Watercolor Studio Class Information

Consistent, applied work and practice is the best way to will help push your work to higher and higher levels of skill.

In this on-going series of studio classes, you’ll work along-side other watercolor painters and with the guidance of an experienced instructor.

Each class will focus on a particular facet of watercolor painting.  Watercolor is a unique and beautiful medium – with it’s own unique working properties and fundamental techniques.  We practice those fundamentals regularly while covering more advanced topics in color, design and composition.

Over this series of studio sessions, we’ll learn and practice the techniques and skills that will enable you to master the watercolor medium.


Watercolor Studio Continues as a Summer En Plein Air Class - June 25 through September 17th, 2018 - 9am to Noon.

Dates & Locations

June 25, 2018 – Henry Bridge, North Bennington, Vermont - painting water and reflections and getting proper proportion in buildings, bridges, and other structures.

July 2, 2018 – North Bennington, Train Station - North Bennington, Vermont.  More work on buildings, structures and other man-made objects.

July 9, 2018 – Mohawk Theater, North Adams, MA - "urban sketching", the city scape and street scenes

July 16, 2018 – Mt. Hope Park, Hopper Road (off Green River Road, Rt. 43) Williamstown MA - water and reflections, rocks, and dense forest.

July 23, 2018 – Field Farm, Sloan Road, Williamstown, MA - open fields, landscape vistas, skies and clouds.

July 30, 2018 - Millers Pond, Old Depot Road, Shaftsbury, VT – still water, reflections, trees, rural roads

August 6, 2018 - Downtown Troy, NY - more urban sketching and urban street scenes - WE MIGHT MAKE THIS A "DOUBLE"

August 20, 2018 - Burrington Road, Pownal, Vermont - rural scenes and vistas

August 27, 2018 – West Carpenter Hill Road, Pownal, VT - open fields, skies, and panoramic vistas

September 3, 2018 – Labor Day, No class

September 10, 2018 – Field Farm, Sloan Road, Williamstown, MA - open fields, landscape vistas, skies and clouds.

September 17, 2018 – TBD

Google Map below shows all en plein air painting locations.

Pre-pay 4 classes in advance - 20% discount

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Information Downloads

Watercolor Simplified Painting Booklet


This booklet includes a lot of basic watercolor painting information and can be a valuable resource for basic technique

Creating a Five-Step Value Scale

Click here to download https://tonyconner.com//wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Creating_A_Five_Step_Value_Scale.pdf

This handout shows how to quickly and easily create a simple but effective five-step value scale.

Color Theory from “Sketching & Rendering In Color” by Arthur Guptill, Reinhold & Sons, 1935


This is a section of a classic reference book for architectural illustrators. It is by Arthur Guptill, an architect, illustrator and artist. By happy chance while trying to find out if the book was in the public domain (it is), I stumbled on the Hathi Trust Digital Library. It has thousands of public domain books digitized, including “Sketching & Rendering In Color“.  If you happen to be associated with one of the participating member institutions, your access will allow you to download pdf versions of the books.