VSC has two darkrooms available to photographers using traditional black-and-white printing techniques, one each on the lower level of the Barbara White Studio building and in the Wolf Kahn Studio Building.

Barbara White Darkroom

Black & White Equipment

  • OMEGA D2V enlarger for handling 35, 2¼, and 4x5 negatives and printing up to 16”x20” prints
  • Lenses: 135mm, 80mm, 50mm
  • Variable contrast filters

General Equipment

  • Light box (9”x12”)
  • Enlarger timer
  • 14”x17” Seal dry-mount press
  • Developing reels and tanks for 35mm, 120 & 220 film (but we recommend you bring your own.)
  • Tray and easels up to 16”x20”
  • Paper safe up to 11”x14”
  • Focus magnifier
  • Various mixing and measuring vessels and thermometers

Wolf Kahn Darkroom

Black & White Equipment

  • Omega Enlarger with timer, and negative carriers for 35mm, 120mm and 4x5.
  • Lenses: 135mm, 80mm, 50mm
  • Variable contrast filters for B&W printing

General Equipment

  • Light box
  • 14”x17” drymount press
  • Focus magnifier
  • Drying racks
  • Development tanks with reel sizes 35mm and 120 (but we recommend you bring your own.)
  • Tray sets: 8”x10”, 11”x14”, and 16”x20”
  • Paper safe (16”x20”)
  • Large work surface
  • Various mixing and measuring vessels and thermometers

Supplies

Some miscellaneous supplies provided: in general, Stop bath, Fotoflo, and Hypoclear are available for use by the residents. Please email the Visual Arts Coordinator at visualarts@vermontstudiocenter.org for more information on what chemicals are available for use during your month at VSC. Other supplies, i.e. film and paper, can be purchased locally or by mail order. (Delivery times from New York City are typically 3 days.) Photographers may also ship materials ahead.

By US Post Office:

Your Name
c/o VSC
PO Box 613
Johnson, VT 05656

By UPS, FedEX, or other commercial delivery service:

Your Name
c/o VSC
80 Pearl ST
Johnson, VT 05656