AS220 Media Arts
The AS220 Industries are our earned-income approach to community building through expanded access to resources and affordable education. AS220 currently houses three Industries: AS220 Labs, AS220 Media Arts, and the AS220 Printshop. By providing access to studio space, tools of the trade, and varied training opportunities, the AS220 Industries foster a diverse and dynamic environment for learning, creating, and sharing.
Since August 1994, when the Paul Krot Darkroom was established at 115 Empire Street, AS220’s photography programs have grown to embrace both digital and traditional B&W photography, added studio lighting, and camera rentals, as well as resources for photo finishing, digital editing and large-format printing. We introduced educational offerings to support the use of these new resources. In 2012, we began to expand the photography program into a Media Arts program supporting complementary analog and digital mediums such as film, video, audio, and computer/web applications. AS220 currently provides affordable access to graphics software at the Media Arts Lab, and is planning a gradual expansion into new media as resources allow.
If you would like to support the expansion of AS220 Media Arts, please contact Program Manager, Chris Anderson, email@example.com.
If you wish to give online to support the expansion of resources at the Media Arts Lab, you may do so at our secure donation page.
Photography at AS220
& the Paul Krot Community Darkroom
Our darkrooms began in August 1994 when recent college graduates Pam Murray and Scott Lapham found themselves suddenly without access to darkroom facilities and helped fill the gap by joining forces with AS220 to create a community darkroom in downtown Providence.
Since then the Paul Krot Community Darkrooms have helped hundreds of photographers practice their craft and have introduced hundreds more to the art of traditional B&W film photography.
Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm
*Office hours are open to Members and by appointment
Open Shop Hours
Tuesday -Saturday, 10am – 10pm*
*Reservations are offered in 4 hr blocks.
The Media Arts Manager, a Monitor, or a Keymember is available during these times to let members in, restock supplies, and offer help or advice where they are able.
AS220 Media Arts
131 Washington St #202
Providence, RI 02903
The Paul Krot Community Darkroom
115 Empire St, FL 2
Providence, RI 02903
Chris Anderson is the Media Arts Manager. Additional administrative support is provided by Beth Brandon, AS220 Industries Coordinator.
Chris Anderson, Media Arts Manager
Phone: 401.831.9327 x.202 /// Email: mediaarts(at)as220.org
Beth Brandon, AS220 Industries Coordinator
Phone: 401.831.9327 x.201 /// Email: beth(at)as220.org
AS220 Media Arts Offers Services including
- B&W film developing
- B&W photo printing
- Digital Archiving
- Digital Color Printing
You can hire an assistant to work with you at the Media Arts Lab or in our darkrooms, schedule an instructor to teach you one-on-one or hire Media Arts to conduct a private group workshop.*
We teach all age ranges, with expertise in photography (film & digital) audio engineering, and video production. We can assist you with the purchasing or setup of media equipment and training on equipment and software applications.
The base rate instruction is $30/hr plus any materials cost incurred.
Private instruction and hired assistants may be subject to a minimum booking (typically 4 hrs). A 24 hour cancellation policy applies.
Contracted services are priced hourly or by project.
For a quote on your project or to discuss private instruction, please contact the AS220 Media Arts Manager or AS220 Industries Coordinator.
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