Art Educator Workshops: Digital and Darkroom Photography (in person) | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Art Educator Workshops: Digital and Darkroom Photography (in person)

This workshop will focus on the creative possibilities of photography, including traditional and non-traditional methods.

Inspiration will be drawn from traditional historical and contemporary photographers, with the goal of better understanding personal voices within an image or body of work. Students will be immersed in the traditional methods of photography while exploring the darkroom and black and white film. Art educators and artists will explore the exposure triangle, understand how light impacts images and examine why and how to capture images in a digital world. 

In addition to photography focused assignments, the course will include demos, presentations, discussions, work time, and learn the value of group critique. The workshop will introduce terms commonly used to discuss photography including a working knowledge of the technical components of a DSLR. The week-long workshop will inspire further development of one’s own practice and educators will be able to apply what they have learned to their curriculum. This class will have a one-hour lunch break each day. / Graduate credit is available. 

Material fee of $35 in addition to course tuition. Open to students ages 18 and above. View complete policies, including mandatory COVID protocols, before completing your registration.

Art educators need to take their work with them on the last day of the workshop. Participants should consider bringing extra money if mailing work home will be necessary. Any work remaining after the workshop will be disposed of.


Previous experience with Adobe Photoshop helpful, but not required.

Required materials

Supplies for the first class

Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; USB drive or cloud storage option for saving work; Digital SLR camera.

Class resources

This class uses Adobe Creative Cloud and Papercut, MCAD’s print management system. Please see the links for more information. 

Registration deadline

June 20

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.

Class savings

Art Educator Workshops are not eligible for the early or multiple class registration discounts.


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.


Non-credit Tuition
Student Birthdate
  • Date:
  • Time:
    9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CST
  • Day(s) of the week:
  • Ages:
    Open to students ages 18 and above
  • Term:
    Summer 2023
  • Instructor: Sarah Winterscheidt
  • Location:
    In Person
  • SKU:
    AEW 6022 01 SU23


Previous experience with Adobe Photoshop helpful, but not required.