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6-8 week focused Interactive watercolor e-courses

Current and upcoming sessions posted, lifetime access, bi-weekly meetings

What students say

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

"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 Costa Rica

"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



Desert Landscapes 6-week e-course
Session Dates: Sept 16 - Oct 29 Everything you wanted to know about painting the desert in watercolor
Birgit O'Connor
Desert Landscapes / extension
Session Dates: Nov 5 - Dec 17 Extension course, Prerequisite must have completed desert landscapes
Birgit O'Connor
$50
Masterclass - Exotic Orchids in Watercolor 8-week interactive e-course
Session Dates: Sept 16 - Nov 11
Birgit O'Connor
Waves, Water, Land & Sea: Level 1, Special 6-week Interactive course
Session starting in Oct 21 - Dec 2
Birgit O'Connor
$150
The Joy of Painting Loose and Free
Session starting in Oct_ Learn to let go, be free and have fun CC (Closed Caption)
Birgit O'Connor
$150
Painting Boats in Watercolor
Dec 2-Jan 13 (6 week course) Learn an easy way to paint boats, then broaden your skills to a old boat all levels
Birgit O'Connor
$145


Upcoming sessions - Projected schedule

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October / November

  • Painting Loose & Free
  • Waves & Water

November / December

  • Backgrounds & Shadows
  • Atmospheric Landscapes
  • Bold Rich Saturated Color

December /January

  • Masterclass 1
  • Rocks Sand & Sea Glass
  • Membership enrollment open

January / February

  • Membership enrollment open
  • Masterclass 2
  • Desert Landscapes
  • Waves & Water




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


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
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.

What students say

"I have struggled with that for years and FINALLY, thanks to you, feel that I have a better grasp of the techniques. Your the only instructor to explain it throughly. This has been a FANTASTIC course - thanks so much for offering it! I really like the online courses (this is my second) & will definitely be taking more! Thanks again, Karen Schmidt

"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

"Your comment gave me my first aha moment of learning watercolors. I absolutely loved it " Sandra Hurley

"You pour your heart/soul into your courses; and a tremendous amount of your time/energy that you give to each of us, your students. Your courses reflect your passion for the art & teaching." Georgia Young