The Joy of Painting Loose and Free / Independent learning

Let go and have fun, access to the course with lifetime access

What students say:

"I am loving the process and find your demos excellent. You have got me excited about making art again." Joan Rosee

"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

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

"I am a long time fan of yours. I have been painting in watercolor consistently for about ten years and for a long time I have been struggling with “loosening up” my work and not painting 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

"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 (and beyond via Facebook). They all provide easy access to those who have 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

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!

Go at your own pace / non-interactive

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 and since this looser painting style is more subjective to the artist, you will find that this course is a little different than many of my others.

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

How an e-course works video lessons are on-demand and are downloadable so you can paint on or offline and when the time is right for you.

When does class start? Once you enroll you have immediate access, assignments and submission option open after the course begins.

How an e-course compares to a in-person class. Instead of rushing to complete your assignments all within a few days, along with other traveling expenses, time off work, feeling frustrated that you can't see the demonstration, I'm right on your desk with you.

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.

Paint when the time is right for you lessons are recorded to fit into your schedule.

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

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Your Instructor

Birgit O'Connor
Birgit O'Connor

Birgit O’Connor, known for her original paintings and inspirational teaching style, is an award winning artist, master artist of CWA, NWWS, LWS and respected judge and juror.

She is the author of the top-selling North Light books “ Watercolor in Motion”"Paint Watercolor Flowers" and “Watercolor Essentials”

Birgit has been included in over 60 national and international publications. Her memberships include Cambridge Who’s Who, Who's who in America and Who's who in American woman

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.

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