Watercolour as a Path to Awareness

With David McEown

May 22 - 26, 2019
Cortes Island
Explore watercolour’s magical, flowing, spontaneity and learn essential techniques, as you paint directly from nature. Enhance your perception and connection to the earth with this travel-friendly medium. All levels welcome. David McEown has been using watercolour paint to explore earthʼs disappearing wilderness areas for 25+ years.

The Landscape of Expressive Arts

With Kathleen Horne and Tamara Teeter Knapp

May 31 - June 5, 2019
Cortes Island
Tune in to the natural rhythms of Cortes Island while exploring your own inner landscape with visual art, guided meditation, movement, writing, and sound. Attune to yourself and discover new possibilities for your life.

Morning Altars: Impermanent Earth Art

With Day Schildkret

June 14 - 19, 2019
Cortes Island
Slow down, open to wonder, and listen to the language of the land. Explore the natural beauty of Cortes Island and create meaningful and mesmerizing land-based mandalas. Use this artistic practice to connect to your inner child, the timelessness of nature, and the wisdom of impermanence.

From Point-and-Shoot to Brilliant Photography

With Dr. Charles Steinberg

August 4 - 9, 2019
Cortes Island
Master the magic of light, composition techniques, and visual storytelling. Make quantum leaps in skill and creativity with a fun, supportive group of new and experienced photographers. All equipment and devices welcome, including smartphones. -- Charles Steinberg is a published photographer with several beautiful books.

Art Inspired by Ancient Alphabets

With Saki Mafundikwa

August 14 - 19, 2019
Cortes Island
Since the dawn of humanity, along with the need for food, clothes and shelter, the urge to communicate has been encoded into our DNA. Learn about all the known scripts of the world, and unpack them as inspiration to creating art and design.

Painting & Drawing: Transforming the Ordinary

With Lori Goldberg

September 25 - 29, 2019
Cortes Island
Set your creativity free. Connect with your intuition and unique visual intelligence, while building skills in the techniques of drawing and painting. This insightful hands-on program is a playful exploration into self expression and awareness. All levels welcome.

Mandalas: Art as a Spiritual Path

With Paul Heussenstamm

September 29 - October 3, 2019
Cortes Island
The practice of painting sacred art and mandalas is healing, meditative, spiritual, and joyful. Reveal the deep inner patterns that connect you to your soul and transform your everyday consciousness into the artist within. No experience required. -- Paul Heussenstamm is a fourth generation artist, well-known teacher, and creator of more than 2,000 unique spiritual paintings.