Who is this subscription is for

Beginners that are just starting can learn from the carefully selected curriculum of lessons to build skills gradually.

Intermediate to advanced artists will continue to move beyond the basics and learn how to bring their paintings to the next level with continued community support.




About the course

This curriculum is based on my three best-selling books, Watercolor in Motion, Painting Watercolor Flowers, and Watercolor Essentials.

We begin with water-to-color-ratio blending, washes, and why brushes matter, then start with simple lessons to build skills then apply what you have learned to your paintings.

Includes line drawings, reference photos & over 109 project and video lessons.

Example Curriculum

  Introduction
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  Holidays
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  Friday Meetings
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  FAQ
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  Studio basics
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  Materials - getting started
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  Water
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  Keep it simple
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  Easy Landscapes
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  Sunflowers
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  Fins, Fur, Feathers
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  Sweet Pea
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  Edges and texture
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  Shape & Shadow
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  Persimmons
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  Lighthouse
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  Color theroy - Let's keep this simple
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  Pansy and working with complimentary color
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  Water drops
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  Canna & Water drops
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  Landscapes
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  Loose Poppies
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  Loose Vineyard
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  The shore
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  Sunset & Egret
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  Polar Bears
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  Matilija poppy
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  Tips & strategies
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  Composition
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  Open Tulip
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  Boat in calm water
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  Tomales Bay Boat House
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  Noyo Harbor
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  San Francisco church
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  Road in Italy
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  NWWS Rhododendron
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  Rocks underwater
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  Cala Lily
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  White chair
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  Loose Flowers
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  Poppy
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  Wild Iris
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  White Tulips
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  Bold Hibiscus
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  Figures - the Boys
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  Figures
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  Bonus deomstrations
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  Casablanca Lily
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  Lost & Found edges
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  Featured lesson - Loose landscape
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  Wet & Wild Poppies
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  Commonweal overlook
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  Loose painting desert
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  Meeting Archive 2022
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Just a few of the included lessons

This is an excellent option for any skill level to support you and keep you motivated to paint as you continue your journey as an artist. Watercolor in Motion includes carefully selected lessons from some 6-week courses and others only for my members.

Continue with community support, with different meetings every Friday that range from problem-solving, peer groups, and discussions with the meeting link directly within the course.


Your instructor, Birgit O'Connor

About the artist

Birgit O'Connor is respected international judge and juror, known for her original paintings and inspirational teaching style. She is an award winning master artist with signature status at M-CWA, M-NWWS, M-LWS.

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, and is one of the top bestselling authors of North Light books, titles inlcude Watercolor in Motion”, "Paint Watercolor Flowers" and “Watercolor Essentials”


What students say:

"Once you discover Birgit she is the best instructor out there and from whom you learn the most - well you stick with her! Tina Mewhinney TX

"I feel like this is the first painting I’m actually proud of … something seems to be clicking. Thank you Birgit" Jane Andel

"I can't praise Birgit O'Connor enough , been buying her books for years and now I get to be a part of her Watercolor In Motion group too , pinch me I think I'm dreaming !" Tracy Lustick

"As one of those who longed to be able to call myself a watercolor artist, I am now on my way to fulfilling that dream, thanks to Birgit O’Connor’s courses. She is a gifted, encouraging teacher who cares so much about her students that her generosity is unlimited, as demonstrated by the amazing amount you’ll learn by studying with her. I am so grateful to her for opening a joyful, creative new world to me." Lee Sorenson CA

"Birgit is a fantastic teacher. You feel like you are part of an in-person class that is very professional. Just. Sign. Up." Terry Woods

"I started in February with this amazing teacher...I'm having a blast, learning skills and feeling confident with my brushes again after many years!!" Merri Chester TX

"I am still awed by Birgit's passion for watercolor, her willingness to experiment, and her dedication to meeting the needs of her students. I have enjoyed every minute spent watching her paint. Such painless learning! Birgit is taking us deep into her creative process" Sue Warnock MI

"I LOVE your demos! It is SO helpful to watch you mix the paint, how much water you used, how to get the water onto the palette. "Thanks to you! Just to be able to use the photo as a reference and put paint on the paper that sort of resembles the photo, is something I have never ever done before! THANK YOU!" Agnes NM

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Frequently Asked Questions


When does it start and how long do I have access?

It starts as soon as you enroll with access as long as your subscription is active.

Is this a replacement for other courses?

No, this is a skill building subscription, that includes selected lessons and focuses on student development and is not a one on one course.

What if I cancel my subscription will I still have access to the lessons?

No, access is only granted to active members.

What if I have time left on my membership and want to cancel, will I still have access?

If you cancel within your account, you have access to the course content until the renewal date, but once the cancelation trigger happens you will immediately be removed from the Facebook community or if you request that the admin cancels your account all access ends as soon as you are canceled.