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Watercolour (zoom) Mornings 9:30-11:30 am
$ 249.00
4 available
Watercolour (zoom) Afternoons 1-3 pm
$ 249.00
7 available
Watercolour (zoom) Evenings 6:30-8:30 pm
$ 249.00
7 available


This will be a session devoted to ideas – ideas that you can use to create your own watercolour journal going forward. Whether a garden journal, a travel memory book or an illustrated sketchbook of your favourite quotes, sometimes we need a little nudge to get started. Hopefully, this six week session will provide that nudge. We’ll explore line and colour with contour drawings and colour studies incorporated into our journals. The skill practices will also suggest ways in which you can use watercolour to capture thoughts and ideas. Barb will have suggestions each week but will encourage you to use your own photos, found objects and poetry to create an illustrated watercolour journal. Create. Design. Record. Share.

With three sessions on Mondays you will always find a convenient time to join the group. “We’ll paint outdoors together when the weather permits and through the magic of zoom I will welcome you into my gardens at the farm. See you soon” – xx Barb

May 6th – June 17th  

Materials List Journalling into Spring

Zoom classroom link and password will be provided through email.



Class Calendar

Mornings 9:30-11:30 am 6 classes total

Afternoons 1-3 pm 6 classes total

Evenings 6:30-8:30 pm 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.