Seashells in Watercolor


Not your average approach to watercolor.

This process includes, masking, pouring, painting, and lots of imagination.

  • Try something different, start slow, and gradually build your skills then later if you like try using your own reference photos.
  • Learn how to create a gallery wrap frame to use as a painting surface.
  • Paint a series of 6 different paintings.
  • Learn how to keep color consistent.
  • Change the tone of the painting by using colors that feel good to you.
  • Become more painterly without being perfect.
  • Stretch your imagination and have fun.


Oct 5 - Nov 16

Seashells 6 - week course


More than only a Zoom meeting course, all the lessons are already included within the course, simply login, start at the top and work your way down.

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

Meeting Dates

  • Oct 5 - Introduction
  • Oct 19 - Section 1
  • Nov 2 - Section 2
  • Nov 16- Section 3

Meeting times

  • 2:00 PM (P) San Francisco
  • 3:00 PM (MDT) Denver
  • 4:00 PM (CDT) Chicago
  • 5:00 PM (EDT) New York
  • 10:00 PM (BST) England
  • Time Zone convertor




Your instructor Birgit O'Connor


Birgit O’Connor, is a Master artist and a signature member of M-NWWS, (Northwest Watercolor Society) M-CWA, (California Watercolor Association) M-LWS (Louisiana Watercolor Society).

She 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. 

Publications include the New York Times, SF Gate,Artist Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine INK in New Mexico, in the United States, Dobry Zank, (Poland) "L'Art de l'Aquarelle (France). Her memberships include Cambridge Who’s Who, Who's who in America and Who's who in American woman.

Example Curriculum

  Welcome
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  Meetings
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  Getting started
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  FAQ
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  Section 1
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  Section 2 _Paint a series using 12x12 panels / recomended
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  Series 2 _ different size option
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  Section 2_ Shell series lessons
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  Section 3 _ Sand Dollar & Starfish
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  Section 4 / Starfish and Shells / reference materials
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  Section 4 / Create your own compostion
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  Framing without Glass
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Choose a Pricing Option

$225

Paid Course USD (US Dollar)

$287

Paid course / CAD (Canadian Dollar)

$309

Paid Couse AUD (Australian Dollar)