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Watercolour Fun for Beginners

Accessible Event

Date & Time:

July 23, 2022, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


RBG Centre (680 Plains Rd W)


Art in the Gardens, Courses and Programs, Get Social


2+ Hours


Pre-Registration Required, Ticketed Event

Event Description

One of RBG’s Courses & Workshops

Are you eager to dip your ties into the world of watercolour? In this one-day workshop, join artist, Shelley Prior to learn the basics of getting paint onto paper in the beautiful Hendrie Park gardens. Bring a few simple supplies and your lunch. A short materials list will be emailed prior to class. Rain date: Sunday, July 24. This program will move indoors if inclement weather continues on July 24.

Led by Shelley Prior.

Fee: $50 + Service Fee (Members 10% off*)

Please pre-register by July 13**

shelley prior portrait

Shelley Prior is a professional watercolour artist known for her realistic approach to a variety of subject matter and has won multiple awards for her work. She has been teaching art for the past 25 years, in the Burlington area as well as internationally. Shelley breaks down the techniques and tools in a very easy-to-understand way and explains the thought process from start to finish. She attended Sheridan College and Dundas Valley School of Art for her art training and went on to work commercially and eventually freelancing and teaching. More recently, classes and workshops have moved online and will continue to play an important role in sharing her techniques to a broader audience.

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*RBG Members receive 10% off most RBG Experiences programming when using the member discount code. Learn more about where to find the code.

**Pre-Registration is required for all RBG Courses & Workshops, ideally by the date provided to allow the program organizers to best prepare. If the indicated “register by” date has passed, you may still be able to register for the program, provided there is space still available.

More Courses & Workshops

RBG offers courses and workshops for families, kids and adults in the areas of gardening, nature, botanical arts and wellness. Visit to see this season’s full offering.