Eric teaches watercolor painting through his weekly mentoring class and a monthly paint-along. A few times a year he also offers a three-day online version of his Painterly Watercolors workshop.

Through Eric’s instruction and guidance, students learn painting techniques and a philosophy of design encouraging bold, loose paintings. All levels of expertise and individual style will benefit from Eric’s many years of experience as an artist and teacher.

Our live online classes and workshops are taught via Zoom. You will need a computer with camera and microphone OR a smartphone, and a strong internet connection. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class.  All Zoom Classes are on Pacific Time.

Questions? Please give us a call at the Gallery:  360-665-5976

This page contains the descriptions of each of our Zoom options.  For dates, times and locations click the link on the side for the Printable Teaching Schedule.

“I’ve already gained so much from the few months of expert mentoring and I see much improvement in my paintings as the weeks go by. Eric is the consummate professional who can help any level of watercolorist. At each class, he patiently points out how each student can be more successful as an artist and he makes watercolor fun. And when Eric does a demonstration, which he does in the mentoring classes, I’m so motivated watching the masterly strokes that I can hardly wait to paint right afterwards.” –Kim, NJ

Composition: Wiegardt’s Online Mentoring Class

This is your opportunity to study with a master. Eric has taught over 5000 students in his 35 years of teaching workshops and judging international shows. In this class Eric teaching design technique through his painting demos and instructive feedback on your work. The weekly format means you receive in-depth mentoring from Eric on an ongoing basis, which is the best way to improve as an artist. The small class size allows for personalized instruction and critique, as well as interaction among participants.

CLASSES MEET WEEKLY  (1 hour 15 minutes)  Cost:  $135 per month

Saturday morning at 9:00am PDST

Space in each class is limited, so register early!

This is also available for a 3-month subscription!
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This lasts 3 hours         Cost: $85

Learn his techniques and thought processes as you and your fellow students paint alongside a master of watercolor painting. Eric will provide the photo reference prior to the workshop. He will walk participants through the painting process including drawing, value study, and paint application. This is a great opportunity for hands-on learning as you create your own watercolor original!

While the paint-along format allows time for Eric to answer your questions, if you are looking for a critique of your artwork we recommend the Weekly Mentoring Class.


This is a 3 Day Workshop        Cost:  $350

Class meets: 9-11am & 1-3pm Daily PDST

Space is Limited!  Register Early!

This online workshop will follow the classic format of Wiegardt’s Painterly Watercolors, focusing on painting techniques and a philosophy of design that will encourage bold, loose painting.  There will be painting demonstrations by Eric as well as ample time for students to practice the concepts presented.

Virtual Critique

40 Minute Session       Cost: $250

Join Eric for a Virtual Critique! This can now be done on Zoom or by videocall. This will help you as an artist to refine your technique and identify areas needing attention. You may have up to five paintings for this critique.

Zoom is a wonderful way to have a personal session with Eric Wiegardt. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll be contacted to set up a time for this critique. Please give us up to 10 days to reply.  We will email you with dates that are available. Email us back with a date that will work for you and please include your phone number.

To help with the critique, you may send photos of your paintings as a .jpg file to: or a link to your website or Facebook page where your work resides. This allows Eric to preview your work, so your critique can be even more detailed.