Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

People smiling at Activate 2023 Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Shauna Kaendo, Registered Art Therapist | BFA, RCAT

Shauna Kaendo‘s art and clinical work is rooted in creative process, and supporting folks in building creative care practices… that we repeat. Learning (and practicing) how to play in our art-making, how to think less about what we’re making, and FEEL more. Learning to practice creative curiosity …a curiosity that we can feel and carry around in our bodies. Shauna works with private clients, offers ongoing support groups and workshops, and is the founder of the ohHEY community (on the Mighty Networks platform) – an online space for community/collective care.

Shauna is an art therapist in Victoria BC – the ancestral territories of the Lekwungen speaking people, the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations – in awe and gratitude for their historical and ongoing stewardship of these beautiful lands, and the opportunity to step into collaborative stewardship, community care, learning, and being better.

Events with Shauna Kaendo, Registered Art Therapist | BFA, RCAT

Slow Art, Somatic Practice, and Creative Rest
August 14 - 18, 2024

Bringing our bodies into the conversation through creative process. In this therapeutic arts program, we get curious about what self-care practices can look and feel like both individually and in community. Through creative meanderings we will experiment with solo and collaborative art-making processes, for example, bilateral drawing, collage, watercolour, bookmaking,…