Moving To Mastery

Skillful technique combined with conscious design results in dynamic work.

This four-day intensive is focused on developing advanced painting skills.

Increasing the accomplishment of your work requires learning the language of objective criticism. We’ll learn this skill beginning on day one.  We’ll use this language for the entire four days as we delve into new, advanced techniques and the practice of conscious design

On the second day, we’ll learn some advanced watercolor techniques while we focus on edges and textures. Both are important in developing masterful work.

The third day focuses on making good design choices at the start, picking from various choices on the design menu.

By the forth day, you’ll be learning to “depart from the literal” in order to make composition decisions that support your vision rather than slavishly copying a photo or a scene.


We’ll start at 9am and end sometime between 3:30 and 4 each day.  The day will begin with some conversation and exercises and end with a review of the days work.

In order to make the most of our 4 days of work, there will be pre-workshop assignments to complete.

Recommended Supplies & Materials

Suggested Materials: I recommend a basic set of watercolor materials that will work for all my classes and workshops. The link below takes you to a page with a short video about the basic materials you’ll need and a list of materials with info and explanations about each item.


Suggested Reading For Watercolor Painting: There are a number of books I’ve found very useful over the years and think they might be useful to others.  You can find the list by clicking the link below.


Upcoming Workshops

March 5 – 8, 2020 – Cranford, New Jersey – limited to SIX participants; only 2 seats remain.

August 6 – 9, 2020 – North Bennington, Vermont – limited to EIGHT participants; only 3 seats remain!


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Workshop Locations

March 5 – 8, 2020 – The Artist Framer, 17 North Ave East, Cranford, NJ, 07016

The Artist Framer

August 6 – 9, 2020 – Taraden, 183 Park Street, North Bennington, VT 05257

Taraden Gallery Barn

What Other Students Say

I have learned more in this two-day workshop, than in all other watercolor classes I’ve taken” – Rita S. , MA

” Thought there was a perfect balance between theory & practice.  The points you wanted to stress were given clearly & concisely.  You are so passionate about your work.  I have come home energized & enthusiastic – which is exactly what I wanted from the workshop.  ” – S. H., Saline, MI

“I’ve taken several watercolor workshops, some taught by prominent and well known artists. Tony’s workshop was by far the best in its quality, approach, and teaching style. The small class format facilitated learning.” – J. C., Setauket, NY

” Tony is a wonderful, knowledgeable teacher who shares with warmth and humor” – J. M, Astoria, NY

” Overall, the three days were amazing. I find myself looking at everything in terms of value. ” – A. C., Bloomfield, NJ

“…but, Tony Conner has thought of it all, organized it perfectly, and made it fun and inspiring.” – G. B., New York, NY

About The Instructor

Tony Conner is an accomplished watercolorist and and experienced instructor. His  energetic approach to teaching and enthusiasm for the watercolor medium are combined to create classes that are both fun and informative.  He excels at providing information and insights to individual students – meeting them where they are and helping them get to where they want to go.

Professional Memberships

  • Signature Member - New England Watercolor Society
  • Signature Member - Vermont Watercolor Societies
  • Artist Member - Salmagundi Club
  • Artist Member - North Shore Arts Association

Tony works from his studio in Bennington, Vermont.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy: If you find that you are unable to attend the workshop and notify me at least 30 days in advance, the workshop fee will be refunded less a $35 cancellation fee. Alternatively, you may apply the full fee to a future class or workshop. Refunds cannot be given for cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the beginning of the workshop. However, another party may attend in your place. All refund requests must be made in writing to Tony Conner at