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Contemplative Mind, Spontaneous Brush: Ink, Colour and Japanese Washi Papers

With Heather Midori Yamada

June 19 - 23, 2024
Relax body, breath and mind with short guided meditations and simple perceptual exercises. Follow brushwork demonstrations using Japanese sumi ink and watercolour on various Japanese washi papers (provided). Inspired by surrounding natural subject matter, and mixed media approaches of layering, tearing and collaging cultivate personal and unique expressions in abstract…

Nature Paints Itself

With Jeremy Herndl

July 7 - 12, 2024
What if the world created us humans to speak its names, sing its rivers and winds? What if nature paints itself, using our deft human hands and the tactility of sight to emulate its textures, colours and spaces? In this workshop we shall enter the space of nature, the garden,…

Slow Art, Somatic Practice, and Creative Rest

With Shauna Kaendo, Registered Art Therapist | BFA, RCAT and Trudi Smith, Registered Clinical Counsellor | MC, MA, PhD

August 14 - 18, 2024
Bringing our bodies into the conversation through creative process. In this therapeutic arts program, we get curious about what self-care practices can look and feel like both individually and in community. Through creative meanderings we will experiment with solo and collaborative art-making processes, for example, bilateral drawing, collage, watercolour, bookmaking,…

Cyanotypes on Fabric

With Sarah Fuller

August 24 - 28, 2024
This alternative photography workshop focuses on the historical Cyanotype photo process, using objects and plants from the Hollyhock ecosystem to create one-of-a-kind images on fabric. Participants will learn how to create Cyanotype prints on fabric and will be encouraged to use natural elements from the Hollyhock ecosystem to create photograms.…

SAORI: The Zen of Weaving

With Terri Bibby

September 22 - 27, 2024
Book now and get 10% off accommodation prices. Offer valid until Jun 23, 2024.
"Terri flawlessly combined the techniques of SAORI with the philosophy. I didn’t want the week to end" - Past Participant Explore the beautiful SAORI weaving philosophy from Japan where there are no rules and no mistakes. This philosophy encourages you to “look out through eyes that shine” and see beauty…