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Contemplative Photography Class – Level 1

April 2, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, happening 4 times



Facilitated by Denise Bossarte
Award Winning Artist
Artist of Texas Signature Member

4-week course

Saturdays | April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2022

Registration limited to 12 participants! 

Contemplative Photography is a nourishing and enriching contemplative practice. It breaks you out of the normal bubbles of how you live. It is your entryway into a deeper realization of yourself. This Contemplative Photography Class offers a unique opportunity to experience a contemplative practice using cameras as a way to expand how you see and interact with the world. It is a visual gratitude practice!

In the class you will:

  • Learn and experience the basic forms: Color, Pattern & Texture, Light, and Positive & Negative Space
  • “Re-image” the way that you think, talk about, and practice photography
  • Tap into your creativity and inspiration
  • Expand your awareness and look at the world in a new way
  • Discover and explore the extraordinary in the ordinary
  • Make beautiful images.

Great for all levels of photographers, artists, artists at heart, or the curious wanting to explore the visual richness of their world.

No photography experience is necessary!
Just use whatever camera you have available, including your cell phone.

*No refunds for class fees.

Cost: $60
Pre-Registration Required. Registration includes Zoom Link and access to private FB group.




Meet Your Facilitator:

Denise Bossarte is a trained Contemplative Photography teacher. She is a writer, award-winning fine art photographer and artist. Denise has lived in Houston since 2012 with her husband Randy and cat Sapphira. She works for Houston ISD in the data warehouse department supporting student success across the district. Denise’s art has been exhibited in Texas and throughout the United States. She has conducted contemplative art workshops at multiple venues, including Buddhist Meditation Centers, Unity Churches, museums, and galleries. Denise’s passion is sharing the contemplative art experience to help others connect with their innate, Spirit-blessed creativity in a playful and fun way. Denise says, “Art is the way I pray.”

Testimonials from Students:

“The Miksang (Contemplative Photography) Classes by Denise forever changed my photography. The step-by-step process awakened a new perspective where my subject is well defined. If you have thought that you like taking photos of everything but are not sure what your photos convey, then the Miksang journey is for you.” -Saundra Salter

“I absolutely LOVED the Contemplative Photography Level 1 class with Denise Bossarte. The class provided me with weekly prompts to deep dive into creativity and contemplative practice. It was the creative juice I needed to get going again after putting my own art making on hold for a few months. Having a supportive, creative community to experience it with was priceless!” -Rev. Jen Hutchins

“I enjoyed the Contemplative Photography class tremendously.  Denise is a professional teacher, well prepared, and she shared a lot of information with us.  At the same time, she did a wonderful job of helping me feel connected to the community.  This is a new contemplative experience for me and I am inspired and excited about trying it out.” -Rev Barbara Hadley