AE22 Contemplative Photography & The Enveloping Landscape in Spring

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Thursday May 12

11:00 AM  –  12:30 PM

Contemplative Photography and The Enveloping Landscape in Spring

ONLINE* | Five Sessions: Thursdays, May 12 - June 9, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Instructor: Susan Patrice

$175 Adult Non-member** (**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.)

BREG | BRN Elective credit; NCEE Criteria III 



Deepen your intimacy with your surroundings and the natural world through photography. Award-winning documentary photographer Susan Patrice offers a heartfelt photography workshop that combines contemplative practices with ways to document a closer and more intimate focus on nature and your surroundings. Through this simple photographic practice, a nearby green space can become an oasis of beauty and connection and your own backyard can come alive with extraordinary photographic opportunities. Five class meetings include photographic assignments, rich sharing and discussion, and supportive critiques. With appropriate conditions, we will schedule one session onsite at the Arboretum or an online critique / curatorial session.  



Tools: Zoom, Google account for sharing images



Susan Patrice is a documentary photographer, community artist, and founder of Makers Circle. She recently launched PhotoTerra, a community project that encourages photographers to make and share images of their lived experiences. Susan's own photography and public installations focus primarily on the Southern Landscape and its people and feature intimate images that touch deeply into the questions of place, gender, and belonging. She teaches the contemplative photography courses for Adult Education Programs at The North Carolina Arboretum.


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    • This class will be taught online via Zoom. Make sure your Zoom app is up to date. 
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