Whether you are looking to find out if there is an artist lurking inside you, or you just want to have a bit of fun with a paint brush, Dawne offers private and open painting classes for adults and kids, families and friends.
Wiltse Creek Studio is located just minutes from Charleston Lake Provincial Park in the 1000 Islands region and ideally located for a full days adventure. Come paint in the morning before heading off for a picnic and swim. You can leave your canvas here until you are done playing if need be.
Our classes are instructed step-by-step with room for individual expression and combine the joy of painting mixed in with a little bit of teaching. Classes are offered in small groups so that everyone has some individual time for help.
We use high quality, student grade artist acrylic paint that is colourfast for 60 plus years. It does NOT come out of clothing, so please dress down. Aprons are available upon request.
All supplies are included in your fee. Bring a drink if you wish.
In the summer, classes are held on the porch at Dawne's house next to the studio - come on up.
When it's too cold for for the porch we paint in the kitchen - the front door is via the porch.
If you wish to book a class please check for open dates on the calendar on this page. Classes are generally held in the morning so that the studio/store can be opened for noon. Evening classes are not listed so please email with a suggested date should you require one. If I am behind on keeping up with the calendar, please just ask for the date you would like.
Classes for a single individual is $55.00 for a 2 hour session and include all materials.
Classes for 2 or more persons are $40.00 per person for a 2 hour session - all materials included. You choose the date and paintings.
Kids Can Paint (ages 7 - 12) $35.00 per child. Scheduled class with up to 6 other kids. Everyone paints the same piece.
Ask about pricing for birthday parties and other events
Generally by the time kids are 5 they can tackle a painting but may not have the ability to sit still for a long class. They tend to need more one on one and hands on help.
The best option for this is to come and do a Parent & Child or Grandparent & Child class. There are a few painting samples in a slideshow at the bottom of the page but we can always paint a favourite subject. Email for details.
Please message Dawne to book a seat into the next painting class
Kids Painting Class
January 27 or
10 am - 12ish
updated Jan 11
Jan 27 4 - seats available
Jan 28 - 1 seat available
Choose to paint this little kitty missing his indoor friend or choose something different to paint from something in the studio. Dawne will help you create your version of her painting.
35.00 per child
all supplies included
maximum 4 painters
This little painting is 12 x 12 inches and painted on materials suitable for outdoors.
Adults are harder to herd than cats so there is no date to this class. Please find and friend figure out a couple of dates that work for you and and send me a message to see if those dates work for me. You are welcome to ask about daytime classes as well as weekends and evenings.
$40.00 per person
minimum 2 per class
2 x 2 foot barn quilt
choose your own pattern and colour.
Patterns take 5 - 12 hours to complete so multiple paint mornings are chosen but may not be needed depending on the pattern and speed of painter.
Please ask about the next class. There needs to be a minimum of 4 to run a class.
Please ask about painting 3 x 3 and 4 x 4 foot pieces.
Ice Cream Sundae
14 x 11 inches
10 x 20 inches