3 months into this & we’ve met awesome folx & seen our self grow !
Still at it using good ol’ film…
New offerings : Image Making I – if what you see is not what you are getting in your images, these lessons will help you learn the strategies & key principles to creating the images you want with your camera, digital or analog.
Summer Camp learn the basic principles of Light Drawing– Photography–in this 4 half-day camp covering a bit o’ history; a li’l science; pinhole camera making; & contact print methodologies using light sensitive materials ! M-Th 12-4pm each week in August. Ages 5+
Or sign-up for our Accessible Light Drawing Workshop that will be part of Arts Alive! through The Arts Center August 12-13.
For a sneak peak, please visit us at Truckenbrod Gallery during July’s Corvallis Art Walk as we’ll be teaching iterations of this workshop for Living Studios all month.
& check-out Light Rider Studios’ owner, Koa A. Tom, exhibit Bodyland at Truckenbrod Gallery in July.
Schedule Lessons in various photographic methodologies from building your own pinhole camera to printing digital negatives… we’re here to support your creative endeavors in light-writing.
Some things end, others begin… We will no longer be open special hours for Art Park–Light Rider Studios remains a community-focused photography hub so drop-in during our regular hours ( Sun-Wed 11a-4p) !
Our Spring lesson series are almost over, but, going forward, we will have more course & time options .
It’s World Pinhole Photography Day ! We’re here (same Light Rider time & place: 11-4, 2150 NE Conifer Blvd) with supplies for you to make your own pinhole camera & photograph.
Feel free to bring any light-tight easy to get into container to make your camera. There are lots of nice manufactured pinhole cameras out there, too ! Use the tool that is right for you.
We have some old paper & fresh chemistry for you to develop a pinhole camera print.
You can sign-up for Spring Lessons now ! & we added a few more…
Thank you for coming out in-person & in-spirit to our Grand Opening 26 March 2022.
Sign-up for a darkroom class !
sweet article by Emilie Ratcliffe in this week’s Advocate.
Call for Art !
Have you ever created work, intentionally or not, resembling that of another artist ? Have a picture of yourself or someone you know that looks like another ? That is the theme of our Art Call ! Send images of your work/family photo & its doppelgänger to firstname.lastname@example.org by Noon 25 March 2022. Please indicate size/scope & display needs. All media & folx encouraged !
Audience Choice Raffle for 3 Giclee Prints ( equal to 11×14 ); Intro to Film Photography session; or an hour Restoration participants.
We look forward to seeing you–double !
We’ve been surely making improvements for you !
We’re not slow–we run on analog time.
Ride the light !
We got our Sweetgum tree trimmed so branches no longer overhang the darkroom, & got mulch paths for you ! Enhancing accessibility, & protecting our assets !
We look forward to further improvements as we are able. One thing going forward is a vestibule in lieu of our rotating darkroom door. If there are accommodations you need in the meantime, reach out !
Family is paramount here at Light Rider Studios–therefore, we care deeply for you heirlooms & stories. Saturday 12 February is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, & Light Rider Studios’ owner’s eldest siblings’ as well ! Do some creative Abe Lincoln or family history inspired project ideation while we are CLOSED Saturday 12 February.
We are now OPEN Saturdays 6-9PM
We well be CLOSED 17-24 January.
We will be holding space for Creative Parents to meet-up 1st Mondays 9:30-11am–see you 7 Feb ! Kiddos welcome.
We will be adding hours Friday Night after Lunar New Year & begin hosting a monthly meet-up every Second Monday, 9:30-11am–join other creative parents 7 Feb !
We have Film ! Limited supply on offer to bring a little light into these dark days.
There’s a reason why most people who have developed film & photographs in a Darkroom call the experience ‘magic’–find out ! Use our space or take a class & develop your own magic.
Space. We have it. For holiday photo sessions & other gatherings…
Yes, we have film ! Limited supply, but since we teach its use, we tend to have some fun rolls on-hand for you if the whim or need strikes you.
3rd Thursday Movie Night: La Casa Lobo
21 Oct 2021, 8-10PM
Bring a comfortable seat, snacks & chill vibes…
Ride the light !
the weather is getting crisp… time to get inside and work images collected over the summer…
Ride the Light !
we will be temporarily closed to the public until our official opening In the meantime, projects accepted online & via phone; & sign up for a class !
Wow ! We’re busy ! Getting ready for you. New floors should arrive this month !
We are applying for grant funding to pay an artist to paint our exterior–drop us a line if you would like to considered for this Art Call/Residency.
Our first courses begin this week: Film Photography is being offered online Friday night. Learn the ins & outs of film photography and why you might want to dabble in this medium.
Hands-on courses being in August with Cyanotyping & Pinhole Camera making.
Stayed tuned for darkroom Film Development in the Fall.
We have become home to some carpenter ants–while we help our friends relocate & clean-up their mess, classes have been postponed. See the updated schedule in the entry below.
We’re getting closer & closer to opening ! It has been a lot of hard work, but it is paying off–doesn’t the darkroom look nice ?