ONLINE! Introduction to Painting for Concept Art – (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Arts Workshop

Workshop Details

“Introduction to Painting for Concept Art” – led by instructor Scott Cameron at Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design, will introduce painting techniques, color mixing, and tonal values to builds on the fundamental color concepts and principles of colour theory to concentrate on the requirements of the traditional painting for Concept Art. By the use of oil paints (or acrylics if you do not have a well ventilated work area), students will engage in a black and white environmental study, and colour figure study over the duration of this workshop.

This workshop is intended for anyone ages 15+ 

Workshop sessions will happen twice a week on Tuesadays and Thursdays, and be 3 hours per session!




This workshop requires Internet Access and will take place via Google Hangouts/Meetings. Sessions will be recorded and provided to students. Students will be encouraged to use their web camera or phone during the stream to share work if they would like to receive feedback or direction with their artwork. Questions? Email

Please note that materials are not included in the cost of this class.

  • Oil Paints: Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Cadmium Red Light, Quinacridone Red, Cadmium Yellow light, Yellow Ochre, Titanium White ( large tube ), Burnt Umber (large tube)Optional: Cadmium Orange and Dioxazine Purple
  • Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint
  • Synthetic Brushes: 1 liner, 2 & 4 round, 4 filbert, 6 flat, 1″ flat wash (other brushes are welcome)
  • Turpentine or Odorless solvent (for cleaning brushes and thinning paint) **Please be aware you should be working in a well ventilated area regardless of which solvent is being used.
  • Two sealable glass jars for turpentine or equivalent solvent
  • Palette knife for mixing
  • Reusable or disposable palette
  • Gesso
  • 140 lb Watercolor paper (for practice)
  • 9″ x 12″ Illustration board or Canvas panels
  • 9″ x 12″ Tracing Paper & Carbon/Transfer Paper
  • Paper Towel




About the Instructor

SCOTT CAMERON has been an illustrator since he graduated from Ontario College of Art in 1984. He was a background painter for Disney Canada. As an illustrator he has numerous credits including magazine covers and children’s books. He was nominated for a Governor General’s Award for Illustration for his work on Beethoven Lives Upstairs. Scott has been a valuable member of MTM’s faculty family who has taught courses for all of our Diploma Programs.

Work Examples