Explore Your Creativity
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.
Currently, 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 Painting & Drawing - CJ Shelton
- Group Painting, Open Studios & Pain Parties - Mark Grice
- Yoga on Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings with Alex Leikermoser
Special upcoming workshops include...
2nd - Tom Thompson Style Trees in Watercolour with CJ Shelton, 1pm
24th - Open Studio Sunday with Mark Grice, 1pm
29th - Encaustic Art Cards with The Hive Encaustic Stuido, 6pm
Weekly Yoga with
, Wednesdays at 10am and Thursdays at 6pm.
$25 for drop-in, or $100 + HST for 5 weeks.
1st - Open Studio Sunday with Mark Grice , 1pm
5th - Introduction to Stained Glass with Jessica Wisniewski at the Hive, 6:30pm
7th - Christmas Pine Cone Watercolour with CJ Shelton, 1pm
7th - Introduction to Encaustics with the Hive Encaustic Studio, 11am
14th - Winter Solstice Wishing Candle with CJ Shelton, 1pm
15th - Open Studio Sunday with Mark Grice , 1pm
21st - Winter Solstice Wishing Candle with CJ Shelton, 1pm
22nd - Open Studio Sunday with Mark Grice , 1pm
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 .