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  • Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,880.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $1,820.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $1,670.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,520.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,820.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,670.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,520.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,365.00
  • Dorm Lower Bunk – CAD $1,230.00
  • Dorm Upper Bunk – CAD $1,230.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,120.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $1,040.00
  • Glamping – CAD $1,157.50
  • Commuter – CAD $1,042.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 14
Ends with lunch on August 19


6:00-7:00am Silent Meditation (self-guided) every morning*
6:45-8:00am Morning Harlequin Row on August 18*
7:00-8:00am Morning Yoga on August 15-18*
9:00-9:30am Garden Tour on August 15*
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-12:15pm Morning Session
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
Afternoon Off on August 17, Guided Nature Hike 1:30-4:00pm*, Lagoon Paddle 1:30-5:30pm**, Desolation Cruise 1:30-6:30pm**
3:00-6:00pm Afternoon Session
6:00-6:30pm Oyster Appetizer Beach BBQ on August 18*
6:30-7:30pm Dinner
8:00-9:30pm Evening Session on August 14 8:00-11:00pm Bioluminescence Paddle on August 15**

*Optional Activities
**Optional Activities with additional charge

Tuition: $565

Package Price: $1,042.50 - $1,880 / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice).

Scholarships: Most scholarships are 50% tuition, with a limited number of full scholarships available. Apply within your registration form. Click for more info.

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Art Inspired by Ancient Alphabets

With Saki Mafundikwa

August 14 - 19, 2019

Due to low enrollment this program has been cancelled 

Since the dawn of humanity, along with the need for food, clothes and shelter, the urge to communicate has been encoded into our DNA. Explore and examine ancient scripts from east and west Africa, including Ethiopia (Ge’ez) and Ghana (Adinkra), both of which boast long, ancient traditions of art and design.

Some of the world’s oldest known systems of communication, these ancient alphabets are bursting with colour and symbol, inspiring graphic designers, filmmakers, and textile artists. Bring your medium of choice and immerse yourself in the creative genius of the ancients.

This truly unique workshop takes its cue from the Adinkra symbol Sankofa, which means go back and get it – in other words, learn from the past!

All welcome. No design experience necessary.

 

Watch Saki’s Ted Talk below for a sample of what to expect during this linguistic journey.

Presenter

Saki Mafundikwa
Saki Mafundikwa is the founder and director of the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA), a design and new media training college in Harare, Zimbabwe. He was educated in the US with a BA in Telecommunications and Fine Arts from Indiana University and an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University. He returned home in 1998 to found ZIVA after working in New York City as a graphic designer, art director and design instructor. Mafundikwa’s book, Afrikan Alphabets: the Story of Writing in Africa, was published in 2004. Besides being of historical importance, it is also the first book on…
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