Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Jul 12, 2023.
  • Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $4,886.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,850.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $3,612.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,087.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $5,978.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $5,495.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $5,012.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,996.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,751.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,506.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,254.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,939.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,939.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,939.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,834.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $3,437.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,736.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on Oct. 11
Ends with lunch on Oct. 18

Sample program schedule

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $875 CAD

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.

Featured Images: "Song of the Makers" by Autumn Skye "Stewards of the Mystic" by Autumn Skye

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Animal Spirit Painting

With Autumn Skye

October 11 - 18, 2023

“Painting with Autumn Skye is a process of levelling up, not only in painting technique but in spiritual connection to creativity. Just like her works, Autumn Skye’s teaching is enlightening.” -Signe Knutson

Explore the creative process of acrylic painting and connect with the animal realm!

Over seven days of studio time, students will bring a blank canvas through a journey of the painting process, while connecting to animal spirits as subject matter and intuitive inspiration. Through multiple daily demonstrations and attentive one-on-one support, Autumn Skye will guide students as they work on their own paintings, covering the journey of materials, technique, application, concept, composition, “blocking & bridging”, colour theory, refining, glazing, and finishing.

All painting experience levels welcome,  all painting supplies and tools included!

“When I finally took the leap and said “yes” to learning with Autumn Skye, my world of artistry transformed! She is a master at her craft, and with that holds great power to teach in a way that is so fluid and easy to comprehend! She literally breaks her art form down to a science so anyone can follow along and create magic!” -Paloma Joy

Participants can expect to explore:

  • Acryclic painting techniques
  • Blocking, bridging, and glazing
  • Animal textures (fur, scales, feathers, skin, eyes)
  • How to paint energetic glow, geometries, and “magic”


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

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Autumn Skye
“I believe that artwork has the potential to be maps, and these maps can help guide humanity forward into new and positive ways of seeing and being. I offer my artwork as a mirror, both an intimate personal reflection and a grand archetypical revelation. Within these visions, may each viewer…
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