Due to a scheduling conflict, we’re breaking Susan’s workshop into two workshops!

Her cyanotype workshop will be held later this year.

Her hand-coloring B/W prints workshop has been rescheduled to run up to the opening day of SlowExposures in neighboring Concord, Georgia. Two birds: One stone!

Also, the fee has been reduced accordingly, to $300

Please join us at South x Southeast Gallery, Molena, Georgia, September 14 – 16.


Hand-coloring Black & White Photographs

We will explore the creative and expressive possibilities of hand-applied color on black & white photographs using Pan Pastels, oil pastels, and colored pencils. (In addition to bringing 2 B&W photos printed on required paper, students will bring Prisma Colored pencils.) 


Blessing 5 ©Susan Bryant

Wednesday, September 14th

5p Meet and Greet Social Hour. Susan will give a presentation of her work and we will all get acquainted. A great time to talk about hand-coloring, ask questions, and coordinate plans.

6:30p a catered dinner will be served at the gallery

South x Southeast Gallery ©NancyMcCrary



Thursday, September 15th: Hand-coloring 

8 – 9:00 Arrive early at the gallery and shoot around Nancy’s farm. Coffee/tea will be available at all times. 

9:00 – 11:30 Hand-coloring your prints with Susan’s guidance

11:00 – 12:30: Break for lunch – catered to the gallery. Q&A with Susan at the gallery.

12:30 – 5:00  Hand-coloring your prints with Susan’s guidance, shooting around the farm if you need a break

5:00 – 6:00 Social Hour at the Gallery – feel free to continue hand-coloring

6:00 Dinner served at Gallery.


Friday, September 16:  Group Critique and final Q&A with Susan

9:00am: Biscuits, juice, and coffee while we participate in a group critique at the gallery or farmhouse. Choose four of your images from the workshop and send to Susan before 7 am Saturday morning. We will gather at 9am to view and critique the images.

12:00 Workshop ends.



Susan is a professor emerita from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee where she taught analog photography for 37 years. In addition to all camera and film formats, she taught alternative and historical photographic processes; to include polaroid transfers, platinum/palladium, cyanotypes, dry tintypes and hand-coloring B&W photographs.

Her work has been included in over 100 national & international juried and invitational group exhibits and 28 solo exhibits across the United States. She is the recipient of a Tennessee Arts Commission Fellowship in photography. She is the recipient of two fellowship at the Hambidge Center Artist Residency, one fellowship at the Penland School of Craft and two residencies at A.I.R. Studio Paducah.

Since retiring from full-time teaching in 2019, Susan continues to have an active studio practice and exhibition record of juried, invitational and solo exhibitions. For the past 12 years, her personal work has included the wet plate collodion process, producing tintypes, ambrotypes, darkroom enlargements from glass negatives and she continues to experiment with a variety of ways of integrating the 19th century collodion process with 21st century digital technology.

Susan currently teaches both on-lime photography classes (Light Catchers 1 & 2) and in-person workshops in cyanotypes on paper and fabric and hand-coloring both gelatin silver and digital black & white photographs. 

What the Fee Includes:

Instruction and Direction by Susan Bryant. 

*NOTE: A list of additional personal supplies and items you will need to bring will be provided once you’ve signed up.

Wednesday Social Hour; Welcome Dinner

Thursday Lunch; Social Hour; and Dinner

Friday Continental Breakfast and Group Critique; 

What the Fee Does Not Include:

  • Travel expense to and from the workshop in Molena, Georgia (note: there is no public transportation from Atlanta. If you plan to fly in please let me know your flights so we can possibly arrange car-pooling)
  • Accommodations while at the workshop (please check out AirBnB’s within 12-15 miles from Molena. There are hotels in Thomaston, Georgia, about 13 miles east of the gallery.) If you’re interested in sharing an Airbnb please let me know and I’ll try to help.
  • NOTE: The SxSE Barn and Gallery will be available for 2 students (there is a full bed upstairs and a sofa downstairs – not pull-out) for Wed and Thursday evenings. Please e nancy@sxsemagazine.com if you’re interested in renting. 
  • Continental Breakfast Friday 


$315 if paying by credit or debit card.

e nancy@sxsemagazine.com if you’d like to register and pay by check. 

$300 if paying by check. (PayPal handles processing for a 3.8% fee)

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Hope to see you in September!