Beyond the Courses Membership

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

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From a member:

You’re so very generous with your time & teaching us in the courses + your demos in the meetings!! Your passion for watercolor & teaching shines through in everything you do for your students!! I’m so jazzed after our meetings I wish I could bottle that feeling & keep it in my pocket! You’re a rockstar artist & instructor!! Thank you again!!! Georgia Young

Who this membership is for

For those that want to continue Beyond the Courses

  • Live meetings and additional member lessons
  • Join a supportive community of like minded artists to develop your own unique painting style.


  • Have already taken 2 or more of Birgit's online courses.
  • Potential members should have knowledge of the course platform, and Birgit's teaching style.

This is not a replacement for the online courses

  • This membership is to go beyond the courses and continue to help you grow as an artist.

What’s included:

  • Success path
  • Recordings from all the monthly 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 material: Beginners course review

Your Instructor

Birgit O'Connor
Birgit O'Connor

About your instructor,

Birgit O'Connor

Master artist Birgit O’Connor is an internationally known award-winning artist, judge, juror and, author, known for her original paintings and inspirational teaching style. She is signature member of M-NWWS, M-CWA, M-LWS. Her memberships include Cambridge Who’s Who, Who's who in America and Who's who in American women.

Her books “Watercolor in Motion”, “Paint Watercolor Flowers” and “Watercolor Essentials” are top selling titles in her field, along with being included in over 60 national and international publications such as the New York Times, SF Gate, Watercolor Magazine, Dobry Zank, (Poland) "L'Art de l'Aquarelle (France).

Course Curriculum

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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.

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

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