Discover Your Naturally Creative and Spirited Self!

Local Artist and Instructor CJ Shelton hosts a fun and interactive Open House at her studio during Headwaters Arts Festival

Alton Mill Arts Centre – Local artist CJ Shelton will inspire and help guide you on your creative or spiritual journey on Saturday September 16 and Saturday September 23 when she invites both residents and visitors to the Headwaters Region to visit her beautiful nature-filled studio in the historic Alton Mill Arts Centre.

Between 10 am to 5 pm you can drop in to enjoy a cup of tea or a tasty treat while viewing her newest mandala paintings (images based on a circular shape) and learning about the exciting variety of arts-based and self-development programs and workshops to be experienced at her studio during the upcoming fall 2017 and winter 2018.

This is a great opportunity to ask CJ questions in person and discuss options for helping you develop your artistic skills and discover more about yourself and how our spiritual journey is as vital a part of living a full and balanced life. You can also have fun “making your mark” by contributing to a special group mandala that will be developed during the open house on the theme of what the “creative spirit” means. At the same time you will discover how different symbols, shapes and colours you are drawn to reveal many things about your personality and where you currently are on your life journey.


About CJ Shelton:  A professional artist and illustrator for over 35 years, CJ offers fun and relaxing mandala-making workshops for individuals and small groups plus weekly ongoing lessons in drawing basics, a weekly Acrylic Painting Circle and seasonally themed watercolour workshops. 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 sessions, 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 locally 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 individual to make them shine. In the peaceful and uplifting atmosphere of her studio overlooking Shaw’s Creek come discover a hidden oasis of beauty, calm and tranquility and let your own creative spirit be inspired.

For more information contact CJ Shelton at 519-942-2018 or email