I have a photography club in a middle school. I have advised this group
for about 11 years. I would tell you that it is terrible slow to teach
the kids how to photograph and process the films. With one enlarger is is
particularly slow. If your space is not too small, maybe you could get
another one or two. Old ones should be easy to find. I should tell you
that I only meet once a week with them, and a class room situation would
be much different. It is rewarding though. I have great luck with kids
who have interested parents. My students have been successful in local
nat'l competitions and some have gone on to do this in their homes and as
they continued in high school. Good Luck.
On Wed, 18 Aug 1999 Tucsndawn wrote:
>glad to be back in the conversation. I have been away for a while. Hope
>everyone has been having a nice summer.
>Here's my dilemma. I teach K-8 art. A friend of mine has an old enlarger and
>photo equiptment that I can't decide whether to buy or not. It is possible to
>build a darkroom in my storage room too. I am just not sure if its worth it
>for one enlarger. I am afraid I will buy it and it will just sit. Plus I am
>unsure of how I would schedule developing etc.
>Has anyone here on the elementary level ever done a photography unit with
>K-8 before? Can kids develop their own film without an enlarger? I want to do
>a photo unit. I feel like this is one of the few media that I have not
>covered with my students.
>Any input would help... Thanks....Dawn in Tucson