Instruction and Workshops:

intermediate watercolour classes via ZOOM - started Tues 7pm -9:30pm or Wednesday from 12:30 to 3:00 and are ongoing.  

May 4 eve or May 5 daytime

Each week via ZOOM you will observe and paint online with me live for 2 and 1/2 hours.  You can ask questions, chat to the rest of the group and paint in your home and connect with other artists. 

Each class includes a youtube video that I created for the specific demonstration.  This provides you with more time to review or check out the processes both before and after the sessions.  The video links will always be available to you.  Also, you receive a writeup with pictures, materials and more as well as step by step information about the process and techniques included in the demo.

You will receive a jpeg file of the photo, the tracing and the watercolour version of the image to guide you through the process. The tracing can also come as a pdf if you want to enlarge it.  I normally work with 1/8th of a sheet of Arches cold press. Don’t feel you need to trace – draw the image yourself and get creative.  I welcome your emails and you can send me your images for critiquing. 

Six weeks session comes to $120.  Once the email transfer is complete, I will send you a link to the zoom meeting a receipt and then a week prior - next weeks materials. The added feature for those who join for the 6 sessions, will have access to a private group chat that you can keep conversations going about what we are doing.

Come and join me for watercolour demos and more! There are breaks where you can ask questions, chat and talk amongst your fellow artists.

See my youtubes demos that are free at soniamocnik and check out my website and social media feeds.


Roundhouse Community Center

Watercolour postponed 

structured environment for you to work on projects with instructional demos on techniques - studio A at 181 Roundhouse Mews.


West Vancouver Arts and Rec or 604-925-7270 

Beginner I - Watercolour Postponed 

It's all about "happy accidents".  Learning the basics of materials, processes and techniques to start you on a wonderful journey of using the medium.  Each week, a new colour, wash, brush stroke incorporated with written and verbal instruction and lots of visuals and demos will take away the fear you may have associated with watercolour.   9:00 to 11:30

Watercolour Intermediate postponed 

Add to your experience of painting with this wonderful medium as you work on

projects that expand your skills. Prerquisite:

Beginners program or comparable watercolour practice. Instructor: Sonia Mocnik.

West Van Community Centre

Thu  12:00– 32:30p.m. 

Ambleside Sketching & Watercolour postponed

Try your hand at urban sketching and journaling on the waterfront and in the Ambleside town centre as you continue to learn more about planning, values and techniques to increase your knowledge about the watercolour medium. Home base is the Music Box studio with opportunities to paint outdoors on location, weather permitting.  TBA

Some experience required.

Music Box (1564 Argyle Ave.)


Come enjoy a full two days of everything to do with Plein Aire!  The best part, trying your hand at sketching thumbnail sketches, trying them on paper or canvas in the medium or your choice and learning all the tricks to making painting outdoors fun!