This winter, the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery is dedicating our smaller gallery space to a unique artist-led project, a self-directed residency by local artist and photographer Shannon Erickson.

Over the winter months, Shannon will be working alone in the space, preparing two terrarium installations using a diverse range of plants and sculptural elements. These terrariums will become the focus and the tools for new macro photography artworks, with the artist exploring and experimenting with growing plants, lighting, projection, and time-lapse video capture.

On February 11, we will open the space for one day, for a public workshop and open house reception to celebrate the artist’s work and to see the work in progress.

Watch our social media and website for updates as this project continues.
GROW: Photography Workshop with Shannon Erickson
February 11, 1-3pm

This unique macro photography workshop will take you into the creative world of local artist Shannon Erickson. 

Happening inside of Shannon’s working studio space at GDAG (part of her winter residency project GROW), this is your chance to try macro photography with living plant terrarium installations.

Explore nature, lighting, and composition in photography; you can learn new skills and ideas from the artist, in addition to creating your own unique macro photography artwork.

Cost to participate is $30.

Participants, please bring your own DSLR camera if possible. If you do not have a DSLR camera, you can contact the gallery and we will try to accommodate you. There are a limited number of extra DSLR cameras available to lend for this workshop.

We are asking participants to tell us about their level of experience with DSLR and macro photography. This is only to provide the Workshop Leader with an idea of how to best prepare, and we will do everything we can to accommodate people with any level of previous experience.

Included with the registration fee, GDAG will offer art quality colour printing to workshop participants (one 5” x 7″ print), with additional printing available at cost.

To register please contact us by phone or email, or visit us at the gallery.

Workshop registration fees can be paid in person with cash or card, or via Square transaction online. Reservations will be taken on a first come first served basis, and capacity is limited.

Please contact us if you have any questions.