Watercolor 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.                  


Ostrich and Hummingbirds

Tuesday, February 20th 5:30-8:30pm

Choose between the clowns of the big bird species, the ostrich.  Their silly expressions will make anyone smile and we will have fun as we portray their images. Or pick from one of the colorful and whimsical hummingbirds, with lots of flair and movement.



Tuesday, February 27th 5:30-8:30pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Tall, peach colored and elegant, this bird is so beautiful and unique. We will paint  them feeding at the shore in their tropical home.




The Lone Owl

Tuesday, March 6th 5:30-8:30pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Always watching with those huge brown eyes, we rarely encounter this nocturnal bird but we will enjoy their company  through photos as we paint their feathered fluffiness.



Hummingbirds In Motion

Sunday, March 4th 11am-2pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

We’ll take our art inspiration from one of nature’s smallest creatures that fly. Rarely will you see them sitting still, so we will re-create their fluttering movements as they fly freely in the air & we’ll paint them in the lustrous colors of the rainbow.



Wine Tour in Watercolor

Saturday, March 10th 2-5pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

From whites to dark reds we will create beautiful art with California Wines as the star of this class.  Along the journey we will use masking, spattering, wet-in-wet washes and lots of brilliant colors. 



Mystical Mermaids

Saturday, March 24th 10am-1pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

The magical mystery of  mermaids always makes them a fun subject for painting.  We will create our mermaids in watercolors as they gaze out to the sea looking for their soulmate.



Spring Blooms

Saturday, April 14th 2-5pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Capture the beauty of Spring and all of its colorful blooms in this fun freeing class in Watercolors.  You will learn how to free your painting style with loose flowers and will learn design elements that will build a strong bouquet.  You will also learn to paint translucent glass with water reflections.



How to Paint a Sea of Translucent Waves in Watercolors 

Saturday, April 21st 10am-1pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

You’ll learn how to capture the light shining through a translucent wave and how to paint an almost stained glass effect in your art.  The colors will be vivid  your finished painting will be breathtaking.



Barn Babies

Sunday, April 29th 11am-2pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Capture the Barn Babies of Spring in this fun class about the littlest of creatures.  You will learn to create fuzzy ducks, chickens, pigs and more. 


Abstract Seashells with Linear Designs

Saturday, May 5th 2-5pm
$49 each or $64 with supplies

We will experiment with thin abstract shapes drawn with masking fluid to create interesting backgrounds for your shell art. 


Ojai Vineyards

Sunday, May 20th 11am-2pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

We will create a local landscape scene of Ojai’s colorful and geometric  vineyards as we utilize several watercolor techniques.