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Our teachers 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.

Mandalas

June 24 - 29, 2018 | Paul Heussenstamm

The practice of painting can awaken the soul’s capacity for creativity. Transform your everyday consciousness into the inner artist that lives within you. This program is designed to introduce the possibility that you are an artist, and that the artist …

Holy Sh*t!

June 29 - July 4, 2018 | Ann Randolph

This program is now full. You may join the waitlist at this time. You may be interested in: Your Creative Self, Unleashed! Improv Workshop with Joshua Townshend-Zellner, July 4 – 8 Renegade Writing with Janelle Hanchett, Sept 12 – 16 From Pitching to P …

Your Creative Self, Unleashed!

July 4 - 8, 2018 | Joshua Townshend-Zellner

Tap in to your creative self and unleash your powerful thoughts, feelings and deepest desires. Feel them come to life in magnificent, dazzling and unexpected ways while working with improvisation games, impromptu writes, trust exercises and a host of o …

From Point-and-Shoot to Brilliant Photography

July 4 - 8, 2018 | Dr. Charles Steinberg

Master the magic of light, techniques of composition, and telling of story. Make quantum leaps in skill and creativity with a fun, supportive group. Follow the magical light of Cortes Island and create a personal body of work.

Joy of Ukulele

July 8 - 13, 2018 | Kimo Hussey

Discover a blueprint to learning, playing and enjoying ukulele for many years. Maximize your skill and satisfaction with this inexpensive, portable, forgiving and fun instrument that is experiencing a worldwide renaissance.

Masterclass in Creative Collaboration

July 18 - 22, 2018 | Adam Wolpert

Experiment, play and explore as we embrace a creative approach to collaborative group work. Through practicing presence and unlocking our creativity we can realize our potential as inspired and skillful facilitators or participants in any group system. …

Peace Building Through Music

July 22 - 27, 2018 | Morley

Celebrate the power of our shared humanity, racial, cultural and religious diversity and interdependence with nature. Explore self-expression through music, guided meditation, conflict resolution games, dialogue facilitation techniques, vocal release, …

Song of the Drum, Dance of Life

July 27 - August 1, 2018 | Gordy Onayemi Ryan and Zoë Ryan

Awaken the fire in your hands, the heat in your feet, and the love in your heart in an energizing and inspiring week of rhythm, song and dance with Zoe, Gordy, Sanga and Ade — the core of the Olatunji Drums of Passion. Sing, dance and play with the masters in a soulful journey to the well of inspiration and creativity. Everyone welcome.

Building a Vocal Community™

July 27 - August 1, 2018 | Ysaye Barnwell, PhD

There is an awesome power in the human voice and when uncommon voices are blended for the common good, they become a ‘vocal community’ at its best. Masterfully led by Dr. Ysaÿe M. Barnwell, singers and non-singers alike share the common experience of l …

Dancing the 5 Elements

August 10 - 15, 2018 | Zoë Ryan and Gordy Onayemi Ryan

Dive into a soulful dance journey to awaken to the call of your own essential elemental nature. Become fully present in your body, breath and heartbeat. Invoke the vibrancy and vitality of the earth, fire, water, air and space. Let your playful self arise. Allow your natural jester to shine and radiate.

The Naked Voice Wisdom School

August 15 - 20, 2018 | Chloë Goodchild

Your authentic voice is your most intimate soul friend. It is a unique bridge between you, and the rest of the world. It is the mouthpiece of your soul’s deepest longing. Naked Voice Wisdom explores vocal sound especially, as an essential portal and an urgent catalyst for the evolution of conscious loving relationships on planet Earth.

Shine

Dreamtime Didjeridu

August 15 - 20, 2018 | Shine

Enter into the powerful earthly sound of the Australian Aboriginal didjeridu. Deepen your awareness of the breath, voice and expression unique to your body as you listen in and create your own rhythms.

Singing for Change

August 20 - 24, 2018 | Siobhan Robinsong

Experience how singing can boost energy, enliven spirit, build community and create positive social impact. Take home a repertoire of fun, easy-to-learn songs about change and transformation. We are at our best as singing beings. All voices welcome.

The Story From Hear

August 24 - 29, 2018 | Jenni Schine & Jennifer Moss

Tune into the power of sound, listening and place-based audio storytelling. Attentive sound walks, story creation guidance and technical skills for podcast production advance your acoustic projects within a supportive group environment.

Dive In to Expressive Arts

August 29 - September 2, 2018 | Kathleen Horne & Tamara Teeter Knapp

Dive in to Expressive Arts, whether for the first time, or as an opportunity to renew your creative connection! Immerse yourself in the power and beauty of the expressive arts modalities, including visual art, movement, sound, music, rhythm, drama, wri …

Wildcrafted Art Intensive

September 7 - 12, 2018 | Nick Neddo

Renew your creative nature through crafting your art tools and materials directly from the wild. A playful and profound exploration of the handmade approach to making art, this program strengthens the bridge to your inherent creative superpowers and th …

Renegade Writing

September 12 - 16, 2018 | Janelle Hanchett

How do we discover the story we wish to tell? And what blocks us from telling it? Once we start, what keeps us from finishing, and how do we stop using fear as an editor? Balance discussion of craft with the analysis and deconstruction of mental blocks …

Watercolour as a Path to Awareness

September 12 - 16, 2018 | David McEown

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.

From Pitching to Pages

October 12 - 17, 2018 | Peter Behrens

If Shakespeare were alive today, he’d be writing for film and television. This program is for writers seeking to transform a story, an idea, concept or treatment into a feature script or television pilot, as well as writers revising first draft pages i …

Drawing and Painting – Vancouver

October 20 - 21, 2018 | Lori Goldberg

Set free your inner creativity and explore extraordinary methods of drawing and painting. Develop a better understanding of self-expression and the creative process as you joyfully rediscover your innate sense of play!