1 DAY CALEDON
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 mimosa and getting to know your fellow Adventurers as we do a few creativity exercises. You'll meet other cool people during guided 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.
Saturday, May 11
Give Yourself the Day!
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.
A Little More About the Encaustic Workshop
Encaustics is an ancient art form that involves fusing layers of beeswax based paint using various heating techniques. It is kept molten on a heated palette, applied to a surface and reheated to fuse the paint into a durable, archival surface.Encaustic medium can be used as is or combined with pigment such as oil paint or powdered pigments. As the layers are built up, objects can be embedded in the wax and gouging techniques can be incorporated to create shapes and designs. Colors are used simultaneously to add depth and beauty to the work. Encaustics is a unique medium which allows participants to explore their creativity while effectively engaging the senses. It is both deeply therapeutic while at the same time promoting a sense of play.
More details will be provided closer to the day!
What to Wear
Be prepared to get messy! As you can imagine – these adventures are all about the fashion…not! We will get messy – that is the point. We encourage you to dig in the bottom of your closet for some old T-shirts and wear some comfortable clothes that you don’t need to worry about. As parts of Alton Mills can get a bit drafty, it is best to dress in layers. You are welcome to bring slippers if you do not want to work in shoes all day. We do have aprons available but not having to worry about your clothing is very freeing!
Extend Your Experience
Stay a Little Longer
This Adventure is designed so you can drive up from the city and back in a day.
If, however, you are able to continue the Adventure and pamper yourself, we encourage you to stay at the quaint and relaxing Millcroft Inn and Spa. Enjoy personal time to contemplate your creative outlook as you walk the beautiful grounds, use the fantastic outdoor heated pool and hot tub, check out the games room or book a short spa treatment. Treat yourself to a great dinner, go hiking, horse back riding or take in other local activities in Caledon on your own.
Looking for a Bigger Creative Adventure?
We are planning a 3 day Adventure at The Opinicon (north of Kingston) this fall. Stay in touch for details as we finalize the activities.
Create Your Own Adventure?
Interested in hosting your own Creative Adventure for a shower or that special Birthday, we do that! Best for groups of 10 or more — contact us form more info.