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Book now and get 15% off listed prices. Offer valid until Mar 31, 2020.
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $1,897.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $1,777.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,517.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $1,469.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $1,349.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,229.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $1,469.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,349.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,229.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,105.00
  • Women only Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $997.00
  • Women only Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $997.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $997.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $997.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $909.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $845.00
  • Commuter – CAD $847.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on May 6
Ends with lunch on May 10

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Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $465

Package Price: $889 - $1,517 / 4 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Taxes and fees are additional.

Scholarships: Full and partial scholarships are available. A $195 refundable deposit is required, please apply within your registration form.

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Watercolour as a Path to Awareness

With David McEown

May 6 - 10, 2020

Explore watercolour’s magical flowing spontaneity and essential techniques as you paint directly from nature. Enhance your perception, way of “seeing”, and connectedness to the earth with this travel-friendly medium.

Enjoy a dynamic watercolour demonstration; exploring paint as a form of meditation and play. Uncover the secret hydrodynamics of watercolour paint and the brush work manipulation of the “bead” to define form. Tools, colours, and materials are simplified to achieve profound results with the minimum equipment that this portable medium affords.

A refreshing colour exercise reveals a clear painting objective. Learn to mix and create the colours you observe, as well as develop a visual vocabulary for painting from imagination. Perception exercises and shape reading demonstrations show you how to achieve likeness and proportion. Capture the moment on paper as you paint outdoor-settings, inspired by the wondrous beauty of Cortes Island.

All levels welcome!

Presenter

David McEown
Canadian artist David McEown has used the medium of watercolour for the past 30 years to explore and express many of this earth’s wilderness areas. His paintings from Antarctica to the North Pole are represented in collections worldwide. David is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, which in 2005 and 2018 awarded him the society’s prestigious A.J. Casson Medal. He is also a sought after teacher and has conducted workshops and multimedia presentations for numerous art societies and…
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