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.              


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.



Forest Light

Saturday, July 15th 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.




Sunday, July 23rd 1-4pm

$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.


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.