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Gualala Arts Workshop
Proprioceptive Photography
Instructor: Jamie McHugh

April 20, 2008
2:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Proprioceptive Photography, with Jamie McHugh
Register by:   April 4, 2008
Tuition:   $75 members; $90 non-members
Class size:   minimum 6; maximum 16
Materials:   camera

Proprioceptive Photography in Nature: A Body-Based Approach

Proprioception (body sensation) is your body's felt sense. This workshop focuses on three proprioceptive languages - Breath, Movement and Stillness - for photographing in nature.

In the first half of this workshop, you will learn basic tools of body awareness to provide bodily support and increased ease for varied postures in composition. Working collaboratively with your body increases mental focus and physical composure to capture innovative and unusual perspectives. We will then go out into the natural environment to apply these tools for the second half of the workshop.

Bring your camera and wear comfortable clothing for shooting outdoors.

Exploring Your Movement Intelligence, with Jamie McHugh Jamie McHugh, MA, RSME (Registered Somatic Movement Educator) is an educator, writer, and photographer. He has been a collaborator of Anna Halprin's, and has taught internationally, for the past 20 years. Jamie is adjunct faculty at John F Kennedy University and at Tamalpa Institute in the Bay Area. He divides his time between San Francisco and the Mendonoma Coast. Jamie has displayed his photographs in San Francisco and at Gualala Arts.

The previous day (Saturday, April 19, 2008), Jamie is leading a workshop on Exploring Your Movement Intelligence. If both workshops are taken the cost is $125 for members, $155 for non-members.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.