Develop your painting skills with my simple and fun watercolor painting courses.
Start your journey below!
We have a lot to look at. Take your time and look around.
"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.
Let's Have Some Fun
Painting bunnies and ducklings for Easter is a fun way to celebrate the holiday! Kids of all ages can have fun designing their own furry friends in bright colors.
It's also a great way to get creative with your decor and make something unique for the season. Plus, you can use them as a centerpiece or give them away as gifts.
Limited time access until April 10
2023 Interactive online schedule
April 22 Plein air Wet & Wild landscapes, EAC Environmental Action Committee (West Marin) 14th Annual Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival, live in person contact EACmarin.org
April 29 Mother's day workshop, Apple Blossom
May 10 Toronto Watercolour Society Online demonstration for more information click here for contact
Independent study courses
For self-motivated artists
Rose with Water drops
Event replay, segmented lessons, line drawing and workbook. Good for all levels.
Monarch Butterflies - Independent study
Full course, learn how to transform a complicated composition into a stunning painting full of depth and intrigue, intermediate - advanced
Exotic Orchids in Watercolor / Independent Study
Full course, step-by-step lessons with new ways to approach backgrounds,includes E-Book Bonus with over 53 reference photos
The Love of Lighthouses Independent study
Learn how you can easily paint your favorite lighthouses, all levels
Figures in watercolor Independent study
What's your story? Learn how to keep figures fun and simple without the struggle of needing to be perfect
The Joy of Painting Loose and Free / Independent learning
Let go and have fun, access to the course with lifetime access
Background & Shadows, Combined course, Independent Study
Learn what you can do with the backgrounds in your paintings, paint at your own pace, full course, all levels are encouraged
Wet & Wild Plein air painting Independent study
You will be astonished what you can paint within a short period of time
Where to Start
Watercolor in Motion includes over 109 different projects, along with weekly Zoom meetings.
What 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