Active Membership


No matter your skill level, beginner or professional, we require all new members to take an orientation class to become familiar with The Knoxville Community Darkroom, our procedures and equipment. At orientation, you will pay for your first month of membership, and you should be ready to work that month!

Orientation will be hands on course in both film developing and printmaking. You should come with at least one roll of B&W film at your orientation.

Our orientation schedule will be posted on our calendar, and you must RSVP via e-mail at least 24 hours before the class is held. The session will not run if there are no RSVPs to class the day prior.

Before you come to orientation, you must read Darkroom Hazards.

Step Two: Payment

B&W Darkroom Usage (One time, drop in rate): $15

B&W Darkroom Usage (Half Month – Available only after the 15th): $20

B&W Darkroom Usage (Full Month Student -Must have student ID): $25

B&W Darkroom Usage (Full Month): $30 per month, $85 for three months or $300 per year.

B&W Darkroom Usage (Full Month For Families): 2-Person Family $50 per month, 3-Person Family $75 per month or 4-Person Family $100 per month.

Welcome New Member!

After you’ve completed orientation, you may remit payment via PayPal on our website or you may pay in person with cash, check or credit cards.

When your membership is processed, you will be given the keycode for the lockbox to use the Darkroom at your convenience. The code will change monthly. All Members joining for a period of One Year will be given a key to the Darkroom.

Your membership payment is not transferable to another individual and may not be applied to a future month if you do not work in the current month.


KCD Membership

Please help support KCD!

The Knoxville Community Darkroom is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering education, programming, and facilities available for public use. Join us as we promote and preserve traditional photographic processes through community education and educational programming. 

Legacy Membership

 We are honored to have several individuals donate their equipment, knowledge and time to start the Knoxville Community Darkroom. If you are interested in supporting us, but do not wish to actively use the Darkroom; we would enjoy the chance to have you speak, exhibit your past work or teach. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit and your support means the world to us. Thank you.


Love Film?  Want to teach, volunteer, or be an artist in residence? 

We’re always looking for volunteers! Or maybe you have a class you would like to teach? Are you an art student that would like to work in return for Darkroom membership? We want to hear from you! Please reach out with your ideas.  See our Contact page for info.