Watercolor Mastery Program

Skillful technique combined with conscious design results in dynamic, professional work.

This is an in-depth program for those looking to increase the accomplishment and professionalism in their work.

The program has three goals:

  • Teach you to take a deliberate conscious approach to painting
  • Understand your stylistic tendencies
  • Create an individual working process for initiative and creativity

In the process of reaching those goals you’ll push your work into higher levels of accomplishment.

There is an emphasis on individual style, subject matter and instruction throughout. 

The program is broken down into four Cycles, each with it’s own focus and goals.

Cycle 1: Foundations and Process – this cycle focuses on painting as a process rather than a discrete activity. You’ll take a good look at your own process with a particular eye on gaps that create painting problems.  There will be an emphasis on learning to see your own work through the lens of the Elements and Principles of Design.

Cycle 2: Inspiration and Vision – this cycle focuses on your individual inspirations and how they are interpreted through your vision.   

Cycle 3: Developing The Work and Vision – with what is perhaps a better understanding of what inspires your work and the way you approach it, this cycle is about expanding that vision and the range of expression in your work. 

Cycle 4: Working The Vision – this cycle is the time to consolidate knowledge, skills and vision into a solid working  process.  

Each Cycle stretches out over about 6 weeks, divided into three, two-week periods.

The two weeks is to complete  assignments and exercises to be prepared for the first online Group session. 

Assignments are presented The first Group Session has everyone present their assignments and the gwork in the Group sessionThe way it’s structured is two online meetings, two weeks apart.

Next, everyone submits work for critique (I want to see orginal work, so it’ll be mailed to me for critique and then returned)

I’ll video a group critique and then schedule an individual zoom meeting with each person to follow up on the critique and create a plan of action with ideas, exercises and practices to work on.


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 mail@tonyconner.com.