It was a real pleasure to provide a watercolour workshop at Hollyhock , “Canada’s lifelong learning centre”, on Cortes Island , BC, a few weeks ago and paint with a fine group of artists. The contemplative ambiance, facility , lodging and food was excellent as well as the variety of subjects to paint. After an early sunrise, participants had the opportunity to join in a yoga/ body work sessions before breakfast. Then we started with some demos and painted on the beach in the morning, following the tide lines. After lunch the artist’s had the opportunity to continue working or go explore the island . By 3pm sessions resumed to capture the afternoon light . Then again after another healthy buffet dinner we would have another painting session that would continue into dusk.
Along with the stunning beach, the gardens and forest trails were also a fine source of inspiration. The only problem was that the 4 night workshop went to fast! So we are happy to announce another watercolour workshop again next year with and extra day.
“Artist’s Journey with Watercolour”
May 31th – June 5, 2015
Explore the magical flowing spontaneity and essential techniques of this travel friendly medium. Discover painting as a form of meditation and “seeing”, allowing you to capture the moment with paper and brush. All levels welcome.
Tuition: $525 CDN / 5 nights
All inclusive accommodations and meals charged separately.
Cortes Island & Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
800-933-6339 x 232 hollyhock.ca
Registration should start by mid November 2014 , please feel free to contact us to be notified when registration begins.