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.              


The Magical World Under the Sea and a Sassy Swimming Seahorse

Saturday April 29th 2-5pm

$49 each or $64 w/ supplies

You’ll create an amazing underwater seascape and explore a variety of watercolor techniques as you add coral reefs, sparkling flowing waters and a variety of sea life and vegetation for this precious seahorse’s authentic environment.



 Tropical Birds

Saturday, May 6th 2-5pm

$49 each or $64 w/ supplies

Capture the jungle and the fun fanciful birds who live in it.  Phyllis will walk you through how to paint your own colorful Parrot with style and personality.  This fun class will teach you a variety of techniques including color mixing, wet and wet painting, how to load your brush for easy feathers and more.



Crashing Waves and Rocks

Saturday, May 13th 2-5pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Create a layered landscape with soft sky, moving water and crashing waves along a rocky shore.  In this class you will learn a variety of techniques to make a dynamic ocean scene full of movement and depth.


Coastal Vineyards

Sunday, May 21st 1-4pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Capture our local coastal vineyards full of color in this fun class.  You will learn a variety of techniques that will make perspective, layering to create distance and how to build a dynamic focal point.  Phyllis will help you create something fun and lean a lot along the way.



Bees and Butterflies with Shimmering Colors 

Sunday, May 28th 1pm-4pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Fly away with the Spring and its Bees and Butterflies in this whimsical class of color and fun.  Learn to create a variety of flowers with the colors of the season, choose your favorite flower or one from our collection.  Top it off with the bug of your choice and its textures.


Old Wold European Doors and Windows

Saturday, June 3rd 2-5pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Explore textures, shadows, depth, perspective a you learn to paint Old World doors and windows in this fun afternoon class.  We will paint several mini pieces or one larger one using a variety of techniques including glazing, wet-into-wet, lifting and more. Create the sun soaked buildings, reflection in the windows, wooden shutters and a variety of foliage. This will be a fun class with lots of new learning opportunities.


Sandy Gathering

Sunday, June 11th 1-4pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Splatter, flick, mask and glaze your way to create a natural sandy nest for your sparkling sea glass and textured shells.  You will learn a variety of tips that will make all of these elements fun and exciting as you learn to paint your own beach collection. 


Tropical Escape - Lazy Days

Thursday, June 15th 11am-2pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Paint this escape into a tropical world with Phyllis as you learn to paint a distant sky, translucent water, sandy shore and 2 focal palm trees.  This class is a fun way to take a tropical escape without leaving home.  Bring masking fluid and stiff tooth brush to help add textured to your beach and tree.


Watercolor on Canvas - Sea Critters

Sunday, June 25th 1-4pm

$59 each (includes watercolor canvas) or $69 with all supplies

Painting on canvas with watercolors allows you to create a unique look combining some watercolor techniques and acrylic techniques.  In this class Phyllis will walk you through all of the fun things you can do to paint your own sea creature.  You can really paint almost anything on canvas and Phyllis will show you how, plus she will have canvas pre-treated so they are ready to paint on.