3 DAY NIAGARA
This immersive 3 Day Adventure will take place at the Millcroft Inn & Spa and Alton Mill Arts Centre in Caledon.
You will take inspiration from the beautiful surroundings during our guided photo hike. You'll be encouraged to break out of your comfort zone and build creative skills such as colour theory and composition. You'll meet local artists at Alton Mills Art Centre and participate in creative workshops with other cool people throughout out the weekend.
We'll start our adventure with warm up exercises and creative experiences, building on your confidence and techniques throughout the weekend.
Celebrate your creative achievements with a glass of wine, good food and new friends. Take home your new masterpieces and treasured memories.
Shaw Club Hotel
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.
Give Yourself Time!
Before heading to your adventure, we encourage you to give yourself time away – 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.
We encourage you to use a photo you have taken yourself to play with. Think about your positive and negative space and begin by choosing a photo that has about 75 percent light versus dark colors, as light-colored photos have a much better success rate. This workshop's process allows us to paint below and on top of the photograph so keep that in mind when choosing your photo. More details will be provided closer to the day!
What to Wear
Be prepared to get messy!
We encourage you to dig in the bottom of your closet for some old T-shirts or head out to your local Value Village and get yourself 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. 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!