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St. Andrews, NB 2023

ARTIST'S RETREAT
A self-directed workshop
with Freeman Patterson

Wednesday through Monday
July 5-10 (depart July 11)

Tuesday through Sunday
Oct 17-22 (depart Oct 23)

St. Andrews, NB

Namaqualand in Bloom - By freeman Patterson

Location: Kingsbrae International Residency for the Arts (KIRA), St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Meeting rooms, accommodation, and meals will all be in the 11-hectare/27-acre Kingsbrae Gardens. (Visit www.kingsbraegarden.com for an overview and check KIRA.)

Number of participants: Six per workshop

Workshop Content: This is an artists’ residency, a time and opportunity for creative self-exploration. The focus is on art (the imaginings, dreams, and passions that motivate us to create) rather than on craft (the tools and techniques of photography or another visual medium.)

Freeman will illustrate and discuss how, when you are making photographs or other art for yourself, you will tell your life story through the symbols of content and symbols of approach or style (what remains constant and what changes) that appear quite naturally in your creations.

There will be daily opportunities for photographing in Kingsbrae Garden and the town of St. Andrew’s-by-the Sea and for one-on-one discussion of images with Freeman and with each other. Also, depending on availability, each retreat will include one or more visits from artists working in other visual media and/or possible studio visits.

Each participant is invited to bring (on a flash drive/USB) 10-20 images of significant personal value that can be shared with the group.

Requirements:

  1. Participants must be familiar with their camera(s) and with the playback features that enable you to select, delete, and transfer images to your computer or a flash drive/USB. This is definitely not a workshop on how to operate your camera, phone, or other photographic equipment. Bring instructional manuals with you if you feel in the least uncertain.

  2. Participants must bring their own laptop computer. A digital projector will be available. You should be sufficiently adept with software such as Photoshop or Lightroom to adjust the contrast, brightness, hue, saturation, and sharpness of your images. You must also be able to resize your images and save them as jpegs to a flash drive/USB. (Participants may shoot raw files, but we will work with jpegs to speed up workflow.)

  3. Participants should prepare for the workshop by relaxing and anticipating the experience.

2023 WORKSHOP DATES

July 5 – 10 (depart July 11)
October 17 - 22 (depart October 23)

We accept registrations on a first come/first served basis. Registration is now open. (Six participants per workshop)

We will maintain a waiting list for each retreat once we have reached the maximum 6 students. If there is no space in your requested retreat, you may want to place your name on this list. Please indicate how much notification time you require to be able to attend - the less time you require, the better your chance.

Cancellations: On cancellations up to six weeks prior to the beginning date of the workshop, we will refund your deposit less 50% for expenses. We will not refund on cancellations received six weeks or less prior to the beginning date of the workshop. Due to the continued uncertainties of COVID we strongly suggest that you purchase travel insurance.

FEE for the Retreat, including Accommodation and Meals

Fee for the five-day/six-night course includes meals and accommodation in a private room with private bath is (Canadian funds) $2795 per person + HST (15%). (If your dietary restrictions require the purchase of specialty items, an additional fee may be charged.)

We will maintain a waiting list for each course once we have reached the maximum 6 students. If there is no space in either of your requested courses, you may want to place your name on this list. Please indicate how much notification time you require to be able to attend - the less time you require, the better your chance.

Participants should arrive before 4 p.m. afternoon on the first day.

Guests: Partners or friends of participants do not pay the tuition fee and should not expect to attend regular lectures or to receive field instruction. They may join workshop participants for meals and have full access to the garden. (Pets cannot be accommodated).

Fee for meals and accommodation for the week for partners or friends will be $700. + HST


TO REGISTER FOR A 2023 WORKSHOP

We will take registrations on a first come/first served basis. Registrations are now open.

Step 1: Send your completed, signed application form by e-mail indicating your first and second choice of workshop weeks. We require a $400 deposit (Canadian funds) payable the first week of January. Our preferred method is etransfer but we do accept VISA or MasterCard if that is your preferred method. Please indicate on your application form if you will be paying by e-mail money transfer or credit card the first week of January.

Send your completed, signed application form by e-mail or post to:

Shamper’s Cove Limited
3491 Route 845
Long Reach, NB, Canada E5S 1X4
E-mail   freemanpatterson2@gmail.com
Phone 506-763-2189

Step 2: The balance of your workshop fees must be paid six weeks before your workshop begins to ensure your place is held.

Cancellations: On cancellations up to six weeks prior to the beginning date of the workshop, we will refund your deposit less 50% for expenses. We will not refund on cancellations received six weeks or less prior to the beginning date of the workshop. We strongly suggest the purchase of cancellation insurance.

Please do not register for a workshop unless you are able to stay for the entire period as an early departure seriously disrupts the spirit and fellowship of the workshop.




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