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June 5th
$ 49.00
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June 12th
$ 49.00
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June 19th
$ 49.00
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June 26th
$ 49.00
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Monday afternoons in June from 1-4 on Zoom.

Join Barb outdoors this Spring with the birds and the bees! She will guide you in contour drawings (which are fast becoming everybody’s favourite way to draw), colour studies, and sketches. We will not do finished paintings in class but will provide all the prep you need for a finished painting. As well, the extra time will enable us to look at everyone’s work and compare notes. You can request feedback from Barb and/or the class on personal projects you may be working on.  There will be lots of cross talk and camaraderie! We hope that some of you will set up outside for class too. 

Each afternoon will be a complete class (no homework beforehand or paintings carried forward) so you can sign up for however many suit your Spring schedule. Barb will be here rain or shine – in the barn if it is wet! 

Please note that there is a new materials list that will outfit you to do this all summer and when you travel. Materials List Plein Air Watercolour

Zoom classroom link and password will be provided through email.




Class Calendar

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.