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Geopoetics Artists’ Residency

April 18 - 22, 2020
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices. Offer valid until Mar 31, 2020.
This self-directed residency offers uninterrupted time for artists, writers, and scholars to work in a community of creative practice, under the theme of geopoetics. Participants will gather for meals and optional workshops/showings/talks, and are also free to completely focus on their own work.

Watercolour as a Path to Awareness

With David McEown

May 6 - 10, 2020
Cortes Island
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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.

Mother, Daughter & the Divine

With Patricia and Maeve Höglund

May 10 - 15, 2020
Cortes Island
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Uncover the mystical magic that can arise in the bond of the mother-daughter relationship. Whether your connection needs healing, depending, or celebrating, we will journey through rediscovering the divine feminine that is yearning to be unearthed and brought to the forefront of everyday life.

In Relation: Dancing as a Living System

With Laura June Albert and Loretta Laurin

May 10 - 15, 2020
Cortes Island
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Experience your body as a living system in relation to nature and our wider social-political landscape. Explore embodiment practices, dance technique, and movement research to expand your range and capacity for interconnection. Elements include western contemporary dance, solo and contact improvisation, anatomy, and nature immersion.

Leading through the Body: Dancing Into Wholeness

With Bettina Rothe

May 15 - 20, 2020
Cortes Island
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Lead your life with conscious embodiment. Become more resilient, present, and confident through body-based leadership principles, 5Rhythms® movement, and Japanese wooden sword practices.

Luminous Threshold: The Art of the Personal Altar

With Lisa Gibbons

June 7 - 11, 2020
Cortes Island
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What do you find sacred and how do you express it? Create a personal altar and learn techniques such as creating antiqued surfaces, acrylic painting, collage, assemblage, and using beeswax and gold leaf. Deepen your experience with meditation, journalling, and guided nature inquiry. Art materials provided.

Going Under the Words: Creating Fiction & Memoir

With Shaena Lambert

June 12 - 17, 2020
Cortes Island
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Creating fiction and memoir is part craft, part mystery. Discover ways to shuck the skin of your words, to find the beating heart. Connect with your voice, and wind drama and action into your writing’s DNA. Experience the creative thrill of going deeper.

Write From Power: Accessing Your Stories

With Janelle Hanchett

June 29 - July 3, 2020
Cortes Island
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Feeling blocked or bored by your writing? Or wanting to get back into writing after a long hiatus? Discuss how to write in spite of fear, doubt, and the ever-looming sense of not being a “real” writer. Learn to tell the difference between useless and valuable feedback and how to justify writing as a priority even if you don’t “make money” at it.

Drawing Towards the Earth: Making Journals for Life

With S. Portico Bowman

July 12 - 16, 2020
Cortes Island
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Learn how to draw with graphite, charcoal, red ocher, and other earth elements. Drawing from the life and works of Paulus Berensohn (1933-2017), you’ll also create a coptic stitch Arcadia Playshop journal and a bookmark in the Bargello tapestry technique. Berensohn’s healing arcadia frames the path to ecological recovery on a global scale.

The Mystery of the Soul

With Margie Gillis and Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD

July 19 - 24, 2020
Cortes Island
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The mystery of the soul can be embraced, experienced, danced, and explored, but never exhausted or diminished. Reclaim and celebrate the mystery of your soul with dance and spiritual teachings.

Healing Family & Ancestors: Ritual and Resonant Family Constellations

With Jill Purce

July 24 - 29, 2020
Cortes Island
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Transform inherited patterns into magical blessings. Jill’s unique ceremonial, shamanic healing rites, using chant and family constellations, restore coherence within family fields in oracular ways, unavailable in normal therapy. Excluded relations are reintegrated as powerful allies. Relatives do not need to be living. Individuals and families welcome.

Dancing from the Inside Out

With Margie Gillis

July 24 - 29, 2020
Cortes Island
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Move into your body’s experiential wisdom to reveal the soul in motion. Listen to your body’s inner impulses, conversations, and emotions to deepen your well-being along with your artistic and creative expression. An exceptional opportunity. All levels welcome. -- Margie Gillis is an internationally acclaimed dancer/choreographer, performing for 40+ years, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Song of the Drum, Dance of Life

With Gordy Ryan and Zoë Ryan

July 24 - 29, 2020
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Bumbamba! Join us in a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the music and dance of the Olatunji Drums of Passion at Hollyhock. Activate the fire in your hands, the beat in your feet, and the song in your heart on a soulful journey to the well of inspiration in our reunion at the Olatunji Hall.

Building a Vocal Community™

With Ysaÿe Barnwell, PhD

July 30 - August 2, 2020
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An awesome power emerges when uncommon voices are blended for the common good. Experience traditional African music, African American spirituals, and civil rights anthems while learning about their extraordinary historical, social, and political context. Everyone welcome.

Fearless Abstract Painting

With Samantha daSilva

August 7 - 12, 2020
Cortes Island
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The process of creating evolves into ideas. Ditch the fear and approach your next blank canvas with excitement and creative energy! Using rollers, tables, acrylics, canvas manipulation, plaster, sand, and wood shavings, create ethereal textured abstracts and become the fearless artist of your dreams! No previous experience necessary.

Spoken Song: Discover Your Musical Mind

With Chloë Goodchild and Rebecca Nash

August 7 - 12, 2020
Cortes Island
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Discover the art of spoken and sung voice as creative metaphors for everyday life. Experience the richness of your own authentic vocal expression; inspired by improvisation, world music, classical, jazz, folk, ecstatic poetry, devotional chant, breathwork, and a shared love of silence. For amateurs and professionals alike.

iPhone Photography for Everyone

With Dr. Charles Steinberg

August 17 - 22, 2020
Cortes Island
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A high-quality camera is almost always in your bag or pocket! Learn how to use it to create artful images. Forget bulky gear and challenging editing. Go way beyond snapshots. Inspire your creativity, improve your skills, and learn the amazing functions of your phone camera with beautiful Cortes Island as your subject.

Improv Your Life – For Life

With Joshua Townshend-Zellner

August 17 - 22, 2020
Cortes Island
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Through harnessing the power of the creative process and deepening our commitment to “sound and movement,” we access new worlds. Work with unique theatrical techniques, writing, breathing exercises, and more, in order to allow your true self to emerge with fuller expression.

Writing as a Spiritual Practice: The Healing Power of Telling Your Story

With Mark Matousek

August 22 - 27, 2020
Cortes Island
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Memoir is a path of self-knowledge. Learn to tell the whole truth and your essential stories will emerge, bringing insight and transpersonal wisdom. Writing exercises and group dialogue guide you toward creative discovery, increased mindfulness, and better composition. Everyone welcome.

A Journey of Sound, Movement & Breath

With Michael Mayzel & Ayi Wong and Maria Filippone

September 1 - 6, 2020
Cortes Island
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Connect to your inner process with therapeutic Sound Journeys, and learn about the foundations of sound healing. Enjoy grounding and dynamic yoga practices, and combine chanting with movement. Auditory vibration, movement, stillness, and breath provide the groundwork for healing and transformation.

Vibrant Pastel Landscapes

With David Shkolny

September 6 - 11, 2020
Cortes Island
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Create vibrant landscapes in soft pastel, a versatile and expressive medium. Using photo references as well as plein air outings, experience the unique opportunities that pastel provides. No prior experience necessary, suitable for all skill levels. A supply list will be provided.

Flying SOULO: Your Story on Stage

With Tracey Erin Smith

September 6 - 11, 2020
Cortes Island
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Transform your life’s stories into a Solo Theatre Show or Keynote. Through improvisation, writing exercises, and one-on-one coaching, uncover the stories that need to be told and reveal your truth in a powerful and entertaining show. Culminates in a short performance of the work created in class.

Writing the Other

With Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford

September 11 - 16, 2020
Cortes Island
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Writers know it’s important to include characters from different identities in their work. Many are afraid to create characters whose identity differs from their own and worry about getting it offensively wrong. But representation is too important to ignore. Learn how to do it well