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Discover Your Naturally Creative and Spirited Self! with CJ Shelton

  • Sat Sep 16, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sat Sep 23, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Studio 206, Alton Mill

On Saturday, September 16 and Saturday, September 23 artist, instructor and facilitator CJ Shelton invites both residents and visitors to the Headwaters Region to visit her beautiful nature-filled studio for her annual Open House Event. 

Between 11 am and 5 pm on both Saturdays you can drop in to enjoy a cup of tea or a tasty treat and view her newest mandala paintings (images based on a circular shape) while learning about the exciting variety of arts-based and self-development programs and workshops you can take during her upcoming fall 2017 and winter 2018 workshop seasons. 


This is a great opportunity to meet CJ in person and discuss the numerous options for learning how to draw or paint in acrylics and watercolours, as well as how to develop your creative and intuitive skills through the art of mandala-making and zen-doodling. Enjoying any of these relaxing and fun activities can help you lead a more full and balanced life. 

On both Saturdays during the Open House you can also “make your mark” by contributing to a special group word mandala that CJ will be developing during the open house on the theme of what the “creative spirit” means to different people. At the same time, you will learn how different symbols, shapes and colours you are drawn to can reveal many things about your own personality and where you currently are on your life journey.

A professional artist and illustrator for over 35 years, CJ offers fun and relaxing mandala-making workshops for individuals and small groups as well as ongoing lessons in drawing basics, acrylic painting and watercolour. As an experienced facilitator with extensive training in therapeutic art and spiritual counselling, CJ also offers mentoring, support and guidance to those asking the “big” questions and wanting to explore their interior life more in-depth. Her services include 1-on-1 consultations, individual mandala work, a variety of self-development courses in small group formats and a monthly gathering known as the “Mystic’s Circle”.

CJ Shelton is renowned for her warm and generous teaching style that puts even the most nervous newbie at ease and “draws out” the naturally creative and spiritual aspects of each person so that they shine as bright as the moon! In the peaceful and uplifting atmosphere of CJ’s studio overlooking Shaw’s Creek, you will discover a hidden gem and an oasis of beauty, calm and tranquillity … so come, and let your own creative spirit be inspired during this special Open House event.

For more information contact: 
519-942-2018 or

To see a full schedule of CJ’s upcoming courses and workshops visit her website at