Cancellation Policy (Shelley's studio classes)
Only prepaid seats will be reserved
Students who cancel 1 week or more - full refund
Students who cancel within 48 hours - 50% refund
Students who cancel less than 48 hours - no refund
Cancellation due to weather or by instructor - new date will be scheduled or full refund
Shelley's studio
Room for 8 students in bright and comfortable studio. Coffee, tea and snacks provided. Students will receive list of materials and directions to the studio upon registration.
Studio Classes & Events
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Level 3 to 6
Instructor:Shelley Prior
Mondays, 1pm to 4pm

Bring added sparkle and life to your watercolour paintings by learning to depict reflective surfaces. Shelley will guide you through the basics: how to develop an overall plan for your painting through: composition, shapes and values Learn the techniques to mix colours to bring out fine details, how to work washes in thin layers to build up luminous colours contrasts. She will have you look for the reflections and refractions that occur in the glass as you learn to depict “shine.” Refine your personal painting style and reach the next level of artistic confidence.

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Oakville Art Society
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Spring Landscapes in Watercolour
8 weeks April 18 to June 6, 2018
9:30 - noon OR 1:00 - 3:30pm

Artist Shelley Prior explains the basic watercolour techniques and elements to paint rocks, skies, trees, water and spring scenes. Learn and practice these tips during this eight-week course. Discover the beauty of spring landscape painting. Suitable for intermediate painters. A supply list is provided prior to program start date.

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Royal Botanical Gardens
Social painting
10am - 4pm

Watercolour & various media of your choice
Get painting guidance while working on your art. This is a very social group with plenty of friendly chatter.

Shelley's Studio - Burlington, Ontario
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Spring 2018
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This Class is Full
Thursdays and Fridays
Drawing for Painters
4 weeks April 12/13 - May 3/4 from 9:30 - 12:30

Mississauga Senior Centre, Cawthra Rd.
Your painting is only as strong as your drawing so this session is designed for the painter in mind. Composition, scale, proportion, balance and value will all be discussed.

Workshops with Special Guests!
I'm very pleased to welcome 2 outstanding artists to share their talent with you.
For information about these fabulous workshop opportunites click here
Paul Jackson
Painting the Night in Watercolour
August 2018
Ona Kingdon
Portrait in Watercolour
July 2019

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Mississauga Senior Centre, Cawthra Rd, Mississauga
Monday to Friday, July 16 to 20; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
RBG Centre

It’s like day camp for grown-ups! This is the experience you’ve been looking for, an artist’s holiday. Spend five full days painting outdoors, enjoying the Gardens at their peak. Shelley Prior provides plenty of demonstrations and great tips. Some previous experience in watercolour will help you get the most from this intensive program.  Sign up early as this course fills quickly.  Unique supply list will be given at registration

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Royal Botanical Gardens
Summer 2018
Workshop - 3 evenings
'Shiny Things in Watercolour'
Thursday May 17, 24 & 31
Edithvale Community College, Studio B
131 Finch Ave. W., Toronto

There's nothing quite like the sparkle of glass and metallics. Join Shelley to learn the techniques for creating transparent and reflective surfaces in watercolour!

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Workshop hosted by
Willowdale Artists
for Registration and information contact
Adele Steinberg
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Workshop - 2 days
'Amazing Glass in Watercolour'
Sat/Sun June 2/3 - 10am-4pm each day
FASM Gallery, Milton Mall, Milton, Ontario

Discover how to capture the brilliant shine of glass in watercolour. Learn about setting up your objects for optimum effect - lighting, composition and perspective. Shelley will show you techniques to create the transparency and shine in your subject as well as beautiful glowing shadows. 
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Workshop hosted by
Fine Art Society of Milton
for Registration and information contact
Ursula McDermid