The Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery
7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

Join us at The Yellow Barn Studio, a creative oasis in Glen Echo Park, where community and artistic guidance converge in our nationally-recognized artists’ programs. Founded by acclaimed artist Walter Bartman, The Yellow Barn Studio is a haven for budding artists and experienced painters alike. We offer classes in watercolor, oil, acrylic, drawing, and printmaking, with a special emphasis on plein air painting.

Register for Fall and Winter classes!

Yellow Barn Studio onsite and virtual classes are listed below

View the Glen Echo Fall and Winter Catalog

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: 

• Registration is totally online; no walk-in services are available

• There will not be a printed Glen Echo Park Catalog; all classes and workshops are available for online viewing through a digital catalog.

Questions about your registration? Please call the registrar at (301)634-2255 or email registrar@glenechopark.org

Click on this link to read more about our online curriculum due to the Coronavirus.

Friends of the Yellow Barn’s

Drawing and Water Media Show

September 3-4, 2022

Gallery Open  Saturday 12-6 PM  Sunday 12-5 PM

Reception Saturday 4-6 PM

Call for Entries

Registration open through August 26 at 5pm

Entry Form here

2022 Exhibitions 

Sep 10-11 Leni Paquet Morante
Sep 17-18 Jenny Klein, PD Klein, and Sue Barnes
Sep 24-25 Kimberly Yourick
Oct 1-2 Walt Bartman’s 75th Birthday Celebration and Art Show
Oct 8-9 Amy Fonville and Garine Magary
Oct 15-16 Ann Schlesinger – Jacob Memorial Show
Oct 22-23 The Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association
Oct 29-30 Leo Ramos
Nov 5-6 Helene Patterson and Margie Ingram
Nov 12-13 Karen Kate
Nov 19-20 James Vissari
Nov 26-27 Jenny Wilson
Dec 3-18 Annual Friends Members Show

Personal critiques of your artwork by Walt Bartman

Click here to sign up for a Critique

Walt Bartman is founder and director of the Yellow Barn Studio. His career spans fifty years and he has taught thousands of students. Many are important artists, curators, designers, animators, photographers, and educators. Walt has been recognized personally by three U.S. Presidents for his outstanding teaching. His work is represented by the Bridge Gallery in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Now for the first time, Walt will be available for personal critiques. Each critique will be limited to one hour with a maximum of ten paintings. The fee will be one hundred dollars. Each critique will be recorded and available as a personal copy to the student. Walt will show annotated notes on each work discussed. Registrations are now being scheduled.

FULL LIST OF FALL CLASSES

The classes are sorted by day and time.

Have questions about your registration? Please call the registrar at (301)634-2255 or email registrar@glenechopark.org.

MONDAY CLASSES

Virtual Introduction to Digital Painting with Procreate $300
Penny Mause
M, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
9/19/2022-11/28/2022
Onsite Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor $210
Vian Borchert
M, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/19/2022-11/14/2022
Virtual Contemplative Flower Painting $240
Maud Taber-Thomas
M, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/26/2022-11/7/2022
Virtual Landscape Painting Mondays $350
Walt Bartman
M, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/19/2022-11/28/2022
Offsite Landscape Painting and Drawing $270
Yupari
M, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/19/2022-11/14/2022
Onsite Pastel Painting $290
Samantha Stover
M, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/19/2022-11/14/2022
Virtual Exploring Watercolor $292
Michael Shibley
M, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/19/2022-11/21/2022
Virtual Painting From Photos $240
Maud Taber-Thomas
M, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
9/26/2022-11/7/2022
Onsite Still Life Painting $290
Leo Ramos
M, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/19/2022-11/14/2022
Onsite Figure Painting from a Live Model $290
Leo Ramos
M, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/19/2022-11/14/2022

TUESDAY CLASSES

Virtual Pastel and Gouache Painting $240
Ann Wallace
Tu, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/20/2022-11/8/2022
Onsite and Virtual Abstract Expressionist Painting- Acrylic $330
Tory Cowles
Tu, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
9/20/2022-11/15/2022
Virtual Everyday Drawing $270
Margaret Lashley
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/20/2022-11/15/2022
Virtual Landscape Painting Tuesdays $350
Walt Bartman
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/20/2022-11/22/2022
Virtual Basic Principles of Landscape Painting Mini-Session $100
Walt Bartman
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
12/6/2022-12/20/2022
Virtual Portrait Painting $325
Eric Westbrook
Tu, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/20/2022-11/15/2022
Onsite Still Life and Landscape Oil Painting $270
Dipali Rabadiya
Tu, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/20/2022-11/15/2022
Virtual Play With Abstraction $295
Elisabeth Vismans
Tu, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/27/2022-11/15/2022
Virtual Drawing Perspective $270
Margaret Lashley
Tu, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
9/20/2022-11/15/2022
Virtual Approaching Abstract: Color & Texture $315
Ann Schlesinger
Tu, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/20/2022-11/15/2022
Virtual Paint Flowers with Imagination $295
Elisabeth Vismans
Tu, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/27/2022-11/15/2022
Virtual Paint in Stripes Mini-Session $115
Elisabeth Vismans
Tu, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
12/6/2022-12/20/2022
Virtual Sunset Painting $350
Walt Bartman
Tu, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/20/2022-11/22/2022
Onsite/Virtual Color, Composition and Design $280
Monica Pittman
Tu, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/27/2022-11/15/2022

WEDNESDAY CLASSES

Online Exploring Pastels $240
Ann Wallace
W, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/21/2022-11/9/2022
Onsite Painting From Photos $280
Maud Taber-Thomas
W, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/28/2022-11/9/2022
Offsite Landscape on Location $350
Walt Bartman
W, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/21/2022-11/30/2022
Virtual Learn to Paint Snow Mini-Session $100
Walt Bartman
W, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
12/7/2022-12/21/2022
Onsite Flowing Watercolor $270
Bonny Lundy
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/21/2022-11/23/2022
Onsite Painting from Photos and Sketches $325
Leo Ramos
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/21/2022-11/16/2022
Onsite Creating a Likeness: Portrait Painting Techniques $280
Maud Taber-Thomas
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/28/2022-11/9/2022
Virtual Landscape Painting from Photos and Other Sources $325
Eric Westbrook
W, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
9/21/2022-11/16/2022
Virtual Approaching Abstract: Watercolor, Gouache & Collage $315
Ann Schlesinger
W, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/21/2022-11/16/2022
Onsite Landscape, Figure & Studio Painting $350
Walt Bartman
W, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/21/2022-11/30/2022
Virtual Intro to Colored Pencils Mini-Session $95
Lis Zadravec
W, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
9/14/2022-9/21/2022
Virtual The Fine Art of Colored Pencils $195
Lis Zadravec
W, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
10/5/2022-10/26/2022
Virtual Colored Pencils on Black Mini-Session $95
Lis Zadravec
W, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
11/9/2022-11/16/2022
Virtual Shiny Objects in Colored Pencil Mini-Session $95
Lis Zadravec
W, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
12/7/2022-12/14/2022
Virtual Ballpoint Pen Drawing $240
Ally Morgan
W, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
9/21/2022-11/21/2022
Virtual Painting the Landscape at Night $270
Nathaniel Williams
W, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/21/2022-11/16/2022
Onsite Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $318
Gavin Glakas
W, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/21/2022-11/23/2022

THURSDAY CLASSES

SUMMER CLASSES
Virtual Acrylic Painting Mini-Session      $140.00
Gita Mirshahi
Th, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
8/18/2022-9/8/2022
FALL CLASSES
Onsite Basic Principles of Drawing $325
Leo Ramos
Th, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/22/2022-11/17/2022
Virtual Introduction to Digital Painting with Procreate  $270
Penny Mause
Th, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
9/22/2022-11/17/2022
Onsite Still Life and Landscape Oil Painting $300
Dipali Rabadiya
Th, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/15/2022-11/17/2022
Virtual Learning to Work with Opaque Watercolor- Gouache $350
Walt Bartman
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/15/2022-11/17/2022
Virtual Making Digital Comics $240
Utku Yavasca
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/22/2022-11/10/2022
Onsite Painting from Photos- Yours or Mine $315
Marcia Klioze
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/22/2022-11/10/2022
Virtual Learning to Work with Opaque Watercolor- Gouache Mini-Session $100
Walt Bartman
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
12/8/2022-12/22/2022
Virtual Landscape: Color and Light $315
Ann Schlesinger
Th, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/22/2022-11/17/2022
Virtual Creating with Light: Drawing on Our Virtues Mini-Session $160
Renee Sandell
Th, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
12/1/2022-12/22/2022
Virtual Drawing and Painting: The Still Life as a Practice $120
Denise Dittmar
Th, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
9/22/2022-10/13/2022
Onsite Introduction to Portrait Painting From Life $295
Yupari
Th, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/22/2022-11/10/2022
Virtual Mixed Media Approach to Painting Animals $270
Ally Morgan
Th, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
9/22/2022-11/17/2022
Virtual Acrylic Painting $295
Gita Mirshahi
Th, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/29/2022-11/17/2022
Virtual Acrylic Painting Mini-Session $140
Gita Mirshahi
Th, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
12/8/2022-12/29/2022

FRIDAY CLASSES

FALL CLASSES
Onsite Beginning and Intermediate Drawing $210
Vian Borchert
F, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
10/7/2022-11/18/2022
Onsite Dynamic Figure Drawing: The Expressive Gesture $275
Samantha Stover
F, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/23/2022-11/18/2022
Onsite Joy of Painting $315
Ann Schlesinger
F, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/23/2022-11/18/2022
Onsite Pastel Figure Drawing: Sketch to Finish $275
Samantha Stover
F, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/23/2022-11/18/2022
Onsite Approaching Abstract in Painting $315
Ann Schlesinger
F, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/23/2022-11/18/2022
Virtual Beginning Oil Painting $256
Craig Amaral
F, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/23/2022-12/2/2022

SATURDAY CLASSES

FALL CLASSES
Offsite Painting Colors of Autumn En Plein Air  $290
Holly Buehler
Sa, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
9/24/2022-11/19/2022
Onsite Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $318
Gavin Glakas
Sa, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/24/2022-12/3/2022
Onsite Figure Drawing $325
Eric Westbrook
Sa, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/24/2022-11/19/2022
Onsite Basic Color Theory $305
James Vissari
Sa, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/17/2022-11/12/2022
Virtual Acrylic Painting $295
Gita Mirshahi
Sa, 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
10/1/2022-11/19/2022

SUNDAY CLASSES

FALL CLASSES
Onsite Color Theory and Color Mixing $270
Holly Buehler
Su, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/18/2022-11/6/2022
Onsite Emerging Young Artists (Ages 13-16) $280
Denise Dittmar
Su, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/18/2022-11/13/2022
Virtual Learn from a Ballerina: How to Paint Movement $150
Honorata Perzanowska
Su, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
9/18/2022-10/9/2022
Virtual Learn from a Ballerina: How to Paint Movement $150
Honorata Perzanowska
Su, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
10/16/2022-11/6/2022
Onsite Drawing and Painting $270
Yupari
Su, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/18/2022-11/13/2022

WORKSHOPS AND WEEK-LONG MINI-SESSIONS

In order by date

SUMMER WORKSHOPS
Virtual Visual Fitness: Intensive Creativity Workout Workshop $90.00
Renee Sandell
Sa, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
8/13/2022-8/13/2022
NEW CLASS!
Virtual Acrylic Painting Mini-Session      $140.00
Gita Mirshahi
Th, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
8/18/2022-9/8/2022
Offsite Paint the Chesapeake Bay at Tilghman Island Workshop $250.00
Walt Bartman
F,Sa,Su, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
8/26/2022-8/28/2022
FALL WORKSHOPS
Onsite Oil Painting Bootcamp Workshop $160
Dipali Rabadiya
Sa, Su, 12:30 PM-4:30 PM
9/10/2022-9/11/2022
Virtual Digital Painting Workshop $120
Penny Mause
Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
9/17/2022-9/18/2022
Virtual Drawing Treasure Hunt: Seeing More Workshop $75
Renee Sandell
Sa, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
10/1/2022-10/1/2022
Offsite Paint the Chesapeake at Tilghman Island Workshop $250
Walt Bartman
F, Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
10/14/2022-10/16/2022
Virtual Digital Painting Workshop $120
Penny Mause
Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
10/15/2022-10/16/2022
Virtual Pet Portrait Workshop $95
Ally Morgan
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
10/15/2022-10/15/2022
Virtual Visual Fitness: Intensive Creativity Workout Workshop $90
Renee Sandell
Sa, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
11/5/2022-11/5/2022
Virtual Pet Portrait Workshop $95
Ally Morgan
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
11/12/2022-11/12/2022
Onsite Animal and Pet Portraits Workshop $90
Holly Buehler
Su, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
11/13/2022-11/13/2022
Onsite Encaustic & Mixed Media Painting Workshop $165
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Su, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
11/13/2022-11/13/2022
Virtual Digital Painting Workshop $120
Penny Mause
Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
11/19/2022-11/20/2022
Virtual Learn from a Ballerina: How to Paint Movement Mini-Session $75
Honorata Perzanowska
Su, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
12/4/2022-12/11/2022

IN-PERSON CLASSES

Do you prefer to paint in-person with other artists? This is a list of just our studio and outdoor classes. Click on the class title to visit the Glen Echo website where you may register. The classes are sorted by day and time.

Have questions about your registration? Please call the registrar at (301)634-2255 or email registrar@glenechopark.org.

ONSITE classes are in the Yellow Barn Studio
OFFSITE classes are on location

IN-PERSON WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

AUGUST

Offsite Paint the Chesapeake Bay at Tilghman Island Workshop $250.00
Walt Bartman
F,Sa,Su, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
8/26/2022-8/28/2022

FALL CLASSES

MONDAY
Onsite Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor $210
Vian Borchert
M, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/19/2022-11/14/2022
Offsite Landscape Painting and Drawing $270
Yupari
M, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/19/2022-11/14/2022
Onsite Pastel Painting $290
Samantha Stover
M, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/19/2022-11/14/2022
Onsite Still Life Painting $290
Leo Ramos
M, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/19/2022-11/14/2022
Onsite Figure Painting from a Live Model $290
Leo Ramos
M, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/19/2022-11/14/2022
TUESDAY
Onsite Still Life and Landscape Oil Painting $270
Dipali Rabadiya
Tu, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/20/2022-11/15/2022
Onsite/Virtual Color, Composition and Design $280
Monica Pittman
Tu, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/27/2022-11/15/2022
WEDNESDAY
Onsite Painting From Photos $280
Maud Taber-Thomas
W, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/28/2022-11/9/2022
Offsite Landscape on Location $350
Walt Bartman
W, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/21/2022-11/30/2022
Onsite Flowing Watercolor $270
Bonny Lundy
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/21/2022-11/23/2022
Onsite Painting from Photos and Sketches $325
Leo Ramos
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/21/2022-11/16/2022
Onsite Creating a Likeness: Portrait Painting Techniques $280
Maud Taber-Thomas
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/28/2022-11/9/2022
Onsite Landscape, Figure & Studio Painting $350
Walt Bartman
W, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/21/2022-11/30/2022
Onsite Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $318
Gavin Glakas
W, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/21/2022-11/23/2022
THURSDAY
Onsite Basic Principles of Drawing $325
Leo Ramos
Th, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/22/2022-11/17/2022
Onsite Still Life and Landscape Oil Painting $300
Dipali Rabadiya
Th, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/15/2022-11/17/2022
Onsite Painting from Photos- Yours or Mine $315
Marcia Klioze
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/22/2022-11/10/2022
Onsite Introduction to Portrait Painting From Life $295
Yupari
Th, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/22/2022-11/10/2022
FRIDAY
Onsite Beginning and Intermediate Drawing $210
Vian Borchert
F, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
10/7/2022-11/18/2022
Onsite Dynamic Figure Drawing: The Expressive Gesture $275
Samantha Stover
F, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/23/2022-11/18/2022
Onsite Joy of Painting $315
Ann Schlesinger
F, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/23/2022-11/18/2022
Onsite Pastel Figure Drawing: Sketch to Finish $275
Samantha Stover
F, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/23/2022-11/18/2022
Onsite Approaching Abstract in Painting $315
Ann Schlesinger
F, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/23/2022-11/18/2022
SATURDAY
Offsite Painting Colors of Autumn En Plein Air  $290
Holly Buehler
Sa, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
9/24/2022-11/19/2022
Onsite Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $318
Gavin Glakas
Sa, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/24/2022-12/3/2022
Onsite Figure Drawing $325
Eric Westbrook
Sa, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/24/2022-11/19/2022
Onsite Basic Color Theory $305
James Vissari
Sa, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/17/2022-11/12/2022
SUNDAY
Onsite Color Theory and Color Mixing $270
Holly Buehler
Su, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/18/2022-11/6/2022
Onsite Emerging Young Artists (Ages 13-16) $280
Denise Dittmar
Su, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/18/2022-11/13/2022
Onsite Drawing and Painting $270
Yupari
Su, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/18/2022-11/13/2022

IN-PERSON WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

Onsite Oil Painting Bootcamp Workshop $160
Dipali Rabadiya
Sa, Su, 12:30 PM-4:30 PM
9/10/2022-9/11/2022
Offsite Paint the Chesapeake at Tilghman Island Workshop $250
Walt Bartman
F, Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
10/14/2022-10/16/2022
Onsite Animal and Pet Portraits Workshop $90
Holly Buehler
Su, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
11/13/2022-11/13/2022
Onsite Encaustic & Mixed Media Painting Workshop $165
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Su, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
11/13/2022-11/13/2022

Join us at the Yellow Barn Studio!

Click on the images to step inside.

Are you looking to exhibit and sell your artwork? 

The Yellow Barn Gallery is booking for 2022

Since 1994, over two thousand emerging artists have had shows at the Yellow Barn Gallery. The Yellow Barn Gallery is a great place to sell your artwork. Not many galleries can say they have sold three hundred paintings a year. People come to buy paintings! Many prominent Washington D.C. artists have had their start here. The Yellow Barn Studio becomes a gallery every weekend. It is a great place to exhibit and sell your paintings. You will need at least thirty paintings to exhibit. All work must be framed to professional standards and be for sale. The Yellow Barn Gallery takes a 35% commission on work sold. Exhibitions are well attended. The Yellow Barn Gallery has 15,000 visitors per year. Make sure you get the dates you want. Sign up now.

Visit the Yellow Barn Gallery here

For more information or to schedule a show, contact Alex Bartman at alex.yellowbarn@gmail.com

THE FRIENDS OF THE YELLOW BARN

Please support the Yellow Barn Studio by becoming a member of the Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio.

   BENEFITS OF JOINING THE FRIENDS

The Friends’ is dedicated to providing educational and exhibition opportunities to its members. The Friends’ relies on your membership dues to support the three annual member shows (the Drawing Exhibition, the Small Works Show and the Members Show), and to offer speaker and workshop events when possible. Your membership fee also supports the annual High School Exhibition, a juried show for all high school art students in the DMV region.

www.friendsoftheyellowbarnstudio.org

Small Works Show SHOW IS NOW ONLINE

For information or questions about membership contact

Lee Ann Howdershell  leeannhowdy@gmail.com

Friends of the Yellow Barn

The Friends of the Yellow Barn was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1994. Its mission is to support The Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park. In its infancy, the Friends, with a band of committed volunteers, helped create a functioning art studio out of a dilapidated yellow car barn – the warmly and appropriately titled Yellow Barn Studio. The original Board of Directors were Walt Bartman, President; Dick Beers, Vice President; Jane Matz, Treasurer; Michael Shapiro; and Phyllis Lieberman. With their help, the Yellow Barn Studio became a reality.

In a few short years, the Yellow Barn Studio earned its reputation for a high quality of instruction and affordable art classes, for all ages and levels of experience, in a supportive atmosphere. The Yellow Barn is more than an art school – it is an inclusive art community.

As a not-for-profit organization, the Friends of the Yellow Barn’s mission is to raise money through donations and grants for renovation and programs associated with the Yellow Barn art studio. The Friends’ philosophy, consistent with the spirit of the late 19th Century Chautauqua movement upon which Glen Echo Park was founded, is that art is universal and thus, should be accessible to all. The Friends’ goal is to encourage all area residents, of all ages and all means, to experience the wonder of the visual arts through drawing and painting.

Today, over 600 members have joined the Yellow Barn Studio. As Friends, they have strongly supported the programs and classes at the Yellow Barn.

As times change, so has the Board of Directors. Our present Board is made up of Jim Kettler, President; Susan Galego, Secretary; Lee Ann Howdershell, Membership; Larry Schlaifer, Treasurer,  Michel Escalant, Website, and Walt Bartman, founding member.

In 2003, the restoration of Glen Echo Park coincided with the Yellow Barn outgrowing its studio. Friends responded by undertaking a major capital campaign to replace the endearing, but lacking (and often cold) studio with the “New” Yellow Barn – a state-of-the-art studio more suited for the quality of its instruction and its students’ work. Today, over sixty classes a week are taught in the Yellow Barn, making it one of the largest painting and drawing programs in the metro area.

In order to reach residents with limited resources, Friends supports outreach programs such as its yearly competition and public art exhibition at the Yellow Barn Studio for all area high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. This exhibition honors and encourages young talent while providing the public the opportunity to view and enjoy the work of emerging artists. The exhibition is supported by the generosity of the Friends of the Yellow Barn, area businesses, and art lovers. A Jeanne North and Mitzi Yater Fuller scholarships are awarded yearly to deserving students.Many community outreach projects are sponsored by the Friends of the Yellow Barn throughout the year. The Annual Members Show, the Small Works Show, and the Drawing Show offer members of our community the opportunity to display and sell their work. Each year, the Friends sponsors a distinguished artist/speaker. Victoria Wyeth (granddaughter of Andrew Wyeth), Mary Whyte (noted watercolorist), and Wolf Kahn (painter) have spoken to our community.

Over the years, the Friends have run fundraisers to benefit those in need.

If you are interested in becoming a friend / member of the Yellow Barn, contact us here.

Your tax-deductible donations will guarantee that the Yellow Barn will be here for future generations of artists. To make a donation, please make your checks payable to the Friends of the Yellow Barn and send them to:

Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio
P.O. Box 158
Glen Echo, MD 20812