Watercolors Workshops with Phyllis Gubins

Spend a fun day learning how to capture the world in watercolors as you paint your very own piece.  In each class you will finish one painting of the given subject, all levels are welcome and lots of personal coaching will be provided. NO DRAWING SKILLS NEEDED! Drawings for All Subjects provided in Class.

All Workshops are limited to 8 students, sign up early to reserve you seat. Call the gallery for more information 805-643-6400! To see additional samples of Phyllis' work art please click here.

Please arrive 10 minutes early, class will start on time. All class reservations must be paid in advance and cannot be cancelled or changed less than 72 hours prior to class. Sorry, no exceptions.            

Critter Faces

Saturday, Feb 18th 2-5pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Choose your favorite silly critter and learn to capture them in watercolors.  You will learn to create contour shapes, shadows, light reflections and more as you paint their personality.  Bring your own inspiration or choose from one of ours; pick from sea critters, jungle critters, African critters and more.


Watercolor on Canvas:  Exploring Watercolors on a New Canvas Surface 

Sunday, February 26th 1pm-4pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Learn how to adapt your watercolor techniques to painting on canvas and never again have to frame your work behind glass. You’ll learn the process to prepare your canvas for watercolors.  It has a very unique look, and is so much fun!  Our subject will be brightly colored boats. We’ll cover tips to paint the wooden boats, sparkling water and soft and hard reflections all on this new canvas surface.


Seashells along the Shore

Sunday, March 5th 1-4pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

The Seashells will offer new painting opportunities as we under- paint and highlight them to add to their luminosity. You will learn to create shape and texture of beautiful shells with the use of glazing and shadows and a variety of other techniques will be used for the sand and sky of our locale. Ventura is the iconic beach community and what a lovely addition for any home this shell painting would be.



How To Create Rainbow Art with Succulents as Subjects 

Saturday, March 11th 2-5pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Bring personality and whimsy to your still lives as we experiment with a variety of colors.. We’ll avoid details, but uniquely capture our subjects in this fun class focusing on the many shapes and forms as we find new ways of introducing color and shadows to give the illusion of depth and shape.


Painting a Lighthouse & Seascape 

Sunday, March 18th 2-5pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

You will explore a variety of techniques as we paint the sky with billowy clouds, the lighthouse, the rocks at the shore and the soft sea. 


Feather Movement and Magic

Sunday, March 26th 1-4pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Learn to paint soft whimsical feathers.  We will capture movement, and work on fie details in this class. Choose to capture a more realistic feather or one with imaginative creatures added into the mix.  You will learn a variety of textures that help capture the feeling of soft flow and more.





Happy Flowers in Acrylics with Phyllis

Sunday, April 2nd 1-4pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Paint your own Spring Bouquet, Fun Flower or Landscape with a field of blooms in this happy and colorful class in watercolors.  There are lots of fun flower styles and types to choose from.  You can bring your own photo or painting as inspiration or choose from the many samples Phyllis has painted in Watercolors.