1 DAY Winter Adventure
This 1 Day Adventure will take place at the Alton Mill Arts Centre in Caledon.
We'll start our day with a welcome – having a coffee and getting to know your fellow Adventurers as we do a few creativity exercises. You'll meet other cool people during guided creative workshops throughout the day where you’ll be encouraged to break out of your comfort zone and build creative skills such as colour theory and composition.
At the end of day celebrate your creative achievements with a glass of wine, good food and new friends. Take home your new masterpieces and treasured memories.
Alton Mill Art Centre
1402 Queen St. West
Village of Alton
Canada, L7K 0C3
Room: the Bridge
The Alton Mill Arts Centre is the perfect place to absorb creative vibes! The Centre is built on the banks of Shaw's Creek, this national-award-winning heritage building is now "a jewel in the crown of the GTA's arts scene". The Alton Mill is home to some 25 studio artists, galleries, a heritage museum, café and unique shops.
9:00: Arrival and welcome
with a Mimosa, Painting warm-up exercises.
10:00: Photo Encaustic Adventure.
1:00: Lunch and free time to tour Artist Studios.
2:00: Silk Scarf Making Adventure.
5:30: Celebration Cocktails and light appetizers at the Noodle Gallery. Tour this amazing gallery and receive your official Adventurer Creativity Certificate. We encourage you to bring your cheque book - there is some amazing art here!
7:30: This adventure ends. Your new adventure begins!
Painting Warm-Up Exercises: One of the best ways to stay creative is to draw, scribble or write every day. These exercise are designed to loosen up your creativity and get you started for the day!
Encaustic Adventure: Encaustic painting involves using hot beeswax, coloured with pigments to create a unique work of art. Not only does it smell amazing, it is very forgiving so you can be sure you will be able to create something you can hang in your home!
Hand Painted Silk Scarves: Working with 100% Habatai silk, we will walk you through the process to create something beautiful. You will have the option of either creating a pattern and tracing it or trying your hand at free-flowing imagery.
Before heading to your adventure, we encourage you to give yourself the day – we will not force you to pocket your cell phones (you will need them to take photos); however, one of the best ways to get the most from your adventure is to immerse yourself in the day. Try not to take phone calls.
For the Encaustic class, we encourage you to use a photo your have taken yourself. This can be an old sepia-tone of your parents wedding or a landscape at the local park. Think about your positive and negative space and consider black and white. More details will be provided closer to the day!