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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Mondays Starting September 17th, 2018
Watercolour Landscapes - The Colours of Autumn
Level 3 to 6
Instructor:Shelley Prior
Mondays, 1pm to 4pm

In this class you will focus on painting our fall landscape in all its glorious splendor. Get inspired by the intense colours of fall foliage, and discover how lights and darks work together to create a center of interest in your work. Shelley will show you how the illusion of light in a painting adds drama, mood and movement. Understand how composition, perspective, and texture produce lively watercolours that reflect the vibrancy of the season. Bring your own photos of fall, or work from Shelley’s reference materials. Demos and lots of one-on-one instruction.

for Registration and information contact
Oakville Art Society
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Wednesdays
Fall Landscapes in Watercolour
Starting late September
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.

for Registration and information contact
Royal Botanical Gardens
Burlington
Tuesdays
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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Fall 2018
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Waiting List
Thursdays and Fridays
Watercolour Portraits
6 weeks - starting November 1 & 2

Mississauga Senior Centre, Cawthra Rd.
Learn to create a likeness and handle textures such as skintones, lighting effects, hair, and facial features. I will also be showing how to stretch watercolour paper over canvas for a frame/mat/glass free display
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Special Guest Workshop!
Paul Jackson is a master watercolour artist from Missouri. He travels and teaches all over the world. His last workshop here (glass) was sold out so I'm very pleased to offer a new workshop ... Painting The Night Sky!

August 27-29, 2018
For details click here
Paul Jackson
Painting the Night in Watercolour
August 2018
Ona Kingdon
Portrait in Watercolour
July 2019

for Registration and information contact
Judy Conroy
or
Mary Wilson
COLOURS OF SUMMER: FIVE-DAY WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP
Monday to Friday, July 16 to 20; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
RBG Centre
MAXIMUM 15.  PRE-REGISTER BY JULY 6.

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

for Registration and information contact
Royal Botanical Gardens
Burlington
Summer 2018
Workshop - 1 day
'Amazing Glass in Watercolour'
Wednesday June 20th 10-4
St. George's Anglican Church Hall
4691 Palladium Way, Burlington, ON L7M 0W9

We will be painting this beautiful glass still life together. Learn to capture the brilliance and transclucent qualities of glass. We will learn to break it down into manageable steps to simplify the process and understand how to create the beautiful effects.
(bring a lunch - coffee & snacks provided)
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Workshop hosted by
Shelley
$50
(e-transfer or cheque preferred. Please email for other payment options)

Mondays 
2 weeks - November 19 & 26
Seasonal Cards or Small Art in watercolour

Celebrate the season with beautifully loose and spontaneous watercolour paintings to use as small wall art or greeting cards. Join Shelley for this 2 week class as she demonstrates how to make the most of the white of your paper and use light, shadow, and reflected colour to create wintery scenes. Explore the fun of miniature art which made into your own personal card or to create a treasure to give this holiday season.
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for Registration and information contact
Oakville Art Society
Workshop - 1 day
'Painting Water in Watercolour'
Wednesday July 4th 10-4
St. George's Anglican Church Hall
4691 Palladium Way, Burlington, ON L7M 0W9

Together we will paint this scene which includes water, sky, sand and boats. We will learn to edit, simplify and say more with each expressive brushstroke to create a clean, fresh landscape.
(bring a lunch - coffee & snacks provided)
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Workshop hosted by
Shelley
$50
(e-transfer or cheque preferred. Please email for other payment options)

Workshop - 1 day
'Chickadee in Watercolour'
Wednesday July 25th 10-4
St. George's Anglican Church Hall
4691 Palladium Way, Burlington, ON L7M 0W9

Who doesn't love chickadees? We will paint one of Canada's most loved garden bird. We will paint the feather and bark textures and learn to create a blurred background in watercolour.
(bring a lunch - coffee & snacks provided)
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Workshop hosted by
Shelley
$50
(e-transfer or cheque preferred. Please email for other payment options)

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Special Guest Workshop!
Ona Kingdon is an award-winning watercolourist whose delicate portraits and imaginative subjects will amaze you. Her workshops are always a lot of fun and packed full of information. This workshop is filling fast.

July 3-6, 2019
For details click here
Winter 2019
Watercolour Workshop - 2 days
Painting the Seasons with Creative Techiques
Thursday/Friday November 29 & 30, 2018
Cambridge, Ontario

“Create faster, fresher-looking scenery in your paintings and eliminate that ’overworked’ look.
Explore how to create different seasons and beautifully effective scenery while experimenting with a variety of techniques that will result in impressive and spontaneous looking results!”

for Registration and information contact
Tiina Price
Watercolour Workshop - 2 days
Project to be Determined
Wednesday March 13 & 27, 2019
Clarkson, Ontario



for Registration and information contact
Lyla at
Clarkson Society
of Artists
Mondays Starting January (8 weeks)
Watercolour - Winter Session
Level 3 to 6
Instructor:Shelley Prior
Mondays, 1pm to 4pm

Course outline TBD

for Registration and information contact
Oakville Art Society
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Wednesdays Jan 16 - Mar 6, 2019 (8 weeks)
Watercolour - Winter Session
9:30 - noon OR 1:00 - 3:30pm

Course outline to follow. Suitable for intermediate painters. A supply list is provided prior to program start date.

for Registration and information contact
Royal Botanical Gardens
Burlington
Tuesdays
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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Waiting List
Mondays Starting April (8 weeks)
Watercolour - Spring Session
Level 3 to 6
Instructor:Shelley Prior
Mondays, 1pm to 4pm

Course outline TBD

for Registration and information contact
Oakville Art Society
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Wednesdays April 11 - May 30, 2019 (8 weeks)
Watercolour - Spring Session
9:30 - noon OR 1:00 - 3:30pm

Course outline to follow. Suitable for intermediate painters. A supply list is provided prior to program start date.

for Registration and information contact
Royal Botanical Gardens
Burlington
Tuesdays
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
example watercolour
example watercolour
Waiting List
Watercolour Workshop - 2 days
Project to be Determined
Sat/Sun May 4 & 5, 2019
Willowdale, Ontario



for Registration and information contact
Willowdale Artists
Spring 2019
Watercolour Workshop - 3 days
Project to be Determined
Fri-Sun June 1-3, 2019
Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.



for Registration and information contact
Annapolis Valley Artists