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  • Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $4,205.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,205.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $3,005.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,580.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,995.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $4,600.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $4,205.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,500.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,300.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,100.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,895.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,650.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,650.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,650.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,625.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $3,000.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,450.00
  • All Packages Include CAD $1,325.00 Tuition

Date & Time Details:
Program begins: May 12
Program ends: May 17
Click here to view a sample program schedule.

Tuition: $750 CAD (5 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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Sketch by Sketch: Connecting with the World Through Drawing

With Emma FitzGerald

May 12 - 17, 2024

Learn to sketch without fear of making mistakes!

Join celebrated author/illustrator, Emma FitzGerald as she leads participants through a series of exercises that build confidence and improves observation skills, while allowing for the happy accidents that make a drawing that speaks from the heart. Using pen and water colour paint, and working both together and independently the goal is for students to leave feeling inspired to continue building their sketching practice.

“Emma has a wonderful and easy approach, and her genuine enthusiasm creates the perfect atmosphere for creatives of all stripes. With my sketchbook fuller and my confidence boosted, I was so thankful to have had the opportunity to learn from such a talented artist.” – Michelle Gourley-Giles, 2023

Learning Objectives

  • Draw quickly and with confidence using pen
  • Improve observation skills
  • Use colour in a playful manner to help your drawings tell a story

Program Highlights

  • Outdoor sketching
  • Sharing and discussion with other participants
  • Insight into Emma’s professional processes

Featured image sketched on location in Beacon Hill Park, and will be featured in “Hand Drawn Victoria”* (Spring 2024, Appetite of Penguin Random House).

*note that participants will use pen and watercolour, not digital colour as used in this image. All experience levels and beginners welcome. 

Daily Schedule

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


Emma FitzGerald
Emma FitzGerald was born to Irish parents in Lesotho, a small mountainous country in Southern African, and did most of her growing up in Vancouver, BC. She trained as an artist at the University of British Columbia, and received her Masters in Architecture at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She has…
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