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Classes & Workshops

Explore Your Creativity

Learn a new skill, refresh your perspective, and imagine the world more creatively! A few studio artists of the Alton Mill are now offering classes & workshops in a variety of mediums and themes, for beginners to advanced artists of all ages. We also have a variety of team-building workshop activities that can be tailored to the needs of your company off-site, party, conference, or other private event.

We also have gift certificates available! 


Currently, the following classes are offered:

“The Spirit of the Landscape”  Artist Workshop led by Lydia Panart

Saturday January 7, 2023, from 10am to 4pm- No experience necessary- Spaces are limited

In person courses will be held at the  Alton Mill Arts Center, studio # 209

Please contact Lydia at  for more information or visit 



Oil Painting 

Brenda Loschiavo  offers weekly group oil painting for adults - beginners are welcome! Bring your own supplies. Visit Brenda's  website  to sign up for her workshop or get more information.


Encaustic Painting 

Learn to paint with beeswax, heat, & fire!   Kim Kool (Edge of Grey Encaustics) and Karen Brown (Karen Brown Encaustics) offer encaustic classes, open studio's, online learning, and so much more at  The Hive Encaustic Studio  .  The Hive also carries specialty art and encaustic supplies.  To learn more, please visit  or 


Felting Workshops 

Kim Kool (Edge of Grey) offers workshops in both Needle Felting and Wet Felting at The Hive. She also carries a variety of wood and felting suplies. Visit  to learn more.


Drawing Classes

CJ Shelton offers weekly ongoing drawing lessons every Wednesday and Sunday afternoon. Learn the basics and hone your skills in the relaxing atmosphere of her beautiful studio. All levels of experience are welcome. Lessons can be purchased in blocks of 4 classes (no single sessions) and started anytime. Please note that pre-registration is required (no walk-ins). Check out CJ's website at   for more information or to sign up email 


Acrylic Painting Classes

CJ Shelton holds a weekly ongoing “circle of creativity” every Thursday afternoon where you can learn the basics of painting with acrylics while exploring your own choice of subject matter. You can join the group by purchasing a block of 4 sessions. CJ can also be booked for private one-on-one coaching. All levels of experience are welcome. Check out her website at   for more information or email   to register. 

Lydia Panart is currently offering weekly beginner and intermediate level classes on Wednesdays from 10- 1pm There is still some spots available in December if you’d like to join. To register for the Winter term (Jan-Feb. Mar) please contact her at 


Special Workshops

Throughout the year CJ Shelton offers half and full-day themed sessions in watercolour painting, mandala making, and a variety of seasonal crafts and creative self-discovery sessions. Visit CJ’s website at   to see what she has coming up and join her newsletter to stay informed. Bookings for private and corporate groups as well as family parties, bridal parties and “girl’s day out” gatherings can also be accommodated. You can also check out CJ’s “online studio” on Patreon  where for a low monthly fee you can access her drawing and painting tutorials and receive new projects, practice and creativity prompts every month.


Lydia Panart is accepting ongoing workshop sessions tailored for corporate team building, couples, or for a group of friends or family members. This is a fun creative time to co-create for a guided course using different tools and techniques. No experience is necessary. Please contact Lydia at  for more information or visit 


To book individual classes, please contact the artist directly.