Watercolour Workshops

In these fun and informative workshops spend a delightful afternoon with artist CJ Shelton in her beautiful studio as she introduces simple and traditional step-by-step watercolour techniques that will have you creating your own little masterpieces in no time. Depending on the subject matter you will work from direct observation or photo reference. These are both introductory and skill-building workshops. Having some drawing or painting experience is helpful but total newbies are more than welcome.


2018 SPRING SEASON

It’s that wonderful season when all of Nature is bursting out in bloom, birds and baby bunnies! Why not celebrate its arrival by capturing some of spring’s beauty in soft watercolour washes and pastel shades. CJ’s spring themed sessions are a delightful way to spend an afternoon sipping tea and painting.


SPRING ROBIN in Watercolour

Watercolour RobinDATE:  Sat. April 21, 2018
TIME: 1-4 pm
COST:  $75 + HST per person
LOCATION: Studio #206, Upper Floor of the Alton Mill

Learn to paint a little robin red-breast bird (or two) perching on a branch. Whether you like our native Canadian Robin or the more traditional English Robin, these little heralds of spring will keep you company all year long once you have captured their image in watercolour.

The session will start with a few basics on how to draw birds … its very simple really. Under CJ’s expert guidance you will soon have a starting point for adding washes, dry brush and other techniques to build an adorable red robin of your own.

New students are welcome, even complete newbies who have never tried watercolour before! If you have taken sessions with CJ this one will build on your previous drawing or painting skills and add additional ones to your repertoire. Please bring any watercolour brushes or paints you currently have although supplies will be available for those who don’t have them. Paper and stretching boards will be supplied.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact CJ at 519-942-2018 or email artist@dancingmoondesigns.ca


SPRING BLOSSOMS in Watercolour

Apple Blossom Watercolour SketchDATE:  Sat. May 26, 2018
TIME: 1-4 pm
COST:  $75 + HST per person
LOCATION: Studio #206, Upper Floor of the Alton Mill

This workshop is probably the best way to start learning watercolour as it covers almost all of the fundamental techniques and approaches to this wonderful fluid medium. And there is no better subject matter than spring flowers which are in full bloom everywhere this time of year.

You will work from live specimens as well as photo reference and create either a vignette or “frame” style finished piece. All throughout CJ will guide you and provide all kinds of tips and tricks for painting different types of flowers.

New students are welcome, even complete newbies who have never tried watercolour before! If you have taken sessions with CJ this one will build on your previous drawing or painting skills and add additional ones to your repertoire. Please bring any watercolour brushes or paints you currently have although supplies will be available for those who don’t have them. Paper and stretching boards will be supplied.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact CJ at 519-942-2018 or email artist@dancingmoondesigns.ca


PAYMENT POLICY
Booking an art experience is a commitment to yourself, the facilitator and other participants. The following policies are in place to ensure that all workshops and sessions run as scheduled and help guarantee that everyone involved has an enjoyable experience.

PAYMENT Payment is by cash, e-transfer or credit card (VISA, Mastercard and AMEX accepted)

FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF BOOKING  To confirm your registration you must pay in full or provide a credit card number at the time of booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY  Last minute cancellations other than for extenuating circumstances spoils the fun for all involved. Because classes are kept small to give each participant lots of attention, it creates challenges for the facilitator and disappointment for other registrants when there are no-shows or a change of mind that cause a class to be cancelled or run only half-full.

THERE IS NO REFUND FOR CANCELLATIONS LESS THAN 72 HOURS PRIOR OR FOR NO-SHOWS ON THE DAY OF THE WORKSHOP

A rain-check may be offered depending on the circumstances of the cancellation. If a workshop has to be cancelled due to inclement weather or other extenuating circumstances participants will either be notified of the re-scheduled day/time or a full refund will be provided.