Join us to create your very own photograms, discover the magic of the darkroom and learn about illustration!

In the first part of this workshop, you'll be invited to a short tour of our World Illustration Awards Touring Exhibition – a showcase of exciting new work by emerging talent and professional illustrators from around the globe. Then we'll head down to our darkroom to get creative with your newfound inspiration!

You'll be using photographic paper and light, along with a range of materials, to produce photograms in response to the show. You will learn about:

  • Cameraless photography
  • Photographic chemistry
  • Darkroom techniques
  • Building a narrative
  • Composition
  • and more...

All materials will be provided. No darkroom experience necessary. Please note that this workshop is suitable for ages 16+. Please meet in the Art + Design Gallery.

***Please note that this workshop has been rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances, and will now take place on Tuesday 23 April 13:00–14:30.


Parking is available in The Forum Multi-storey Car Park or Student Car Park E (Parking Map) and is FREE for the first 2 hours on weekdays, with a £2 fee thereafter payable via Hozah. We also have a Park and Ride facility located at Angerlands (AL10 8HS) which offers FREE parking + £1 for the regular shuttle bus.

Further information here: Parking at UH


Accessible parking and toilets are available and the entrance to the Art + Design Gallery is at ground level. There is a lift opposite the Art Shop for easy access to our darkrooms downstairs.

Please get in touch with us if you have a disability that you would like to disclose, and we will accommodate your needs.