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Save $20.00 with a 2022 Membership - New and Renewal of unexpired 2021 memberships or 2023 Membership - New and Renewal of unexpired 2022 memberships

Course Number: 232YTPH050

Dates: M, Tu, W, Th, F, June 5-9, 2023
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Meets: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM , 5 sessions

Fee: $390.00

There are 5 openings remaining at this time.

Learn how to use a 35mm camera, from scratch to finish. Instruction will be given in how to compose, meter and expose photographs. Students will need to bring their own 35mm cameras (automatic and/or manual with instruction booklet, if available.) Negatives will be developed and the darkroom magic will begin. Basic printing skills will be taught and practiced, advancing at individual rates, including presentation of a final photo that will be spotted, matted and framed. Class includes 2 rolls of black and white film, printing paper, chemistry and presentation materials.

NOTE: You must have a 35mm MANUAL SLR FILM CAMERA to take this week long course. Spruill will have some cameras available for rent if you do not own one.
Please bring your camera to the first class and the manual if you have it available.
Registration closes on May 24th.
Fee: $390.00

Save $20.00 with a 2022 Membership - New and Renewal of unexpired 2021 memberships or 2023 Membership - New and Renewal of unexpired 2022 memberships

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Non-member$ 230.00
Optional FeeDonation$ 1.00
Mandatory FeePhotography Lab Fee$ 160.00

Ann Clancy

Photograph of Ann Clancy Photograph of Steel Pipe in Corner by Ann Clancy
Ann's Classes

Ann Clancy teaches darkroom, beginner and intermediate classes for digital photography, advantaged vision, and a workshop in mobile photography. She has an interactive teaching style designed to increase student involvement. You can find additional examples of her work at

Miss Clancy has been a teacher of photography in the St. Louis and Atlanta area for over 45 years, with a Master of Education and Master of Fine Arts with a specialization in Photography. In addition to studying with Ansel Adams, she has participated in workshops and classes with renowned photographers Paul Caponigno, Roy DeCarva, Ernst Haas, Paul Kohn, Bob Kolebrenner, Katie Knight and Shinidi Kumanomido. During the summer of 2003, she participated in a workshop with Jonathan Bailey with the emphasis on GP-1 split toning and Mordancage.

In the year 2005, Miss Clancy took part in a workshop with Les McLean, a renowned teacher and photographer from Great Britain where the emphasis was on split printing.

In addition Miss Clancy has been a guest lecturer and judge at various camera clubs in both Atlanta and St. Louis. Miss Clancy has also been a part of the juror committee for the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and the Virginia Highlands Art Festival and the Atlanta Arts Festival. Most recently, for the year 2013 she has again been a part of the juror committee for both the Virginia Highlands and Atlanta Arts Festival.

Photograph of Sunflowers by Ann Clancy

At the present time, she is a photography instructor at The Spruill Center for the Arts. Teaching basic, intermediate and advanced darkroom skills. In the most recent years she has been offering classes in the use of digital cameras, both basic and intermediate sessions. This also includes learning to use Infrared techniques with digital equipment. In addition she also offers workshops and classes in advance photography classes, toning techniques (both basic and exotic), fabric printing and mounting and presentation of photographs.

In the coming year, the Art Center, with it's commitment to traditional process, will be offering various classes and workshops using Van Dyke, Platinum and Palladium printing techniques. In addition to formal class room instruction, Miss Clancy does consulting work with those unable to attend a structured class schedule.

Miss Clancy has been a winner of several nationally published newspaper sponsored photographic contests and had the honor of being the Best of Show winner at the St. Louis Artiest Guild yearly exhibition. She has had several Woman Shows and is shown frequently with other artists in the Atlanta area. Her most recent show was a 50 year review presented during Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

Miss Clancy cites Sally Mann and Ruth Berhardt as two of her favorite artists and biggest influences on her work.

And in her heart, Miss Clancy stands 6 feet tall.

Photograph of Waffel House by Ann Clancy
Date Day Time Location
06/05/2023Monday1 PM to 3:30 PM RM 17
06/06/2023Tuesday1 PM to 3:30 PM RM 17
06/07/2023Wednesday1 PM to 3:30 PM RM 17
06/08/2023Thursday1 PM to 3:30 PM RM 17
06/09/2023Friday1 PM to 3:30 PM RM 17


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