The Greenhouse Studio at Oatlands
20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane
Leesburg, Virginia 20175

Located at the historic former Oatlands plantation in Leesburg, Virginia, the Greenhouse Studio is the newest studio offering painting classes, workshops, lectures, and art exhibitions. Paint, create, and connect with the community surrounded by 300-year-old trees in idyllic Virginia wine and horse country. Participate in our Paint Out events. Acclaimed and experienced teachers, chosen for their talents and teaching ability, will teach at this beautiful location, which is a convenient commute of 45 minutes from the greater DC area. As with all of our studios, Greenhouse offers classes in watercolor, oil, acrylic, drawing, and printmaking, with a special emphasis on plein air painting.

The Greenhouse Studio now offers Childrens Classes taught by Kate Lanxner

A children’s drawing class. Colored pencil and ink techniques will be taught. Subjects will include city and country dwellings, tipis, wildlife nests, and burrows. For questions and materials list: Six sessions. September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14. Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm

A children’s one-day workshop for watercolor and collage. We will learn how to paint a close-up and a flying view. These will then be cut out and glued onto black paper or board. For questions and materials list: One session. October 28, Wednesday, 4-5:30pm

Children will be taught watercolor and oil pastel techniques. Subjects will include Amazon butterflies, caribou, and more. For questions and materials list: Ages 8-11. Three sessions. November 4, 11, 18, Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm

A children’s class for watercolor and acrylic, on watercolor paper and small canvases. Students will learn the basics: holding the brush, mixing, and applying the paint, as well as stenciling. For questions and materials list: Three sessions. November 17, 24, December 1, Tuesdays, 4-5pm

Total  $ 90.00

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The Greenhouse Studio at Oatlands invites you to join us for our First Fall Paint Out, Saturday, October 17th, 10am – 5pm  (Rain Date October 18). Oatlands is a 400 acre estate with inspiring views for painting. Fall is a great time to paint the the amazing yellows of fall at Oatlands. Participants can choose to paint the gardens or a beautiful model.


Craig Amaral, 443-995-8600,

EVENT FEE: $15  Includes model fee


Due to the CDC standards of social distancing, each participant or couple will choose a numbered spot. Masks are required.



The Carriage House Gallery is open daily from 10am – 5pm.

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Registration and payment for classes at the Greenhouse Studio at Oatlands are handled via this secure form.

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The Greenhouse Studio is now taking registrations online. Click here to register.

Registration forms may also be submitted by mail with a check (mail to: Greenhouse Studio, attn. Alex Bartman, 7215 Mountain Church Rd, Middletown, Maryland 21769). To pay by credit card, please use the registration form on this website. Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Registration fees are nonrefundable except when a class is canceled by the Greenhouse Studio at Oatlands

Cancellation/Refund Policy

If you wish to cancel your registration or withdraw from a class or workshop, you must submit your request in writing. Email notification ( will ensure the most prompt response to your request, but other forms of written notification are acceptable, as well, including mail, of written notice to Alex Bartman. When withdrawing from a course, please include the student’s name, telephone number, course title and start date, and reason for withdrawal. In the event that the Greenhouse Studio cancels a class or workshop, the full tuition is automatically refunded.

Written notification of withdrawal must be received by the following deadlines:

  • 8 days or more prior to class or workshop: full tuition refunded minus a $20 cancelation fee.
  • 7 days prior to a class and up to 24 hours after the first class: 50% tuition refunded, minus $20 cancelation fee.
  • 7 days prior to a workshop: sorry, no refund.
  • 24 hours after first class or later: sorry, no refund.
  • Registration fees  are nonrefundable once a class has started.

Questions? Contact the Alex Bartman 240-626-4981 or


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History of the Greenhouse Studio

The Greenhouse Painting Studio is modeled on a very successful art center at Glen Echo Park called the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery. It was established by Walt Bartman and has one of the largest and best faculty and painting programs in the Washington D.C. and Baltimore area.

Walt Bartman’s vision is to transform Oatlands Plantation’s greenhouse into a painting studio that would be the center for classes and workshops.

This 200 year old stately mansion with its exquisite formal gardens and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside is an idyllic setting for plein air painting: terraced gardens full of colorful tulips, peonies, iris, and lilies; an English rose garden with Dorothy Perkins climbers and fragrant circular beds; romantic plant containers and statuary; a lovely balustrade and reflecting pool; many historic outbuildings including a barn and original greenhouse.