Watercolor Works! Part 2 – Online Painting Class

Series of Four Online Classes With Outside Class Work

Class Focuses On Strengthening Your Watercolor Paintings With Good Technique Combined With Basic Composition

Tuesdays, Sep 15 – Oct. 6, 2020 – Fee $175

This online class is for anyone who wants to learn watercolor  or improve their watercolor painting.  There are pre-class assignments and online group work. 

You’ll learn to use the best qualities of transparent watercolor to create strong compositions.



ow Does This Class Work?

It’s simple! There is a pre-class assignment each week. Email the completed work to the instructor for review and comment.  Attend the online class!

The pre-class assignment introduces the technique or skill for the week and includes a series of easy exercises to give you practice.  Send the completed exercises to the instructor for review and comment. During the online class we’ll review a bit and then dive into a painting project to apply our newly learned skill.

Pre-class assignments and video conference information are sent after registration. Pre-class assignments include background info, complete instructions, useful examples, and drawing layouts.

The online portion of classes are held by Zoom video conference services. Complete info for connecting to the class through Zoom will be sent with pre-class assignments.

Class Schedule:

September 15, 2020  –  6 to 8pm  –  This class focuses on the ‘big picture’ which really means the underlying composition structure. Pre-class work exercises will get you thinking simply. In class, we’ll review the pre-class assignment and then work on a complex scene that has been compositionally simplified.

September 22, 2020  –  6 to 8pm  –  This week is focused-on ‘shape-making’ – a crucial aspect of ‘big picture’ composition. Pre-class assignments will show easy ways to create dynamic, eye-catching and meaningful shapes. In class we’ll expand our shape-making ability with a simple still life painting .

September 29, 2020  –  6 to 8pm  – Great compositions are supported by simple, well-placed value shapes.  Pre-class assignments focus on placement and arrangement of these simple shapes.  In class we’ll analyze arrangements from pre-class assignements and develop them into compositions for painting.

October 6, 2020  –  6 to 8pm  –  In the final class, we’ll work on the painting compositions from the previous week. Pre-class assignment will have you create working studies of the composition. In class, we’ll review your studies and work on finished paintings based on our studies.

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

Watercolor Works! Part 2 is an online painting class that duplicates and expands the second half of my Watercolor Methods 3-day workshop.

Watercolor Works! Part 1 – can be found by clicking here.  Part 1 duplicates and expands on the first day and a half of the Watercolor Methods 3-day workshop


Questions About the Class?

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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.

What Other Students Say

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