Watercolor Methods

Three Day Workshop  – Fee $295

The workshop to take to make fast progress in watercolor painting.



This three-day intensive was developed especially to address the most common problems for those learning to paint in watercolor.  You’ll learn how to strengthen your paintings with loose, flowing, transparent washes and important basic composition ideas.

What you’ll learn in this workshop:

Day 1 – “The water’s great – dive right in!”  – The most important element of watercolor is …  water! It is the key to loose flowing washes, subtle color mixtures and to create beautiful flowing transparency. We’ll learn to use and manage it to best advantage.  Important techniques –  Wet-into-wet, dry-into-wet and edge creation – will be covered.

Day 2 – “Think ahead”  – Watercolor is not easily fixed, so planning for success is imperative. Learn simple principles for powerful designs. With a tricky medium like watercolor, process is important. You’ll learn to handle the techniques and And  and explore ways to create dynamic shapes,  while learn to employing color and value for maximum effect.

Day 3 – “Composition is King”  – Creating any painting, of any subject, is actually an exercise in arranging shapes on our paper in a powerful, pleasing way. We’ll cover simple composition arrangements that result in strong paintings every time.

By the end of the three days, you’ll have all the tools needed to successfully paint in watercolor.

Class Schedule:

July 17-19, 2020, 9am – 3pm each day. Workshop meets at  Taraden, 183 Park Street, North Bennington, Vermont. Class fee – $295.

Suggested Materials: I recommend a basic set of watercolor materials for this class. Download from my website using the link below.

Click here to download a comprehensive list of basic watercolor materials and supplies

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

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.



July 17-19, 2020 – SOLD OUT

Workshop meets at  Taraden, 183 Park Street, North Bennington, Vermont

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.