Session Date: Sept 16 - Nov 12
Immediate access gather your materials and start painting right away
8-week Interactive sessions
6 Beautiful separate painting lessons
E-Book Bonus includes over 53 reference photos for you to create your own paintings after the course.
The Live interactive meetings - are really an exciting part to the course, join a community of students from around the world meetings begin a week or two after the session start date this gives you time to get acquainted with the course format and get started. Can't make a meeting watch the recording or listen to the podcast.
Private Facebook study group option this a great way to stay connected with other students and share ideas, photos and get additional support.
Paint when you want, go at your own pace, and when the time is right, lessons are recorded to fit into your schedule and life
Downloadable once you purchase the course stream online anytime or save to your computer and watch even without the internet.
Lifetime access if life gets in the way you can always pick up where you left off or retake and start from the beginning.
Ask questions anytime - during the 8-week course session submit paintings for personal reviews.
After 8-weeks you still have lifetime access and are welcome to join in again on future sessions and live meetings.
CC (Closed captioning option for the hearing impaired)
Over a $750 value course includes printable reference photos, full size line drawings, over 47-mini lessons ranging from 3-10 minutes long, E-book with 53 reference photos, and the opportunity of live instruction from a professional artist with over 30 years of experience all in the comfort of your own home studio. With many of Birgit's live workshop ranging in price from $475-$725 for 4-5 days alone and with non of the extras, not to mention all the other traveling expenses, time off work etc. so paint when you want, and at $347 it's a great deal.
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
Frequently Asked Questions
What students say
This is maybe sixth course with Birgit, I've lost track. So happy to be here. I've tried other teachers on line, and I think that Birgit is the best as far as real guidance and feedback. Beatrice Horowitz
"Thank you so much. I LOVE this course!" Lynn
"I really like the format of the live "meetings!" Great demonstrations using Photos and actual painting! I'm soooo impressed with the technology being used, and of course, seeing all the paintings! Great job, Birgit! Now if only I could figure out my smart phone" . . . LOL! Lana Ledet
"Thanks so much for your generosity I am a high school art teacher and ave been painting for years your classes are incredibly well developed and clear." Heather Ayris
Thanks so much for your teaching these incredible online workshops...they are magic! :) Debra Laurie
HI Birgit, I want you to know that this particular format with your personal reviews and critiques and the combination of website and class meetings are the best online course I have ever taken. Debra Prat
"Thank you, Birgit. YOU make learning fun, accessible, a DREAM come true! Your fine instruction makes it possible", Frances Gill-Turano
Hi Birgit, "I really like watching you paint… Your courses are amazing!" Cheryl F. Canada
"Thank you Birgit..... I am much encouraged. I have all the right equipment and am learning a lot. IT IS INCREDIBLE to be able to get advice from an accomplished artist. I shall persevere!" Pat
"Hi Birgit Your courses are 100 percent effective". Thanks, Fay
Hi Birgit... I'm thrilled with your extensive comments. :-) I'm really enjoying the course and to have such a valuable critique is such a wonderful addition to this course. Its as good, or possibly even better than being in a class with you. Feel like I'm on the right track with the right tutor to help me. Kind regards from Jude. :-)
"WOW!!! You are such a real professional!!! I love how you are instructing...quiet, confident voice, SAYING exactly what you are doing and why, SHOWING exactly what you are doing and why, USING the reference photo as a guide and REFERRING to the practice sample as a reminder that "you can do it"!! And then GIVING the students time to put into practice what you've just taught with your comments and suggestions ready to help! WOW! Not only a first class instructor, but an excellent and beautiful artist. I LOVE YOUR WORK!" Cheryl Feragen
"I can't tell you how much I enjoy your courses, Birgit, you are a very generous and skilled teacher". LInda Read
"Birgit! You are amazing master of painting enriching our minds, hearts and imagination with your art. Thank you," Zlatica Stauder
"Birgit is an excellent instructor who is organized, informative and thorough in her presentations. Also she is very supportive and helpful in her comments on the painting submissions. I felt strongly that she really wanted me to learn and improve and produce a painting that would make me feel that I had achieved a result that would be worthwhile. I would take another class from her in a heartbeat. Sincerely," Trish Kuncewicz
"I wanted you to know that I really appreciate your calm teaching voice. It was one of the main reasons I chose your class. You speak very thoughtfully, slowly, and clearly. While watching the videos, I picked up a lot of helpful instruction, before of working on the actual painting. Using the sweeping upstroke to avoid spreading at the end of the stroke, and softening the edges of lines with a larger brush both worked beautifully, much improving my first attempts! I'll be starting to paint the poppy tomorrow – so excited!" Thanks in advance, Laurie
"Hi Birgit. Wow!!!Looks great!!!You are tireless!!!! I love the video courses. Thank you for sharing your expertise with the rest of us". Mary Louise
Dear Birgit "you are my all time favorite artist and I have purchased your some of your courses as well as a copy of the watercolor magic magazine you are featured in Australian Artist Magazine". H. Merchant AUSTRALIA
Hi Birgit "I am a retired art, elementary, and Montessori teacher with over 30 years experience. I tried other classes but I think I've learned the most from Birgit's online courses. I love the feedback she gives, it's way more than I have received before. I find it so valuable. I look forward to doing more." Jann Clare