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SAORI: Weaving without Boundaries

With Terri Bibby

June 11 - 16, 2023
Cortes Island
Immerse yourself in colour and texture while creating your own unique weavings! Explore the beautiful SAORI weaving philosophy from Japan where there are no rules and no mistakes.

Drawing Towards the Earth: Making Journals for Life

With S. Portico Bowman

July 19 - 23, 2023
Cortes Island
Learn how to draw and make art with natural earth elements provided by nature. We will make paper with abaca, bast and stock from the Hollyhock garden. We will cook our own vine charcoal, and take this to the paper, or twigs and tools to the beach for more performative…

Painting Between Person and Place

With Jeremy Herndl

August 2 - 6, 2023
Cortes Island
Painting outdoors (or plein aire) was popularized in the mid 19th century with the advent of portable paint in tubes. It was the latest, most radical departure from the standard academic practices at the time as it sought to represent the realities of contemporary life in the industrialized West in…

In The Garden: Low Tech Photography Workshop

With Sarah Fuller

August 6 - 11, 2023
Cortes Island
This alternative photography workshop focuses on the Anthotype and Cyanotype Print processes using plants from Hollyhock's garden for inspiration and creation of non-toxic photo emulsions.

Animal Spirit Painting

With Autumn Skye

October 11 - 18, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Jul 12, 2023.
"Painting with Autumn Skye is a process of levelling up, not only in painting technique but in spiritual connection to creativity. Just like her works, Autumn Skye's teaching is enlightening." -Signe Knutson Explore the creative process of acrylic painting and connect with the animal realm! Over seven days of studio…