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

You’ll learn some advanced watercolor techniques while we focus on focus on edges and textures. Both are important in developing masterful work.

By the third 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 4 and 4:30 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.

Workshop size is limited to 10 students.

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

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Workshop Location

Taraden, 183 Park Street, North Bennington, Vermont 05257

Taraden Gallery Barn

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.