Come with me to Jerusalem….

A photographic workshop with Sally Mason FPSNZ

Experience the tranquillity of this old settlement nestled in a valley beside the quiet waters of the Whanganui River. In this peaceful setting we will seek to understand why we respond as we do to places and situations in which we find ourselves. We will explore our creativity through our cameras, endeavouring to infuse our images with a very personal interpretation and style. Creative in-cameras techniques will be a feature of this workshop, and we will share our feelings and photography daily.

Jerusalem  (Hiruharama) was once an important fishing village on the river.  A Roman Catholic mission was established here in 1854. Sister Suzanne Aubert came to the mission in 1883 at the invitation of the Maoris and established the Sisters of Compassion, a charitable nursing and religious order. Jerusalem was home for the well known NZ poet James K. Baxter and he is buried at the settlement. St. Josephs Church and the old convent remain, cared for by two Sisters. Our  workshop and accommodation will be within the old convent.  LIMITED ENROLMENTS APPLY

Dates:  Sun 16th Nov  – Fri 21st Nov 2014  (5 nights)

Arrive late afternoon Sun. 16th Nov. / finishes late morning/midday Friday 21st Nov.

Cost:      $820 

(deposit of $250 required with Registration Form)

Balance due 13th October.

Deposit will not be refunded after this date unless a replacement has been found.

Accommodation costs at the old Convent are included in the fee…. please bring your own bedding …. or this can be hired from the Sisters.  This will be a self catering workshop and all participants will be contacted with more details.   ____________________________________________________________________

Comments from Jerusalem workshop participants:

“Thank you for your words, your wisdom, your images and your inspiration. My cup overflows. I will remember to take time out of life again and cherish myself when it all becomes too crazy. I can’t think of a better way to restore refresh and to discover creativity than one of your workshops.” L. C.

Being caught off guard is not something that normally happens to me!!!  But I found the challenge of the workshop and as I kept say “the emotional content” was so refreshing.  I felt the course lifted my perception of my own images and how I was creating them and also taught me what was  missing.” I. T.

“Thanks for a very special week doing what we love doing best!! It was an incredibly enriching experience and I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful, serene countryside and the company of others.  I love how you present the workshop and all the energy you put into making it happen in such a wonderful way.  I loved your own personal input – that made it a workshop that is memorable and rewarding.” A. F.


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