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Beyond the Courses Membership

Created to support students, beyond the courses, to help you to develop your own unique painting style.

Enroll in Membership

Who this membership is for

  • Previous students that already have knowledge of the course platform, and Birgit's teaching style. This option was created to support students, beyond the courses, to help you to develop your own unique painting style.
  • Along with the provided materials, join a larger community of artists where you can share, with continued to be support, no matter what painting at the time.

This is not a replacement for the online courses

  • Rather, it is meant to help you to continue to grow as an artist, with special member offers, monthly meetings, and pop ups.

How to Follow the success path

  • When you join go to the Home page, and pick and choose your interests from the links or modules.

What’s included:

  • Recordings from all the monthy meetings, and demonstrations
  • Exclusive members only content
  • Reference photos
  • Community and member to member meetings
  • Early enrollment and access to new courses
  • Membership anytime discount 25% on any e-course
  • Pop up in the studio access as I develop new paintings and courses
  • Bonus: Beginners course review

Your Instructor


Birgit O
Birgit O'Connor

Birgit O’Connor, is a signature member of CWA-M, LWS-M, NWWS, and 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. Currently Birgit has reduced here busy traveling schedule so she can continue to develop and build her online courses. She has been included in over 60 national and international publications, the New York Times, SF Gate,Artist Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine INK in New Mexico, in the United States, Dobry Zank, (publication in Poland) "L'Art de l'Aquarelle in France. Her memberships include Cambridge Who’s Who, Who's who in America and Who's who in American woman. In 2018 she launched a Podcast "The World of Watercolor Painting" to help support and encourage artists from around the world (available on your favorite podcast app). www.birgitoconnor.com


Course Curriculum


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Sunset Egret
Keep it simple
Birgit O'Connor
(1) California Poppies
Keep it simple
Birgit O'Connor
(1) Hummingbird
How to paint a flying hummingbird in watercolor
Birgit O'Connor
Little Sea Shell
Keep it simple
Birgit O'Connor
Loose Sunflowers
Let go and have fun
Birgit O'Connor
Monthly Lesson (Members) Fall Grapes / Bold Rich Saturated Color
Birgit O'Connor
Monthly Lesson (Members) Hibiscus
From Bold Rich Saturated Color
Birgit O'Connor
Members /Monthly lesson _Waves and Water
Birgit O'Connor
Canna Flower (Members)
Lesson from a live event
Birgit O'Connor
Loose Pansy (Members)
From the course The Joy of painting Loose and Free
Birgit O'Connor
Non-interactive, Loose flowers in Watercolor lesson 2 - Naked Ladies
From the course The Joy of painting Loose and Free
Birgit O'Connor
$45
Membership (1) White Camelia Loose Flowers
From the course The Joy of painting Loose and Free
Birgit O'Connor
Composition & Design (Members)
Create dynamic and successful compositions, non-interactive, all levels
Birgit O'Connor
Polar Bear Love
You can do this
Birgit O'Connor
Beginners Bundle 2 (Large Flowers)
Basic: Everything you need to know about beginning painting flowers in watercolor
Birgit O'Connor
Beginners Bundle 1 (Watercolor)
Basic: N​o drawing skills required, have fun and start painting today
Birgit O'Connor
Members Star Flower
Basic, Non-interactive, focus the Star flower
Birgit O'Connor
(1) Daffodil - White Flowers (Members)
Revolving lesson
Birgit O'Connor
Grass , Wind, Clouds
Birgit O'Connor
Membership Extra Orchids - Bonus footage
Bonus demonstration non-narrative
Birgit O'Connor
Gerbera daisy with Eva Nichols
Guest instructor
Eva Nichols
Member Tool Box
Birgit O'Connor
Member Lessons
Birgit O'Connor
Member Meetings
Live links / recordings / post paintings
Birgit O'Connor
Dogwood flowers / Turn what you see into a painting that you love
Paint loose with negative shapes and learn to be more creative
Birgit O'Connor
$39
Let it Snow (Members)
Keep it Simple, Fun and amaze your friends
Birgit O'Connor
San Francisco Church
Single lesson, add on (non-interactive)
Birgit O'Connor
$36
How to paint an Adobe
Single lesson, add on (non-interactive)
Birgit O'Connor
$24
Elk in Snow
Single lesson, add on (non-interactive)
Birgit O'Connor
Rhododendron Bud and Flower Workshop
It's just like a live workshop
Birgit O'Connor


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the membership start and finish?
This is a monthly auto renewal subscription that starts now, and can be canceled anytime.
How long do I have access to the membership?
You have access to all the members only content, rotating lessons, live meetings, community, member discounts and exclusive content as long as your subscription is active.
What if I am unhappy with the membership?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Can I join anytime?
Enrollment will only be open for a limited time. If your'e a member and drop out, and want to rejoin, you will need to wait until enrollment opens again and can join at that the offered price.

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What students say

I’m so pleased to be part of this group, I learn so much even though my schedule prevents me from attending when you are live, It’s like having private art lessons, and I'm motivated to paint" Jere McInerney

"Thanks Birgit, I really enjoy the demos! I’m full of enthusiasm and I feel you give us the confidence to tackle any subject... thank you so much for your time and patience" Mary Cosgrove

"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

"The membership is a treasure trove of inspiration and information touching so many different types of painting and subjects. A truly great learning opportunity." Trish K.

"I’m so happy I found Birgit’s classes after having bought her books, I was blown away. " Lee Sorenson CA

" Wow Thank for adding a comprehensive manual with all the basics.....your membership program just gets better and better, Thanks so much for your great instruction as well as your enthusiasm.....truly, this is the best investment in painting instruction ever. I'm a member of the San Diego Watercolor Society. At our last meeting the demo artist said "you only get better if you paint" You have facilitated that for me" Jere Mcinerney

"You pour your heart/soul into all that you give to each of us, your students. Your courses reflect your passion for the art & teaching." Georgia Young"

"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