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  • Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $3,580.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,840.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,670.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,295.00
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  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,475.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,475.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,475.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,400.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,625.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,330.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 6
Ends with lunch on August 11

Sample program schedule

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $675 CAD + $40 CAD Material Fee

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: Program experiences are enriched by having a multitude of voices and experiences that reflect global plurality. Our scholarship program is one of our key strategies to expand program access to underrepresented and marginalized communities.

A limited number of scholarships are available per program with awards ranging from partial to full tuition. 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. Contact us directly if you are unable to pay this deposit.

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In The Garden: Low Tech Photography Workshop

With Sarah Fuller

August 6 - 11, 2023

This alternative photography workshop focuses on the Anthotype and Cyanotype print processes using plants from Hollyhock’s garden for inspiration and creation of non-toxic photo emulsions.

Participants will learn how to create Anthotype prints using the natural light-sensitive properties of plants. With the Cyanotype process, participants will be encouraged to use natural elements from the Hollyhock ecosystem to create photograms. Cyanotype prints will then be toned with botanical elements like coffee, tea and bay leaves.

Both processes invite engagement with the ecosystem of Cortes Island and embrace serendipity and collaboration with natural materials.

You will leave with:

  • Knowledge of the history of both the Anthotype and Cyanotype processes in the context of the broader history of photography
  • Understanding of material qualities of different plant emulsions, acid/base properties of materials and water used for development
  • Hands-on experience of both the Anthotype and Cyanotype processes
  • Hands-on experience of the Cyanotype toning process
  • Introduction to methodology for experimentation and note-taking for further exploration


A detailed schedule will be available 1-2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.

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Sarah Fuller
Sarah Fuller is a visual artist with over 15 years of experience facilitating artist workshops. For ten years she was the Photography Facilitator in the Creative Residencies at the Banff Centre and more recently, has been a Mentor for Foundation Mentorship Program organized through Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA)…
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