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What students say:

"I have struggled with that for years and FINALLY, thanks to you, feel that I have a better grasp of the techniques. I’ve also learned a great deal about the different types of brushes -synthetic, natural & blends and how each hold water differently. Your the only instructor to explain it throughly. This has been a FANTASTIC course - thanks so much for offering it! I really like the online courses (this is my second) & will definitely be taking more! Thanks again, Karen Schmidt

“The Purple Tulip took me way out of my comfort zone and challenged my preconceptions about water color. I was suffering from ”painter’s block”, and hadn’t done anything significant in my studio for months. "It worked" took a deep breath, jumped into the Purple Tulip, and the juices are once more flowing. Thank you for restoring my faith in myself. I am raring to go. Diana Harrison

I am thrilled and excited that you are considering joining me, we will be working on developing your skills to help you feel confidant in your ability to apply the techniques into your own paintings. As an instructor, my goal is to help you become a better artist, through demonstrations, exercises and painting assignments, work at your own pace

6 Week Interactive Premium Course

  • Lifetime access
  • Paint anytime day or night
  • Go at your own pace
  • Bonus meeting archive
  • Access your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Lessons are designed for a proven learning and successful experience
  • No set class time, courses are structured to fit around your schedule
  • Downloadable PDF reference photos and sketches
  • CC (Closed Caption)
  • $625 value as a Live in person Workshop

Skill Level Artists of all levels are encouraged to participate in this course but this is designed more for intermediate to advanced students

How an e-course works lessons are on-demand video lessons that are downloadable so you can paint when it works for you.

When does class start? Once you enroll you have immediate access, assignments and submission option open after the course begins.

How an e-course compares to a in-person class Instead of rushing to complete your assignments within a few days, traveling expenses, time off work, feeling frustrated that you can't see the demonstration, I'm right on your desk with you.

Your Instructor


Birgit O'Connor
Birgit O'Connor

Birgit O’Connor, known for her original paintings and inspirational teaching style, is an award winning artist, master artist of CWA, NWWS, LWS and respected judge and juror.

She is the author of the top-selling North Light books “ Watercolor in Motion”"Paint Watercolor Flowers" and “Watercolor Essentials”

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


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.

"Many thanks for "Fearless Flowers". The lessons have all been perfect for me - I have been contemplating flowers for some time and your advise and critiques (written and the live webinars) have helped me to push through the frustrations that quite often occur when I try something out of my comfort zone. Being able to watch and hear you walk through the flower paintings has been as if you were right here beside me. Til later......Beth Bentz

"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


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! a first class instructor" Cheryl Feragen


"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


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


"These classes are so exciting I can't wait for the next one" Karen


"Thanks so much for your generosity I am a high school art teacher and ave been painting for years your classes are incredibly well developed and clear." Heather Ayris


"These classes are so exciting I can't wait for the next one" Karen


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