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.

Tania Kaddeche and Brett Marston

May 21-22, 2022
Saturday 12-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM

Reception Saturday 5-7 PM

2022 Exhibitions 

May 28-29 Friends Memorial Day Small Works Show
June 4-5 Bill Johnson and Amanda Coelho
June 11-12 Friends Paint Out
June 25-26 Barbara Muth
Jul 9-10 Cathy Grubman, and John Lom
August 6-7 Kathy Nelson
August 13-14 Kim Yourick
Sep 3-4 Friends Labor Day Drawing Show
Sep 10-11 Leni Paquet Morante
Sep 17-18 Jenny Klein, PD Klein, and Sue Barnes
Sep 24-25 Pam Michaels
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 Drawing Perspective: Buildings $150.00
Margaret Lashley
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
5/31/2022-6/28/2022
Virtual Basic Principles of Landscape Painting Mini-Session $100.00
Walt Bartman
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
7/5/2022-7/19/2022
Online Pastel and Gouache Painting $240.00
Ann Wallace
Tue, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
6/14/2022-8/2/2022
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 Basic Principles of Landscape Painting 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 Everyday Drawing $210.00
Margaret Lashley
Tu, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
5/31/2022-7/12/2022
Virtual Art History: The Realist Interlude in French and Dutch Painting $100.00
Erich Keel
Tu, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
5/31/2022-6/28/2022
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

Online Exploring Pastels $240.00
Ann Wallace
W, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
6/15/2022-8/3/2022
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
NEW ONSITE CLASS!
Onsite Alla Prima: Still Life Oil Painting $180.00
Dipali Rabadiya
Wednesday, 1-3:30 pm
5/25/2022-6/29/2022
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 Dazzling Colored Pencil Realism Mini-Session $145.00
Lis Zadravec
W, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
6/8/2022-6/22/2022
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
Drawing Comics $120.00
Utku Yavasca
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
6/16/2022-7/7/2022
Virtual Creating with Light: Drawing on Our Virtues Mini Session $120.00
Renee Sandell
Th, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
5/5/2022-5/26/2022
Virtual Realistic Abstraction in Drawing & Painting $135.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Th, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
6/30/2022-7/21/2022
Virtual Mixed Media Approach to Portraiture $305.00
Ally Morgan
Th, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
4/28/2022-6/30/2022
Virtual Acrylic Painting Mini-Session $140.00
Gita Mirshahi
Th, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
6/23/2022-7/14/2022

FRIDAY CLASSES

NEW ONSITE CLASS!
Onsite Dynamic Figure Drawing: The Expressive Gesture $318.00
Samantha Stover
Friday, 10am-12:30pm
5/20/2022-7/22/2022
Virtual Paul Gauguin: Style and Meaning   $120.00
Irina Stotland
F, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
5/6/2022-5/20/2022
NEW ONSITE CLASS!
Onsite Pastel Figure Drawing: Sketch to Finish $318.00
Samantha Stover
Friday, 1-3:30pm
5/20/2022-7/22/2022
Offsite and Virtual Nocturne Painting $300.00
Craig Amaral
F, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
5/13/2022-7/15/2022

SATURDAY CLASSES

Virtual Introduction to Digital Painting with Procreate $270.00
Penny Mause
Sa, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
5/7/2022-7/2/2022
Onsite Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $175.00
Gavin Glakas
Sa, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
7/2/2022-7/30/2022
Virtual Acrylic Painting Mini-Session $140.00
Gita Mirshahi
Sa, 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
6/25/2022-7/16/2022

SUNDAY CLASSES

Onsite Color Theory and Color Mixing Mini-Session $135.00
Holly Buehler
Su, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
6/19/2022-7/17/2022. No class 7/3/2022
Onsite Drawing and Painting $150.00
Sarah Spector
Sunday, 4-6:30 pm
4/24/2022-5/22/2022

WORKSHOPS AND WEEK-LONG MINI-SESSIONS

MONDAY
Virtual Visual Fitness: Intensive Creativity Workout Workshop $90.00
Renee Sandell
M, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
6/6/2022-6/6/2022
WEDNESDAY
FRIDAY-SUNDAY
Offsite Paint the Chesapeake Bay at Tilghman Island Workshop $250.00
Walt Bartman
F,Sa,Su, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
6/3/2022-6/5/2022
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
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
Virtual Visual Fitness: Intensive Creativity Workout Workshop $90.00
Renee Sandell
Sa, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
5/21/2022-5/21/2022
Offsite Lockhouse Painting Workshop $160.00
Monica Pittman
Sa, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
6/11/2022-6/18/2022
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 Visual Fitness: Intensive Creativity Workout Workshop $90.00
Renee Sandell
Sa, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
8/13/2022-8/13/2022
Virtual Learn to Paint the Nose Workshop $95.00
Kevin Berlin
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
5/7/2022-5/7/2022
Virtual Pet Portrait Workshop $90.00
Ally Morgan
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
5/14/2022-5/14/2022
Virtual Basics of Portrait Painting Workshop $95.00
Kevin Berlin
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
5/21/2022-5/21/2022
Virtual Basics of Portrait Painting Workshop $95.00
Kevin Berlin
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
6/4/2022-6/4/2022
Offsite Drawing Treasure Hunt: Seeing More Workshop $75.00
Renee Sandell
Sa, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
6/11/2022-6/11/2022
Virtual Pet Portrait Workshop $90.00
Ally Morgan
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
6/11/2022-6/11/2022
Virtual How to Market and Brand Your Art Workshop $95.00
Kevin Berlin
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
6/18/2022-6/18/2022
Offsite Cow Painting Workshop in Middletown Valley $250.00
Walt Bartman
Sa,Su, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
6/18/2022-6/19/2022
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
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
Onsite Contemplative Flower Painting Workshop $178.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
Sa,Su, 12:30 PM-4:30 PM
6/25/2022-6/26/2022
Onsite Encaustic & Mixed Media Painting Workshop $165.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Su, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
7/31/2022-7/31/2022
WEEK-LONG MINI-SESSIONS
Virtual Portrait Painting from Photos Week $225.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
M,Tu,W,Th,F, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
6/6/2022-6/10/2022
Onsite Mastering the Art of Color Mixing Week $225.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
M,Tu,W,Th,F, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
6/20/2022-6/24/2022

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
WEDNESDAY
Onsite Painting from Photos and Sketches $325.00
Leo Ramos
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
4/30/2022-6/22/2022
NEW ONSITE CLASS!
Onsite Alla Prima: Still Life Oil Painting  $180.00
Dipali Rabadiya
Wednesday, 1-3:30 pm
05/04/2022-06/08/2022
Onsite Painting from Photos and Sketches $325.00
Leo Ramos
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
7/13/2022-9/7/2022
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
FRIDAY
NEW ONSITE CLASS!
Onsite Dynamic Figure Drawing: The Expressive Gesture $318.00
Samantha Stover
Friday, 10am-12:30pm
5/20/2022-7/22/2022
NEW ONSITE CLASS!
Onsite Pastel Figure Drawing: Sketch to Finish $318.00
Samantha Stover
Friday, 1-3:30pm
5/20/2022-7/22/2022
SATURDAY
Onsite Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $245.00
Gavin Glakas
Sa, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
4/30/2022-6/18/2022
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
Onsite Color Theory and Color Mixing Mini-Session $135.00
Holly Buehler
Su, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
6/19/2022-7/17/2022. No class 7/3/2022
Onsite Drawing and Painting $150.00
Sarah Spector
Sunday, 4-6:30 pm
4/24/2022-5/22/2022

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

Onsite Mastering the Art of Color Mixing Week $225.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
M,Tu,W,Th,F, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
6/20/2022-6/24/2022
Offsite Paint the Chesapeake Bay at Tilghman Island Workshop $250.00
Walt Bartman
F,Sa,Su, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
6/3/2022-6/5/2022
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
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
Offsite Lockhouse Painting Workshop $160.00
Monica Pittman
Sa, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
6/11/2022-6/18/2022
Offsite Drawing Treasure Hunt: Seeing More Workshop $75.00
Renee Sandell
Sa, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
6/11/2022-6/11/2022
Onsite Contemplative Flower Painting Workshop $178.00
Maud Taber-Thomas
Sa,Su, 12:30 PM-4:30 PM
6/25/2022-6/26/2022
Onsite Encaustic & Mixed Media Painting Workshop $165.00
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Su, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
7/31/2022-7/31/2022

Spring 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 Drawing Perspective: Buildings $150.00
Margaret Lashley
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
5/31/2022-6/28/2022

Virtual Everyday Drawing $210.00
Margaret Lashley
Tu, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
5/31/2022-7/12/2022

Virtual Finish Your Painting $298.00
Eric Westbrook
Tu, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
7/12/2022-8/30/2022

Virtual Art History: The Realist Interlude in French and Dutch Painting $100.00
Erich Keel
Tu, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
5/31/2022-6/28/2022

Onsite Painting from Photos and Sketches $325.00
Leo Ramos
W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
4/30/2022-6/22/2022

Drawing Comics $120.00
Utku Yavasca
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
6/16/2022-7/7/2022

Virtual Creating with Light: Drawing on Our Virtues Mini Session $120.00
Renee Sandell
Th, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
5/5/2022-5/26/2022

Virtual Paul Gauguin: Style and Meaning $120.00
Irina Stotland
F, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
5/6/2022-5/20/2022

Offsite and Virtual Nocturne Painting $300.00
Craig Amaral
F, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
5/13/2022-7/15/2022

Onsite Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting $245.00
Gavin Glakas
Sa, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
4/30/2022-6/18/2022

Virtual Introduction to Digital Painting with Procreate $270.00
Penny Mause
Sa, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
5/7/2022-7/2/2022

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 Spring Break Wildlife at Night Colored Pencil Workshop $75.00
Lis Zadravec
W, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
4/13/2022-4/13/2022

Sunflowers for Ukraine Painting Workshop $100.00
Monica Pittman
Sa, 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
4/2/2022-4/2/2022

Virtual Visual Fitness: Intensive Creativity Workout Workshop $90.00
Renee Sandell
Sa, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
5/21/2022-5/21/2022

Virtual Learn to Paint the Eyes Workshop $95.00
Kevin Berlin
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
4/16/2022-4/16/2022

Intuitive Painting Workshop $155.00
Elisabeth Vismans
Sa, 10:00 AM-4 PM
4/23/2022-4/23/2022

Virtual Learn to Paint the Mouth Workshop $95.00
Kevin Berlin
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
4/30/2022-4/30/2022

Virtual Learn to Paint the Nose Workshop $95.00
Kevin Berlin
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
5/7/2022-5/7/2022

Virtual Pet Portrait Workshop $90.00
Ally Morgan
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
5/14/2022-5/14/2022

Virtual Basics of Portrait Painting Workshop $95.00
Kevin Berlin
Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
5/21/2022-5/21/2022

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Virtual Introduction to Digital Painting with Procreate Workshop $120.00
Penny Mause
Sa,Su, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
4/16/2022-4/17/2022

Virtual Flower Painting Workshop $250.00
Walt Bartman
Sa,Su, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
4/30/2022-5/1/2022

Virtual Figure in the Landscape Painting Workshop $250.00
Walt Bartman
Sa,Su, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
5/21/2022-5/22/2022

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.

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