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Art & Aesthetics

Art & Aesthetics

Barnes instructor John Gatti
Ryan Donnell Photography

The Barnes Foundation offers a progressive approach to learning. Using an inquiry-based method, students of all ages are encouraged to develop their visual and analytical skills under the direction of dedicated instructors. In all Barnes courses, students debate, exchange ideas, and engage in the discovery of new ways of seeing and thinking. 


We offer a variety of workshops this summer that range from 1–4 days. Learn more

Semester Courses

Take a 14-week course at the Barnes this fall. Learn more

Year-Long Courses

You can take courses individually or as part of the certificate program. Learn more


Register for courses or workshops by phone: 215.278.7300.

Act 48

Through its partnership with the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership, Barnes courses can be certified for Act 48 continuing education credits.

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