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

 Winter Term 2021

Enrollment classes are enrolling. Classes start in January 2021

List of winter classes

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.

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.

Virtual Winter classes are expected to start on time online. Winter classes are enrolling as of November 12.  All classes will be virtual until further notice.

Online Registration for Winter 2021 Classes

 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: 

• Online Registration will open at 12pm November 12.

• Registration for Winter 2021 Classes will be totally online; no walk-in services will be available

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

• The Winter Catalog will cover classes starting in January – March, 2021

View our Winter 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

Our online virtual classes are now up and running. We have seventy-six classes and workshops for you to choose from. If you are looking to enroll in an art class you can register online on our web page, yellowbarnstudio.com or go to glenechopark.org.   We will be running our next winter term virtually on Zoom, so it doesn’t matter where you live, you can now take a class at the Yellow Barn Studio. Yellow Barn Studio  events have been postponed to a later date due to the government shutdown. We are partnering with the Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio. The Friends are sponsoring the 26th Annual Members Show.  The deadline for submission is November 16th. friendsoftheyellowbarnstudio.org

Register here
To watch the video, click here

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.

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.

REGISTER

NEW WINTER MINI SESSION IN DECEMBER

With a high interest in virtual learning, the Yellow Barn Studio has added nine mini session classes in December & January.

Virtual Landscape Painting   $124 Walt Bartman Monday, 10am-12:30pm 11/30/2020-12/21/2020

Virtual Landscape Painting   $124 Walt Bartman Tuesday, 10am-12:30pm 12/01/2020-12/22/2020

Approaching Abstract: Color & Texture   $145 Ann Schlesinger Tuesday, 4-6:30 pm 12/01/2020-01/05/2021

Virtual Sunset Painting   is $124 Walt Bartman Tuesday, 6:30-9pm 12/01/2020-12/22/2020

Basic Painting through Still Life and the Figure   $175 Marcia Klioze Tuesday, 7-9:30 PM 12/1/2020-12/22/2020

Landscape and Studio Painting   $124 Walt Bartman Wednesday, 4-6:30pm 12/02/2020-12/23/2020

Learning to work with Opaque Watercolor – Gouache   $93 Walt Bartman Thursday, 1-3:30pm 12/3/2020-12/17/2020

Intermediate Drawing   $60 Web Bryant Thursday, 1-3:30pm 12/3/2020-12/10/2020

Approaching Abstract in Watercolor   $145 Ann Schlesinger Friday, 1-3:30pm 12/04/2020-01/08/2020

WINTER 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 instructor’s name to visit the Glen Echo website where you may register.

Click here for a list of all Winter classes.

Creating a Likeness: Portrait Painting Techniques 295
Maud Taber-Thomas
Monday, 9:30am-12pm
01/25/2021-03/22/2021

Virtual Landscape Painting 315
Walt Bartman
Monday, 10am-12:30pm
01/25/2021-03/29/2021

Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor 195
Vian Borchert
Monday, 10am-12pm
01/25/2021-03/08/2021

Art History: The History of Modern Art for Beginners 300
Irina Stotland
Monday, 1-3:30pm
01/18/2021-03/08/2021

Pastel Painting 272
Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
Monday, 1-3:30pm
01/25/2021-03/22/2021

Exploring Watercolor Techniques 305
Michael Shibley
Monday, 1:30-4pm
01/25/2021-03/29/2021

Painting From Photos 295
Maud Taber-Thomas
Monday, 1:30-4pm
01/25/2021-03/22/2021

Beginning and Intermediate Drawing 285
Susan Hostetler
Monday, 4-6:30pm
01/18/2021-03/15/2021

Drawing and Painting Materials and Methods 225
Craig Amaral
Monday, 6:30-8:30pm
01/18/2021-03/22/2021

Abstract Expressionist Painting- Acrylic 330
Tory Cowles
Tuesday, 9:30am-12:30pm
01/19/2021-03/16/2021

Painting from Photos and Sketches 305
Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
Tuesday, 9:30am-12pm
01/19/2021-03/16/2021

Imaginative Portrait Painting 295
Maud Taber-Thomas
Tuesday, 9:30am-12pm
01/26/2021-03/23/2021

Virtual Landscape Painting 315
Walt Bartman
Tuesday, 10am-12:30pm
01/19/2021-03/23/2021

Still Life Painting Can Be So Much More! 300
Kevin Berlin
Tuesday, 10am-12:30pm
01/19/2021-03/23/2021

Everyday Drawing 285
Margaret Lashley
Tuesday, 10am-12:30pm
01/19/2021-03/16/2021

Gouache and Acrylics Painting Techniques I 150
Joan Tycko
Tuesday, 10am-12pm
01/19/2021-02/16/2021

Gouache and Acrylics Painting Techniques II 150
Joan Tycko
Tuesday, 10am-12pm
02/23/2021-03/23/2021

Beginning and Intermediate Drawing 305
Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
Tuesday, 1-3:30pm
01/19/2021-03/16/2021

Learn to Paint Animals with Watercolor 260
Ally Morgan
Tuesday, 1-3pm
01/12/2021-03/02/2021

Approaching Abstract: Color & Texture 295
Ann Schlesinger
Tuesday, 4-6:30pm
01/19/2021-03/16/2021

Portrait Painting 279
Eric Westbrook
Tuesday, 4-6:30pm
01/19/2021-03/16/2021

Virtual Sunset Painting 315
Walt Bartman
Tuesday, 6:30-9pm
01/19/2021-03/23/2021

Color, Composition, and Design 140
Monica Pittman
Tuesday, 7-9:30pm
01/05/2021-01/26/2021

Portrait and Figure: Incorporating a Narrative 295
Marcia Klioze
Tuesday, 7-9:30pm
01/19/2021-03/16/2021

Finding Your Style in Watercolor: Beginner to Intermediate 295
Michael Shibley
Tuesday, 7-9:30pm
01/26/2021-03/30/2021

Creative Watercolor 250
Karen Norman
Wednesday, 10am-12:30pm
01/13/2021-03/03/2021

Easel Vacations in Acrylic 250
Kim Richards
Wednesday, 1-3:30pm
01/20/2021-03/10/2021

Flowing Watercolor 300
Bonny Lundy
Wednesday, 1-3:30pm
01/20/2021-03/24/2021

Painting from Photos and Sketches 305
Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
Wednesday, 1-3:30pm
01/20/2021-03/17/2021

Learn to Draw Animals with Colored Pencils 260
Ally Morgan
Wednesday, 1-3pm
01/13/2021-03/03/2021

Basic Landscape Painting from Photos & Other Sources 319
Eric Westbrook
Wednesday, 1:30-3:30pm
01/20/2021-03/17/2021

Landscape & Studio Painting 315
Walt Bartman
Wednesday, 4-6:30pm
01/20/2021-03/24/2021

Flowing Watercolor 300
Bonny Lundy
Wednesday, 4:30-7pm
01/20/2021-03/24/2021

Visual Journaling 195
Elisabeth Vismans
Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm
02/17/2021-03/24/2021

Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting 318
Gavin Glakas
Wednesday, 7-9:30pm
01/27/2021-03/31/2021

Expressive Drawing with Charcoal and Conte 240
Joan Tycko
Wednesday, 7-9pm
01/20/2021-03/10/2021

Pastel Painting 305
Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
Thursday, 9:30am-12pm
01/21/2021-03/18/2021

Basic Drawing: Start at the Beginning 300
Web Bryant
Thursday, 9:30am-12pm
01/21/2021-03/25/2021

Self-Portrait and Portrait Painting  300
Kevin Berlin
Thursday, 10am-12:30pm
01/21/2021-03/25/2021

Learning to Work with Opaque Watercolor- Gouache 315
Walt Bartman
Thursday, 1-3:30pm
01/21/2021-03/25/2021

Intermediate Drawing and Beyond 300
Web Bryant
Thursday, 1-3:30pm
01/21/2021-03/25/2021

Painting Flowers from Photos 265
Elisabeth Vismans
Thursday, 1-3:30pm
01/28/2021-03/25/2021

Approaching Abstract: Color & Texture 295
Ann Schlesinger
Thursday, 4-6:30pm
01/21/2021-03/11/2021

Drawing & Painting: Face and Form 295
Denise Dittmar
Thursday, 6:30-9pm
01/21/2021-03/18/2021

Still-Life Painting in Oil 295
Marcia Klioze
Thursday, 7-9:30pm
01/21/2021-03/18/2021

Acrylic Painting 295
Gita Mirshahi
Thursday, 7-9:30pm
01/28/2021-03/18/2021

Experimental Drawing: Intermediate to Advanced 295
Mariana Kastrinakis
Friday, 9:30am-12pm
02/05/2021-04/02/2021

Color Alive: Still-Life & Figure 295
Ann Schlesinger
Friday, 10am-12:30pm
01/22/2021-03/12/2021

Beginning and Intermediate Drawing 195
Vian Borchert
Friday, 10am-12pm
01/29/2021-03/05/2021

Approaching Abstract in Watercolor 295
Ann Schlesinger
Friday, 1-3:30pm
01/22/2021-03/12/2021

Art History: Introduction to French Post-Impressionism 175
Irina Stotland
Friday, 1-3:30pm
01/29/2021-02/26/2021

Abstract Representation: Intermediate to Advanced 295
Mariana Kastrinakis
Friday, 1-3:30pm
02/05/2021-04/02/2021

How to Build a Portfolio 315
Walt Bartman
Friday, 4-6:30pm
01/22/2021-03/26/2021

Online Life Drawing and Painting I 225
Craig Amaral
Friday, 6:30-9:30pm
11/20/2020-01/15/2021

Online Life Drawing and Painting II 225
Craig Amaral
Friday, 6:30-9:30pm
01/22/2021-03/26/2021

Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting 318
Gavin Glakas
Saturday, 10am-12:30pm
01/23/2021-03/27/2021

Drawing Perspective 285
Margaret Lashley
Saturday, 10am-12:30pm
01/23/2021-03/20/2021

Printmaking: Linocut for Teens (Ages 13-18) 160
Kate Lanxner
Saturday, 11am-1pm
01/23/2021-02/13/2021

Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting 318
Gavin Glakas
Saturday, 1:30-4pm
01/23/2021-03/27/2021

Acrylic Painting 295
Gita Mirshahi
Saturday, 4:30-7pm
01/30/2021-03/20/2021

Play with Abstraction 285
Elisabeth Vismans
Sunday, 10am-12:30pm
01/31/2021-03/21/2021

Emerging Young Artists 280
Denise Dittmar
Sunday, 2-4:30pm
01/24/2021-03/21/2021

Fine Art of Colored Pencil Animals 265
Lis Zadravec
Sunday, 2-4pm
01/24/2021-02/28/2021

Printmaking Sampler for Teens (Ages 13-18) 240
Kate Lanxner
Sunday, 3-5pm
01/17/2021-02/28/2021

Virtual Workshops

Click on a day to see the workshops 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 instructor’s name to visit the Glen Echo website where you may register.

Drawing & Painting in Collage and Mixed Media Workshop 110
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Monday, 12-5pm
01/25/2021-01/25/2021

Inspiration: Through New Media Combinations Workshop 185
Susan Hostetler
Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday, 9:30am-12pm
02/23/2021-02/25/2021

Drawing & Painting in Collage and Mixed Media Workshop    $220
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Th, F, 10am-4pm
Nov 19-Nov 20

 

Cow Painting Workshop in Middletown Valley    $230
Walter Bartman
Sa, Su, 10am-5pm
Nov 21-Nov 22

Flower Painting Workshop    $230
Walter Bartman
Sa, Su, 10am-4pm
Nov 14-Nov 15

Workshop: Wood Panel Painting/Collage    $60
Kate Lanxner
Sa, Su, 2-4pm
Nov 14-Nov 15

The View Through My Window 80
Kate Lanxner
Saturday,Sunday, 10am-12pm
01/09/2021-01/10/2021

Pet Portrait Workshop 100
Ally Morgan
Saturday, 10am-2pm
01/16/2021-01/16/2021

Pet Portrait Workshop 100
Ally Morgan
Saturday, 10am-2pm
02/13/2021-02/13/2021

Paint a Portrait of your Home 85
Bethany Lee
Saturday, 10am-4pm
02/06/2021-02/06/2021

Learn to Paint Flowers Workshop 233
Walt Bartman
Saturday,Sunday, 10am-4pm
01/09/2021-01/10/2021

Intensive Figure Painting Workshop 233
Walt Bartman
Saturday,Sunday, 10am-4pm
01/16/2021-01/17/2021

Learn to Paint Flowers Workshop 233
Walt Bartman
Saturday,Sunday, 10am-4pm
02/06/2021-02/07/2021

Figure in the Landscape Workshop 233
Walt Bartman
Saturday,Sunday, 10am-4pm
02/13/2021-02/14/2021

Cow Painting Workshop 233
Walt Bartman
Saturday,Sunday, 10am-4pm
02/20/2021-02/21/2021

Color, Composition and Design Workshop 195
Monica Pittman
Saturday,Sunday, 10am-4pm
02/06/2021-02/07/2021

Charcoal Drawing from Photos Workshop 178
Maud Taber-Thomas
Saturday,Sunday, 12:30-4:30pm
01/16/2021-01/17/2021

Mixing It Up: Combining Representation and Abstraction 165
Susan Hostetler
Saturday,Sunday, 1-4pm
01/30/2021-01/31/2021

Mixing It Up: Combining Representation and Abstraction 165
Susan Hostetler
Saturday,Sunday, 1-4pm
02/06/2021-02/07/2021

Drawing & Painting in Collage and Mixed Media Workshop 110
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Sunday, 12-5pm
01/24/2021-01/24/2021

Drawing Portraits, Pets & Other Creatures + Collage! Workshop 110
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Sunday, 12-5pm
02/28/2021-02/28/2021

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 2020 & 2021

Since 1994, over two thousand emerging artists have had shows at the Yellow Barn Gallery.  Due to the Covid Pandemic, the gallery has been closed. Plans are to  start Spring shows after April 1, 2021 on site and virtually.  We are now  booking for April 1, 2021. 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 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

BENEFITS OF JOINING THE FRIENDS

Friends of the Yellow Barn Member Services

www.friendsoftheyellowbarnstudio.org

To fulfill its mission the Friends, through the generosity of its many members,  donors and sponsors, will  to continue to provide  education opportunities for aspiring artists of all ages. Through your generosity,  the Yellow Barn Studio  will be here for future generations of artists of all ages, the Friends encourage you to join us.

Submit your artwork for the Friends 26th Annual Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio Members Show. Deadline November 16th, 2020

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