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.

View the Glen Echo Spring and Summer Catalog

Yellow Barn Studio onsite and virtual classes are listed below

Register now before classes fill up!

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.

 Barbara Muth, Andrea Cybyk, Debra Perkins, and Nancy Ramsey

“Color Play”

June 25-26, 2022
Saturday 11 AM-6 PM, Sunday 11 AM-5 PM

2022 Exhibitions 

Jul 9-10 Cathy Grubman and John Lom
Jul 16-17 Kimberly Engle and Heather Reinert
August 6-7 Kathy Nelson
August 13-14 Kim Yourick
Sep 3-4 Friends Labor Day Small Works Show
Sep 10-11 Leni Paquet Morante
Sep 17-18 Jenny Klein, PD Klein, and Sue Barnes
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 ALL SUMMER 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.

MONDAY CLASSES

Virtual Introduction to Digital Painting with Procreate $270.00
Penny Mause
M, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
6/27/2022-8/29/2022
Onsite Pastel Painting $325.00
Leo Ramos
M, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
7/11/2022-9/12/2022
Virtual Exploring Watercolor $305.00
Michael Shibley
M, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
6/27/2022-8/22/2022
Onsite Still Life Painting $325.00
Leo Ramos
M, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
7/11/2022-9/12/2022
Virtual Oil Painting 1 $240.00
Craig Amaral
M, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
7/11/2022-8/29/2022
Onsite Figure Painting from a Live Model $325.00
Leo Ramos
M, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
7/11/2022-9/12/2022

TUESDAY CLASSES

Virtual Painting the Landscape Tuesdays Mini-Session $100.00
Walt Bartman
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
7/5/2022-7/19/2022
Virtual Drawing Perspective: Still Life and Figures $150.00
Margaret Lashley
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
7/5/2022-8/2/2022
Virtual Painting the Landscape Tuesday Mini-Session $100.00
Walt Bartman
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
8/2/2022-8/16/2022
Virtual Finish Your Painting $298.00
Eric Westbrook
Tu, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
7/12/2022-8/30/2022
Virtual Composition for Painting $250.00
Craig Amaral
Tu, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
7/5/2022-8/30/2022
Virtual Sunset Painting $325.00
Walt Bartman
Tu, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
7/5/2022-8/23/2022

WEDNESDAY CLASSES

Virtual Visual Fitness: Workouts for Seeing More Mini Session $120.00
Renee Sandell
W, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
7/6/2022-7/27/2022
Virtual Play With Abstraction $125.00
Elisabeth Vismans
W, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
7/6/2022-7/27/2022
Virtual Flowing Watercolor $125.00
Bonny Lundy
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
7/6/2022-7/27/2022
Onsite Painting from Photos and Sketches $325.00
Leo Ramos
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
7/13/2022-9/7/2022
Virtual Visual Fitness: Workouts for Seeing More Mini Session $120.00
Renee Sandell
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
8/3/2022-8/31/2022
Onsite and Virtual Landscape, Figure & Studio Painting $200.00
Walt Bartman
W, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
7/6/2022-8/17/2022
Virtual Exotic Animals in Colored Pencil Mini-Session $95.00
Lis Zadravec
W, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
7/13/2022-7/20/2022
Virtual Draw Your Pets in Colored Pencil Mini-Session $95.00
Lis Zadravec
W, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
8/3/2022-8/10/2022
Onsite Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $175.00
Gavin Glakas
W, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
7/6/2022-8/3/2022
Virtual Realist Drawing and Painting $270.00
Nathaniel Williams
W, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
7/6/2022-8/31/2022

THURSDAY CLASSES

Onsite Basic Principles of Drawing $325.00
Leo Ramos
Th, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
7/14/2022-9/8/2022
Virtual Learn from a Ballerina: How to Paint Movement $150.00
Honorata Perzanowska
Th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
7/7/2022-7/28/2022
Virtual Learn from a Ballerina: How to Paint Movement $150.00
Honorata Perzanowska
Th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
8/4/2022-8/25/2022
Onsite Alla Prima Oil Painting: Intermediate to Advanced $325.00
Leo Ramos
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
7/14/2022-9/8/2022
Virtual Learning to Work with Opaque Watercolor- Gouache Mini Session $100.00
Walt Bartman
Th, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
7/7/2022-7/21/2022
Virtual Learning to Work with Opaque Watercolor- Gouache Mini Session $100.00
Walt Bartman
Th, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
8/4/2022-8/18/2022
Virtual Realistic Abstraction in Drawing & Painting $135.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Th, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
6/30/2022-7/21/2022

FRIDAY CLASSES

SATURDAY CLASSES

Onsite Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $175.00
Gavin Glakas
Sa, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
7/2/2022-7/30/2022

SUNDAY CLASSES

NEW ONSITE CLASS!
Onsite Color Theory and Mixing Color    $135
Holly Buehler
Su, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
7/10/22-8/7/22, No class 7/24/22

WORKSHOPS AND WEEK-LONG MINI-SESSIONS

In order by date

Virtual Charcoal Drawing from Photos Workshop $178.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
Sa,Su, 10:30 AM-3:30 PM
7/2/2022-7/3/2022
Offsite Paint the Chesapeake Bay at Tilghman Island Workshop $250.00
Walt Bartman
F,Sa,Su, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
7/15/2022-7/17/2022
Virtual Visual Fitness: Intensive Creativity Workout Workshop $90.00
Renee Sandell
Sa, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
7/16/2022-7/16/2022
Virtual Introduction to Digital Painting with Procreate Workshop $120.00
Penny Mause
Sa,Su, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
7/16/2022-7/17/2022
Onsite Encaustic & Mixed Media Painting Workshop $165.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Su, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
7/31/2022-7/31/2022
Virtual Visual Fitness: Intensive Creativity Workout Workshop $90.00
Renee Sandell
Sa, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
8/13/2022-8/13/2022
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

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
MONDAY
Onsite Pastel Painting $325.00
Leo Ramos
M, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
7/11/2022-9/12/2022
Onsite Still Life Painting $325.00
Leo Ramos
M, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
7/11/2022-9/12/2022
Onsite Figure Painting from a Live Model $325.00
Leo Ramos
M, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
7/11/2022-9/12/2022
TUESDAY
Offsite & Online Sunset Painting $325.00
Walt Bartman
Tu, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
7/5/2022-8/23/2022
WEDNESDAY
Onsite Painting from Photos and Sketches $325.00
Leo Ramos
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
7/13/2022-9/7/2022
Onsite & Online Landscape, Figure & Studio Painting $200.00
Walt Bartman
W, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
7/6/2022-8/17/2022
Onsite Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $175.00
Gavin Glakas
W, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
7/6/2022-8/3/2022
THURSDAY
Onsite Basic Principles of Drawing $325.00
Leo Ramos
Th, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
7/14/2022-9/8/2022
Onsite Alla Prima Oil Painting: Intermediate to Advanced $325.00
Leo Ramos
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
7/14/2022-9/8/2022
SATURDAY
Onsite Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $175.00
Gavin Glakas
Sa, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
7/2/2022-7/30/2022
SUNDAY
NEW ONSITE CLASS!
Onsite Color Theory and Mixing Color    $135
Holly Buehler
Su, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
7/10/22-8/7/22, No class 7/24/22

IN-PERSON WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
AND WEEK-LONG MINI-SESSIONS

Offsite Paint the Chesapeake Bay at Tilghman Island Workshop $250.00
Walt Bartman
F,Sa,Su, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
7/15/2022-7/17/2022
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
Onsite Encaustic & Mixed Media Painting Workshop $165.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Su, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
7/31/2022-7/31/2022

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