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Imagination and Dreams
with Elizabeth Opalenik
October 26 - October 31, 2014

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“Elizabeth is the most inspiring and encouraging instructor I have ever experienced— she has a generous spirit and is very soulful.” Marybeth Flower, past participant, Imagination and Dreams with Elizabeth Opalenik

Elizabeth’s instruction and assignments were designed to make us stretch— and they were extremely effective. She is engaged and sensitive, and it was fabulous.” Val Paulson, past Elizabeth Opalenik workshop participant

Elizabeth Opalenik has never forgotten that exciting moment, some 30 years ago, when she realized that she could convey her innermost feelings and thoughts through her photographs. From portraits to landscapes, her images are stepping-stones that trace where her mind has been, expressing the unique vision that she carries through her life.

This workshop is about searching for and finding those exciting moments. San Miguel de Allende, one of Mexico’s most charming colonial towns, is the perfect backdrop for embarking on the thrilling pursuit of the images that move and sustain us. With its rich culture, cobblestone streets, and warm, gracious people, San Miguel works its magic on your perceptions and your art.

Through various exercises designed to heighten awareness, we learn to make photographs that express our ideas, dreams, and emotions. Our week together includes daily assignments working with models and fellow participants. We also discuss such topics as print presentation, organizing a portfolio, digital infrared, and intimate, handmade books.

Risk-taking is encouraged as we apply newly acquired skills and share our collective insights, perceptions, and discoveries. Good images don’t just happen. Most often, our best work lies just beyond our greatest failures. In the supportive environment of this workshop, we learn to use those failures to forge new ideas and explore new paths.

$2,995 includes double accommodations for 6 nights (single supplement available for an additional $480), breakfast Monday through Saturday, lunch Monday through Friday, dinner Sunday & Friday, and applicable model/location/materials fees.   General Information for Workshops in San Miguel

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