Family Foundation and Dodd Camera for their support of this program!

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Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

Bridged, an Exhibition by Sophie Schwartz

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Join us Friday, June 21st from 2-6 pm for the opening reception of photographer Sophie Schwartz's show, "Bridged." This exhibition is taking place at the River View Welcome Center, located at 1701 W 25th Street.

Schwartz' project will use the notion of a bridge to lead her exploration of the Cuyahoga River. As she juxtaposes her photographic survey of existing structures and those who use them, with archival images of bridges on the river, she melds and recontextualizes the past and present to inform a larger historical perspective.

Come make Cyanotype prints with the Cleveland Museum of Art's Studio Go van.

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Jun
21
5:00 PM17:00

Crooked River, an Exhibition by Michael Tsegaye

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Ethiopian photographer and photojournalist, Micheal Tsegaye is the Cleveland Print Room’s Creative Fusion International Artist-In-Residence for this project. Tsegaye will transform the Cleveland Print Room Gallery into the Cuyahoga River and its crooked bends from aerial photos and photographs from the riverbed. Join us for the opening of this exciting exhibition Friday, June 21, from 5-9pm at the Cleveland Print Room. This show will be on display until August 3.

ALSO ON VIEW:

RIVER WATER SOUP

CPR’s Teen Institute Arts Mastery students, with the help of CPR Teaching Artist Melinda Placko, completed a project in which they captured the traces of the overlooked and unseen along the Cuyahoga River. Using the alternative photographic cyanotype process, the students created organic and conceptual results. By creating cyanotypes with water from the Cuyahoga River, it further adds to the mystery of the final outcome. A banner and book will be on display showcasing student's work.

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Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

PREVIEW: Bridged, by Sophie Schwartz

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Schwartz’ project will use the notion of a bridge to lead her exploration of the Cuyahoga River. As she juxtaposes her photographic survey of existing structures and those who use them, with archival images of bridges on the river, she melds and recontextualizes the past and present to inform a larger historical perspective.

Join us Wednesday, June 19th from 6-8 pm for the preview reception of photographer Sophie Schwartz’s show, “Bridged.” This exhibition is taking place at the River View Welcome Center, located at 1701 W 25th Street.

Afterwards, check out Squidsoup Bridge Preview. More info here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/squidsoup-bridge-preview-night-june-19-tickets-61521950811

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Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

Meet the Artists: Sophie Schwartz and Michael Tsegaye

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Join us in welcoming our Waterways to Waterways Creative Fusion artists Sophie Schwartz and Michael Tsegaye to Cleveland for Cuyahoga50.

This informal gathering will take place at Merwin's Wharf alongside the Cuyahoga River on Sunday, June 16 from 4 to 6pm.

This casual event is free and open to the public. There will be free taco bar and a cash bar. Please RSVP.

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Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

Cyanotype Workshop with Artist Melinda Placko

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Cyanotype is a traditional blueprint process that creates vivid prints in pure Prussian blue. During this afternoon workshop, students will learn the process from start to finish. Our studio library will be utilized, mixed media will be explored, and students will create a series of cyanotype prints.


This workshop is taught by Melinda Placko, a working artist at the Hildebrandt Artist Collective, and a teaching artist at Art House Inc. Placko has her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her artwork combines drawing, painting, collage and cyanotype.

Register here.

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Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Free Darkroom Orientation

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All new members must attend one of our basic B&W darkroom orientation sessions before using the darkroom facilities on their own. Non-members can come see how the process works.

These orientation sessions are limited to a class size of 8 attendees. Class lasts just over an hour. This orientation is FREE.

Please RSVP here.

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Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Teen Institute Mastery Program Informational Meeting

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Come learn about Cleveland Print Room's Teen Institute and our youth photography programs! This informational meeting for parents and students will focus on our POV Arts Mastery program that will run during the 2019/2020 school year.

Teen Institute’s POV is open to 35 motivated students to advance their photography skills and develop an awareness of the creative and professional possibilities in the field. These self-selected students learn the skill of mastering photography by investing the time necessary to build the skill set that lets them create photos with confidence and proficiency.

POV is a yearlong program providing students with guidance from some of Cleveland’s best teaching artists; field trips to museums, galleries, and studios; college prep workshops; pre-professional assignments; mentorships in the field; community panel discussions, artist talks and full access to CPR's facilities. The curriculum provides students with in-depth study of photography genres, including self-portraiture, documentary, photojournalism, personal vision, and studio work. All aspects are intended to encourage and inspire students to further express and strengthen their artistic voices. At the completion of the program, students will have created an extensive portfolio in film and digital, including an artist's statement and resume, and participate in a gallery exhibition. This program is best suited for students looking to pursue photography further in college and/or as a career, however dedicated hobbyists are welcome. Interested students must submit a portfolio and written application by August 1, 2019. For further information, or to receive an application, please email emilie@clevelandprintroom.com or call Shari at 216-401-5981.

RSVP here.

This session is a presentation beginning at 7pm, followed by Q&A.

Thanks to the The Cleveland Foundation, the Char & Chuck Fowler Family Foundation and Dodd Camera for their support of this program!

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Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

Pinhole Camera Workshop

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Our pinhole workshop returns! In this workshop you'll build pinhole cameras, take photographs with them, then develop and print the photos in the darkroom.

No photographic experience necessary -- All equipment & materials will be supplied. 

Family Friendly!

Cost: CPR Members -- $35
Non-Members -- $40

Limited space available for this workshop -- please email emilie@clevelandprintroom.com with any questions.

Register here.

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May
31
5:00 PM17:00

Arts Mastery Exhibition

Join us at the Print Room as Teen Institute students from our new Curating4Cleveland class curate their first show as a group for this May 31 opening. This show includes work from our Project Snapshot and new Digital I & II classes on-site at Tri-C Metro taken by Arts Mastery youth photographers.

Thanks to the Cleveland Foundation, Fowler Family Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, Callahan Foundation, Gund Foundation, & Cedar Legacy Found for their support. We appreciate continued sponsorship from Art Etc. Picture Framing, Lomography NYC and Unique Photo as well.

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May
25
to Jun 2

Polaroids & Pottery: A Joint Workshop With BRICK Ceramics

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The Cleveland Print Room presents a NEW joint workshop with BRICK Ceramics & Design Studio teaches students how to create a mug out of clay, and then transfer polaroids onto its surface! This workshop runs over two days:

DAY 1: Saturday, May 25, 10am - noon: Mug Workshop at BRICK Ceramics & Design Studio (site) where you’ll build a stoneware mug out of clay slabs.

DAY 2: Sunday, June 2, 10am - noon: Learn the process of the Polaroid lift! Using ImpossibleLab technology, we will print photos from your phone as polaroid images, and then use a process to take those images and place them on the surface of your mug.

The BRICK Ceramics team will handle the bisque and glaze firings of your work.

This class is limited to 14 students; reserve your space here. Registration for both sections of the class is through this link.

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May
15
5:00 PM17:00

Digital Photography Student Exhibition Opening

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Cleveland Print Room's Teen Institute Presents: Digital Photography Exhibition featuring artwork by students from the City of Cleveland hosted by Cuyahoga Community College.

This show will feature new student work from the NEW program's Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. CPR's Digital Photography program focuses on mastery of photographic skills, techniques, and concepts, along with visual literacy as its base. Come see the students’ portraiture work that was a focal point of study this semester! Over 40 students' digital work will be displayed and available for sale.

Artwork created by our Instant Foto program will also be on display and for sale. See event here.

Thanks to the Cleveland Foundation & Fowler Family Foundation for their support, and Tri-C for use of their incredible facilities. We appreciate continued sponsorship from Dodd Camera and Unique Photo as well.

Cover photo by Enahjae Beasley.

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May
15
5:00 PM17:00

Instant Foto Student Exhibition Opening

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Cleveland Print Room's Teen Institute Presents: Instant Foto (IF) Exhibition featuring artwork by students from the City of Cleveland at Cleveland’s premiere center for the photographic arts.

The IF show will feature new student work from the program's on-going year-round project. IF focuses on mastery of photographic skills, techniques, and concepts, along with visual literacy as its base. Come see the students’ portraiture work that was a focal point of study this semester! Over 100 students' work will be displayed and available for sale.

Artwork created by our Digital Photography class held at Tri-C Metro will also be on display and for sale. See event here.

Thanks to the Cleveland Foundation & Fowler Family Foundation for their support. We appreciate continued sponsorship from Lomography NYC and Unique Photo as well.

Cover photo by Layla from Campus International.

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May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Free Darkroom Orientation

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All new members must attend one of our basic B&W darkroom orientation sessions before using the darkroom facilities on their own. Non-members can come see how the process works.

These orientation sessions are limited to a class size of 8 attendees. Class lasts just over an hour. This orientation is FREE.

Please RSVP here.

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May
1
6:30 PM18:30

Student Artist Talk

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Please join us Wednesday, May 1, as five Teen Institute youth photographers give their first artist talks at the Print Room beginning at 6:30pm. Come support our Arts Mastery students and hear about their motivation and process in creating their art. This is a FREE, all-ages event. This is the first in a series of artist talks that will showcase Teen Institute students in the coming months.

Thanks to the Cleveland Foundation, Lillian Kuri, Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, The Callahan Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, and The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation for their generous support of this Arts Mastery Program in Photography.

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Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day Workshop

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Join the Cleveland Print Room as we celebrate Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day! Come build a camera, take a picture, upload your photo to the Worldwide Pinhole Photo Day website's gallery and experience this unique form of photography. Workshop runs $35 for members and $40 for non-members.

Prepaid registration is necessary. This annual event fills up quickly! Reserve your spot today. Register here.

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day: http://pinholeday.org/

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Apr
17
5:00 PM17:00

Project Snapshot Student Exhibition Opening

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Project Snapshot, Cleveland Print Room’s signature photography program, is a 16-week arts workshop for high school students in Cleveland that fosters creativity through analog photography, giving students access to film cameras and teaching visual literacy. Students are taught the skills to hand-process their film in the CPR community darkroom where they are trained in the art of traditional developing and printing. The goal of the program is to inspire students to pick up a camera, make pictures, share their world, and learn what it means to be an artist. Through our partnership with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, this project also focuses on students' self-awareness and identity development through visual storytelling.

All of the students will have their work displayed in the culminating student showcase exhibition at CPR's gallery on Wednesday, April 17 from 5 to 8pm. Additionally, this May, work produced by students will be put on exhibit for one year at the Ohio Civil Rights Commission offices located in Columbus, Ohio.

This project is funded through the generous support of the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission along with the Cedars Legacy Fund, and is taught by Hadley K Conner, a Cleveland-based artist, musician and educator, and Aja Grant, a C.S.U. graduate with a B.A. in Psychology and Art.

Part of the Cleveland Foundation’s Arts Mastery Program, Teen Institute this program is also funded by the Cleveland Foundation, the George Gund Foundation and the Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation.

Cover photo by Destanee Cruz.

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Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Free Darkroom Orientation

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All new members must attend one of our basic B&W darkroom orientation sessions before using the darkroom facilities on their own. Non-members can come see how the process works.

These orientation sessions are limited to a class size of 8 attendees. Class lasts just over an hour. This orientation is FREE.

Please RSVP here: https://www.clevelandprintroom.com/classes-and-membership/darkroom-orientation

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Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Film & Darkroom Basics Workshop

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This class is for anyone who needs instruction on getting started with hand-processing and printing B&W film, or for those who would like a refresher course after a long absence from darkroom work.

This course is a comprehensive, intensive one-day course.

The session will cover B&W film developing and printing contact sheets of the negatives, plus printing photos from negatives in the darkroom.

Students should bring TWO rolls of shot standard B&W film to the class -- preferably 24-exposure rolls of the same 35mm film. 

Students will also need to bring a package of photographic paper. Participants can bring lunch or take a lunch break in the neighborhood. Please call with any questions.

Cost for this course, limited to 8 participants, is:

$125.00 for Print Room members
$135.00 for non-members

Please contact emilie@clevelandprintroom.com or call (216) 802-9441 with questions.

Register here.

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Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

Free Darkroom Orientation

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REGISTRATION FOR THIS SESSION IS FULL. Please see the listing for the orientation on April 13.

All new members must attend one of our basic B&W darkroom orientation sessions before using the darkroom facilities on their own. Non-members can come see how the process works.

These orientation sessions are limited to a class size of 8 attendees. Class lasts just over an hour. This orientation is FREE.

Please RSVP here: https://www.clevelandprintroom.com/classes-and-membership/darkroom-orientation

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Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Teen Institute Artist Talk

Please join us this Wednesday as six Teen Institute youth photographers give their first artist talks at the Print Room beginning at 6:30pm. Come support our arts mastery students and hear about their motivation and process in creating their art. This is a FREE all ages event. This is the first in a series of artist talks that will showcase Teen Institute students in the coming months!

Thanks to the Cleveland Foundation Lillian Kuri Ohio Arts Council Ohio Civil Rights Commission The Callahan Foundation
The George Gund Foundation & The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation for their generous support of this Arts Mastery Program in Photography.

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Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Ruddy Roye

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Cleveland Print Room is pleased to have Jamaica-born, New York City-based photojournalist Ruddy Roye back in town this February to debut his series, When Living Is A Protest and talk about his work.

On this series, Roye writes, “Sixty years ago, marching was considered an act of protest. Thankfully, I have been able to grow up on the backs, sweat, and the blood of those who made strides and steps in the direction that enabled me to do something other than pick cotton and chop sugar cane.

"However, this life is not without its scars--memories and vestiges of the toll 'the struggle' had on a race of people. In 2015, I walk around Brooklyn, Mississippi, Memphis, Manhattan and Ferguson reading tales of those living is a testimony to this ongoing struggle."

"This series is my attempt to show a six-month glimpse into what it means to live in 'the struggle.' From photographing everyday life in places like Memphis and Mississippi, to documenting the tumultuous protests from the streets of Ferguson and New York City, I show you the faces of those whose lives are spent living in protest."

Time Magazine writes, "As a black photographer who has spent the last few years shining a light on the difficulties of other black men, women and children across America, he brings to his work an unwavering determination that can border on activism. In fact, his Instagram profile is clear about his aim: he’s a humanist; an activist. A photographer with a conscience.”

Ruddy Roye’s visit is made possible by the generous support from the Ohio Arts Council, Cleveland Foundation, The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, The Callahan Foundation, and The George Gund Foundation. Food to follow.

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Feb
22
to Mar 30

Ruddy Roye: When Living is a Protest

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Cleveland Print Room is pleased to have Jamaica-born, New York City-based photojournalist Ruddy Roye back in town this February to debut his series, When Living Is A Protest, in Cleveland.

On this series, Roye writes, “Sixty years ago, marching was considered an act of protest. Thankfully, I have been able to grow up on the backs, sweat, and the blood of those who made strides and steps in the direction that enabled me to do something other than pick cotton and chop sugar cane.

"However, this life is not without its scars--memories and vestiges of the toll 'the struggle' had on a race of people. In 2015, I walk around Brooklyn, Mississippi, Memphis, Manhattan and Ferguson reading tales of those living is a testimony to this ongoing struggle.

Join us for the opening reception of this show at the Cleveland Print Room on Friday, February 22, from 5 to 9 pm.

This show can be viewed during CPR’s open hours each week:
Tues, Thurs, Fri 12-6pm

Wednesday 3-6pm

Saturday 12-5pm

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