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Mornings 9:30-11:30 am
$ 339.00
2 available
Afternoons 1:00-3:00 pm
$ 339.00
0 available
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Evenings 6:30-8:30 pm
$ 339.00
1 available


Take a virtual journey to Paris this spring! Did you know that the famous Orient Express has been restored, refurbished, and returned to its former glory? We will ride this luxury train from Venice to Paris at the end of March to see the blossoms in April. We will paint the sakura cherry blossoms under the Eiffel Tower, magnolias at the Palais-Royal and drifts of tulips in the Luxembourg Gardens. Please join us as we paint our way into spring!

As always, there will be a contour drawing at the beginning of each class to warm up your brain and stimulate creativity; relating to the place you are “visiting”. You will be emailed the sketch for each class painting the week before – you can print it, copy it, or trace it. Pack up your painting supplies, your curiosity and your sense of adventure – no passport needed! In addition to the travel painting there will be time for and assistance with personal projects.


Zoom classroom link and password will be provided through email.



Class Calendar

Mornings 9:30-11:30 am 8 classes total

Afternoons 1-3 pm 8 classes total

Evenings 6:30-8:30 pm 8 classes total

Your Instructor

Barbara Hotson

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.