It’s a Pinhole Photo Party for Everyone!
It’s a Pinhole Photo Party for Everyone!
It’s a Pinhole Photo Party for Everyone!
It’s a Pinhole Photo Party for Everyone!
It’s a Pinhole Photo Party for Everyone!

It’s a Pinhole Photo Party for Everyone!


Regular price $60.00
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Course Fee: $40 
Non-refundable Materials Fee: $20

TIME: 5:00PM – 8:00PM PDT
LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 15+)
LOCATION: Building 308, Fort Worden, Port Townsend.

Explore the captivating world of pinhole photography with internationally acclaimed artist Martin Vanners and local pinhole enthusiast Jen Cohen in a workshop designed to boost your mood and ignite your creativity. Simply bring your curiosity and joyous spirit to delve into this fun and fascinating art form in a relaxed, welcoming environment.

During this hands-on session, participants will craft their own pinhole cameras using upcycled beverage cans. Guided by Martin and Jen, you'll capture unique images and explore the enchanting process of developing your prints in a darkroom setting.

Don't forget to bring a full can of your favorite beverage to contribute to the camera-making process. Join us in celebrating creativity and community, with refreshments and snacks, as we embark on an evening of fun!


Students should bring a beverage can with which to build their pinhole camera and a can opener. 

All other required supplies are provided with the materials fee, including photographic paper/film, developer, and fixer.

After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal, including course syllabus and supply information. Learn more

Using his Pinsta camera, a simple box with a hole, Martin Vanners captures light directly onto photographic paper. While this method may seem slow and unpredictable to some, for Martin, it is a deeply contemplative and magical process – a way to connect with the universe. With a background that includes stints at Nikon and Wacom, Martin now dedicates his talents full-time to exploring the limitless possibilities of pinhole photography. He has been an invited speaker at the prestigious Amsterdam Photo Academy. His work has been featured in Focus Magazine, and he exhibits his photography globally. In addition to his role as a full-time pinhole photographer, Martin travels worldwide to provide highly sought-after Pinsta pinhole photography workshops and works freelance as a social media and content creator for U.K.-based Pinsta camera.

Artist website: Martin Vanners, @martin_vanners

Jen Cohen, a Port Townsend experimental photographer, is the founder of Raw Art Collective. Jen’s work has been published, shown in galleries in the United States, and is in private collections around the world. She curates Pinsta pinhole photographs for a virtual gallery @Pinstafanatics, teaches local workshops, and seeks every opportunity to share her passion for pinhole photography.

Artist website: Raw Art Collective, @therawartcollective

This course is eligible for a 10% member discount at the Supporter level and beyond. 
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Don's Pharmacy offer Northwind Art School students a 10% discount on art supplies.

If Northwind Art has to cancel a course for any reason, all enrolled students will receive a 100% refund (including any materials fee).

Students who withdraw from a course at least seven days prior to its first meeting will receive a 90% refund (less any materials fee).

Students withdrawing fewer than seven days from the first day of class are not eligible for a refund except in the case of illness or injury, in which case they are eligible to receive a 40% refund (less any materials fee).

Please note that 10% of every course’s registration fee is considered to be a non-refundable deposit in cases of withdrawal to cover administrative overhead. All refunds will be applied to the same credit card that was used for enrollment. No credits or transfers will be granted. Please contact for more information.

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