Online Watercolour Studio Classes at the McMichael


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 Watercolour Studio
Fridays, June 25 to July 30 | 3 to 6 pm EST | with Josy Britton
Level: Beginner/Intermediate.


The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an agency of the Government of Ontario and acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, and the McMichael Canadian Art Foundation. It is the only major museum in the country devoted exclusively to Canadian art. In addition to touring exhibitions, the McMichael houses a permanent collection that consists of more than 6,500 works by historic and present-day Canadian artists, including Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, Indigenous artists and artists from the many diasporic communities. The Gallery is located on 100 acres of northern landscape and hiking trails at 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, north of Major Mackenzie Drive in the City of Vaughan.

Please note that the McMichael Canadian Art Collection is closed until further notice as the province moves through the Roadmap to Reopening. The McMichael’s grounds and trails remain open while the Gallery is closed. For more information, including the most recent updates to ticketing, shopping, programs and virtual offerings, please visit our FAQ page.

McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Avenue
Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada, L0J 1C0
905.893.1121 or toll-free 1.888.213.1121
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