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 Winter Catalog

Yellow Barn Winter classes are listed below

The Yellow Barn Studio offers onsite and virtual classes

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.

Learn how we’re teaching online using Zoom

How to use Zoom

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

Walt Bartman Art Exhibition

Walt Bartman's artist talk flyer

Wren’s Nest Gallery

100-104 West Main Street

Middletown, MD

Gallery Hours Daily 12-5pm

Show closes February 13, 2022

Wren's Nest art show

THE YELLOW BARN GALLERY IS OPEN FOR SHOWS

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

Current Exhibitions

The 27th Annual Members Show is Online

Best in Show Winner
“Breakthough” by Charlotte Harron

2022 Exhibitions 

April 2-3 Walter Blackwell
April 9-10 Marthe McGrath
April 23-24 The Flower Portrait Show
April 30-May 1 Ann Schlesinger
May 7-8 Lily Kak
May 14-15 Walt Bartman’s 75th Birthday Show
May 28-29 Friends Memorial Day Drawing Show
June 4-5 Bill Johnson and Amanda Coelho
June 11-12 Friends Paint Out
June 25-26 Barbara Muth
August 6-7 Kathy Nelson
Sep 3-4 Friends Labor Day Small Works Show
Sep 10-11 Leni Paquet Morante
Oct 1-2 Danielle Bensky
Oct 8-9 Amy Fonville and Garine Magary
Oct 15-16 Ann Schlesinger – Jacob Memorial Show
Oct 22-23 The Gaithersburg Fine Artists
Oct 29-30 Leo Ramos
Nov 12-13 Karen Kate
Nov 19-20 James Vissari
Nov 26-27 Jenny Wilson
Dec 3-18 Annual Friends Members Show

Do you want to paint with your class at the Yellow Barn Studio?

We have in-person classes and workshops

IN-PERSON CLASSES
Onsite Painting From Photos $295.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
M, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
1/24/2022-3/21/2022
Onsite Pastel Painting $305.00
Leo Ramos
M, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/24/2022-3/21/2022
Onsite Still Life Painting $250.00
Leo Ramos
M, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/17/2022-3/28/2022
Onsite Figure Painting from a Live Model $325.00
Leo Ramos
M, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/17/2022-3/28/2022
Onsite Painting from Photos and Sketches $305.00
James Vissari
Tu, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
1/18/2022-3/15/2022
Onsite Abstract Expressionist Painting- Acrylic $330.00
Tory Cowles
Tu, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
1/25/2022-3/22/2022
Onsite Painting from Photos and Sketches $305.00
James Vissari
Tu, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/18/2022-3/15/2022
Onsite and Virtual Color, Composition and Design Mini-Session $150.00
Monica Pittman
Tu, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
2/15/2022-3/8/2022
Onsite Painting from Photos and Sketches $305.00
Leo Ramos
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/16/2022
Onsite and Virtual Painting Landscapes, Figures & Still Lifes $300.00
Walt Bartman
W, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/23/2022
Onsite Drawing 2 $285.00
Andrew Cashin
W, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/26/2022-3/23/2022
Onsite Basic Principles of Drawing $315.00
Leo Ramos
Th, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
1/20/2022-3/24/2022
Onsite Alla Prima Oil Painting: Intermediate to Advanced $315.00
Leo Ramos
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/20/2022-3/24/2022
Onsite Color Theory and Mixing $300.00
James Vissari
Th, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/27/2022-3/17/2022
Onsite Drawing and Painting $325.00
James Vissari
Th, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/27/2022-3/31/2022
Onsite Experimental Drawing: Intermediate to Advanced $315.00
Ann Schlesinger
F, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
1/21/2022-3/25/2022
Onsite Abstract Representation: Intermediate to Advanced $315.00
Ann Schlesinger
F, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/21/2022-3/25/2022
Onsite Figure Drawing $290.00
Eric Westbrook
Sa, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/22/2022-3/12/2022
Onsite Drawing 2 $285.00
Holly Buehler
Sa, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/22/2022-3/12/2022
Onsite Color Theory and Mixing $300.00
Holly Buehler
Su, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
1/23/2022-3/13/2022
Onsite Emerging Young Artists $290.00
Denise Dittmar
Su, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/23/2022-3/13/2022
Drawing and Painting $325
Andrew Cashin
Su, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/27/2022-3/31/2022
IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS
Onsite Encaustic & Mixed Media Painting Workshop $150.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Su, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
1/30/2022-1/30/2022
Onsite and Virtual Sunflower Painting Workshop $160.00
Monica Pittman
Sa-Su, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
2/12/2022-2/13/2022
Onsite Portrait Painting Workshop $350.00
Gavin Glakas
Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
2/26/2022-2/27/2022

FULL LIST OF WINTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

MONDAY

Onsite Painting From Photos $295.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
M, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
1/24/2022-3/21/2022
Virtual Landscape Painting Mondays $300.00
Walt Bartman
M, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/17/2022-3/21/2022
Virtual Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor $230.00
Vian Borchert
M, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
1/31/2022-3/21/2022
Virtual Exploring Watercolor $295.00
Michael Shibley
M, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/24/2022-3/14/2022
Onsite Pastel Painting $305.00
Leo Ramos
M, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/24/2022-3/21/2022
Virtual Creating Imaginative Paintings from Photos $295.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
M, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
1/24/2022-3/21/2022
Onsite Still Life Painting $250.00
Leo Ramos
M, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/17/2022-3/28/2022
Onsite Figure Painting from a Live Model $325.00
Leo Ramos
M, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/17/2022-3/28/2022
Virtual Finding Your Style in Watercolor $295.00
Michael Shibley
M, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/24/2022-3/14/2022

TUESDAY

Onsite Painting from Photos and Sketches $305.00
TBA
Tu, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
1/18/2022-3/15/2022
Onsite Abstract Expressionist Painting- Acrylic $330.00
Tory Cowles
Tu, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
1/25/2022-3/22/2022
Virtual Everyday Drawing $240.00
Margaret Lashley
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/18/2022-3/8/2022
Virtual Landscape Painting Tuesdays $300.00
Walt Bartman
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/18/2022-3/22/2022
Onsite Painting from Photos and Sketches $305.00
TBA
Tu, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/18/2022-3/15/2022
Virtual Drawing Perspective $240.00
Margaret Lashley
Tu, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
1/18/2022-3/8/2022
Virtual Approaching Abstract: Color & Texture $310.00
Ann Schlesinger
Tu, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/18/2022-3/22/2022
Virtual Portrait Painting $305.00
Eric Westbrook
Tu, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/18/2022-3/15/2022
Virtual Painting Flowers $245.00
Elisabeth Vismans
Tu, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/25/2022-3/15/2022
Virtual Portrait and Figure in the Interior or Landscape $325.00
Marcia Klioze
Tu, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
1/18/2022-3/8/2022
Virtual Winter Sunset Painting On Location $300.00
Walt Bartman
Tu, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
1/18/2022-3/22/2022
Onsite and Virtual Color, Composition and Design Mini-Session $150.00
Monica Pittman
Tu, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
2/15/2022-3/8/2022

WEDNESDAY

Virtual Explore Pastel Painting $150.00
Ann Wallace
W, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
1/19/2022-2/16/2022
Virtual Beginning Painting $240.00
Margaret Lashley
W, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/9/2022
Virtual Dynamic Pastels $310.00
Ann Schlesinger
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/23/2022
Virtual Flowing Watercolor $310.00
Bonny Lundy
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/23/2022
Onsite Painting from Photos and Sketches $305.00
Leo Ramos
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/16/2022
Virtual Landscape Painting from Photos & Other Sources $325.00
Eric Westbrook
W, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/16/2022
Virtual Approaching Abstract: Watercolor, Gouache & Collage $310.00
Ann Schlesinger
W, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/23/2022
Onsite and Virtual Painting Landscapes, Figures & Still Lifes $300.00
Walt Bartman
W, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/23/2022
Virtual More Fine Art of Colored Pencils $195.00
Lis Zadravec
W, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
1/19/2022-2/2/2022
Virtual Drawing & Painting: Face and Form $260.00
Denise Dittmar
W, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/16/2022
Virtual Intro to Watercolors and Gouache $270.00
Ally Morgan
W, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
1/19/2022-3/16/2022
Virtual Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $318.00
Gavin Glakas
W, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/23/2022
Onsite Drawing 2 $285.00
Andrew Cashin
W, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/26/2022-3/23/2022

THURSDAY

Virtual Gouache Watercolor, Watercolor, and Drawing $300.00
Walt Bartman
Th, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/20/2022-3/24/2022
Virtual Pastel Painting $170.00
Ann Wallace
Th, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
1/20/2022-2/17/2022

THURSDAY

Virtual Gouache Watercolor, Watercolor, and Drawing $300.00
Walt Bartman
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/20/2022-3/24/2022
Onsite Basic Principles of Drawing $315.00
Leo Ramos
Th, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
1/20/2022-3/24/2022
Onsite Alla Prima Oil Painting: Intermediate to Advanced $315.00
Leo Ramos
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/20/2022-3/24/2022
Virtual Paint Like Picasso Mini-Session $125.00
Elisabeth Vismans
Th, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
12/16/2021-1/13/2022
Virtual Landscape: Color and Light $310.00
Ann Schlesinger
Th, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/20/2022-3/24/2022
Onsite Color Theory and Mixing $300.00
TBA
Th, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/27/2022-3/17/2022
Virtual Teen Colored Pencils $195.00
Lis Zadravec
Th, 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
2/3/2022-2/24/2022
Virtual Acrylic Painting $295.00
Gita Mirshahi
Th, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/6/2022-2/24/2022
Virtual Mixed Media Approach to Portraits $270.00
Ally Morgan
Th, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
1/20/2022-3/17/2022
Onsite Drawing and Painting $325.00
TBA
Th, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/27/2022-3/31/2022

FRIDAY

Onsite Experimental Drawing: Intermediate to Advanced $315.00
Ann Schlesinger
F, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
1/21/2022-3/25/2022
Virtual Beginning and Intermediate Drawing $260.00
Vian Borchert
F, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
1/28/2022-3/18/2022
Onsite Abstract Representation: Intermediate to Advanced $315.00
Ann Schlesinger
F, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/21/2022-3/25/2022
Virtual Composition for Painting $256.00
Craig Amaral
F, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/21/2022-3/25/2022
Virtual Drawing & Mixed Media- Portraits & Animals Mini-Session $120.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
F, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
2/11/2022-2/25/2022
Virtual Art History: Americans in Paris Mini-Session $120.00
Irina Stotland
F, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
1/7/2022-1/21/2022

SATURDAY

Virtual Play With Abstraction $245.00
Elisabeth Vismans
Sa, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/22/2022-3/19/2022
Virtual Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $318.00
Gavin Glakas
Sa, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/22/2022-3/26/2022
Onsite Figure Drawing $290.00
Eric Westbrook
Sa, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/22/2022-3/12/2022
Onsite Drawing 2 $285.00
Holly Buehler
Sa, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/22/2022-3/12/2022
Virtual Acrylic Painting $295.00
Gita Mirshahi
Sa, 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
1/8/2022-2/26/2022

SUNDAY

Onsite Color Theory and Mixing $300.00
Holly Buehler
Su, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
1/23/2022-3/13/2022
Onsite Emerging Young Artists $290.00
Denise Dittmar
Su, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/23/2022-3/13/2022
Onsite Drawing and Painting $325
Andrew Cashin
Su, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/27/2022-3/31/2022

WORKSHOPS

Virtual Market and Brand Your Art Workshop $125.00
Kevin Berlin
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
1/22/2022-1/22/2022
Virtual Market and Brand Your Art Workshop $125.00
Kevin Berlin
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
2/5/2022-2/5/2022
Virtual Market and Brand Your Art Workshop $125.00
Kevin Berlin
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
2/12/2022-2/12/2022
Virtual Pet Portrait Workshop $90.00
Ally Morgan
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
2/19/2022-2/19/2022
Virtual Pet Portrait Workshop $90.00
Ally Morgan
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
3/19/2022-3/19/2022
Onsite Encaustic & Mixed Media Painting Workshop $150.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Su, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
1/30/2022-1/30/2022
Onsite and Virtual Sunflower Painting Workshop $160.00
Monica Pittman
Sa-Su, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
2/12/2022-2/13/2022
Virtual Composing the Still Life Workshop $250.00
Walt Bartman
Sa-Su, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
1/15/2022-1/16/2022
Virtual Learning to Work with Color Workshop $250.00
Walt Bartman
Sa-Su, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
2/12/2022-2/13/2022
Virtual Figure in the Landscape Painting Workshop $250.00
Walt Bartman
Sa-Su, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
2/26/2022-2/27/2022
Onsite Portrait Painting Workshop $350.00
Gavin Glakas
Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
2/26/2022-2/27/2022
Virtual Structures in Composition for Painting Workshop $120.00
Craig Amaral
Sa-Su, 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
1/8/2022-1/9/2022
Virtual Color Mixing for Painting Workshop $120.00
Craig Amaral
Sa-Su, 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
1/15/2022-1/16/2022

Personal critiques of your artwork by Walt 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

Winter Classes by the Day of the Week

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.

Virtual Painting From Photos $295.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
M, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
1/24/2022-3/21/2022

Virtual Landscape Painting Mondays $300.00
Walt Bartman
M, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/17/2022-3/21/2022

Virtual Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor $230.00
Vian Borchert
M, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
1/31/2022-3/21/2022

Virtual Exploring Watercolor $295.00
Michael Shibley
M, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/24/2022-3/14/2022

Onsite Pastel Painting $305.00
Leo Ramos
M, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/24/2022-3/21/2022

Virtual Creating Imaginative Paintings from Photos $295.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
M, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
1/24/2022-3/21/2022

Onsite Still-Life Painting $250.00
Leo Ramos
M, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/17/2022-3/28/2022

Onsite Figure Painting from a Live Model $325.00
Leo Ramos
M, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/17/2022-3/28/2022

Virtual Finding Your Style in Watercolor $295.00
Michael Shibley
M, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/24/2022-3/14/2022

Onsite Painting from Photos and Sketches $305.00
James Vissari
Tu, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
1/18/2022-3/15/2022

Onsite Abstract Expressionist Painting- Acrylic $330.00
Tory Cowles
Tu, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
1/25/2022-3/22/2022

Virtual Everyday Drawing $240.00
Margaret Lashley
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/18/2022-3/8/2022

Virtual Landscape Painting Tuesdays $300.00
Walt Bartman
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/18/2022-3/22/2022

Onsite Painting from Photos and Sketches $305.00
James Vissari
Tu, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/18/2022-3/15/2022

Virtual Drawing Perspective $240.00
Margaret Lashley
Tu, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
1/18/2022-3/8/2022

Virtual Approaching Abstract: Color & Texture $310.00
Ann Schlesinger
Tu, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/18/2022-3/22/2022

Virtual Portrait Painting $305.00
Eric Westbrook
Tu, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/18/2022-3/15/2022

Virtual Painting Flowers $245.00
Elisabeth Vismans
Tu, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/25/2022-3/15/2022

Virtual Portrait and Figure in the Interior or Landscape $325.00
Marcia Klioze
Tu, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
1/18/2022-3/8/2022

Virtual and Offsite Winter Sunset Painting On Location $300.00
Walt Bartman
Tu, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
1/18/2022-3/22/2022

Onsite and Virtual Color, Composition and Design Mini-Session $150.00
Monica Pittman
Tu, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
2/15/2022-3/8/2022

Virtual Explore Pastel Painting $150.00
Ann Wallace
W, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
1/19/2022-2/16/2022

Virtual Beginning Painting $240.00
Maragaret Lashley
W, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/9/2022

Virtual Dynamic Pastels $310.00
Ann Schlesinger
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/23/2022

Virtual Flowing Watercolor $310.00
Bonny Lundy
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/23/2022

Onsite Painting from Photos and Sketches $305.00
Leo Ramos
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/16/2022

Onsite Landscape Painting from Photos & Other Sources $325.00
Eric Westbrook
W, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/16/2022

Virtual Approaching Abstract: Watercolor, Gouache & Collage $310.00
Ann Schlesinger
W, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/23/2022

Onsite and Virtual Painting Landscapes, Figures & Still Lifes $300.00
Walt Bartman
W, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/23/2022

Virtual More Fine Art of Colored Pencils $195.00
Lis Zadravec
W, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
1/19/2022-2/2/2022

Virtual Drawing & Painting: Face and Form $260.00
Denise Dittmar
W, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/16/2022

Virtual Intro to Watercolors and Gouache $270.00
Ally Morgan
W, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
1/19/2022-3/16/2022

Virtual Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $318.00
Gavin Glakas
W, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/19/2022-3/23/2022

Onsite Drawing 2 $285.00
Andrew Cashin
W, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/26/2022-3/23/2022

Virtual Pastel Painting $170.00
Ann Wallace
Th, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
1/20/2022-2/17/2022

Onsite Basic Principles of Drawing $315.00
Leo Ramos
Th, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
1/20/2022-3/24/2022

Virtual Gouache Watercolor, Watercolor, and Drawing $300.00
Walt Bartman
Th, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/20/2022-3/24/2022

Onsite Alla Prima Oil Painting: Intermediate to Advanced $315.00
Leo Ramos
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/20/2022-3/24/2022

Virtual Gouache Watercolor, Watercolor, and Drawing $300.00
Walt Bartman
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/20/2022-3/24/2022

Virtual Paint Like Picasso Mini-Session $125.00
Elisabeth Vismans
Th, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
12/16/2021-1/13/2022

Virtual Landscape: Color and Light $310.00
Ann Schlesinger
Th, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/20/2022-3/24/2022

Onsite Color Theory and Mixing $300.00
James Vissari
Th, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/27/2022-3/17/2022

Virtual Teen Colored Pencils $195.00
Lis Zadravec
Th, 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
2/3/2022-2/24/2022

Virtual Acrylic Painting $295.00
Gita Mirshahi
Th, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/6/2022-2/24/2022

Virtual Mixed Media Approach to Portraits $270.00
Ally Morgan
Th, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
1/20/2022-3/17/2022

Onsite Drawing and Painting $325.00
James Vissari
Th, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/27/2022-3/31/2022

Onsite Experimental Drawing: Intermediate to Advanced $315.00
Ann Schlesinger
F, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
1/21/2022-3/25/2022

Virtual Beginning and Intermediate Drawing $260.00
Vian Borchert
F, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
1/28/2022-3/18/2022

Onsite Abstract Representation: Intermediate to Advanced $315.00
Ann Schlesinger
F, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/21/2022-3/25/2022

Virtual Composition for Painting $256.00
Craig Amaral
F, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/21/2022-3/25/2022

Virtual Drawing & Mixed Media- Portraits & Animals Mini-Session $120.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
F, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
2/11/2022-2/25/2022

Virtual Art History: Americans in Paris Mini-Session $120.00
Irina Stotland
F, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
1/7/2022-1/21/2022

Virtual Play With Abstraction $245.00
Elisabeth Vismans
Sa, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/22/2022-3/19/2022

Virtual Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $318.00
Gavin Glakas
Sa, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/22/2022-3/26/2022

Onsite Figure Drawing $290.00
Eric Westbrook
Sa, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/22/2022-3/12/2022

Onsite Drawing 2 $285.00
Holly Buehler
Sa, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/22/2022-3/12/2022

Virtual Acrylic Painting $295.00
Gita Mirshahi
Sa, 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
1/8/2022-2/26/2022

Onsite Color Theory and Mixing $300.00
Holly Buehler
Su, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
1/23/2022-3/13/2022

Onsite Emerging Young Artists $290.00
Denise Dittmar
Su, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/23/2022-3/13/2022

Drawing and Painting $325
Andrew Cashin
Su, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/27/2022-3/31/2022

Workshops by the Day of the Week

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.

Virtual Market and Brand Your Art Workshop $125.00
Kevin Berlin
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
1/22/2022-1/22/2022

Virtual Market and Brand Your Art Workshop $125.00
Kevin Berlin
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
2/5/2022-2/5/2022

Virtual Market and Brand Your Art Workshop $125.00
Kevin Berlin
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
2/12/2022-2/12/2022

Virtual Pet Portrait Workshop $90.00
Ally Morgan
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
2/19/2022-2/19/2022

Virtual Pet Portrait Workshop $90.00
Ally Morgan
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
3/19/2022-3/19/2022

Onsite Encaustic & Mixed Media Painting Workshop $150.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Su, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
1/30/2022-1/30/2022

Onsite and Virtual Sunflower Painting Workshop $160.00
Monica Pittman
Sa-Su, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
2/12/2022-2/13/2022

Virtual Composing the Still Life Workshop $250.00
Walt Bartman
Sa-Su, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
1/15/2022-1/16/2022

Virtual Learning to Work with Color Workshop $250.00
Walt Bartman
Sa-Su, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
2/12/2022-2/13/2022

Virtual Figure in the Landscape Painting Workshop $250.00
Walt Bartman
Sa-Su, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
2/26/2022-2/27/2022

Onsite Portrait Painting Workshop $350.00
Gavin Glakas
Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
2/26/2022-2/27/2022

Virtual Structures in Composition for Painting Workshop $120.00
Craig Amaral
Sa-Su, 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
1/8/2022-1/9/2022

Virtual Color Mixing for Painting Workshop $120.00
Craig Amaral
Sa-Su, 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
1/15/2022-1/16/2022

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 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

OUR DRAWING AND WATER-BASED MEDIA 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.

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