• Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $3,489.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,689.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,529.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,189.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,246.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $3,930.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,614.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,125.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,965.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,805.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,641.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,445.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,445.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,445.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,425.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,650.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,285.00
  • All Packages Include CAD $1,185.00 Tuition

Date & Time Details:
Program begins: August 14
Program ends: August 18
Click here to view a sample program schedule.

Tuition: $725 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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Slow Art, Somatic Practice, and Creative Rest

With Shauna Kaendo, Registered Art Therapist | BFA, RCAT and Trudi Smith, Registered Clinical Counsellor | MC, MA, PhD

August 14 - 18, 2024

Bringing our bodies into the conversation through creative process.

In this therapeutic arts program, we get curious about what self-care practices can look and feel like both individually and in community. Through creative meanderings we will experiment with solo and collaborative art-making processes, for example, bilateral drawing, collage, watercolour, bookmaking, slow stitch, and somatic felting.

We will be grounded in somatic, sensory and mindfulness practices that invite participants to connect with and explore their intrinsic creativity. What does it feel like to notice that we are in a body in creative flow?

Through a series of art prompts, we will explore using various materials, in different wayto see what they can do, how they behave and intersect with each otherAnd to notice how we feel in the different processes. How does the abundance of art process become shared collective fodder for new inspiration?

This program will balance collective and solo indoor and outdoor studio practices and meanderings.

Program Highlights

  • Experience in sensory arts and material explorations (felt, stone, wood, paper, twig, pigment, expressive mark making, brush making, slow stitch, bookmaking, movement).
  • Develop and deepen creative self care practice through materials and making.
  • Explore the connection between expressive and therapeutic arts practices and mental and physical health. Conversations and learning are supported by contemporary neuroscientific research.
  • Revisit, redefine and re-imagine what self-care means…what (and who) it includes.

Daily Schedule

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


Shauna Kaendo, Registered Art Therapist | BFA, RCAT
Shauna Kaendo‘s art and clinical work is rooted in creative process, and supporting folks in building creative care practices… that we repeat. Learning (and practicing) how to play in our art-making, how to think less about what we’re making, and FEEL more. Learning to practice creative curiosity …a curiosity that…
Learn more about Shauna Kaendo, Registered Art Therapist | BFA, RCAT
Trudi Smith, Registered Clinical Counsellor | MC, MA, PhD
Trudi Smith brings over 25 years of experience with experimental arts-based collaborations focusing on flourishing within human and more than human communities. Trudi works as a clinical counsellor, artist and cultural anthropologist and teaches ecological arts as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Environmental Studies at the University…
Learn more about Trudi Smith, Registered Clinical Counsellor | MC, MA, PhD