Paint The Evening Landscape In Watercolor

Tuesdays, June 11 – July 16, 2019, Troy, New York  6:15 to 9:15pm
(this class is offered through the Art Center of Troy, New York)

Tuesdays, July 30 – Sept 3, 2019 6:00 to 9:00pm Taraden, 183 Park Street, N. Bennington, Vermont


This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn about evening light, paint en plein air or learn about color.  Recommended for those with at least some watercolor painting experience.

What you’ll learn in this workshop:

The class is a combination en plein air  and studio painting class. We’ll explore important aspects of color – value, intensity, and temperature – and how they affect our sense of light and mood in the evening landscape.

The first half of class will be spent outdoors, creating sketches of the landscape in evening light. In this part of class we’ll be sketching interesting subjects and light effects. The light changes rapidly this time of the day, so we’ll practice working quickly in our sketchbooks in an effort to capture impression rather than information. Along the way, you’ll learn to sketch with confidence.

The second half of class will be in conducted in the studio. During this part of class, we’ll select a sketch from the evening’s work and explore ways to enhance light and mood with contrasts – light vs dark, bright vs dull, and warm vs cool. Embedded in our studio work is a “mini-course” on the characteristics of color and how they can be manipulated for effect.

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

Easy Online Registration

Tuesdays, June 11 – July 16, 2019
6:15 – 9:15

Offered Through The Art Center at Troy, Troy, New York

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July 30 – Sept 3, 2019 – 6:00 to 9:00pm

Taraden, 183 Park Street, North Bennington, Vermont


$195.00Add to cart

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.