Monarch Butterflies Interactive Full course Nov 30 - Jan 11

How to transform a complicated composition into a stunning painting full of depth and intrigue, intermediate - advanced

Monarch Butterflies in Watercolor

Nov 30 - Jan 11

Explore the intimate world of butterflies and get ready to be challenged as I take you deep into the creative process and hot to break down of a cluster of butterflies into a painting filled with depth drama and intrigue. Intended for intermediate and advanced students, includes Monarch garden, with lifetime access. Intermediate - advanced

Inspired by the Western Monarch Butterfly fall migration along the California coastline (from Mendocino to Baja). The arrival of the monarch butterfly along the coast signals a cultural beginning to autumn. The butterflies also symbolize change, transformation, rebirth, hope, and abundance.

More than just a Zoom class, all the lessons are already included, meetings are optional and scheduled every other week to check on your progress, problem solve and review, with recordings posted. Simply login, start at the top and work your way down.

Lifetime access, everyone paints at a different pace, and with that in mind, the schedule below will be our goal and of the focus meetings.

Live Meetings are optional and scheduled every other week to check on your progress, problem solve and review, recording will be posted.

Meeting Dates

  • Nov 30 - Introduction
  • Dec 14 - Monarch garden
  • Dec 28 - Section 2
  • Jan 11 - final review

Meeting time

  • 11 AM (PDT) San Francisco
  • 12:00 PM (PDT) Denver
  • 1:00 PM (CDT) Chicago
  • 2:00 PM (EDT) New York
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For Beginners I suggest to starting with Monarch garden

The fragile monarch serves as a canary in the coal mine to alert us to environmental sickness.

Monarchs and other insects are pollinators. Monarchs pollinate mostly wildflowers and other flowers. As they suck out the nectar, their legs catch and transfer pollens. Bees and bumblebees are the primary workers, pollinating about 70 percent of our fruits and vegetables. Without pollinators we could be forced to hand-pollinate fruit trees, as many farmers in China do today...more

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Your Instructor


Birgit O'Connor
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


  Getting started
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  Meetings
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  Fun Stuff
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  The world of the Monarch Butterfly
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  Monarch cluster_Line drawing
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  Conclusion
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Frequently Asked Questions


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.
Are live meetings required?
These are optional and not required, meetings last 1 hr. and are recorded, here is where we review paintings from selected submissions, along with demonstrations and problem solve.
When does class start?
Once you enroll you have immediate access, assignments and the submission option only opens after the course begins.
Painting reviews
Painting reviews are optional and will be chosen from the submissions that best represent common issues that are helpful to the entire group. Please submit only one of each lesson and your best effort.

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