ONLINE! Digital Painting for Professional Development

Professional Development Workshop

Workshop Details

The Digital Painting Workshop for Professional Development, 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 a quick introduction to the practical tools and techniques for personal use or for sharing this knowledge with others. 

This half day workshop is ideal for anyone who wants a quick introduction into digital painting, and the ability to pass these skills onto others. Open to all with an interest in learning these skills in a half day course as well as teachers, parents, camp counsellors, and those looking to share these skills with others.


The 3-hour-workshop will cover the step process of developing a design, drawing a layout, painting an image, organizing a file, and if there’s enough interest, how to prepare activities for teaching and classwork evaluation. 

There are three dates scheduled for this workshop: Thursday – February 24th, Monday – March 28th, & Saturday – April 16th.
All sessions are scheduled to take place from 6:30pm – 10:30pm EST via Google Meets. This workshop is aimed at individuals ages 18 and older.

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. Clip Studio Paint, Procreate, Krita, or GIMP) is also acceptable. Trial versions are available for individuals to download and explore. Those who have registered must have Photoshop or an alternative program installed and ready to go prior to the start of the workshop. 

Questions? Email for more details!


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

Work Examples

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January 22nd & 23rd.