“I would love to be able to paint – but I can’t draw!”

“I heard watercolour is the most difficult of all the mediums!”

Contrary to what you might have heard, you don’t have to be able to draw to paint watercolours! Our one day “playday” will help you to discover the wonderful world of watercolour. We will provide all the materials, just bring your enthusiasm. Barb will have you mixing colours in no time, creating a colour wheel, applying washes and watching the paint mix and mingle on the paper. Barbara has been teaching watercolour at Artbarn for 11 years – check out her artwork online.

Here is a comment from a recent participant:

“Thankyou, Barbara, for all of your wonderful notes and inspiration from yesterdays workshop. Your enthusiasm is infectious and your devotion to and affection for teaching is palpable. Very much appreciated and enjoyed.” – N

Your Instructor

Barbara Hotson

Barbara Hotson (Honours BA, MA) has been teaching watercolour at Artbarn School since 2006. She is a visual artist endlessly challenged and intrigued by the interaction of water, pigment and paper. According to her it is the unpredictability of the medium of watercolour that keeps her hooked! She spends time thinking, planning and drawing a piece; then has to let go of control as she paints. The suspended particles of pigment in the water create a blend all their own on the paper. She feels as if she is merely the facilitator. Barbara is inspired by the landscape near her farm near Thornbury. She is exhibiting on the Autumn Leaves Studio Tour October 4, 5 & 6, 2019. You can visit her Etsy shop here.