| HALIBURTON SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
Fleming College is a Community College with campuses located throughout various towns in Central Ontario.
Just as the Haliburton region is a very special part of the province of Ontario, Haliburton School of The Arts is a very special Canadian learning institution. HSTA is, without question, Ontario's most prestigious college of its kind for its programs in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Every summer, thousands of adult students come to Haliburton to take one-week courses in one of the scores of specialized art forms.
These Haliburton School of The Arts courses are held in very high regard by the Canadian art community, not only because of the exceptional
level of instruction, but also because the Haliburton Highlands is such a splendid setting for these unique programs.
Many of these students bring their families with them and make a very memorable vacation for the whole family out of their Fleming College experience.
Every year, new programs are added to the curriculum. The year 2004 was a milestone
in the history of this unique learning facility, as this was the year of the completion of the college's magnificent new campus right on the shores of Head Lake overlooking the village of Haliburton.
This new facility has made possible the introduction of more year-round programs which have attracted students, all of whom have made a serious committment to their chosen art field.
Kashaga Lodge is only 4 km from the Haliburton School of the Arts campus, and is the only cottage resort in Haliburton County that specializes in small, but fully-equipped one-bedroom units ideally suited for most HSTA students.
Note that the Kashaga Lodge version of "air conditioning" is an evening paddleboat, kayak, or canoe tour of Kashaga Bay, or a swim out to the diving raft, followed by a 'cool-off' in a lakeside lawnchair.
During the weeks of the weeklong summer courses, Kashaga Lodge offers a special 5-day package specifically for HSTA students.
The four units of the lodge building are set aside exclusively for artists during the weeks of the courses. All suites have fully-equipped kitchens, private bath, one or two bedrooms, living room with cable TV and wireless internet, BBQ on the deck, and best of all, a magnificent view
over Lake Kashagawigamog. Furthermore, there is a pleasant beach, with picnic tables, swim raft, kayaks and canoes just 75 metres from the deck.
For specific info about what HSTA has to offer artists, whether "budding" or professional, visit the HSTA's very comprehensive Website .