Dear Birgit Thank you to everyone for a magical weekend filled with laughter, long walks of discovery, natural wonders, moments of awe. It was such fun getting to know you and learn from you, and making friends in class, looking forward to future adventures!  Maria Faer

Hi Birgit! Thank you so much for all you taught me at your Dramatic Floral workshop in San Jose recently! You are a fabulous, engaging and motivating teacher. The lessons were easy to grasp, yet challenged me and gave me new techniques to work with. I learned about tools, washes, layering, shading, compositions, and more. It was inspirational and a confidence boost for my artwork! You've made a big impact on me and my watercolor paintings, Birgit! Thank you!  Laura Campbell

Dear Birgit, You have been the most influential instructor I have ever had? I love your work and as soon as you come back to Sidney British Columbia I will be there.  Ruth Fowler 

Thanks so much......great memories. I am back in SC for the winter and when I show everyone my paintings from your workshop, they all wants to take one. Ann Cook

Dear Birgit I am grateful that I met and learned from such an amazing artist like Birgit so sweet and encouraging. It was like a
dream to be there. FYI: Love my #30 Brush..wow, heaven!! :)
Your Amiga, Pat

Dear Birgit, I am so Looking forward to taking another workshop. Thank you. Maria Hernandez

Birgit - Really enjoyed the workshop. FUN AND VERY INFORMATIVE!  Loved meeting you and hope to do another one in the future. Thanks. Marie

Birgit is a fabulous teacher and has really inspired us.  It would be so much fun to all get together again and continue painting. 

Thanks Birgit.  It was a true adventure and we learned so much. take care- Anita and Holly

January 10-12    Sacramento CA

WASH - Sacramento Fine Arts Center

Fearless Flowers

Contact   Susan Davis <suedavis@winfirst.com>

​(916) 359-7691

February 6-10

Within the Flower   Calistoga, Napa Valley CA

Contact email Birgit O'Connor  415-868-0105 

Information and registration

February 11-14 Calistoga, Napa Valley CA

Atmospheric Land and Seascapes, includesBoats & Water Contact email Birgit O'Connor   

415-868-0105   Information and registration 

April 12-15  Phoenix AZ​

Sheila Belland 520-350-2577


May 15-18  CWA Workshops 

Workshops are held at California State University, Concord Campus, 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord, CA 94521. Contact Sally Noble


Registration and Details

​​June 12-16  Fearless Flowers Cheap Joe's  Boone NC
Contact Edwina (800) 227-2788 ext 1123

​Information and registration

July 30-Aug 4 Mendocino CA   Full - Wait list
Mendocino Art Center
Phone: (707) 937-5818 Information & registration
Housing is available http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/

August 15-18    Fearless Florals  Reno NV (Workshop) Full - Wait list

August 19    Demonstration (Public 1-3) 

Contact: Tricia Leonard  triciastudio@att.net

October 2-6   Fearless ​Florals SWWS Vancouver WA

Nona Scheurer  Full - join the Wait list
360-666-3681 or

Nov 14-17  Tucson AZ (Workshop)

Robbie Summers ​(520) 818-0817 


 A workshop is an opportunity that offers everyone the space to experiment, have fun, make mistakes, learn and play. No matter what your level experienced to beginner there is always something new to learn. 

2017 Workshops

Artist & Instructor

​Birgit O'Connor Watercolors