ONLINE! Digital Painting for Teachers

Professional Development Workshop

Workshop Details

The Digital Painting Workshop for Teachers, led by instructor Maya Ivanova at Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design will introduce the basic concepts, tools, and techniques used in the industry of 2D digital painting and concept art today. The course is focused on providing teachers and instructors with practical tools and techniques for teaching digital painting to a class or for personal use. 

The 3-hour-workshop will cover the step process of developing a design, drawing a layout, painting an image, organizing a file, and preparing an activity for teaching and for classwork evaluation. 

The activity for practice and demonstration will be done in PhotoShop and will be suitable for a basic to intermediate level proficiency. The use of alternative graphic applications for digital painting (e.g. Procreate, Krita, or GIMP) is also acceptable.

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Please note materials are not included in the cost of this workshop. This workshop requires Internet Access and will take place via Google Meetings/Hangouts. Sessions will be recorded and shared with participants.

About the Instructor

MAYA IVANOVA is an internationally trained architect whose 18-year work experience has taken her from designing buildings, interiors, and urban landscapes to painting for TV Productions.

As a 2D background artist, Maya has worked on the award-winning shows The Lion Guard and Tangled – The Series for the Walt Disney Company as well as on the Netflix productions Atomic Puppet, Hilda, Star, Captain Sinbad Bed and Breakfast, Canticos, Molly, Kid Cosmic and others.

For over 10 years Maya has been sharing her experience and passion for art with young and developing artists by teaching at her art studio, at The City of Toronto and currently at Max the Mutt College of Art, Design and Animation.

Through her courses, Maya introduces the concepts of special design, structural composition, aesthetics of colour and professional painting techniques in both traditional and digital media

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