About the Teaching Artist

Angelika Rinnhofer has been an art educator for 16 years. Her interest in teaching photography was sparked when she taught a group of high school students how to use a darkroom. From 2006 until 2015, she taught photography, art history, and a variety of digital art forms in a boarding school in Westchester, NY. From 2016 until 2019, she taught art appreciation at Miami Dade College in Miami, FL. From 2019 until the present, she has been teaching photography and art appreciation at CNM. Additionally, she teaches photography online for Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH.


Class Description

An introduction to black and white film photography, which includes learning to process film and print black and white 35mm negatives. Class will meet to take pictures near Harwood, bring the film rolls to the darkroom and develop them. Each student will then have the chance to make a contact sheet of the film strips and choose the negatives to print by learning how to analyze printable negatives. Students will then print the chosen negatives on black and white paper. Students will know how to take good exposures by learning about the exposure triangle (aperture, shutter speed, ISO). They will learn the importance of a good exposure on the quality of their negatives and ultimately, the quality of their photographic prints.


This class will be held indoors on our campus near downtown Albuquerque. 1114 7th St NW 87102


Class is scheduled for Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm – 7:30pm for six weeks.

First day of class: Wednesday, March 13

Lat day of class: Wednesday, April 17


This class is appropriate for ages 18 and up

What to Bring

Students are required to provide their own SLR camera for this course as well as their own supplemental materials like film and paper. Although it is not required, it is recommended that your starter kit be purchased through B&H as it will have all the appropriate supplies and is competitively priced with other suppliers. You may follow this link to view/purchase.



How Much

Registration – Subsidized Registration – Regular  Registration – Community Support
$145 $170 $195


Covid Policies

  • If you are feeling ill do not come to this class
  • Masks are optional and encouraged indoors


If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Ruby Rodriguez at ruby@harwoodartcenter.org

Refund Policy

Class Fee refunds will be issued on a case by case basis and requests must be emailed to Ruby (ruby@harwoodartcenter.org) at least one week prior to the start date of the class. The Class Fees will not be refunded if students request to withdraw from the workshop less than one week before the start date of the class or after the class has begun. If the class is cancelled by Harwood Art Center for any reason, the Class Fee will be refunded in full.