"Thank you Birgit, Every day I am constantly amazed by what I am learning! The brush strokes and the paint mixes and the use of just the right amount of water, I am learning things that I always wanted to know but didn't know how to ask. I have always admired your paintings, but I am so glad to have found your on line courses. What a gift they have been." Barbara Nelson"
"I've watched a lot of videos over the last year and yours are by far the BEST!!!! Your presentation is clear, very informative, and beautiful." Carol Jakubow
"I so enjoyed your workshop I learned so much. I am still absorbing it all. I had painting dreams all night. I feel hopeful that I can work on my painting and improve its appearance! (Smile)". Jan DeLano
"you are my all time favorite artist and I have purchased your some of your courses as well as a copy of the watercolor magic magazine you are featured in." H. Merchant AUSTRALIA
"You are amazing master of painting enriching our minds, hearts and imagination with your art. Thank you", Zlatica Stauder
6-Week interactive course (course runs in sessions but may be joined at anytime with comments provided)
The Live interactive meetings - are really an exciting part to the course, join a community of students from around the world meetings begin a week or two after the session start date this gives you time to get acquainted with the course format and get started. Can't make a meeting watch the recording or listen to the podcast.
Private Facebook study group option this a great way to stay connected with other students and share ideas, photos and get additional support.
Paint when you want, go at your own pace, and when the time is right, lessons are recorded to fit into your schedule and life
Downloadable once you purchase the course stream online anytime or save to your computer and watch even without the internet.
Lifetime access if life gets in the way you can always pick up where you left off or retake and start from the beginning.
Ask questions anytime - during the 8-week course session submit paintings for personal reviews.
4 different beautiful White Flowers paintings, Matilija Poppy, Calla Lilies, Daffodils, Star Flower,
CC (Closed captioning for the hearing impaired)
Easy to follow step-by-step lessons designed just for you. As you may know, I am passionate about teaching and sharing my knowledge with others. Being an instructor my goal is to help you to understand this challenging medium of watercolor little easier, release the fear and be more successful. Many of the students that have taken this course have gone on to be very successful showing and selling their work.
Birgit O’Connor, is a signature member of NWWS, CWA, LWS and is an award winning artist, judge, juror and author of the top-selling North Light books “ Watercolor in Motion” (which has also been translated into Hebrew and Chinese), "Paint Watercolor Flowers" and “Watercolor Essentials” along with being included in three other titles. Known for her original paintings and inspirational teaching style. Currently in 2019, she is expanding into portraits and with this painting style, many have been included into international shows. Along with her traveling schedule, Birgit has developed very successful online courses that allow her to reach students from around the world. In 2018 she launched a Podcast "The World of Watercolor Painting" to help encourage and support all artists (available on your favorite podcast app). Additionally 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 www.birgitoconnor.com
"I am really enjoying your classes. I enjoy painting the flowers and the format is perfect for me as it gives me lots of time to work on the paintings. The interactive online sessions are fantastic!" Lynn
"I've been waiting for this white flower course to become available and so excited to join. I'm still working on a few of your other courses at the same time. I am loving all the courses and can't wait to get started on this one." Marianne
WOW!!! You are such a real professional!!! I love how you are instructing...quiet, confident voice, SAYING exactly what you are doing and why, SHOWING exactly what you are doing and why, USING the reference photo as a guide and REFERRING to the practice sample as a reminder that "you can do it"!! And then GIVING the students time to put into practice what you've just taught with your comments and suggestions ready to help! WOW! Not only a first class instructor, but an excellent and beautiful artist. I LOVE YOUR WORK! Cheryl Feragen
"Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful resource. I know it is going to be invaluable to me." Karen Morgan-Stahley
"Even though I'm a retired "oldie" I am enjoying
working on this course -- I no longer have the energy of younger artists but with something to work on and goals to have, I'm quite focused and happy...
Navigating and getting set up have been time consumers! Love going at my own pace and hope to post something in a week"...'Lizabeth
"I can't tell you how much I enjoy your courses, Birgit, you are a very generous and skilled teacher". LInda Read
Birgit! "You are amazing master of painting enriching our minds, hearts and imagination with your art. Thank you", Zlatica Stauder
Birgit is an excellent instructor who is organized, informative and thorough in her presentations. Also she is very supportive and helpful in her comments on the painting submissions. I felt strongly that she really wanted me to learn and improve and produce a painting that would make me feel that I had achieved a result that would be worthwhile. I would take another class from her in a heartbeat. Sincerely, Trish Kuncewicz
Having recently semi-retired from a long career working with law firms as a knowledge management and technology consultant and as a Chief Information Officer, I decided to treat myself to time to get back to the painting I studied as an art history and theater major 40 years ago in college. I always loved watercolors and although people keep telling me it's the hardest place to start, I have persevered, taking a few workshops with local art teachers and playing on my own. I have done a number of Birgit's courses and love this on-line, virtual format that allows me to move at my own pace. I really value the personal critiques, which are so insightful and supportive of growth, and find I learn a great deal from those given to others as well as to myself. I'm looking forward to finding time over the holidays to continue my explorations through this course! Sally Gonzalez.
" I've watched a lot of videos over the last year and yours are by far the BEST!!!! Your presentation is clear, very informative, and beautiful." Carol Jakubow
Hi Birgit, I so enjoyed your workshop I learned so much. I am still absorbing it all. I had painting dreams all night. I feel hopeful that I can work on my painting and improve its appearance! (Smile). Jan DeLano
Dear Birgit, Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful resource. I know it is going to be invaluable to me. Karen Morgan-Stahley
I wanted you to know that I really appreciate your calm teaching voice. It was one of the main reasons I chose your class. You speak very thoughtfully, slowly, and clearly. While watching the videos, I picked up a lot of helpful instruction, before of working on the actual painting. Using the sweeping upstroke to avoid spreading at the end of the stroke, and softening the edges of lines with a larger brush both worked beautifully, much improving my first attempts! I'll be starting to paint the poppy tomorrow – so excited! Thanks in advance, Laurie
Hi Birgit. Wow!!!Looks great!!!You are tireless!!!! I love the video courses. Thank you for sharing your expertise with the rest of us. Mary Louise
Dear Birgit you are my all time favorite artist and I have purchased your some of your courses as well as a copy of the watercolor magic magazine you are featured in. H. Merchant AUSTRALIA