Don't know where to start when painting watercolor?
Do you think it's too hard?
Would you like to be more confidant with your painting skills?
Over the last 21 years, through my books, articles, in person workshops and online courses, I have taught thousands of artists of all levels, beginning 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 enhanced the student experience and eliminated many of the problems of inperson workshops of not being able to hear, see, or remebering what I had done in the demonstration, simply because I was now right on the table with them, plus it reduced the problem of time and travel expenses.
As an instructor, It’s been rewarding to be able to share my passion with so many others, with my goal to help artists remove the fear, expand their view of traditional watercolor with new ideas, techniques, and different courses to feel successful, and reach their full potential.
What’s the difference between Watercolor in Motion and a 6-8 week course
Watercolor in Motion offers a program that opens monthly for a year, with continued access to the previous lessons, with weekly Q&A’s and lessons that continue to motivate and challenge you as you build new skills, and become confidant so that you can eventually apply them into your own paintings, with my proven step by step process, and easy lessons it will help give you a clear success path so you gradually build your skills and remove the fear and overwhelm.
Watercolor in Motion - Beginners - Intermediate
- For those that have already tried watercolor and want to become more comfortable with the medium.
- Gradually build skills with paintings that I am sure you will love.
- Includes a one year success path, with lessons that opens monthly
- After the year as long as your a member you
- Based on a combination my three books, "Watercolor in Motion" "Watercolor Essentials" and Painting Flowers in Watercolor"
- Private FB group for members only
- Weekly 30 minute FB live Q &A.
- Continued access and community support as long as you're a member.
Become the artist you have always dreamed of Step by step year long success path
What members say
"Thank you so much for all that you have taught me (and I have lots more to learn). The building of skills and then the helpful techniques for each step in painting have made all the difference. I could never have done this when I began this course. You are a fantastic teacher and I am so very grateful for your generous training!!!" Priscilla Taylor-Williams
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). www.birgitoconnor.com
What students say:
"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
"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