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Creative Workshops & Retreats

Join Catherine for a creative pilgrimage to Ireland or Italy, or attend a creative workshop with her in NC, VA, OR or NM.

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  • St Francis Springs Prayer Center 477 Grogan Road Stoneville, NC, 27048 United States (map)

Photography is the language of light. Seeing through a camera encourages us to slow down and become more mindful of the beauty around us.

In this four night, five day retreat, you will learn practices for bringing mindfulness and awareness to the photographs you make so that your photographs more fully express the feeling a scene evokes in you. You will also discover how to use your iPhone or Android phone to photograph close-up scenes which can open you up to seeing the world in a totally new way.

We will then explore how to add your unique creative touch to your images by enhancing them on your iPhone, iPad or Android device with photo apps that are easy to use.

What use are photographs if they just stay on your phone or computer? In this retreat you will also create inspirational items using your photographs. These will include a set of photo cards with quotations, photo gift boxes, a portable altar-like book form to hold photographs and quotes, and more. Some of these ideas can be found in Catherine's book The Creative Photographer.

This retreat will be held at the St. Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville, NC, which is about 30 miles north of Greensboro, NC. The closest airport is Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO).

The Center is situate on 140 acres of peaceful wooded land and has a beautiful labyrinth, walking trails and stream.

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You can arrive any time after 3pm to check-in to your room, and we will officially start after dinner which is served at 6pm. We will end after lunch on the last day.

The cost of $990 includes four nights accommodation in a single room with private bathroom, all meals (twelve in all) and all art supplies and instruction. If you would like to share a room with a friend the cost is $870.

Included in the cost of this retreat is:

  • Your very own Easy-macro lens
  • A set of The Creative Photographer Exploration Cards to Expand Your Creativity which will set you up for continuing to explore ways to use your camera at home. 
  • All the supplies necessary to make your creative projects (excluding the cost of developing any of the photographs you want to have printed to use use in your projects)

All levels of photographers are welcome. No need to have a fancy camera. Your iPhone or Android phone is great to use for this retreat!

You can reserve your space by paying a deposit of $150 and advising whether you require a single room or shared room. The balance is payable by August 27th, 2019. You are welcome to make part-payments towards the retreat at any time you wish.


Any cancellation incurs a $50 cancellation fee. Fees are non-refundable after September 27th, 2019 but you can find someone to take your place. 

Contact me if you have any questions.

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