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Sept 11-Oct 23 Mornings 9:30-11:30 am
$ 259.00
3 available
Sept 11-Oct 23 Afternoons 1-3 pm
$ 259.00
6 available
Sept 11-Oct 23 Evenings 6:30-8:30 pm
$ 259.00
6 available
Nov 6-Dec 11 Mornings 9:30-11:30 am
$ 259.00
9 available
Nov 6-Dec 11 Afternoons 1-3 pm
$ 259.00
9 available
Nov 6-Dec 11 Evenings 6:30-8:30 pm
$ 259.00
8 available


Join Barb on a virtual road trip to the West Coast in a vintage tear drop camper!  First you will each design your own camper from templates Barb will send to you. Then you will “camp” and paint – hay bales in Ontario, a lighthouse on Superior, a grain elevator on the Prairies, iconic Moraine Lake in the Rockies, and the huge driftwood at Tofino.  You will be emailed the sketch for each class painting the week before – you can print it, copy it, or trace it. To the contour drawing and colour study at the beginning of each class, Barb will be adding a “watercolour skill” segment where you will practice a technique together. Get out your tie died t-shirt and bell bottoms and take the road less travelled ✌️.

Zoom classes on Mondays at three times with flexibility between. Twelve weeks with a break after the first six – sign up for either 6 or 12

Part I   Sept 11 – Oct 23 ( no class Thanksgiving) -6 wks

Part II   Nov 6 – Dec 11  -6 wks


Zoom classroom link and password will be provided through email.


Photo credit: Moraine Lake By Mike Kroes (available as a print on ETSY)



Class Calendar

Mornings 9:30-11:30 am (Sept 11-Oct 23) 6 classes total

Afternoons 1-3 pm (Sept 11-Oct 23) 6 classes total

Evenings 6:30-8:30 pm (Sept 11-Oct 23) 6 classes total

Mornings 9:30-11:30 am (Nov 6-Dec 11) 6 classes total

Afternoons 1-3 pm (Nov 6-Dec 11) 6 classes total

Evenings 6:30-8:30 pm (Nov 6-Dec11) 6 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.