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Waves, Water, Land & Sea: Level 1 -Special Premium Interactive Course, 6-weeks

Next interactive session July 21 - Sept 1

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What students say

"I've signed up for another class. As a school district administrator I have been in thousands of classrooms over the past 30 years. I want to complement you on your teaching style, your access though technology, and of course your art work. I would highly recommend you to anyone be they a beginner or advanced watercolorist." Linda Denton

"I have learned so much, Your techniques have given me confidence to paint more boldly and that is very freeing. Barbara Rogers

"So appreciate your comments! Sitting here looking at the originals side by side, I am amazed that I painted either one of them! Have never painted anything like this in either style before! Have learned SO MUCH in your classes! It has been a GREAT JOURNEY!" Agnes Franzak

"Thank you, you do so much for everyone and Thank you for all that you do for your painting students. When you are teaching, you put it all on the table, you really do not hold back with information and techniques that you use. I am sure everyone appreciates the constant updating, the looking for a better way to share your knowledge and giving so much of yourself and your time to help people improve their skills". Thanks again, Trish

Your Instructor


Birgit O
Birgit O'Connor

Birgit O’Connor, award winning artist, judge, juror and author of the top-selling North Light books “ Watercolor in Motion” and “Watercolor Essentials” and has been included in with three other book titles. She has been included in over 40 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,. Memberships include Cambridge Who’s Who, Who's who in America and Who's who in American woman and is a signature member of LWS & CWA.

Known for her original art and inspirational teaching style, Birgit has developed numerous successful online courses and DVD programs to help students find their own creativity and build confidence within the difficult medium of watercolor.

Workshop schedule visit www.birgitoconnor.com


6 Week - Interactive Premium Course on your own schedule

What is an interactive course?

Interact with the instructor in Live meetings, course comments, ask questions, post paintings, optional course Facebook group, interact with other students if you like. Lifetime access, Go at your own pace, paint at anytime day or night, Learn different approaches and be successful in getting the results you want, full of life. Lifetime access at anytime and no time limit.

Covered in the coarse

  • Brush strokes
  • Keep your paintings simple
  • Clouds
  • Wind blow water
  • Marsh and wetlands
  • Still water
  • Wet-into-wet
  • Lagoon landscape
  • Value and distance
  • Crashing waves
  • Simple reflections
  • Wet sand reflection
  • Keep it simple
  • Have fun
  • Be successful and build your confidence
  • Let the water do the work

About the Artist

Artist Birgit O’Connor demystifies techniques and teaches you how to create waves, clouds and landscapes with just a simple brushstroke. Paint large washes, expressive skies and learn to use those so called mistakes to your advantage. Release the fear and put the water back into watercolor painting while building your confidence.

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Class Curriculum


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  Share reference photos
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  Making Waves Keeping it Loose ( New Lesson)
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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.

What people say

"Thank you, Birgit. YOU make learning fun, accessible, a DREAM come true! Your fine instruction makes it possible" Frances Gill-Turano

"So appreciate your comments! Sitting here looking at the originals side by side, I am amazed that I painted either one of them! Have never painted anything like this in either style before! Have learned SO MUCH in your classes! It has been a GREAT JOURNEY!" Agnes Franzak

"Thanks, Birgit! This is the BEST class EVER! I'm So Excited". Fanna

"I enjoy learning to express what impression I see onto watercolor paper. I really enjoy seeing one's personality translate into a scene & 'take your breath away in color and presentation. Painting with Birgit is challenging and fun. I admire your intuitive eye & talented skills". Beth DelGrande Capitola CA

"The demo you gave at today's meeting was very helpful for me and I am now seeing how the progression of lessons is working towards a complete painting incorporating all lessons. I like your approach that the essence of the subject is painted without a lot of detail which allows the viewer to imagine what else might be there." Barbara Rogers

"This was fun." "Your instructions are excellent. Great class, great tips, Thank you". Martha Lawerence

"Thank you, you do so much for everyone and Thank you for all that you do for your painting students. When you are teaching, you put it all on the table, you really do not hold back with information and techniques that you use. I am sure everyone appreciates the constant updating, the looking for a better way to share your knowledge and giving so much of yourself and your time to help people improve their skills". Thanks again, Trish

"I love how you challenge your students to paint outside our comfort zones. I've incorporated all of it into my own paintings". Frances

Dear Birgit, I loved the workshop, I really learned so much, it was great to paint along with you. Lucinda Johnson

Hi Birgit, I love the pace of your instruction, and the fact that you include the little details that are so important. It's really so helpful to me that you're making no assumptions about prior experience. Judy

"I've signed up for another class. As a school district administrator I have been in thousands of classrooms over the past 30 years. I want to complement you on your teaching style, your access though technology, and of course your art work. I would highly recommend you to anyone be they a beginner or advanced watercolorist." Linda Denton

"Excellent course! Birgit presents lessons in a very engaging, logical and easy to understand manner. She presents several different aspects of clouds, waves, and water in separate lessons. Everyone who wants to paint waves and water should have this in their library. !" Agnes F.

"I love how you interact with your paints, papers and brushes and IT equipment and your students and our work. You are doing a grand job and my compliments to you are heartfelt. You often say that one of your goals is to help us reach another level in our development with watercolours and our confidence as budding artists and I for one can tell you that with all the assignments and video watching that I have put under my belt while on your courses since a few months ago I feel I am making good progress and I am in the right place for what I needed to learn" :-) Carole L