Watercolour Basics: From Photo to Painting

Facilitated by Izzie Ma



Thursday, April 28th




The Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Workshop Description

Do you have a favourite photo on your Instagram or your phone? Turn one of them into a unique watercolor painting! Even if you don’t have a photo, you will still walk away with a painting of your own. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of watercolor from mixing colors, brushstrokes to creating special effects. You will then make a 6x6 in painting of your chosen photo. Artists of all levels are welcome. Whether you’re experienced or have never painted before, I will help you find the technique to bring your painting to life.

Materials Needed

  • a hard copy photo of your choice. (Preferably 6x6in) 
  • an apron or clothing you don’t mind getting stained. 

* There are photos provided for you to work with if you don’t have a photo of your own
** You may bring multiple different photos to choose from in case you’re unsure of which one suits your experience level.

A Guide to Choosing the Best Photo

Izzie Ma

Izzie is an artist and an arts educator. She has taught classes and done projects in a variety of art fields. Visual art is one of her favourite mediums of expression. In Kingston, she has worked as a graphic designer for theatre shows. At other times she would be teaching drawing classes to youth and adults at her family art studio. Her goal is to help every student develop their personal style in their artwork. Whether you’re an experienced artist or just starting out, she has something for you to create.