Cafe du Monde

July 20 - 22

3-day workshop

Focus on how to work with indoor lighting and darker skin tones and capturing the joy of the experience.

Years ago, when I traveled to New Orleans, and had my first experience at Cafe du Monde, this woman with her huge smile and blonde hair caught my attention.

Her kindness, joy and big huge earrings really set her apart, and finally after all those years, I felt confident enough to paint her. It's been quite a journey, one I think you will enjoy too


What I love about this online venue is that we can go so much deeper into the creative process than ever before.

Paint from your studio or kitchen table, enjoy having all of your painting supplies right at your fingertips. You have the option being in the classroom setting, ask questions at any time, or paint and then join me for meetings.

Includes Live Zoom meetings, with demonstrations, plus a full pre-recorded curriculum so you can paint at your own pace.

This is so much more than basic instruction, also includes painting reviews, problem solving and critiques.

With your enrollment you have continued access to the workshop lessons for 4 months, lessons are downloadable, plus lifetime access to the recorded meetings.

Focus on a 22"x15” half sheet painting. Includes reference photos and to scale line drawing


Example Curriculum

  First Section
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  Meetings
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  FAQ
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  Reference photos and line drawing
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Meeting Schedule

Meeting start times

  • 9:00 AM (PDT) San Francisco
  • 10:00 AM (MDT) Montana
  • 11:00 AM (CDT) Chicago
  • 12:00 PM (EDT) New York
  • 5:00 PM (BST) England

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Day 1

  • 9:00 am -9:30 am Introduction
  • 9:30 am - 10:45 am (view all lessons for Day 1)
  • 10:45 am Q&A
  • 11:15 begin painting 
  • 3:00 pm critique

Day 2

  • 9:00-9:30 am check in, Q&A 
  • 9:30 am -11 am (view all lessons in Day 2)
  • 11:15 am am Q&A
  •  11:45 am begin painting 
  •  3:00 -3:30pm critique

Day 3

  • 9:00-9:30 am check in, Q&A 
  • 9:30 am -11 am (view all lessons in Day 2)
  • 11:15 am am Q&A
  • 11:45 am begin painting 
  •  3:00 -3:30pm / Final critique


Your instructor, Birgit O'Connor


About the artist

Over the last 21 years, through my books, articles, in person workshops and online courses, I have taught thousands of artists of all levels, beginner to advanced learn, how to paint and expand their skills in watercolor. I have met so many wonderful people, made great friendships and have had some amazing experiences. 

For the last 5 years, much of my attention has been directed more towards my online courses and workshops. What I found, it has enhanced the student experience, removed the fear, and eliminated many of the problems of in person workshops of not being able to hear, see, or remembering what I had done in the demonstration, simply because, I am now right on your table, and it's a much more personal experience, plus it reduced the problem of time and travel expenses. 

As an instructor, over the years, it’s been rewarding to be able to share my passion with so many others, with my goal of helping artists expand their view of traditional watercolor with new ideas, techniques, and many different courses so you the artist can feel successful, no matter what you decide to paint and reach your full potential. 


Choose a Pricing Option

$225

Paid workshop

Includes Workshop with continued access to the workshop content for 4 months, plus lifetime access to the recorded meetings

2 payments of $114/month

Payment option US

$272

Paid Workshop CAD (Canadian dollar)

Includes Workshop with continued access to the workshop content for 6 months, plus lifetime access to the recorded meetings

2 payments of $136/month

Payment option CAD (Canadian dollar)