3-day online Workshop
May dates TBD / 6-week courses
Backgrounds & Shadows
April 28 - May 1
3-day Online Workshop
3 day focused online workshop, please refer to the schedule below.
Access to all content after the course begins for a period of 3 months after the workshop.
Different than a 6-week course or many other Zoom only workshops
Just when you thought things got easy,
let's go deeper.
Learn to trust the creative process to paint looser more expressive Seascapes,
Being loose is not as always easy as you may think. Learn to let go and have fun.
If you’ve always wanted to learn to paint, you can finally achieve that goal, and from the comfort of your own home! Through Birgit O’Connor Watercolors, you can enroll in an online watercolor painting course that lets you learn anytime, anywhere.
Why Choose Watercolor?
With watercolor painting, you can explore your inner artist without the precision that other drawing and painting often require. Watercolor painting lets you slow down and see the world how you want. The paintings are interpretive, and if your line isn’t straight, you don’t have to worry. Watercolors are all about learning to slow down and get in touch with the artist that’s inside everyone.
Why Choose Online Courses?
An online watercolor course gives you the flexibility to learn on your own time and at your own pace. The courses are pre-recorded so you can watch them anytime and anywhere that’s convenient — even in the middle of the night. You can pause and rewind as much as you need to feel confident in your skill. You can even watch the session again and again if you need more practice.
The online course also includes regular live meetings where you meet with Birgit O’Connor to review your work, ask questions, and problem solve.
Why Choose Birgit?
Birgit O’Connor is an award-winning artist, whose work has been published in more than 60 artist publications. She also has published some best-selling books on watercolor painting. And she wants to share her passion of painting with you. Her years of experience and her wealth of knowledge and skill will help you discover your own love of painting that you can carry with you throughout your life.
If you want to learn watercolor painting from an experienced artist, browse the online course options below to find the one that interests you the most.
You can now choose from a variety of designs and price options that can be applied to online courses.
“You know we were reluctant on-liners, then we did the barn, and really enjoyed it, so now we’re hooked. We both get your class on our computers, then we coordinate our start times and we are on the phone together on speaker while we watch you, work through the class and paint, so it is almost like having private lessons together with you. Even though we miss being with you in person, you do such a great job with the classes, it is amazing. It also lets us rerun, backup, and we can see what you are doing really well. You have mastered the medium, and we are so glad this is available to us.” Bonnie Ott
" I am very left brained which helps me make color charts of my palette and read tons of books on watercolor, but doesn’t actually create many paintings. Birgit has helped me unlock the inner creative self who loves to “play” with paint. I can’t believe the number of paintings that she has helped me create that could actually be hung on a wall. Thanks Birgit! I look forward to many more discoveries with you." Carol Cox
"You are my all time favorite artist I still have a copy of the watercolor magic magazine and Australian Artist Magazine when you were the featured artist". H. Merchant AUSTRALIA
"You pour your heart/soul into your online watercolor courses; and a tremendous amount of your time/energy that you give to each of us, your students. Your courses reflect your passion for the art & teaching." Georgia Young
"Your comment gave me my first aha moment of learning watercolors. I absolutely loved it " Sandra Hurley
"IT IS INCREDIBLE to be able to get advice from an accomplished artist. I shall persevere!" Pat
"These incredible online workshops...are magical! Thanks so much for your teaching" :) Debra Laurie
"Thanks so much for your generosity I am a high school art teacher and ave been painting for years your classes are incredibly well developed and clear." Heather Ayris
As a school district administrator I have been in thousands of classrooms over the past 30 years. I want to complement you on your teaching style, your access though technology, and of course your art work. I would highly recommend you to anyone be they a beginner or advanced watercolorist." Linda Denton
"I'm thankful and grateful for your on-line courses, which have enabled me to explore and develop my desire to create my own works of art! Thank You, Birgit!" Agnes Franzak
" These are best online course I have ever taken. This particular format with your personal reviews and critiques and the combination of website and class meetings are fantastic "Debra Prat
"I have learned so much, Your techniques have given me confidence to paint more boldly and that is very freeing." Barbara Rogers
"I was so surprised I was able to paint it without a drawing. It’s so different -Love this style of painting. As you said it’s gives use more chance to be creative." Margaret Murphy
"It has been a GREAT JOURNEY I'm Sitting here looking at the originals side by side, I am amazed that I painted either one of them! Have never painted anything like this in either style before! Have learned SO MUCH in your classes!" Agnes Franzak
"I can't believe how much I am learning, and am so amazed at how much you have packed into this class. The class has exceeded my expectations Thank you for all your input this has been amazing!" Lisa Oliver
"I can't tell you how much I enjoy your courses, Birgit, you are a very generous and skilled teacher". LInda Read
"Thank you, Birgit. YOU make learning fun, accessible, a DREAM come true! Your fine instruction makes it possible", Frances Gill-Turano
"Thank you so much. I LOVE this course!" Lynn
"Your courses are amazing!" Cheryl F. Canada
"You've made this an amazing journey. I never dreamed an online class could be so helpful." Lisa Oliver
"This has opened up a whole new world for me, yesterday's session drove home the point of how to turn a pleasant photo into a dramatic subject that truly tells a story. If I learn nothing else in the class (but I will 🤗), that lesson alone was worth the price of admission! A tangible AHA moment for me. Thanks for the joy" Sue Warnock
" Birgit's online watercolor painting courses, are a wonderful experience. Birgit is a very talented artist and her course videos are so well prepared so easy to follow. In her interactive courses she was there to offer advise and encouragement, online meeting also taught additional techniques. Another bonus is your lifetime access to the course you can watch videos over and retry the painting as you gain experience. I absolutely love her online courses. I only wish someday I could complete a face to face workshop with Birgit, that would be amazing." Kathie Bevin
"Your online watercolor courses are 100 percent effective". Thanks, Fay
"Wow" You really don't hold back, you give so much information and many new techniques thank you for sharing your knowledge and giving so much of yourself and time to help people improve their skills". Thanks again, Trish
"I have struggled with that for years and FINALLY, thanks to you, feel that I have a better grasp of the techniques. Your the only instructor to explain it throughly. This has been a FANTASTIC course - thanks so much for offering it! I really like the online courses (this is my second) & will definitely be taking more! Thanks again, Karen Schmidt
"Birgit! You are amazing master of painting enriching our minds, hearts and imagination with your art. Thank you," Zlatica Stauder
"Its as good, or possibly even better than being in a class with you. Feel like I'm on the right track with the right tutor to help me. Kind regards from Jude. :-)
"Finally, thanks to you, something has switched on in my artist brain and I am finally beginning to “get it.” For over 10 years I have been struggling with trying to “loosen up” and not paint every detail. You have no idea how excited I am. Thank you so much!!!!! Annie Glacken
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