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Offers include paint-along live online workshops, replays, independent study and go-at-your-own-pace lessons, and 6-week courses.

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Featured Courses for Summer

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Beach Chairs

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Rocks Sand & Seaglass

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The Love of Lighthouses

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Seashells

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Backgounds & Shadows

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Paint a Series of Barns

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Loose Landscapes

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Waves & Water #1

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Row Boats

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Natures Abstraction - Kelp

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Light & Shadow

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Pink Starflower

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"Your teaching methods are so powerful, and your courses have enabled me to see almost everything in a very different way than I did "pre-Birgit"! Thank you so much for opening up my mind and helping me to make my paintbrushes work for me in a way they never did before. I will definitely be taking advantage of learning more from you whenever I can." Thank you" - Gloria Andison
"Birgit, although I have watched your ArtistNetwork, this is my first time taking one of your live classes. I have to say, your live class was phenomenal! Your step-by-step teaching style is a perfect fit for me. I look forward to taking more live classes from you in the coming year. Thank you for providing such valuable and fun courses," Cheryl Walrath-Duran
I had purchased all your watercolor books way before I found you were teaching online!!! What a gift! Thank you, Birgit, for teaching online! Your online lessons bring joy to those of us who otherwise would not be able even to know who you are and learn from you and the joy & happiness you bring to so many of us. Eileen Revere
"Thank you!!! I would never have thought I could paint like this—amazing instruction and so easy to follow. You are an excellent teacher!!" - Kathleen Parker

About Birgit O'Connor

A master of transparent watercolor and with Master Signature Status of the (NWWS) NorthWest Watercolor Society, (LWS) Lousiana Watercolor Society, (CWA) California Watercolor Society.

My top-selling books include “Watercolor in Motion,” “Paint Watercolor Flowers,” and “Watercolor Essentials.” I have also been published in over 60 other national and international publications, such as Splash, Watercolor Magazine, American Watercolor Magazine, International Artist Magazine, Australian Artist Magazine, the New York Times, SF Gate, Watercolor Magazine, Dobry Zank (Poland), and L’Art de aquarelle (France).

featured instructor with many Art Centers and Watercolor Societies throughout the United States and Canada, and A faculty member of Watercolor Live 2020, 2021, 2023. Additionally, my work has been juried into several national and international exhibitions. I have also served as a judge and juror for numerous shows, including the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. Her memberships include Cambridge Who’s Who, Who's Who in America, and Who’s Who in American Women. 

"Your course videos and instructions, handouts etc were absolutely perfect. You leave nothing out of the instructions, thank you so much" - Kathryn Bevin
Many of the courses and lessons are already included in the membership.
"I’ve taken many of Birgit’s classes and can honestly say they’ve made retirement the best part of my life to date - and I’ve had a great life. I’m a total amateur but the learning process is so rewarding and fun it doesn’t matter. Birgit’s the best!" - Ally Keppel

Bundle Offers!

These bundles are jam-packed with fan favorites that take you through various skills and styles.
Dynamic Flowers

Includes 6 courses

Floral Abstraction

Includes 3 courses

Paint BIG! Dynamic Florals

Includes 3 courses

Exotic Orchids

Includes 5 courses

Beginners Bundle

Includes 3-courses

Flowers Made Easy

Includes 3 courses

Student Paintings

Flowers in Bloom

This painting has changed my thinking and perception of myself. It is the most complex painting I have done. For the first time, I feel like I can call myself an artist. It really impacted me. Thank you so much for all of your wonderful teachings. The Blooms course was a game changer for me. I feel like I have the courage now to paint big and grow. Susan Patterson 



Waves & Water

Seeing how you move the paper around and letting the pigments mix and flow gets me away from copying a photo and closer to expressing something about the scene that attracted me to it. I'm always challenged to be expressive and not repetitive. Your techniques are a big help in developing my own style. John Egan

Member

"Your classes are addicting!!"Gay Weston

Waves & Water

I absolutely loved this class, and I've learned so much. You are such a generous teacher, and I've learned so much. I could not have painted this without this course. Today's class inspired me!Thank you so much for your time and generosity. Denise Mendelsohn



Waves & Water
Thank you for a fabulous class. It is so jam-packed with techniques, brush strokes, use of water and color, but so many other subtle techniques. I appreciate that you included ways to change the paintings and add our own spin. Spring Walton



Waves & Water

I had so much fun. I loved the results and I’m now feeling more confident. Thank you! Denise Mendelsohn


The Love of Lighthouses
Your lessons and teaching skills are marvelous and so helpful.  Linda Wiltfong
The Love of Lighthouses

I have SO loved this class! Your teaching is absolutely unparalleled excellence and I didn't know it would be so much fun and so very satisfying too!! ... I could get carried away. Gail Gabriel CA.