Introduction to Watercolour & Simple Landscapes – A Learn & Play Workshop

Introduction to Watercolour and Simple Landscapes with CJ Shelton

Event Date:

October 1, 2022

Event Time:

1:00 pm

Event Location:

The Alton Mill Arts Centre

DATE:  Saturday, October 1, 2022
TIME:  1 to 4:30 pm (3.5 hours)
LOCATION:  In-person @ Studio #206 on the upper level of The Alton Mill Arts Centre
FEE:  $120 + HST per person

If you have always wanted to learn how to paint with watercolours this workshop is the ideal starting point. Or, if you are a little rusty or haven’t painted in a long time, you can enjoy revisiting the basics and indulging in the mindfulness approach we will be taking with this lovely expressive medium.

You will learn (or re-learn!) about different brushes, paints and papers, the colours you need to set up your palette right, a bit of colour-mixing and theory, plus a few of foundational watercolour techniques such as washes, glazing, wet-on-wet technique, scumbling and more.

After a bit of practice and play, we will then use these techniques to create some simple landscapes of hills and trees.

The beautiful colours of early fall, with their vibrant mixture of greens, oranges, reds and yellows, will be our inspiration. And, although we will be using some photo reference, we will be taking primarily an intuitive approach to interpreting what we see that will allow our inner self to reveal “undiscovered landscapes” – the colours, shapes and places of our interior world and moods.

If you are a complete newbie, all materials can be supplied as well as advice and on what you need to buy to set yourself up right.

If you have your own paints and brushes, you are encouraged to bring them along and find out what you need to supplement them with to round out your palette. Paper and stretching boards will be supplied.

This is an in-person workshop and limited to 5 participants. Masks may be requested to be worn if Covid protocols are put in place again or if a participant requires it.

Any questions can be emailed to

CANCELLATION POLICY. Please note that workshops are non-refundable if you are a no-show or cancel less than a week in advance. Consideration will be made if there are extenuating circumstances. In the event a class needs to be cancelled it will be rescheduled or refunded.

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  • The Alton Mill Arts Centre
  • 1402 Queen St. W., Studio #206
  • Alton
  • ON
  • Canada

Event Schedule Details

  • October 1, 2022 1:00 pm   -   4:30 pm
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