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"My online watercolor courses are designed for all skill levels and are a great way to grow as an artist."
Check out my New courses, and if you don't know where to start, view the bundles below.
Moments in Time
June 3, Online Workshop
This is a great way to loosen up, explore techniques, and work with light and shadow, quickly mingling color and creating a successful painting. The finished painting will hold memories for years to come and make an excellent accent to any room.
Includes, workbook, line drawing, reference material, paint along, recording, after-event discussion, and step-by-step segmented lessons.
The Power of RED
Two-day online Workshop
RED IS A POWERFUL and emotionally packed color that can evoke strong feelings of love, desire, power, or anger. Red can also be diﬃcult to work with. Even experienced artists can ﬁnd it intimidating. A little can go a long way; too much can be ﬂat, garish, or even nauseating. A beautiful red is as compelling as it is rare.
About the Workshop
The workshop will focus on the Full sheet painting. Our Workshop Goal will be to build color intensity, retain highlights, and add shape and structure.
I suggest you paint on a full sheet, but if you are a Beginner or slower painter, or if space is limited, smaller options are available or consider painting just a portion of the composition.
Includes a workbook, line drawing, reference material, live paint-along event, recording, and step-by-step segmented lessons, and an after-event discussion.
Paint your favorite Lighthouse
Online Workshop June 17
If you are like me, you may be fascinated with lighthouses.
Our goal is to paint two different lighthouses. All levels of artists can enjoy these projects and then apply what you have learned to paint your own favorite lighthouses. Learn to avoid outlining everything by working with values, weather conditions, trees, and rocky shores.
This hybrid workshop gives you the opportunity to paint along and ask questions. A recording of the workshop will be available after the event so you can rewatch the lesson and practice the techniques over and over again, along with segmented lessons for easier access.
During the workshop, a chat option will be open to keep the focus on the painting. Following the event, you are welcome to join me in the Zoom meeting room to discuss and view your paintings.
There's something extraordinary about turning a flower into a semi-abstracted piece of art that speaks to the observer's soul. Floral abstraction has no recognizable boundaries. It allows the artist to express their vision of roses, flowers, and other botanical subjects in a unique way.
Learn how to view the reference photo and when to leave it behind to your imagination and manage problems to create bold petals filled with dramatic shadows that jump right off the paper.
From start to finish, I'll lead you through the in-depth painting process step-by-step as the painting shifts and evolves. This is not a paint-by-number painting and will teach you more building skills to create depth.
Learn that no problem is too big to solve when several issues present themselves.
Independent study courses
For self-motivated artists
Watercolor in Motion Membership
Best for those that like a variety of lessons, along with a weekly Community support option
Just a few things Students Say
"I have been taking Birgit’s class since January this year and wish I could have found her class sooner. It’s very addicting and no side effects:). Only side effect I can think is that your painting gets better." Mi Madden
"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
"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
"I just completed Birgit's two-day workshop, even if she were not giving lessons, I would participate in anything Birgit had to offer; I love her enthusiasm, her sharing and positivity. She is one of the finest teachers of any subject I have encountered, as well." Thank you, Birgit! Lee Sorenson
"Your teaching methods are so powerful, and your courses have enabled me to see almost everything is a very different way that I did "pre-Birgit"! Thank you so much for opening up my mind and helping me to make my paint brushes 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
"Wow...this was mind bending for me!! My first half sheet..Lots of head scratching but learned heaps. Waaaaay out of my comfort zone...but some how made it on the other side..😅" Merri Chester
"I cannot describe how much fun this was to do! :-) :-) I don't want this class to end! Thanks Birgit! " Gail Gabriel
"Your course videos and instructions, handouts etc were absolutely perfect. You leave nothing out of the instructions, thank you so much" Kathryn Bevin
"I want you to know that this particular format with your personal reviews and critiques and the combination of website and class meetings are the best online course I have ever taken." Debra Prat
"I love love love this course.. Thanks" Elaine Netland
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
" This was crazy fun! this course is amazing! First art class I have taken, in person or any other way, with so much instructor input assistance and creative assignments! I’m just not used to the expert level of teaching and learning tons!!!! Le'Ann Key
"I 'discovered' Birgit's courses and membership about a year ago, and what a fabulous year it has been to my watercolour growth and skillset, thanks to her instruction and cheerleading us all on! I think, in this course, I am pushed out of myself-imposed box!! Diane McInnes British Columbia, Canada.
"You really have made a huge impact on my learning. One really important part is that I now have more confidence, and have all been enriched by your classes and community." Claire Shadow
"Your classes are addicting!! LOL" Gay Weston San Diego CA
"I Loved the way the class was managed. Too often I have felt some classes are a waste of time with too many "comments" from participants. I also love the fact I can review each demo. I must have watched the poppy demo at least 10 times! Thank you. I will definitely sign on for more! Be Well" TeriAnn Peri