Schedule: 07.01.2019 - 25.01.2019
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
Teacher: Heli Rekula
Workshop tutor at Väre, Darkroom 1 (room F003): Heli Rekula
Workshop tutor at Otakaari, 1X Darkroom (room A023): Anne Kinnunen
Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
I, II, III, IV, V
Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Deepens and strenghtens the students' own personal exprenssion, visual thinking and technical know-how.
Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Personal work and group work in the guidance of the teacher of the workshop.
Details on the course content (applies in this implementation):
The course provides the student with the ability to work independently with analogue film and photographic printing in black and white darkroom facilities. The student becomes acquainted with varied BW lab praxis and is able to apply it in his or her own artistic work.
Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Typical ways of working are lectures, group discussions and practice works. Methods vary from workshop to workshop.
Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation):
This course requires 80% attendance during the course period, participation in lectures and group tutorials, and as well as completing course assignments that include film developing and photographic printing.
The assignments will be specified according to each student and their level of knowledge and need for practice
Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
See details of the contact hours and other ways of working from the workshop description of each workshop.
Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation):
The course gives 3 credits.
1 ect = 27 hours, including participation in lectures, group meetings and individual work
Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Teacher will provide in the beginning of the course.
Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Workshops require knowledge of techniques and expression, that will be announced by the teacher.
Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Pass- fail or 1-5, see workshop specific information from study event.
Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
The order of priority is as follows: 1. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have scheduled it for the current academic year in their personal study plan (HOPS); 2. exchange students for whom the course is a part of his/her officially approved learning agreement and scheduled to be taken during the current semester; 3. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have not completed it yet; 4. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and has been scheduled in the student's PSP (HOPS) for the current academic year 5. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet; 6. students for whom the course is compulsory for their minor; 7. students, for whom the course is part of his/her minor subject’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet; 8. students who have applied for the course through a student mobility scheme (internal mobility within Aalto University, flexible study right (JOO) studies etc.); 9. other students.
Additional information for the course (applies in this implementation):
Essential Black & White
The course instructs students to work with black and white analog photo material. The course teaches the basics of film developing and print making. It is also possible to deepen your previous knowledge of your photo lab practice or to make photographic experiments within the scope of available materials and premises.
The course consists of lectures on darkroom praxis, group discussions, individual guidance and independent work. During the group meetings we ponder over various issues that have come to the fore during the practical work. We will also discuss your ongoing course work, the content and form, and it’s varied readings and interpretations.
We use two different sizes of films at the course. To photograph the films you need a 35mm analogue film camera and/or a 6x7 medium format film camera.
You can also bring with you pre-developed film(s), so you can start the course with printing instead of film work. We work step by step because there are only 3 workstations in the Väre darkroom. We also have Otakaari 1X darkroom with 3 workstations to be used during the course. Film development and printing take place in the same premises.
It is possible to develop 35mm film, 6x7 medium size roll film and 4x5 large format sheet films in the darkrooms. These are also the film formats you can use to make prints, all though the course doesn’t provide students with the 4x5 film material itself.
The workshop uses 35mm and 6x7 roll film as educational material. We use 24x30cm size photo paper for contact sheets, 18x24cm photo paper and 24x30cm fiber paper for printing. All needed chemicals for the mentioned work are included in the course materials.
Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation):
More detailed schedule will be given in the beginning of the course.
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GROUP MEETINGS take place at Väre, room M103:
07.01.2019 Monday 09.15–12.00
08.01.2019 Tuesday 09.15–12.00
09.01.2019 Wednesday 09.15–12.00
16.01.2019 Wednesday 13.15–15.00
23.01.2019 Wednesday 13.15–17.00
THE DARKROOMS are reserved for the course for the whole course period 07.01–25.01.2019:
Väre darkroom (3 work places), room F003
Otakaari 1X darkroom (3 work places), room A023
Friday 25.01. is reserved for group work, cleaning up the two darkrooms.
- Teacher: Anne Kinnunen
- Teacher: Heli Rekula