• Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $3,414.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,614.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,454.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,114.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,096.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $3,780.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,464.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,050.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,890.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,730.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,566.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,370.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,370.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,370.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,350.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,500.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,210.00
  • All Packages Include CAD $1,110.00 Tuition

Date & Time Details:
Program begins: May 8
Program ends: May 12
Click here to view a sample program schedule.

Tuition: $650 CAD (4 Nights)

Rooms & Meals: Rates listed below include room, 3 meals per day, use of hot tubs, and campus facilities. Tuition not included.

Room Type Nightly Rate 4 Nights / 5 Days 5 Nights / 6 Days
Private ensuite $451 $1,806 $2,257.15
Private shared bathroom $366 $1,462 $1,828
Twin shared bathroom $270 $1,081 $1,351.63
Dorm $180 $720 $900

All bookings are subject to a 10% campus fee and applicable taxes. Click here for more room types and rates.

Scholarships : Hollyhock recognizes that economic opportunity is not currently equal for all; we encourage and welcome anyone registering for a program to apply for a scholarship. Scholarship applications are open. Click here to learn more and apply.

Terms & Conditions: You may find terms & conditions here.

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Watercolour and the Art of Seeing

With David McEown

May 8 - 12, 2024

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.

Enjoy a dynamic watercolour demonstration; exploring paint as a form of meditation and play. Uncover the secret hydrodynamics of watercolour paint and the brush work manipulation of the “bead” to define form. Tools, colours, and materials are simplified to achieve profound results with the minimum equipment that this portable medium affords.

A refreshing colour exercise reveals a clear painting objective. Learn to mix and create the colours you observe, as well as develop a visual vocabulary for painting from imagination. Perception exercises and shape reading demonstrations show you how to achieve likeness and proportion. Capture the moment on paper as you paint outdoor-settings, inspired by the wondrous beauty of Cortes Island.

Everyone with some art background is welcome, lessons will accommodate all experience levels.

Art Supplies

All students will receive a detailed supply list upon registration.

Daily Schedule

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

Presenter

David McEown
Canadian artist David McEown has used the medium of watercolour for the past 30 years to explore and express many of this earth’s wilderness areas. His paintings from Antarctica to the North Pole are represented in collections worldwide. David is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design…
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