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.

The Yellow Barn Studio has gone virtual

 Summer Term 2021

Glen Echo Park is switching to a new Registration System

Please click below and choose your subject of interest

To view our Classes and Workshops in the Summer Catalog click here

We offer Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, and Art History classes and workshops

Students who would like to take classes at the Yellow Barn Studio can now work with their instructors online. Continue working with your favorite teacher or take a class you’ve always wanted to try it will now be online. Students who are challenged, don’t worry, we will have support staff available to help you learn to use our user-friendly platform on your computer. Contact Alex.yellowbarn@gmail.com for questions about classes and the registrar for registration questions, registrar@glenechopark.org

We guarantee that you will be satisfied or we will give you a refund. Students who live out of the area can now study with our distinguished faculty.

Click here to register for classes

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.

The Summer Catalog covers classes starting June-August.

Summer Catalog

Questions about your registration? Please contact the Glen Echo Registrar at registrar@glenechopark.org

View our Spring Newsletter 

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

Learn how we’re teaching online using Zoom

How to use Zoom

Here’s an example of how we teach art using Zoom

THE YELLOW BARN GALLERY IS NOW OPEN!

Join us at the Yellow Barn Gallery to see the exciting work of our local artists.

Upcoming Shows

Landscapes, Portraits, and Other Works by Barry Galef

Saturday, June 19 – Sunday, June 20, 2021
Gallery hours 12PM-8PM
The reception will be on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 5-8PM
Stay posted for more details about these upcoming shows
July 24-25 Abbigail Harris
August 7-8 Kimberly Yourick
August 21-22 Cheryl Bearss
Sept 4-5 Emil Markulis
Sept 11-12 Leni Paquet-Morante
Sept 18-19 Harlene Bernstein
Sept 25-26 Robert Biedrzycki
Oct 2-3 Alexandra Treadway-Hoare & Crystal Lousise Parmele
Oct 16-17 Regina Williams
Oct 23-24 Margie Ingram & Helene Patterson
Nov 6-7 Walt Bartman
Nov 13-14 Marie-Victoria Checa
Nov 20-21 Group of Five with Makarand Dehejia
Nov 27-28 Jenny Wilson

Personal critiques of your artwork by Walt Bartman

Walter Bartman

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. Click here to sign up for a Critique

Walt Bartman recently lectured and demonstrated to the Montgomery County Art Association on setting up and painting a symbolic still life. If you are interested in taking classes virtually, the video of the lecture will help you understand this new media. To watch the video, click here

SUMMER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
MONDAY
Everyday Drawing $225.00
Margaret Lashley
Monday, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
6/21/2021-8/2/2021
Virtual Landscape on Location $252.00
Walter Bartman
Monday, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
7/5/2021-8/23/2021
Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor $96.00
Vian Borchert
Monday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
8/9/2021-8/23/2021
Still Life Painting $300.00
Craig Amaral
Monday, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
6/21/2021-8/30/2021
Drawing Perspective $225.00
Margaret Lashley
Monday, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
6/21/2021-8/2/2021
Painting from Photos $185.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
Monday, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
7/5/2021-7/26/2021
Figure Painting $300
Deborah Jaffe
Monday, 4:00pm-6:30pm
07/05/2021-09/06/2021
Art Drawing and Painting Methods $200.00
Craig Amaral
Monday, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
6/21/2021-8/30/2021
TUESDAY
Learn to Paint Like Willem De Kooning $160.00
Elisabeth Vismans
Tuesday, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
6/15/2021-6/24/2021
Virtual Landscape on Location $252.00
Walter Bartman
Tuesday, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
6/29/2021-8/17/2021
Advanced Painting Art Club $105.00
Vian Borchert
Tuesday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
8/10/2021-8/24/2021
Painting with Gouche & Acrylicas $300
Deborah Jaffe
Tuesday, 10:30am-1:00pm
07/06/2021-09/07/2021
Finish Your Painting $298.00
Erik Westbrook
Tuesday, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
7/6/2021-8/24/2021
Introduction to Drawing $325
Deborah Jaffe
Tuesday, 1:30pm-4:00pm
07/06/2021-09/07/2021
Summer Sunset Painting Virtual and On Location $252.00
Walter Bartman
Tuesday, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
6/29/2021-8/17/2021
Oil Painting- The Figure in the Landscape $210.00
Marcia Klioze
Tuesday, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
7/6/2021-8/3/2021
WEDNESDAY
Exploring Watercolor $295.00
Michael Shibley
Wednesday, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
6/30/2021-8/18/2021
Learn to Draw Animals with Colored Pencils $325.00
Ally Morgan
Wednesday, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
6/16/2021-8/18/2021
Flowing Watercolor $250.00
Bonny Lundy
Wednesday, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
6/30/2021-8/4/2021
Draw with your Eyes + Mixed Media $130.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Wednesday, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
7/7/2021-7/28/2021
Painting Landscapes, Figures and Still Lifes $252.00
Walter Bartman
Wednesday, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
6/30/2021-8/18/2021
Colored Pencil Painting $195.00
Lis Zadravec
Wednesday, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
8/4/2021-8/20/2021
Flowing Watercolor $250.00
Bonny Lundy
Wednesday, 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
6/30/2021-8/4/2021
Marketing Your Art: Drawing and Painting $300.00
Craig Amaral
Wednesday, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
6/23/2021-8/25/2021
Painting Flowers for Beginners $145.00
Elisabeth Vismans
Wednesday, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
8/4/2021-8/25/2021
Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $225.00
Gavin Glakas
Wednesday, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
7/7/2021-8/4/2021
THURSDAY
Advanced Exploration in Drawing Art Club $105.00
Vian Borchert
Thursday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
8/12/2021-8/26/2021
Mixed Media Approach to Drawing People and Animals $325.00
Ally Morgan
Thursday, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
6/17/2021-8/19/2021
Gouache Watercolor, Watercolor, and Drawing $252.00
Walter Bartman
Thursday, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
7/1/2021-8/19/2021
Multi Media Expressive Drawing $325
Deborah Jaffe
Thursday, 4:00pm-6:30pm
07/01/2021-09/02/2021
Art Drawing and Painting Materials $200.00
Craig Amaral
Thursday, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
6/24/2021-8/26/2021
Acrylic Painting $325
Deborah Jaffe
Thursday, 7:00pm-9:30pm
07/01/2021-09/02/2021
FRIDAY
Beginning and Intermediate Drawing $96.00
Vian Borchert
Friday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
8/13/2021-8/27/2021
Realistic Abstraction in Drawing & Painting $130.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Friday, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
6/18/2021-7/9/2021
High School Portfolio $189.00
Walter Bartman
Friday, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
6/25/2021-8/6/2021
Beginning & Intermediate Drawing $325
Deborah Jaffe
Friday, 4:00pm-6:30pm
07/09/2021-09/10/2021
Life Drawing Virtual Open Studio $300.00
Craig Amaral
Friday, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
6/25/2021-8/27/2021
SATURDAY
Beginning Painting $255.00
Margaret Lashley
Saturday, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
6/12/2021-7/31/2021
Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $225.00
Gavin Glakas
Saturday, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
7/10/2021-8/7/2021
Taking Care of Business! How to Market your Art and Get in a Gallery $200.00
Kevin Berlin
Saturday, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
7/3/2021-7/24/2021
Colored Pencil on Black $125.00
Lis Zadravec
Saturday, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
6/12/2021-6/26/2021
Acrylic Painting $325
Deborah Jaffe
Saturday, 4:00pm-6:30pm
07/10/2021-09/11/2021
WEEK-LONG MINI-CLASSES
Drawing and Painting Mini-Class for Teens (Ages 13-18) $150.00
Denise Dittmar
Monday-Friday, 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
6/28/2021-7/2/2021
Portrait Painting from Photos Week $148.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
Monday-Friday, 1:30 AM-4:00 PM
7/12/2021-7/15/2021
Inspiration Through New Media Combinations Week $215.00
Susan Hostetler
Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
7/12/2021-7/16/2021
Mastering the Art of Color Mixing Week $225.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
7/12/2021-7/16/2021
Drawing Explorations $205.00
Susan Hostetler
Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
7/19/2021-7/23/2021
Drawing and Painting Mini-Class for Teens (Ages 13-18) $150.00
Denise Dittmar
Monday-Friday, 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
7/26/2021-7/30/2021
Drawing and Painting Mini-Class $150.00
Denise Dittmar
Monday-Friday, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
7/26/2021-7/30/2021
FRIDAY-SUNDAY TILGHMAN WORKSHOPS
Landscape Painting Workshop on the Chesapeake Bay at Tilghman Island $250.00
Walter Bartman
Friday-Sunday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
7/16/2021-7/18/2021
Landscape Painting Workshop on the Chesapeake Bay at Tilghman Island $250.00
Walter Bartman
Friday-Sunday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
8/20/2021-8/22/2021
WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
Flower Painting Workshop $185.00
Elisabeth Vismans
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
6/12/2021-6/13/2021
Encaustic Painting Workshop $90.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Saturday, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
6/19/2021-6/19/2021
Pet Portrait Workshop $120.00
Ally Morgan
Saturday, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
6/26/2021-6/26/2021
Flower Painting Workshop $220.00
Walter Bartman
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
6/26/2021-6/27/2021
Intuitive Painting Workshop $125.00
Elisabeth Vismans
Saturday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
7/10/2021-7/10/2021
Seascape Workshop $220.00
Walter Bartman
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
7/10/2021-7/11/2021
Charcoal Drawing from Photos Workshop $178.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
Saturday, Sunday, 12:30 PM-4:30 PM
7/10/2021-7/11/2021
Altered Photos--Mixed Media/Collage Workshop $70.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Sunday, 1:00 PM AM-4:00 PM
7/11/2021
Explore Your Inner Artist Workshop- The Element Series I $180.00
Monica Pittman
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
7/17/2021-7/18/2021
Pet Portrait Workshop $120.00
Ally Morgan
Saturday, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
7/24/2021-7/24/2021
Contemplative Flower Painting Workshop $178.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
Saturday, Sunday, 12:30 PM-4:30 PM
7/24/2021-7/25/2021
Learning to Work with Color Workshop $220.00
Walter Bartman
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
8/7/2021-8/8/2021
Cow Workshop $220.00
Walter Bartman
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
8/14/2021-8/15/2021

Summer 2021 Virtual Classes

Click on a day to see the classes that begin on that day of the week; some meet on one day and some on multiple days. The months indicate the duration of a given class. Click on the class title to visit the Glen Echo website where you may register. The classes are sorted by time of day.

Have questions about your registration? Please email registrar@glenechopark.org.

Everyday Drawing $225.00
Margaret Lashley
Monday, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
6/21/2021-8/2/2021

Virtual Landscape on Location $252.00
Walter Bartman
Monday, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
7/5/2021-8/23/2021

Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor $96.00
Vian Borchert
Monday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
8/9/2021-8/23/2021

Still Life Painting $300.00
Craig Amaral
Monday, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
6/21/2021-8/30/2021

Drawing Perspective $225.00
Margaret Lashley
Monday, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
6/21/2021-8/2/2021

Painting from Photos $185.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
Monday, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
7/5/2021-7/26/2021

Art Drawing and Painting Methods $200.00
Craig Amaral
Monday, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
6/21/2021-8/30/2021

Learn to Paint Like Willem De Kooning $160.00
Elisabeth Vismans
Tuesday, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
6/15/2021-6/24/2021

Virtual Landscape on Location $252.00
Walter Bartman
Tuesday, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
6/29/2021-8/17/2021

Advanced Painting Art Club $105.00
Vian Borchert
Tuesday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
8/10/2021-8/24/2021

Finish Your Painting $298.00
Erik Westbrook
Tuesday, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
7/6/2021-8/24/2021

Summer Sunset Painting Virtual and On Location $252.00
Walter Bartman
Tuesday, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
6/29/2021-8/17/2021

Oil Painting- The Figure in the Landscape $210.00
Marcia Klioze
Tuesday, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
7/6/2021-8/3/2021

Exploring Watercolor $295.00
Michael Shibley
Wednesday, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
6/30/2021-8/18/2021

Learn to Draw Animals with Colored Pencils $325.00
Ally Morgan
Wednesday, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
6/16/2021-8/18/2021

Flowing Watercolor $250.00
Bonny Lundy
Wednesday, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
6/30/2021-8/4/2021

Draw with your Eyes + Mixed Media $130.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Wednesday, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
7/7/2021-7/28/2021

Painting Landscapes, Figures and Still Lifes $252.00
Walter Bartman
Wednesday, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
6/30/2021-8/18/2021

Colored Pencil Painting $195.00
Lis Zadravec
Wednesday, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
8/4/2021-8/20/2021

Flowing Watercolor $250.00
Bonny Lundy
Wednesday, 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
6/30/2021-8/4/2021

Marketing Your Art: Drawing and Painting $300.00
Craig Amaral
Wednesday, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
6/23/2021-8/25/2021

Painting Flowers for Beginners $145.00
Elisabeth Vismans
Wednesday, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
8/4/2021-8/25/2021

Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $225.00
Gavin Glakas
Wednesday, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
7/7/2021-8/4/2021

Advanced Exploration in Drawing Art Club $105.00
Vian Borchert
Thursday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
8/12/2021-8/26/2021

Mixed Media Approach to Drawing People and Animals $325.00
Ally Morgan
Thursday, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
6/17/2021-8/19/2021

Gouache Watercolor, Watercolor, and Drawing $252.00
Walter Bartman
Thursday, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
7/1/2021-8/19/2021

Art Drawing and Painting Materials $200.00
Craig Amaral
Thursday, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
6/24/2021-8/26/2021

Beginning and Intermediate Drawing $96.00
Vian Borchert
Friday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
8/13/2021-8/27/2021

Realistic Abstraction in Drawing & Painting $130.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Friday, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
6/18/2021-7/9/2021

High School Portfolio $189.00
Walter Bartman
Friday, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
6/25/2021-8/6/2021

Life Drawing Virtual Open Studio $300.00
Craig Amaral
Friday, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
6/25/2021-8/27/2021

Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $225.00
Gavin Glakas
Saturday, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
7/10/2021-8/7/2021

Taking Care of Business! How to Market your Art and Get in a Gallery $200.00
Kevin Berlin
Saturday, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
7/3/2021-7/24/2021

Virtual Workshops and One-Week (Monday-Friday) Mini Classes

Click below to see our workshops and mini-classes; some meet on one day and some on multiple days. Click on the class title to visit the Glen Echo website where you may register. The courses are ordered by start date.

Drawing and Painting Mini-Class for Teens (Ages 13-18) $150.00
Denise Dittmar
Monday-Friday, 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
6/28/2021-7/2/2021

Portrait Painting from Photos Week $148.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
Monday-Friday, 1:30 AM-4:00 PM
7/12/2021-7/15/2021

Inspiration Through New Media Combinations Week $215.00
Susan Hostetler
Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
7/12/2021-7/16/2021

Mastering the Art of Color Mixing Week $225.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
7/12/2021-7/16/2021

Drawing Explorations $205.00
Susan Hostetler
Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
7/19/2021-7/23/2021

Drawing and Painting Mini-Class for Teens (Ages 13-18) $150.00
Denise Dittmar
Monday-Friday, 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
7/26/2021-7/30/2021

Drawing and Painting Mini-Class $150.00
Denise Dittmar
Monday-Friday, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
7/26/2021-7/30/2021

Landscape Painting Workshop on the Chesapeake Bay at Tilghman Island $250.00
Walter Bartman
Friday-Sunday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
7/16/2021-7/18/2021

Landscape Painting Workshop on the Chesapeake Bay at Tilghman Island $250.00
Walter Bartman
Friday-Sunday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
8/20/2021-8/22/2021

Encaustic Painting Workshop $90.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Saturday, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
6/19/2021-6/19/2021

Pet Portrait Workshop $120.00
Ally Morgan
Saturday, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
6/26/2021-6/26/2021

Flower Painting Workshop $220.00
Walter Bartman
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
6/26/2021-6/27/2021

Intuitive Painting Workshop $125.00
Elisabeth Vismans
Saturday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
7/10/2021-7/10/2021

Seascape Workshop $220.00
Walter Bartman
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
7/10/2021-7/11/2021

Charcoal Drawing from Photos Workshop $178.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
Saturday, Sunday, 12:30 PM-4:30 PM
7/10/2021-7/11/2021

Altered Photos–Mixed Media/Collage Workshop $70.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Sunday, 1:00 PM AM-4:00 PM
7/11/2021

Explore Your Inner Artist Workshop- The Element Series I $180.00
Monica Pittman
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
7/17/2021-7/18/2021

Pet Portrait Workshop $120.00
Ally Morgan
Saturday, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
7/24/2021-7/24/2021

Contemplative Flower Painting Workshop $178.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
Saturday, Sunday, 12:30 PM-4:30 PM
7/24/2021-7/25/2021

Learning to Work with Color Workshop $220.00
Walter Bartman
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
8/7/2021-8/8/2021

Cow Workshop $220.00
Walter Bartman
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
8/14/2021-8/15/2021

History of the Yellow Barn Studio

The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, operating in cooperation with the National Park Service and The Glen Echo Partnership for Arts & Culture, is one of the anchor residences of Glen Echo Park, Maryland. The Yellow Barn was founded in 1994 by Walter Bartman, a nationally recognized teacher and artist whose aim was to establish a community of artists. Our mission at the Yellow Barn is to provide opportunities to artists of all ages and backgrounds to grow as artists, work in collaboration, and show and sell artwork.

We accomplish this mission by offering art classes and workshops throughout the year to students of all levels and abilities. The studio provides a friendly and encouraging atmosphere in which to learn, explore, and grow. Walter Bartman, resident artist and Director of the Yellow Barn, has assembled a team of dedicated, accomplished, and qualified instructors to complement the programs and classes offered at the Yellow Barn. Class and workshops listings can be found on this page.

We pride ourself on the diverse philosophy of our faculty. Each member brings years of experience successfully working with students. The instructors are chosen for their artistic and educational expertise, and teach a wide range of classes in oils, acrylics, watercolor, drawing, printmaking, art history, and mixed media.

The Yellow Barn has been a great success. Since 1994 thousands of students have taken classes and workshops through the Yellow Barn Studio and today, the Yellow Barn Studio ranks as one of the best places to study painting and drawing in the Washington, Northern Virginia, and Baltimore areas.

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 2021 & 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.

Exhibits will be also be posted virtually. Click here to see our virtual gallery.

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

OUR SMALL WORKS SHOW IS NOW ONLINE

View the exhibit here

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.

As a Friend, you are entitled to have a show in the Yellow Barn Gallery.

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