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.               

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.

Tropical Escape

June 27th 5:30-8:30PM

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Escape into a tropical world as you paint a distant sky, rolling surf & a sandy shore with tropical palm trees.  This class is a fun way to take a tropical escape without leaving home. 


Ventura’s Shorebirds at Sunset

Tuesday July 11th 5:30-8:30PM

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Capture the serenity of the sea with seagulls or sandpipers & a peaceful and colorful sunset at low tide.  We’ll add the foam of the rolling waves and use wet-in-wet & dry brush to create the special effects of this gorgeous setting.


Crashing Waves and Rocks

Tuesday July 18th 5:30-8:30PM

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Create a layered landscape with a 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.



Forest Light

Saturday, July 22nd 2-5pm

$49 each or $64 with supplies

Learn to capture a radiant light exploding from the background of this forest scene.  You will learn to layer with light and how to balance colors to capture depth and space.  Add a little splatter of colors and fuzzed edges to create the illusion of leaves.



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.


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.