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St. Andrews, NB 2021

A self-directed workshop
with Freeman Patterson

July 11 - 16, 2021
(depart July 17)
August 15 - 20, 2021
(depart August 21)

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 for an overview and check KIRA.)

Number of participants: Six per workshop

Workshop Content: This is an artist residency, a time and opportunity for creative self-exploration.

Participants will meet Freeman at four o’clock Sunday afternoon on the commodious veranda of the KIRA residence to discuss the gardens, the town, workshop content, hopes and ideas for personal projects, and the week together, then share dinner in the Garden Café.

On Monday all participants will have the morning for exploring and making photographs in the many different gardens before viewing and discussing images in the afternoon. Freeman will have a number of programs available; during the week he will offer those he feels are most relevant to participants’ interests and direction. There will be one-on-one and group discussions and opportunities for private viewing sessions with Freeman.

Participants may opt out of any program, evaluation, or discussion, as Freeman wants each person to pursue her/his own artistic goals above all else. His role will be to provide relevant instruction, objective (and subjective) evaluation, guidance, and support.

Participants will have access to all parts of Kingsbrae Garden before, during, and after public visiting hours (from dawn to dusk). You may also visit and photograph in the town of St. Andrews (easy walking distance).

Our final evening meal together on Friday will be at Savour in the Garden, a multi-course tasting menu prepared by the multi-award-winning chef, Alex Haun. This will be an experience in culinary art that you will long remember. (Read about Savour in the Garden on the Kingsbrae web site.)


  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 flash drive. 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.


July 11 – 16 (depart July 17)
August 15 – 20 (depart August 21)

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


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.}

Participants should arrive before 4 pm on Sunday and depart the following Saturday morning.

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.

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 Freeman and workshop participants for dinners and the final day of programs. (Pets cannot be accommodated).

Fee for meals and accommodation for the week for partners or friends will be $700. + HST (15%).

Tripod Rental:
Four tripods are available for rental. With the weight restrictions with air travel, this may make it easier if you are flying. It will also give participants who do not own a sturdy tripod the opportunity to work with the tripod that Freeman recommends. Rental fee is $50 + HST (15%) for the week. As quantities are limited, please reserve when you register.


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, phone, or fax for the 2021 workshops indicating your first and second choice of workshop weeks. Due to the uncertainties of Covid, we will not be collecting a deposit at this time.

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

Shamper’s Cove Limited
3487 Route 845
Long Reach, NB, Canada E5S 1X4
Phone 506-763-2189     Fax 506-763-2035

Step 2: We will be in touch two months before your workshop begins to arrange payment.

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