Ossabaw Island Creative Day Trip is Sunday, June 5



What: Spend a day on Ossabaw Island making art. Spend the day on your own or explore the creative side of cell phone photos in a workshop led by award winning photographer Stephen B. Morton.

When: Sunday, June 5, 10am – 4pm.

Fee: $85

How to register: Link to Ossabaw Island Creative Day Trip


Bring your own materials to paint, sketch, write or shoot photos on Ossabaw Island’s beach and North End. Spend the day on your own or participate in an optional camera phone/Instagram photo workshop led by Stephen B. Morton. nationally renowned photographer and photojournalist.

Using Instagram, Morton will guide participants “to see things differently, like details—up close, looking beyond the obvious photograph, looking for shapes, composition, lighting and contrast,” said Morton.

There will be a 20-to-30 minute tutorial beginning at 9:15am at the mainland dock prior to departure for Ossabaw. On the island, after a short group session, Morton will lead an optional photo safari along the marsh and (if time permits) to the 1820s tabby slave cabins. He will be available for one-on-one discussion.

“On Ossabaw you can step back in time. Something about that can be captured with photographs, especially using different filters found on Instagram,” said Morton. “We need to stop and look at the details that people might walk right by—find that micro world that lives out there, that you don’t see in the city.”

Check out Stephen Morton’s Instagram photos here: http://www.stephenmorton.com

An Ossabaw Island visit includes excellent art-making inspiration: possible sightings of a variety of wildlife including wading birds and feral hogs, as well as free-roaming domesticated donkeys, and perhaps an alligator. Take short hikes to Cane Patch Island (site of a large native American shell midden), and on forest and marshside trails.

Boat transportation to Ossabaw Island provided by Captain Mike Neal, Bull River Cruises.

Departure location: Delegal Creek Marina, 1 Marina Drive, The Landings, Skidaway Island.

How to sign up: Register at http://www.ossabawisland.net. or call 912-233-5104. Space is limited. Participants will be emailed detailed trip instructions.

Trips occur “rain or shine.”

What to bring: (You must be able to carry all of your own belongings without assistance)
Bring your own sack lunch and water/beverage.
Bring your own art supplies/materials for the Creative Day Trip.
If you plan to sit while you sketch, paint or write outdoors, please bring a camp stool or camp chair that you can carry without assistance. There are indoor and outdoor tables and chairs available for artmaking at the Club House on the North End of Ossabaw Island.

Accommodations/physical needs:
Visitors must be able to walk up and down steep boat ramps. Trip requires about 1.5 miles of walking, or more if you choose.
Rest rooms and running potable water available on the island.
Some Ossabaw Island items are available on the island for purchase, but there is no food concession.
Tables and chairs to sit and work will be available at the Club House (on the porch, under the trees, or inside) on Ossabaw’s North End.

All minors must be accompanied by supervising adult.
Each visitor must sign a Hold Harmless agreement form; parent/guardian must sign Hold Harmless agreement for each minor.

For more information:
Contact Robin Gunn, Ossabaw Island Foundation Project Coordinator. robin@ossabawisland.org or 912-233-5104. [okay to publish] See http://www.ossabawisland.org for more information on Ossabaw Island. See http://www.ossabawisland.net to register for trips.

ABOUT OSSABAW ISLAND: Ossabaw Island is a 26,000-acre undeveloped barrier island on the Atlantic Ocean, owned by the State of Georgia and located in Chatham County. Georgia’s first Heritage Preserve, accessible only by boat, is undeveloped and set aside by an Executive Order for natural, scientific and cultural study, research and education; and for environmentally sound preservation, conservation and management of the island’s ecosystem.

ABOUT THE OSSABAW ISLAND FOUNDATION: The Ossabaw Island Foundation (TOIF) is a non-profit 501(c)3. Through a partnership with the State of Georgia, TOIF inspires, promotes, and manages exceptional educational, cultural, and scientific programs that are designed to maximize the experience of Ossabaw Island, while minimizing the impact on the island’s resources.

Robin Gunn
Project Coordinator

The Ossabaw Island Foundation
305 Fahm Street
Savannah, GA 31401

912-233-5104 (office)
912-272-1448 (mobile/text)

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