Painting Interior Spaces In Watercolor

Take On A Challenging Subject In This Class

Live Classes On Zoom – 6 to 8pm, Thursdays, August 4 – September 8, 2022

Info for the first class including ZOOM link will be sent by email upon registration.

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Class Schedule:

Week 1   – November 8th – Proportion, Scale and Perspective

Disproportionate and out-of-scale objects do more to make the scene “not look right” than almost anything else. This week we’ll cover the simple methods of getting both right and in building complex objects starting with simple shapes. We also cover basic Linear Perspective for interior spaces.  

Week 2   – November 15th – The Anatomy Of Light

This class focuses on light and how it reveals form. This is an EXTREMELY important concept for interiors. The illusion of  3D space hinges on a number of things, not the least of which is a rendering of light, shade and shadow in a way that a viewer believes they are seeing three-dimensional objects.

Download this Anatomy of Light info sheet.  Really study it – get to know the names and the descriptions of the various areas of light, shade (called Form Shadow in the info sheet), and shadow.

Week 3   – November 22nd – Simple Interior Scene

This week we’ll paint a simple interior scene applying the ideas of proportion, scale, perspective and light from the previous two classes. 

Week 4   – November 29th – Ideas For The Complex Interior

Complex interiors must be developed with attention to the idea of representing three-dimensional space. We’ll construct and paint a complex scene with attention to these important ideas. 

Week 5   – December 6th – Complex Lighting

Most interiors have complex, multi-source lighting. This week we learn how to manage shifts in color and value for complex lighting in the interior scene. 

Week 6   – December 13th – Pulling It All Together

In this final week, we’ll take a final shot at a complex interior scene using knowledge accumulated over the previous five classes. 

Class Description

Painting Interior Spaces In Watercolor – 6 to 8pm, Tuesdays, November 8, 15, 22, 29 & Dec 6, 13 2022 

Take on this challenging subject!  This class breaks the challenging aspects of interior scenes into manageable bits.

Some of the things you’ll learn:

  • Building Complex Forms With Simple Shapes
  • Create Accurate Proportion And Scale
  • Manage Complex Light Conditions
  • Color and Value Choices and Considerations
  • Effectively Employ Linear Perspective

Interior scenes are a challenge for many reasons.  This class explains the challenges and shows how to overcome them.


Each week includes pre-class assigments, recoreded video critique of the pre-class work, online class with step-by-step instruction, class recording for review.


Use this Basic Watercolor Supplies and Materials list as a guide for basic materials.

These materials are also recommended:

  • Tracing paper or vellum
  • A large drafting triangle

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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.

I've take several workshops, some taught by prominent and well-known artists. Tony's was, by far, the best in it's quality, approach and teaching style. The small class formate facilitated learning.” - Jane C. , Setauket, NY

Of all the instructors I have seen, you are the most informative. Your method of teaching is so easy to follow and absorb. I wish I lived close enough to attend your classes. You are also a very patient, approachable person . All excellent, Tony!” - Catherine M. , Ontario, CN

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