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.                  


Painting Trees Through the Seasons

Tuesday, September 19th 5:30-8:30pm

Capture all the color and beauty of trees as they appear in all the 4 seasons.  Paint the look of winter light as you paint trees enveloped in snow. Warm up from winter by painting a picture of spring with realistic leaves and beautiful blossoms. Move on to summer with steps for painting big, leafy green trees. Then, capture the magic of changing leaves as you learn how to paint autumn.



Tuesday, Oct 10th 5:30-8:30pm - Paint the Beauty of Snow & a Mountain Stream in Motion

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Learn techniques that will give new dimensions to your paintings as you add natural water elements into your art. We will create a beautiful river scene with chilling water flowing through the snow and beautiful colorful reflections & shadows.



Tropical Flowers

Sun, October 15th 1-4pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Escape to a tropical paradise with this fun class of watercolor flowers with Phyllis.  Choose between painting a dramatic colorful hibiscus, plumeria or bird of paradise with an atmospheric background and bold contrasts.  You will learn a variety or techniques to create these stunning florals with ease. 


Tuesday, Oct 17th 5:30-8:30pm - Painting a Heavy Evening Snowstorm 

$49 each or $64 with supplies

How to paint the effect of heavy snowfall on evergreens and see how reflected light and cast shadows could be used to describe mass and form in the winter evening landscape.


Tuesday, Oct  24th 5:30-8:30pm - Capture the Beauty of Nature ’s Winter Birds

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Choose either a beautiful, fluffy red Cardinal or a bright Blue Jay as your subject sitting on a snow-covered branch with falling snow in the background.



Tuesday, Nov 7th  5:30-8:30pm - Majestic Snow Covered Mountain Range 

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Paint the varied colors of snow covering these huge, rugged mountains with a few soft details of trees and a river in the foreground.



Tuesday, Nov 14th 5:30-8:30pm - Winter Fog & Mist with Distant Mountains and Pine Trees 

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Atmosphere can be created by many watercolor techniques and in this class we will explore a variety of ways to create fog and mist in a cool winter landscape.



Tuesday, Nov 28th 5:30-8:30pm - Evening Glow of a Winter Sunset on Snow Covered Trees

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Create a snowy night scenes blanketed with reflective snow and powerful contrasts.  We will paint the illusion of fluffy snow with pines and cast shadows on the snow.



Tuesday, Dec 5th 5:30-8:30pm - Create Easy Mini Winter Landscapes 

$49 each or $64 with supplies

This week we will paint several easy snow-covered mini landscapes that will make perfect small paintings that can be given as gifts or they even can be transformed into holiday cards.