Watercolour Workshops

Explore Nature and your own nature!

Making small watercolour sketches of the natural world was a gentle timeless art practiced by Victorian ladies in their leisure time. Why not take a page from their books and rediscover the joy of creating colourful studies of flowers, birds, landscapes and more. It’s a quiet relaxing way to give yourself some quality “me-time”.

In this workshop series you spend a lovely calm afternoon with artist CJ Shelton in her tranquil studio as she introduces simple and traditional step-by-step watercolour techniques that have you creating your own little masterpieces in no time. Depending on the subject matter you will work from direct observation or photo reference. You never know … you may just be inspired to start your very own ‘country diary of a 21st century Lady’! These are introductory workshops. Having some drawing or painting experience is helpful but total newbies are more than welcome.


2017 SPRING SEASON

Spring Crocuses“SPRING CROCUSES” WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP

DATE:  Saturday April 8, 2017
TIME: 1- 4 pm
LOCATION: Studio 206, Alton Mill Arts Centre
COST:  $75 per person/per session
(NOTE: If you take both workshops this season you pay only $65 per session

For total beginners or those who have taken watercolour before, this will be an enjoyable afternoon celebrating the arrival of spring by painting her first arrivals – colourful crocuses. CJ will guide you through the “how-to’s” of  some traditional watercolour techniques such as graduated washes, wet-in-wet and scumbling to produce your very own painting of bright crocuses nestled in dark rich April soil.

No drawing or painting experience is required. 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.

PER-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact CJ at artist@dancingmoondesigns.ca


Ontario Trillium“CLASSIC ONTARIO TRILLIUM” WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP

DATE:  Saturday May 20, 2017
TIME: 1- 4 pm
LOCATION: Studio 206, Alton Mill Arts Centre
COST: 
$75 per person/per session (NOTE: If you take both workshops this season you pay only $65 per session

Celebrate the Victoria Day weekend by painting Ontario’s official flower, the beautiful trillium. Suitable for total beginners or those who have taken watercolour before, CJ will take you step by step through creating your very own freshly green and white painting of these magical forest favourites which only appear for a few weeks each spring. Watercolour techniques covered in this session include using wet-in-wet and glazing to create the illusion of depth.

No drawing or painting experience is required. 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.

PER-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact CJ at 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 or credit card (VISA, Mastercard and AMEX accepted)

A DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF BOOKING  To confirm your registration you must pay a deposit or provide a credit card number at the time of booking. The balance or full cost will be due the day of the workshop.

CANCELLATION POLICY  Last minute cancellations other than for extenuating circumstances spoils the fun for all involved … it creates challenges for the facilitator and disappointment for other registrants if a class has to be cancelled as a result.

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

A raincheck 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.