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.                

Summer Seashells & Sea Glass on the Shore

Tuesday July 25th 5:30-8:30PM

$49 each or $64 with supplies
Texturing, under-painting and highlighting will be the focus as we explore the novelty uses of various supplies to create wonderful realism in this Seashell Still Life. You will learn to create shape and texture of the beautiful shells and sea glass with the use of glazing, shadows & spattering & a variety of other techniques.


Paint a sailboat on a rolling ocean

Tuesday August 1st 5:30-8:30PM

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Learn how to paint water and wind in order to create the special effects in this sailboat painting. We will use most of the special effects techniques you’ve learned to create this beautiful coastal scene. 



Shore Birds

Saturday, August 5th 1-4pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Explore a variety of fun techniques in this class all about the birds along the shore.  You will learn how to layer feathers crating textures with shading, color variation and masking.  Learn to capture depth and dimension of your chosen bird.  Pick between an Egret, Heron, Pelican or Plover.



Birch Trees in the Fall

Tuesday, August 22nd 5:30-8:30pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

We will look at various ways to use special effects to enhance your scene and when to exaggerate color and when to subdue values as we create this colorful landscape.



Saturday, Aug 26th 2-5pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Learn to paint a sea siren in this class of imagination and fanciful delight, we will paint a fun fanciful mermaid in the water.  Choose from a variety of mermaids and make her your own. You will learn a variety of techniques to capture this creatures' environment and the mermaid herself.