AE21 Contemplative Photography and The Enveloping Landscape in Winter A

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Friday January 29

3:30 PM  –  5:00 PM


Contemplative Photography and The Enveloping Landscape in Winter

ONLINE*  Four Sessions: Fridays, January 29, February 5, 12 and 19; 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Instructor: Susan Patrice

$125 member | $145 non-member

BREG | BRN Elective credit, NC EE Criteria II credit (4 hours)


This class is now sold out. Please sign up on our wait list and we will contact you if a space becomes available. A second section is scheduled for Tuesdays, February 2, 9, 16 and 23; 6:30 - 8 p.m. and will open for registration on Sunday, January 17. Indicate your interest in this section on the wait list.


Deepen your intimacy with your surroundings and the natural world through photography. Award-winning documentary photographer Susan Patrice offers a heart-felt photography workshop that combines contemplative practices with ways to document this extraordinary time that might keep us six feet apart from other humans but can inspire a closer and more intimate focus on nature and our 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. Four Zoom-based class meetings include photographic assignments, rich sharing and discussion, and supportive critiques. Registration for this class also includes one hour individualized consultation with the instructor to workshop equipment, portfolio or composition questions (offered online, time to be determined). 


Part of Adult Education Programs offered in celebration of The Enveloping Landscape: A Contemplative Photographic Journey, showing at the Baker Exhibit Center at The North Carolina Arboretum, January 16 through May 2, 2021. The exhibition brings together Susan Patrice’s photographs shown alongside participants in The Enveloping Landscape workshops in each season of 2020 at the Arboretum. This stunning and expansive exhibition shows the breadth and depth of our region through the eyes and hearts of 25 regional photographers.


Click here for additional information and educational programs and events planned in connection with the exhibition. 


Tools: Zoom, Google account for sharing images



*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be included in your confirmation email following registration. This is a live, interactive class, though recordings of class sessions can be made available to registered participants by request if they need to miss a session.



Susan Patrice is a documentary photographer, community artist, and founder of Makers Circle. She recently launched the Six Feet Photography Project, a community project that encourages photographers to make and share images of their lived experiences of confinement and social distancing. 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.


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