Artist & Instructor

​Birgit O'Connor Watercolors

Testimonials about the worksops

"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

"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

"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, heaven!! :)"
Your Amiga, Pat

"I am so Looking forward to taking another workshop. Thank you". Maria Hernandez

"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

Can't make it to a workshop - no problem

Online courses are now available with some even being interactive with "Live meetings" 

  • Lifetime access
  • Go at your own pace
  • Paint anytime day or night
  • Ask questions anytime

For more information and schedule visit  my online school

What people say about the online courses

"HI Birgit, I want you to know that this particular format with your personal reviews and critiques and the combination of website and class meetings are the best online course I have ever taken". Debra Prat

"I love love love this course.. Thanks" Elaine Netland

"Thank you!!! I would never have thought I could paint like this. Amazing instruction and so easy to follow. You are an excellent teacher!!" Kathleen Parker

"Thank you for the brilliant lessons. You are easy to listen to and you are so thorough with your explanations.Your approach is so rewarding. Thank you so much." Wendy McLennan

"Hi Birgit... I'm thrilled with your extensive comments. :-) I'm really enjoying the course and to have such a valuable critique is such a wonderful addition to this course. Its as good, or possibly even better than being in a class with you. Feel like I'm on the right track with the right tutor to help me". Kind regards from Jude. :-)

"I never would have had the courage to put such a background on a painting before taking your lessons, but I can see now how much of an improvement it makes'. Jeanne Hall

"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 

2018 Workshops

March 19-21 Santa Clara CA    wait list

Santa Clara Watercolor So    

Fearless Flowers
Susan Jochheim SCVWS Workshops​

October 16-19     Wait list  

SSW Spokane Watercolor Society

Contact Carol Grabowski

New: October 20-21  Just Added

SSW Spokane Watercolor Society
Contact Carol Grabowski

 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.