Darkroom Rentals

Darkroom classes + workshops are held at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD). Rental facilities will resume early Fall 2017 at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center.

How to Rent

First-Time Renters: You must attend a free orientation, offered the first Saturday and third Tuesday of the month. You must register for the free orientation in advance by calling 303-837-1341 or reserving online by clicking below.

Darkroom Renters: If you have already attended an orientation and been approved for darkroom use, then you may schedule a session by calling 303-837-1341 or online by clicking below.

Note, rentals are only final after date confirmation from CPAC staff. Renters must be intermediate level or above, unless accompanied by CPAC tutor (see tutoring rates below).

Daily Rates

  • Members

  • Daily Rate

    $20 + $5 chemical fee*
  • With private instructor

    $60.00/hour
  • Non-Members

  • Daily Rate

    $35 + $5 chemical fee*
  • With private instructor

    $75.00/hour

Monthly Rates

  • Members

  • Monthly Rate

    $120 + chemical fee*
  • Non-Members

  • Monthly Rate

    $200 + chemical fee*

*Chemical fees are based on 11×14 trays and “normal” usage. Processing large batches of negatives or printing over 11 x 14 requires a higher fee to offset chemicals costs. Fees for 16 x 20 or larger are $10 per day. Fees will be waived for renters using their own chemicals. Chemical fees are negotiable for monthly renters

Equipment

  • 6 enlarger stations with 35mm to 4×5 capabilities

  • Film processing space

  • Zone VI archival 16×20 washer

  • Individual storage cubbies

Users must be intermediate level or above, unless accompanied by CPAC tutor. Basic chemicals provided. Renters responsible for paper and supplemental supplies. Renters must be over the age of 18 (unless registered for a CPAC Teen Darkroom Workshop). Users must follow safety protocols; renters who do not follow CPAC Darkroom’s Rules and Regulations will be denied access.