Explore Your Creativity - Gift Certificates Available
During the pandemic shutdown, some of our artists have moved to virtual learning and other on-line activities. To learn more, go to our #altonmillathome page or search #altonmillathome on social media. To buy a gift certificate for an online or future in-person lesson, contact the artist directly (click their names below).
Learn a new skill, refresh your perspective, and imagine the world more creatively! The studio artists of the Alton Mill offer classes & workshops in a variety of mediums and themes, for beginners to advanced artists of all ages. Sign up for a weekly class, a day-long or a multi-day workshop.
The Mill also hosts custom corporate team-building or family projects, available to be booked on a one-off basis, subject to a minimum number of participants.
Usually, the following classes are offered, plus occasional master classes by guests:
- Encaustic Painting - Karen Brown & Kim Kool , The Hive Encaustic Studio
- Scratchboard Art - Margaret Pardy
- Jewellery Making - Gallery Gemma
- Expressive Arts - Michele Johnson
- Mandala Making, Acrylic & Watercolour Painting, Drawing - CJ Shelton
- Group Painting, Open Studios & Paint Parties - Mark Grice
- Yoga - Alex Leikermoser
Here's a sampling of classes that were sheduled prior to the COVID-19 shutdown. Check back here when things begin openinig back up for the current roster:
8th - Introduction to Encaustics with the Hive Encaustic Studio, 11am
10th - Introduction to Encaustics with Kim Kool, 11am
18th - Wax and Glass with Kim Kool & Jessica Wisniewski, 11am
21st - Spring Chickadee Watercolour Workshop with CJ Shelton, 1pm
24th - Monthly New Moon Workshop with Alex Leikermoser, 7:30pm
27th - Encaustic and Hand Painted Silk Scarf Creative Adventure with the Hive, 10am
29th - Creative Flow Class with the Hive Encaustic Studio, 10am
Yoga with Alex Leikermoser (drop-in available)
Wednesdays at 10am (Hatha Stretch), Thursdays at 6pm (Evening Unwind).
Weekend Sessions: Saturday at 11am (Intro to Hatha Yoga & Mindfulness/Meditation).
Drawing & Painting with CJ Shelton
Drawing Wednesdays at 1-3pm, Sundays at 1-3pm.
Acrylic painting classes Thursdays at 1-3pm.
3rd - Guided Relaxation & Mediation with live Harp and Pan Drum with Alex Leikermoser, 7:30pm
4th - Introduction to Encaustics with the Hive Encaustic Studio, 11am
5th - Encaustic Level II Embracing the Subtleties with Kim Kool, 11am
12th - Creative Flow Class with the Hive Encaustic Studio, 10am
25th - Celtic Knot Watercolour Workshop with CJ Shelton, 1pm
3rd - Introduction to Encaustics with the Hive Encaustic Studio, 11am
25th - 28th - 4 Day Immersive Encaustic Experience , with Edge of Grey Encaustics
31st - Creative Flow Class with the Hive Encaustic Studio, 10am
All Open Studio Sundays with Mark Grice are $40, from 1-4pm.
Please contact Mark directly to register.
To book individual classes, please contact the artist directly.
The Bridge Workshop on the lower level of the mill is available for rent on a one-off or regular weekly basis. This is an ideal opportunity for outside artists to have a regular place to work or offer their own classes at the mill without the commitment of a full-time studio. Equipped with tables, chairs, mini-easels and individual storage, this is your bridge to becoming part of the Alton Mill creative community.
To organize a group activity involving multiple disciplines, to book the Bridge Workshop or another space for your own master class, please contact Margi Taylor at Creative Events Management (519) 940-0935 or send Margi an email .