Spring 2021 Zoom Class – Beginner level
“This class exceeded my expectations! I had never taken a watercolour class before, as this medium seems intimidating to me – Barb was amazing! The class environment was inclusive and warm, with lots of instruction and opportunity to practice watercolour techniques. I would recommend this class to anyone wanting to try watercolour! I will be back for more sessions.”
This spring.. we will be “travelling virtually through watercolour”. Starting in Venice, travelling by boat to Croatia, then Greece, then back to Itay on the Adriatic Coast over the course of 8 weeks. We will “visit” a different country every two weeks and do fast easy watercolour paintings that capture the colour and essence of a place. The second half of each class will be devoted to your personal projects that Barb will help you design and accomplish. As always, there will be contour drawing to calm and center you at the beginning of each session; tied in to the country you are “visiting”.
Zoom login ID and password will be provided upon purchase.
March 22 – May 17 (8 weeks)
Please note there will be no class on April 5th (Easter Monday).
Barbara Hotson (Honours BA, MA) lives and paints at Applegate Farm near Walters Falls. She has been painting exclusively in Watercolour for twenty years. Endlessly intrigued and challenged by the interaction of water and pigment on paper or watercolour canvas she has resisted the sirens’ call to experiment in other mediums.
She early on gravitated to painting in series and developed a sub- text for each. Her Country Roads Series depicts the landscapes of Southwestern Ontario; the culture and heritage they represent. The Beaches Series celebrates her love the water and the magic of sand and sun.; how the image of a beach brings out the child in all of us. The Gates Series is about the Transitions in our lives; how we don’t get to see what is on the other side until we pass through the gate.
Barb participates in the Autumn Leaves Studio Tour, The Escarpment Tour and teaches at Artbarn School in Toronto. Her work has been described as “magical and luminous” and her students describe her teaching as “opening our eyes to possibilities”. She enjoys doing commissions and working with a client to create something unique and special.
You can visit her Etsy shop here.