• Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,398.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,238.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,898.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,664.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $3,348.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,032.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $1,304.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,674.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,514.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,350.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,154.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,154.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,154.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,134.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,068.00
  • Commuter – CAD $994.00
  • (All prices include CAD $894.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 24
Ends with lunch on August 28

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Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $550 CAD (materials included)

Campus Rates: Campus rates include accommodations, meals, Hollyhock activities, use of hot tubs and campus facilities (does not include tuition). Click here for details.

Scholarships: We believe that everyone should have equitable access to Hollyhock program experiences, and that our diverse community should be reflected in all that we do. We are committed to identifying and removing barriers to access through our scholarship program. While we strive to be accessible and inclusive to all, a limited number of scholarships are available ranging from 25%-90% of costs.

We encourage applicants from those whose identities intersect with, but are not limited to: Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, newcomers, youth, and elders.

Please apply for a scholarship within your program registration form. We ask for a 5% refundable deposit to apply. Please contact us directly if you are unable to pay this deposit.

Health & Safety: Learn more about our Covid-19 policies and procedures here.

Image Credits:
Coptic Stitch Journal by Madie Fleming
Teacher Photo: Jeren Kent

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Drawing Towards the Earth: Making Journals for Life

With S. Portico Bowman

August 24 - 28, 2022

Learn how to draw and work with natural earth elements inspired by nature. Some of the mediums we will encounter include graphite, charcoal, and red ocher. These natural mediums lend themselves to our innate calling to create.

Everyone can draw, we just need to tap into the creative frame of mind and know how to look. Hollyhock’s garden and surroundings will inspire design, inform creative direction, and be the source of papermaking materials.

Inspired by multidisciplinary artist Paulus Berensohn (1933-2017), we will make coptic stitch Arcadia Playhouse journals and Bargello tapestry bookmarks. By designing within your own finite coptic stitch journal, it will become a template to record your infinite “inscape”, creating within your own creation. The Bargello tapestry stitch is a process that lends itself to contemplation through intricacy and detail.

Drawing, making, touching, marking, and stitching represent the activities we will do; they also highlight the beauty of interconnectivity. The creative pace will be contemplative, meditative and introspective.

Most, if not all, of the activities will be done outside.

I’ll always remember time spent with Portico as both challenging and rewarding. She is a lovely person and inspirational model. She taught me how to be an artist and an educator. – K. Baldetti


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Health & Safety

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Get a taste for the inspirational life and work of Paulus Berensohn:


S. Portico Bowman
S. Portico Bowman is an author, artist and Professor of Art (Emerita) at Pittsburg State University. She is currently working on the book Would You Give Up Arms for Wings, a story inspired by the visionary life and writings of Paulus Berensohn. That writing project has inspired this class, received…
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