This virtual studio experience, taught live through the Zoom platform, is an opportunity for beginner, practicing and intermediate artists to fine-tune their technical skills while working in watercolour with rag and Yupo paper. Professional artist and instructor Josy Britton will demonstrate essential watercolour rag techniques such as how to create flat and graduated washes, how to surround objects in a flat wash without drying lines forming, loading a brush with multiple colours, and adding texture using salt. Participants will also learn to use house rollers, spray bottles, and even toothbrushes to reveal the bright whites of Yupo paper. This online studio will transform the way you view a forest, trail or river on canvas!
6-week online session
Dates: Fridays, 6 classes, 18h total
- June 25
- July 2
- July 9
- July 16
- July 23
- July 30
Time: 3 to 6 pm (EST)
Materials: Not included with the workshop. View a list of suggested materials.
An internet connection, microphone and camera-enabled computer or smartphone is required. This class will be delivered via the video conferencing app Zoom. You do not require a Zoom account to participate; the link to access the class will be sent to you in advance.
How to join: Once you have purchased the classes you will be sent an email with all necessary information and details about how to access the class online. If you have any questions please contact our programs department or call 905.893.1121 ext 2216.
Please note that ticket sales are non-refundable, and classes are not recorded.
About the Instructor
Josy Britton has spent four decades surveying natural landscapes and is best known for her series of watercolours depicting sunlight and its relationship to trees. Since 2010, she has expanded her practice to include large-scale encaustic painting. Britton’s art has been featured in over 100 exhibitions and is the recipient of many awards, including the Best New Exhibition Award and the Spotlight Program Award at ArtExpo, NYC in 2019. Britton’s work is held in numerous public and private collections across Canada.