The Joy of Painting Loose and Free / Interactive course

April 27 - June 8 Interactive course, all levels

What students say:

"Loving this class, I never dreamed an online class could be so helpful. You've made this journey amazing." Lisa Oliver

"I was so surprised I was able to paint it without a drawing. It’s so different -Love this style of painting, it’s gives us more chance to be creative." Margaret Murphy

"For over 10 years I have been struggling with trying to “loosen up” and not paint every detail. Finally, thanks to you, something has switched on in my artist brain and I am finally beginning to “get it.” You have no idea how excited I am. Thank you so much!!!!! Annie Glacken

Take a peek inside

There are no mistakes, you don't have to stay within the lines, use lot's of water and color and just have some fun!

6 week-interactive course

If ever you have struggled with trying to get looser with your watercolor painting, then this online painting course is for you.
The biggest challenge most of us have is letting go of the control. Here we get to paint outside the lines, no real drawing skills are required (in fact, that is to your advantage) let go of the control. Paint with lot's of water and color, use your mistake mistakes and make them work for you. You will be surprised how successful you can be when you just have fun.

When it comes to this painting style as many of you have found, it's not always as easy as it looks. I'll share a secret with you, much of it has to do with the drawing, materials you're using and the real magic happens in the brushstroke.

Since this looser painting style is rather subjective to the artist, you will find that this course is a little different than many of my others, the live meetings will be geared more towards demonstrations rather than painting reviews. I still highly suggest that you still post what you've done and we can still look at them as a group, but I think you will learn more from the demonstrations and by doing as much painting as possible.

As a student you will have access to a private FB reference photo group library that is just for my online students. Here you will find a wealth of royalty free images that you can choose from for future paintings.

So let's get ready to have some fun, all levels

Unlimited Lifetime access if life gets in the way you can always pick up where you left off or retake and start from the beginning.

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.

Ask questions anytime in the comment box

Private Facebook groups stay connected with other students, share ideas, photos and get additional support and join the private reference photo library too, here you can share pictures and have fun painting from the royalty free images.

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 stream online anytime or save to your computer and watch even without the internet.

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Your Instructor

Birgit O
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).

Course Curriculum

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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

"Thank you Brigit, on to the next challenge! BTW: I LOVE this class will definitely take more. I love the fact I can review again and again the class and techniques. Also, appreciate I can work at my own pace." TeriAnn Peri

"I find Birgit's online school offers many extra advantages: working at my own pace, ability to repeat lessons as many times as I like (with lifetime access), plus the interaction with other students and Birgit during the class session (plus FB). In many cases this is even better than an in person workshop because especially for anyone with physical limitations that prevent sitting/standing for extended time periods, or who cannot travel well for any number of reasons. Thanks, Birgit! Can you tell I am excited to be back early?" Sue Warnock

"Loving this class even though it is very challenging! The worksheets have been a helpful addition and I've already ordered a tube of paint and brushes from the link you sent. I never dreamed an online class could be so helpful. Thanks for all your help. You've made this journey amazing." Lisa Oliver

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