Expressive Arts Florida Institute

Contact Details

  • Hollyhock, B.C.
  • Cortes Island
  • Canada


A Deep Immersion in Creative Process

August 29 – September 2, 2018

Kathleen Horne and Tamara Teeter Knapp

Expressive Arts Florida creative partners bring a powerful workshop to Hollyhock, Canada’s lifelong learning center.

Are you…….

  • Longing to live a more creative life?

  • Looking for space and time for contemplation and artistic expression?

  • Drawn to a wild, breathtakingly beautiful natural setting where mountains, ocean and forest meet?

  • Seeking guidance, acceptance, creative community or tribe?

    Hollyhock provides the ultimate natural setting for this beautifully-guided, carefully crafted, creative whole-self-exploration.

*Dive in to your creativity – art, movement, writing, music, drama, nature

*Experience the power of the expressive arts

*Make deep connection, with yourself and with others

*Listen deeply within, and renew and restore your whole self

Register here

“I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the Expressive Art program at Hollyhock in spring of 2017! It was wonderful to learn, explore and be open to new ways of creative expression in a very safe and beautiful environment. Kathleen and Tamara were wonderful facilitators, supporting and holding space  for each of our individual journeys. This workshop ended up “jumpstarting” me into an exciting new direction for my own life, for which I am truly grateful!”
Judy M., 2017 Hollyhock workshop participant

Immerse yourself in multi-modal Expressive Arts Process, including visual art, sound, music, movement, drama, writing, and guided meditation. In a supportive retreat atmosphere,  follow the thread of your own creative process and imagery through a series of guided arts experiences as portals to self-discovery. Set your  intention at the beginning of the retreat, and utilize the support of the group and instructors to assist you. Engage in a variety of arts experiences, and capture it all in one visual art piece that you complete over the whole four days.

Read Kathleen’s blog post: Art, Space, Nature: notes from the island, here.

Hollyhock is a not-for-profit educational institute dedicated to lifelong learning and cultural transformation, through courses, conference and community.

Registration here on Hollyhock website

Whether you are brand new to this field, returning for renewal, or seeking to begin a training program, you will find something of deep meaning and inspiration. No experience in the arts is necessary.

Register for this workshop as a stand-alone experience, or take it at Hollyhock and get credit toward our Certificate Training Program in Expressive Arts!

“Over the past 7 years I have had the privilege to study, practice and grow through and with the facilitation of Kathleen Horne and her two creative partners. As teacher and facilitator, I find Kathleen’s gentle, knowledgeable and authentic way consistently creates and hold the space needed to embody and deepen the connection to my creativity and to others. An opening to explore, heal, and yes, challenge, change and grow who I am and how I can show up as my best self in the world”. Julia Alexander, Expressive Arts Florida Institute Graduate

Creative inquiry with the natural world

Expressive Arts is a holistic field that invites profound examination and transformation into all aspects of human experience – body, mind and spirit.

By providing grounded experiences in visual arts, writing, guided meditation and movement, Kathleen, Tamara and Victoria help others discover and befriend their authentic self in ways that are deep and gentle. I have known the Expressive Arts Florida Institute faculty  for many years as three of the foremost thinkers and teachers in the field of Expressive Arts. They have developed an engaging model of experiential learning that enables students to grow as individuals and to imagine new ways to serve their communities by accessing the creative process.   -Pat B. Allen, Founder of Open Studio Project and Collaborative Inquiry through Art / Author of Art is a Way of Knowing, Art is a Spiritual Path, Cronation

Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish and support people making the world better


Kathleen and Tamara, our wonderful facilitators/teachers/guides, created a welcoming, safe, and inclusive atmosphere for this amazing workshop. I quickly shed any reservations I had about participating in the various forms of creative, expressive activities that enriched our time as a group. The moments we shared in their presence provided opportunities for learning, creating, and reflecting that I found to be transformational. This program surpassed my expectations and I feel so fortunate to have been a participant.  Carolyn S., 2017 Hollyhock participant

Listen deeply to your inner wisdom, move, make art, collaborate, witness and be witnessed. Come away renewed and ready to bring your best self back into the world.


Teacher Bios

Kathleen Horne will be facilitating this workshop, will be joined by Tamara Teeter Knapp and Victoria Domenichello-Anderson, determined by number of participants enrolled.