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 Fall Catalog

Yellow Barn Fall classes are listed below

The Yellow Barn Studio has gone back to offering onsite and virtual classes

Register now before classes fill up!

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 call the registrar at (301)634-2255 or email 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.

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.

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.

Plein Air Painters Pamela Betts, Holly Buehler, Rana Geralis, Doug Hamby, Ruthann Uithol, An Xiao, Feng Zhou

The Spirit of the Landscape

Saturday and Sunday, October 30-31, 2021
Gallery Hours: 12PM – 5PM
Reception Saturday 5-8PM

Walt Bartman

Recent Paintings

Saturday and Sunday, November 6-7, 2021
Gallery Hours: 12PM – 6PM
Reception Saturday 6-8PM

Show Calendar

Nov 13-14 Marie-Victoria Checa
Nov 20-21 Group of Five with Makarand Dehejia
Nov 27-28 Jenny Wilson
Dec 4-19 Annual Members Show
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
Dec 4-19 Annual Members Show

FALL CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
MONDAY
Imaginative Portrait Painting $295.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
M, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/20/2021-11/15/2021
Virtual Landscape Painting Mondays $325.00
Walt Bartman
M, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/20/2021-11/22/2021
Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor $195.00
Vian Borchert
M, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
9/20/2021-11/1/2021
Pastel Painting $272.00
Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
M, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/20/2021-11/15/2021
Exploring Watercolor $310.00
Michael Shibley
M, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/20/2021-11/22/2021
Painting from Photos $295.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
M, 1:30 AM-4:00 PM
9/20/2021-11/15/2021
Figure Painting from a Live Model $300.00
Leo Ramos
M, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/20/2021-11/22/2021
Drawing & Mixed Media- Birds and Other Animals $130.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
M, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
10/25/2021-11/15/2021
Finding Your Style in Watercolor $310.00
Michael Shibley
M, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/20/2021-11/22/2021
Still-Life Painting in Oil or Acrylic $295.00
Marcia Klioze
M, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
9/27/2021-11/15/2021
TUESDAY
Abstract Expressionist Painting- Acrylic $330.00
Tory Cowles
Tu, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
9/14/2021-11/9/2021
Painting from Photos and Sketches $305.00
Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
Tu, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/21/2021-11/16/2021
Virtual Landscape Painting Tuesdays $325.00
Walt Bartman
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/21/2021-11/23/2021
Mixed Media for All Levels $195.00
Vian Borchert
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
9/21/2021-10/26/2021
Everyday Drawing $270.00
Margaret Lashley
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/21/2021-11/16/2021
Painting with Gouache & Acrylics $300.00
Joan Tycko
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/21/2021-11/23/2021
Painting from Photos and Sketches $305.00
Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
Tu, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/21/2021-11/16/2021
Introduction to Acrylics $300.00
Joan Tycko
Tu, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/21/2021-11/23/2021
Drawing Perspective $270.00
Margaret Lashley
Tu, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
9/21/2021-11/16/2021
Portrait Painting $305.00
Eric Westbrook
Tu, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/21/2021-11/16/2021
Approaching Abstract: Color & Texture $295.00
Ann Schlesinger
Tu, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
10/12/2021-12/7/2021
Romanticism: An Introduction $80.00
Erich Keel
Tu, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
11/2/2021-11/30/2021
Fall Sunset Painting Virtual and On Location $325.00
Walt Bartman
Tu, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
9/21/2021-11/23/2021
Oil Painting the Figure and Portrait in the Interior $295.00
Marcia Klioze
Tu, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/28/2021-11/16/2021
Color, Composition and Design $280.00
Monica Pittman
Tu, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/28/2021-11/16/2021
WEDNESDAY
Landscape on Location $325.00
Walt Bartman
W, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/22/2021-12/1/2021
Beginning Painting $270.00
Margaret Lashley
W, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/22/2021-11/17/2021
Creative Watercolor $295.00
Ally Morgan
W, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/22/2021-11/17/2021
Play With Abstraction $320.00
Elisabeth Vismans
W, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/29/2021-11/17/2021
Flowing Watercolor $240.00
Bonny Lundy
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/22/2021-11/10/2021
Painting from Photos and Sketches $305.00
Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/22/2021-11/17/2021
Paint Like Richard Diebenkorn $160.00
Elisabeth Vismans
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
10/13/2021-11/3/2021
Dynamics of Drawing $295.00
Ann Schlesinger
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
10/13/2021-12/8/2021
Basic Landscape Painting from Photos & Other Sources $325.00
Eric Westbrook
W, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
9/22/2021-11/17/2021
Painting Landscapes, Figures and Still Lifes $325.00
Walt Bartman
W, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/22/2021-12/1/2021
Dynamic Pastels $295.00
Ann Schlesinger
W, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
10/13/2021-12/8/2021
The Fine Art of Colored Pencils $285.00
Lis Zadravec
W, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
9/22/2021-10/27/2021
Colored Pencil Animal Drawing $95.00
Lis Zadravec
W, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
11/10/2021-11/17/2021
Design and Paint the Still Life $300.00
Craig Amaral
W, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
9/22/2021-12/1/2021
Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $345.00
Gavin Glakas
W, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/29/2021-12/15/2021
THURSDAY
Basic Principles of Drawing $295.00
Jordan Bruns
Th, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/23/2021-11/18/2021
Pastel Painting $305.00
Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
Th, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/23/2021-11/18/2021
Figure Painting $310.00
Kevin Berlin
Th, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/16/2021-11/4/2021
Paint Like Willem De Kooning $160.00
Elisabeth Vismans
Th, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
10/21/2021-11/11/2021
Mixed Media Approach to Portraiture $325.00
Ally Morgan
Th, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
9/16/2021-11/18/2021
Gouache Watercolor, Watercolor, and Drawing $300.00
Walt Bartman
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/23/2021-11/18/2021
Fundamentals of Painting $295.00
Jordan Bruns
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/23/2021-11/18/2021
Russian Artists in Paris $120.00
Irina Stotland
Th, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
10/7/2021-10/21/2021
Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and the Belle Époque $120.00
Irina Stotland
Th, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
9/16/2021-9/30/2021
Multi Media Expressive Drawing $300.00
Gita Mirshahi
Th, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
9/16/2021-11/18/2021
Approaching Abstract: Color & Texture $295.00
Ann Schlesinger
Th, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
10/14/2021-12/9/2021
Basic Drawing and Painting $300.00
James Vissari
Th, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/16/2021-11/18/2021
Acrylic Painting $295.00
Gita Mirshahi
Th, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/30/2021-11/18/2021
FRIDAY
Experimental Drawing: Intermediate to Advanced $295.00
Jordan Bruns
F, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/24/2021-11/19/2021
Beginning and Intermediate Drawing $195.00
Vian Borchert
F, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
9/24/2021-10/29/2021
Landscape Painting Workshop on the Chesapeake Bay at Tilghman Island $250.00
Walt Bartman
F, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
10/15/2021-10/17/2021
Composition for Painters $256.00
Craig Amaral
F, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/24/2021-12/3/2021
Abstract Representation $295.00
Jordan Bruns
F, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/24/2021-11/19/2021
Approaching Abstract: Watercolor, Gouache & Collage $295.00
Ann Schlesinger
F, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
10/15/2021-12/10/2021
Learn the Skills of Drawing $300.00
James Vissari
F, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/24/2021-12/3/2021
High School Portfolio $195.00
Lis Zadravec
F, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
10/15/2021-11/19/2021
SATURDAY
Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $345.00
Gavin Glakas
Sa, 10:00 PM-12:30 PM
9/25/2021-12/11/2021
Figure and Portrait Drawing $325.00
Eric Westbrook
Sa, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/25/2021-11/20/2021
Italian Renaissance: The Splendor of Venice $120.00
Irina Stotland
Sa, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
9/18/2021-10/2/2021
Basic Drawing $300.00
James Vissari
Sa, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/18/2021-11/20/2021
Acrylic Painting $295.00
Gita Mirshahi
Sa, 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
9/18/2021-11/6/2021
SUNDAY
Drawing 1 $240.00
James Vissari
Su, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
9/19/2021-11/7/2021
Emerging Young Artists $250.00
Denise Dittmar
Su, 2:00 PM-4:30 PM
10/3/2021-11/21/2021
WORKSHOPS
Flower Painting Workshop $250.00
Walt Bartman
Sa, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
10/23/2021-10/24/2021
Pet Portrait Workshop $120.00
Ally Morgan
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
10/23/2021-10/23/2021
Abstracting the Landscape: Collage to Painting Workshop $195.00
Ann Schlesinger
Sa, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
10/23/2021-10/24/2021
Abstracting the Still Life/Interior Workshop $195.00
Ann Schlesinger
Sa, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
11/6/2021-11/7/2021
Pet Portrait Workshop $120.00
Ally Morgan
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
11/13/2021-11/13/2021
Encaustic & Mixed Media Painting $150.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Su, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
11/14/2021-11/14/2021
Figure Painting Weekend at Walt Bartman’s Tilghman Island Studio $300.00
Walt Bartman
Sa, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
11/20/2021-11/21/2021
Small Paintings with Gouache, Watercolor and Acrylics $150.00
Joan Tycko
Sa, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
11/20/2021-11/21/2021
Contemplative Flower Painting Workshop $178.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
Sa, 12:30 PM-4:30 PM
11/20/2021-11/21/2021

Fall 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 call the registrar at (301)634-2255 or email registrar@glenechopark.org.

Imaginative Portrait Painting $295.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
M, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/20/2021-11/15/2021

Virtual Landscape Painting Mondays $325.00
Walt Bartman
M, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/20/2021-11/22/2021

Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor $195.00
Vian Borchert
M, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
9/20/2021-11/1/2021

Pastel Painting $272.00
Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
M, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/20/2021-11/15/2021

Exploring Watercolor $310.00
Michael Shibley
M, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/20/2021-11/22/2021

Painting from Photos $295.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
M, 1:30 AM-4:00 PM
9/20/2021-11/15/2021

Figure Painting from a Live Model $300.00
Leo Ramos
M, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/20/2021-11/22/2021

Drawing & Mixed Media- Birds and Other Animals $130.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
M, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
10/25/2021-11/15/2021

Finding Your Style in Watercolor $310.00
Michael Shibley
M, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/20/2021-11/22/2021

Still-Life Painting in Oil or Acrylic $295.00
Marcia Klioze
M, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
9/27/2021-11/15/2021

Abstract Expressionist Painting- Acrylic $330.00
Tory Cowles
Tu, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
9/14/2021-11/9/2021

Painting from Photos and Sketches $305.00
Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
Tu, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/21/2021-11/16/2021

Virtual Landscape Painting Tuesdays $325.00
Walt Bartman
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/21/2021-11/23/2021

Mixed Media for All Levels $195.00
Vian Borchert
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
9/21/2021-10/26/2021

Everyday Drawing $270.00
Margaret Lashley
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/21/2021-11/16/2021

Painting with Gouache & Acrylics $300.00
Joan Tycko
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/21/2021-11/23/2021

Painting from Photos and Sketches $305.00
Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
Tu, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/21/2021-11/16/2021

Introduction to Acrylics $300.00
Joan Tycko
Tu, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/21/2021-11/23/2021

Drawing Perspective $270.00
Margaret Lashley
Tu, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
9/21/2021-11/16/2021

Portrait Painting $305.00
Eric Westbrook
Tu, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/21/2021-11/16/2021

Approaching Abstract: Color & Texture $295.00
Ann Schlesinger
Tu, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
10/12/2021-12/7/2021

Romanticism: An Introduction $80.00
Erich Keel
Tu, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
11/2/2021-11/30/2021

Fall Sunset Painting Virtual and On Location $325.00
Walt Bartman
Tu, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
9/21/2021-11/23/2021

Oil Painting the Figure and Portrait in the Interior $295.00
Marcia Klioze
Tu, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/28/2021-11/16/2021

Color, Composition and Design $280.00
Monica Pittman
Tu, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/28/2021-11/16/2021

Landscape on Location $325.00
Walt Bartman
W, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/22/2021-12/1/2021

Beginning Painting $270.00
Margaret Lashley
W, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/22/2021-11/17/2021

Creative Watercolor $295.00
Ally Morgan
W, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/22/2021-11/17/2021

Play With Abstraction $320.00
Elisabeth Vismans
W, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/29/2021-11/17/2021

Flowing Watercolor $240.00
Bonny Lundy
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/22/2021-11/10/2021

Painting from Photos and Sketches $305.00
Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/22/2021-11/17/2021

Paint Like Richard Diebenkorn $160.00
Elisabeth Vismans
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
10/13/2021-11/3/2021

Dynamics of Drawing $295.00
Ann Schlesinger
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
10/13/2021-12/8/2021

Basic Landscape Painting from Photos & Other Sources $325.00
Eric Westbrook
W, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
9/22/2021-11/17/2021

Painting Landscapes, Figures and Still Lifes $325.00
Walt Bartman
W, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/22/2021-12/1/2021

Dynamic Pastels $295.00
Ann Schlesinger
W, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
10/13/2021-12/8/2021

The Fine Art of Colored Pencils $285.00
Lis Zadravec
W, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
9/22/2021-10/27/2021

Colored Pencil Animal Drawing $95.00
Lis Zadravec
W, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
11/10/2021-11/17/2021

Design and Paint the Still Life $300.00
Craig Amaral
W, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
9/22/2021-12/1/2021

Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $345.00
Gavin Glakas
W, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/29/2021-12/15/2021

Basic Principles of Drawing $295.00
Jordan Bruns
Th, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/23/2021-11/18/2021

Pastel Painting $305.00
Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
Th, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/23/2021-11/18/2021

Figure Painting $310.00
Kevin Berlin
Th, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
9/16/2021-11/4/2021

Paint Like Willem De Kooning $160.00
Elisabeth Vismans
Th, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
10/21/2021-11/11/2021

Mixed Media Approach to Portraiture $325.00
Ally Morgan
Th, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
9/16/2021-11/18/2021

Gouache Watercolor, Watercolor, and Drawing $300.00
Walt Bartman
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/23/2021-11/18/2021

Fundamentals of Painting $295.00
Jordan Bruns
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/23/2021-11/18/2021

Russian Artists in Paris $120.00
Irina Stotland
Th, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
10/7/2021-10/21/2021

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and the Belle Époque $120.00
Irina Stotland
Th, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
9/16/2021-9/30/2021

Multi Media Expressive Drawing $300.00
Gita Mirshahi
Th, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
9/16/2021-11/18/2021

Approaching Abstract: Color & Texture $295.00
Ann Schlesinger
Th, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
10/14/2021-12/9/2021

Basic Drawing and Painting $300.00
James Vissari
Th, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/16/2021-11/18/2021

Acrylic Painting $295.00
Gita Mirshahi
Th, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
9/30/2021-11/18/2021

Experimental Drawing: Intermediate to Advanced $295.00
Jordan Bruns
F, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
9/24/2021-11/19/2021

Beginning and Intermediate Drawing $195.00
Vian Borchert
F, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
9/24/2021-10/29/2021

Composition for Painters $256.00
Craig Amaral
F, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/24/2021-12/3/2021

Abstract Representation $295.00
Jordan Bruns
F, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/24/2021-11/19/2021

Approaching Abstract: Watercolor, Gouache & Collage $295.00
Ann Schlesinger
F, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
10/15/2021-12/10/2021

Learn the Skills of Drawing $300.00
James Vissari
F, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/24/2021-12/3/2021

High School Portfolio $195.00
Lis Zadravec
F, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
10/15/2021-11/19/2021

Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $345.00
Gavin Glakas
Sa, 10:00 PM-12:30 PM
9/25/2021-12/11/2021

Figure and Portrait Drawing $325.00
Eric Westbrook
Sa, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
9/25/2021-11/20/2021

Italian Renaissance: The Splendor of Venice $120.00
Irina Stotland
Sa, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
9/18/2021-10/2/2021

Basic Drawing $300.00
James Vissari
Sa, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
9/18/2021-11/20/2021

Acrylic Painting $295.00
Gita Mirshahi
Sa, 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
9/18/2021-11/6/2021

Drawing 1 $240.00
James Vissari
Su, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
9/19/2021-11/7/2021

Emerging Young Artists $250.00
Denise Dittmar
Su, 2:00 PM-4:30 PM
10/3/2021-11/21/2021

Workshops

Click below to see our workshops; 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.

Flower Painting Workshop $250.00
Walt Bartman
Sa, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
10/23/2021-10/24/2021

Pet Portrait Workshop $120.00
Ally Morgan
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
10/23/2021-10/23/2021

Abstracting the Landscape: Collage to Painting Workshop $195.00
Ann Schlesinger
Sa, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
10/23/2021-10/24/2021

Abstracting the Still Life/Interior Workshop $195.00
Ann Schlesinger
Sa, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
11/6/2021-11/7/2021

Pet Portrait Workshop $120.00
Ally Morgan
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
11/13/2021-11/13/2021

Encaustic & Mixed Media Painting $150.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Su, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
11/14/2021-11/14/2021

Small Paintings with Gouache, Watercolor and Acrylics $150.00
Joan Tycko
Sa, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
11/20/2021-11/21/2021

Figure Painting Weekend at Walt Bartman’s Tilghman Island Studio $300.00
Walt Bartman
Sa, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
11/20/2021-11/21/2021

Contemplative Flower Painting Workshop $178.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
Sa, 12:30 PM-4:30 PM
11/20/2021-11/21/2021

Landscape Painting Workshop on the Chesapeake Bay at Tilghman Island $250.00
Walt Bartman
F, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
10/15/2021-10/17/2021

https://reg126.imperisoft.com/glenechopark/ProgramDetail/3434393838/Registration.aspx

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!

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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