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What students say

"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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About the Membership

This is not a replacement for the online courses, rather it is meant to complement them, so no matter where you are in your development as an artist, (even if your a newbie) you can enjoy some of the painting lessons, get additional support, grow as an artist and to be part of a community built just for you.

This membership option is not like most others, it's meant to systematically guide you through lessons without the overwhelm off too much information at one time. In fact if you have tried others, you may have found even with all that access you have no idea where to begin or how to use it. Here, I promise you'll continue to stay motivated and be inspired.

This option was created because I had so much more I wanted to share with you beyond the courses, such as more tips, techniques, how to transform your paintings, how to deconstruct complicated photographs into something manageable, so you can create paintings with your own unique style.

In addition to the new content, live meetings, painting reviews, demonstrations and pop-up-offers to join me in the in the studio, (which will then be added to the membership modules), two revolving painting projects from the existing courses will drop into your account at the beginning of every month.

My goal, along with the provided information, is to help you be part of a larger community where you can share with others and continue to be supported no matter what painting you're working on, stay motivated, inspired and be creative.


  • Monthly demonstration and deconstruction selected reference photos.
  • Live Q&A with selected painting review from submitted paintings.
  • Beginning of the month 2 lessons will be dropped into your account for you to focus on.

What’s included:

  • Recordings from all the demonstrations
  • Exclusive members only content
  • Reference photos
  • Community and Peer 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
  • Free Bonus: Beginners course option

Your Instructor

Birgit O
Birgit O'Connor

Birgit O’Connor, is a signature member of NWWS, MCWA, LWS 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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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
Members / Monthly lesson _Loose Pansy
From the course The Joy of painting Loose and Free
Birgit O'Connor
Monthly Lesson (Members) Quince / Background & Shadows
Intermediate – Advanced
Birgit O'Connor
Monthly lesson (Members) Golden Fog
Birgit O'Connor
Beginners Bundle Large Flowers 2
Basic: Everything you need to know about beginning painting flowers in watercolor
Birgit O'Connor
Beginners Bundle Wild Iris 3
Basic: learn how to roll the petals of a flower and create shadows
Birgit O'Connor
Beginners Bundle in Watercolor - 1
Basic: N​o drawing skills required, have fun and start painting today
Birgit O'Connor
Monthly lesson (Members) Moth Orchid
Birgit O'Connor
Members / Monthly lesson / Grass , Wind, Clouds
Birgit O'Connor
Monthly Lesson (Members) Painting Aspen Trees In Watercolor with Eva Nichols
Learn to create an easy landscape with Aspen Trees using Plastic Wrap and Masking Fluid
Eva Nichols
Tool Box (Members)
Birgit O'Connor
Lessons / Demonstrations (Members)
Birgit O'Connor
Welcome (Members) success path how to navigate the membership
Birgit O'Connor
Class Board (Members) Live meetings
Live links / recordings / post paintings
Birgit O'Connor
Challenge (Members)
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.

What students say:

"You have really been key to my skill building and pleasure in watercolor. Thanks so much!" Terry Whye

"This has opened up a whole new world for me, yesterday's session drove home the point of how to turn a pleasant photo into a dramatic subject that truly tells a story. If I learn nothing else in the class (but I will 🤗), that lesson alone was worth the price of admission! A tangible AHA moment for me. Thanks for the joy" Sue Warnock

"You deconstruct complicated photographs into a jumble of abstract shapes then magically transform it into a gorgeous painting. I don't know how you do that! I don't have that creative vision I guess. Your videos and step-by-step directions are learner oriented and the best quality I have found " April Jackson

"I have become addicted to Birgit’s classes and am looking forward to the challenges that I know will be coming in this class. I am so thankful to have found Birgit’s courses and I love her style and the positive reinforcement she gives to all. This gives me the opportunity and motivation to keep painting!" Susan Cauddill"

I am a professor in leadership and change management myself and have an intensive job as dean of a business school. Patience and stillness are some of the skills I need to improve so this space with Birgit and the watercolors (that needs a lot of patience) are a life coaching course! Thanks so much, Birgit!" Camelia

"I am having the time of my life, and have improved my skills more rapidly than any other time over the past 25+ years on my own." Sue Warnock

This course is not open for enrollment.