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Photography Open House on August 25th, 6-9pm! Learn about CHAW's photography offerings, get a tour of the darkroom facilities, explore our camera equipment yard sale, and see some great photography in the Photo Community Exhibition! AND- we'll be announcing a new opportunity for photo artists, so stay tuned!

Darkroom &

Digital Lab

FAll 2017 Hours

June 1st – June 16th and August 12th – August 31st

Monday: 9:30am –8:30pm

Tuesday: 9:30am– 8:30pm

Wednesday: 9:30am – 8:30pm

Thursday: 9:30am – 8:30pm

Friday: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Saturday: 9:30am – 1:30pm


June 16th – August 11th

Monday: 9:30am –5:30pm

Tuesday: 9:30am – 8:30pm*

Wednesday: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Thursday: 9:30am – 8:30pm*

Friday: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Saturday: 9:30am – 1:30pm


*Note that Digital Photo classes take place from 630-830pm
please be mindful of classes in progress!

Individual session ($20) | Orientation ($45)  

Current Students (Free)

For more information or to schedule an orientation please contact

Katherine Akey at | 202-547-6839


CHAW Darkroom

CHAW's B&W Photography Darkroom and Digital Lab require an initial orientation to cover general information and policies about space use and equipment. This is not an instructional orientation, users must be familiar with general darkroom workflow and processes. The photography studio is a shared space, please be mindful that there may be classes running in the main room while you are using the darkroom. Use of the Digital Lab is not available if a class is running. Patrons must provide their own printing paper and paper developer. All other equipment and chemistry are available.


If you have no prior knowledge, we regularly offer an introduction to the darkroom class. Check out the class listings here.


To schedule a darkroom orientation please contact Katherine Akey 

Darkroom Orientation - $45

Individual Session - $20