• Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,062.50
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $3,985.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,640.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $3,295.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,997.50
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,822.50
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,647.50
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,472.50
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,242.50
  • Women Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,242.50
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,167.50
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,160.00
  • Glamping – CAD $1,197.50
  • Commuter – CAD $1,097.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 4
Ends with lunch on August 9

6:00-7:00am Silent Meditation (self-guided) every morning*
6:45-8:00am Morning Harlequin Row on August 8*
7:00-8:00am Morning Yoga on August 5-8*
9:00-9:30am Garden Tour on August 6*
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-12:15pm Morning Session
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
Afternoon Off on August 7, Guided Nature Hike 1:30-4:00pm*, Lagoon Paddle 1:30-5:30pm**, Desolation Cruise 1:30-6:30pm**
3:30-6:00pm Afternoon Session
6:00-6:30pm Oyster Appetizer Beach BBQ on August 8*
6:30-7:30pm Dinner
8:00-9:30pm Evening Session on August 4 8:00-11:00pm Bioluminescence Paddle on August 5**

*Optional Activities
**Optional Activities with additional charge

This schedule is flexible due to changes in light and weather

Tuition: $585 + $20 material fee

Package Price: $1082.50 - $1,920 / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes taxes and fees.

Scholarships: Most scholarships are 50% tuition, with a limited number of full scholarships available. Apply within your registration form. Click for more info.

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From Point-and-Shoot to Brilliant Photography

With Dr. Charles Steinberg

August 4 - 9, 2019

Due to low enrollment this program has been cancelled 

Experience the ecstasy of living each breath with your camera, in a stunning location, amid inspired peers. Train your eyes to always be watching the light, your mind’s eye to be pre-visualizing, your heart clarifying intentions, and your brain sorting technological adjustments.

Master the magic of light, techniques of composition, and telling of story. Make quantum leaps in skill and creativity with a fun, supportive group. Follow the magical light of Cortes Island and create a personal body of work.

Sessions will be spent out taking pictures, finding art in nature, reviewing new areas of learning, supporting each other’s growth and gently and constructively critiquing each other’s work. Visit deep secret places in the forest, beautiful beaches at sunrise and sunset, the signature Hollyhock Garden and sites on campus and the island where people and activities blend into fascinating images.

New and experienced photographers welcome. All equipment and devices welcome, including iPhones and smartphones. This course also welcome teens, who have been an integral part of the course in past years.


Dr. Charles Steinberg
Charles Steinberg, MD, is a published photographer who teaches in Colorado and BC. He has published several beautiful books including Hollyhock Moments and From Point and Shoot to Brilliant Photography. He is a Hollyhock co-founder whose photos are often found in the Hollyhock catalogue. charlessteinbergphotography.com Read my blog on Hollyhock Talks
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