Online courses

2022 Winter - Spring Schedule

Jan 18 – March 1

White flowers

Exotic Orchids


Jan 25 – March 8

Waves & Water


Fearless flowers 1 


March 15 – April 26

Desert landscapes 1


Dynamic Florals


March 22 – May 3


Starflower / Floral passion Peony


May 10 – June 21

Desert Landscapes 2

The Joy of painting loose and free

Fearless flowers 2

May 17 - June 7

Natures Abstraction - Kelp

About Birgit O'Connor

Birgit O’Connor, is a Master artist and a signature member of M-NWWS, (Northwest Watercolor Society) M-CWA, (California Watercolor Association) M-LWS (Louisiana Watercolor Society).

She is an award winning artist, judge, juror and author of the top-selling North Light books “ Watercolor in Motion”"Paint Watercolor Flowers" and “Watercolor Essentials” along with being included in three other titles. Known for her original paintings and inspirational teaching style. In 2019, she is expanded into portraits which have been well received into international shows. 

Publications include the New York Times, SF Gate,Artist Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine INK in New Mexico, in the United States, Dobry Zank, (Poland) "L'Art de l'Aquarelle (France). Her memberships include Cambridge Who’s Who, Who's who in America and Who's who in American woman.

Where to start

You can really jump into any course at any time, because each course is meant to build on your developing skills, but just in case you’re looking for a little direction of where to start here are some suggestions.

All courses

Atmospheric Landscapes :: White flowers :: Waves & Water 1 :: Fearless Flowers 1, 2, :: Lighthouses :: Rocks Sand & Seaglass :: Loose Flowers :: Desert Landscapes 1,2 :: Bold, Rich, Saturated Flowers :: Boats :: Background & Shadows :: Fearless Flowers 3, 4 :: Seascapes :: Dynamtic flower :: Natures Abstraction

Flowers only

White flowers :: Fearless Flowers 1, 2, 3, 4 :: Loose Flowers :: Bold, Rich, Saturated Flowers :: Background & Shadows :: Dynamtic flowers :: Natures Abstraction

Landscapes only

Atmospheric Landscapes :: Waves & Water 1 :: Lighthouses :: Rocks Sand & Seaglass :: Desert Landscapes 1,2 :: Boats :: Seascapes

Watercolor in Motion

Subscription with weekly meetings selected painting review and supportive community. This option is based on my three books, "Watercolor in Motion" "Watercolor Essentials" and Painting Flowers in Watercolor" with a skill building curriculum, includes member only lessons, special discounts, and selected lessons from courses. Click here

Beginners section

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What Students say

"I just wanted to say that I think YOU ARE AMAZING!!! I can't even imagine how you pull all this together! The paintings and lessons are of course spectacular on the one hand, and all the computer stuff...getting it to work as well as all the responses...Great Scott!! I don't know how you keep up with it all!! You are so inspiring and constantly coming up with new ways to use your creativity!! It is always a joy to watch your magic with color and light! Geez!! Wow!! Thank you! I am loving the class, I think your teaching style and helpful comments are delightful and very instructive. Great job!!". Lisa Perry AR

"Thank you for clear and organized instruction. The combination of interactive live introductions, check-ins, of the review of work and feedback and excellent instructive videos to view at our own pace were all most helpful. In addition, your presentation, as always, is full of humor, great attitude and generous humanity. Your love of family, nature, place, art and service are values that can be felt in our exchanges throughout the workshops. You so carefully review each student’s work and offer suggestions for improvement while also praising efforts and successful techniques and encouraging and inspiring your students. You are an amazing artist, instructor and human being. Thank you for the knowledge you share, the effort and time you devote to teaching all of us, your relaxed yet professional style, your ease of laughter and your generosity of spirit. What a memorable experience! Warm regards", Ginger Lang