Book now and get 10% off accommodation prices. Offer valid until Apr 7, 2024.
  • Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $4,155.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,155.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,955.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,530.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,895.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $4,500.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $4,105.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,450.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,250.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,050.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,845.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,600.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,600.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,600.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,575.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,900.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,400.00
  • All Packages Include CAD $1,275.00 Tuition

Date & Time Details:
Program begins: July 7
Program ends: July 12
Click here to view a sample program schedule.

Tuition: $700 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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Nature Paints Itself

With Jeremy Herndl

July 7 - 12, 2024

What if the world created us humans to speak its names, sing its rivers and winds? What if nature paints itself, using our deft human hands and the tactility of sight to emulate its textures, colours and spaces?

In this workshop we shall enter the space of nature, the garden, forest and ocean and paint what we see. We can slow down, observe the textures and colours and make our mark on the canvas. This is a way to interact with the phenomenal world, take a break from the clamouring of the news, the internet and speed of daily life. Here we have time for mind and take ownership of our attention while we engage in a conversation with the more-than-human world through the contemplative act of painting.

Program Highlights

  • Aim to paint 5 small paintings, one per day
  • Explore, learn and share techniques that will guide you throughout the entire painting process, with special attention to how to start and how to conclude your paintings
  • Take time for sharing, feedback and conversation about our work and applied techniques, at the beginning of our time together, midpoint, and before we part ways

Art Supplies

  • All participants will receive a detailed supply list upon registration.


This workshop is open to new and experienced painters alike.

Oil paint will be our main medium (oil is preferred for outdoor painting because, because the waste is easier to manage), but acrylic or gauche can be used. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Participants will be spending time outdoors walking, sometimes over rugged terrain. Please pack mindfully and consider bringing supportive footwear. Please email [email protected] for more information or for any accessibility related questions.

Daily Schedule

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


Jeremy Herndl
Jeremy Herndl was born in Surrey, BC and has lived across Canada and abroad. He earned his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art in Design in 1996 and his MAA in Painting at Emily Carr University in 2011.  
In recent years, Jeremy has received funding from the Canada…
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