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Watercolour Workshop
$ 139.00
6 available


This beginner’s workshop will qualify you and make you comfortable enough to take any of the three class sessions on Mondays.

“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 3 hour online workshop will help you to discover the wonderful world of watercolour. 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. Please note this workshop is instructed through Zoom. A link and password for the virtual classroom will be sent to you through email.

Materials include mounting board, 4 pieces watercolour paper, palette with watercolour paint, two brushes, water container, paper towel, masking tape, pencil, and eraser.

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) 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.