AE22 Contemplative Photography & The Enveloping Landscape: Makers Retreat

Friday September 30

6:00 PM  –  7:30 PM

Contemplative Photography & The Enveloping Landscape: A Makers Retreat

ONSITE | Two Sessions:

Artists Talk - Friday, September 30, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Workshop - Saturday October 1, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Instructor: Susan Patrice

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



Deepen your intimacy with the natural world through photography. Teachings in traditional ecological wisdom combine in this workshop with guided contemplative practice, time photographing in the Arboretum forest and sharing of supportive critiques.

The retreat includes a Friday evening artist talk and meeting of participants. A full day retreat at the Arboretum follows on Saturday. Participants will have an opportunity to work with the instructor to determine an online follow up for sharing images and reconnecting over ways of seeing beauty in the enveloping landscape.  

All levels of experience and equipment are welcome. Film and film cameras are available on loan for those who are interested.


Susan Patrice is a documentary photographer, community artist, and founder of Makers Circle, a nonprofit organization that designs community-based arts projects dedicated to cultural transformation and healing. Her photography and public installations focus primarily on the Southern Landscape and its people and features intimate images that touch deeply into the questions of place, gender, and belonging.


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