Skip to content Skip to footer

Take a Class

We're now offering a greater number of art classes, at a lower cost. We also have need-based scholarships to help make art accessible for everyone.

Apply for Scholarship


Horticulture Certificate Program

Wednesday, September 6 – Monday, May 7
Our three-year certificate program covers horticultural science, methods, and design.
Understanding Materials and Techniques

Sculpture from the Inside Out: The Techniques of Sculpture

Saturdays, September 9 – September 30, 11am
Explore the rich variety of sculpture and learn the technique behind its construction.
Art in Context

Native North American Art

Monday, September 11 – Monday, October 9
In the early 20th century, southwestern Native American art held a special attraction for American collectors, including Dr. Albert Barnes.
Art in Context

Women Artists through the Lens of History

Tuesday, September 12 – Tuesday, December 19
Why are women artists underrepresented in museum collections? Learn how the socioeconomic conditions of the times suppressed the creativity of talented women.
Art in Context

Les Artistes et leurs musées sur la Côte d’Azur*

Tuesday, September 12 – Tuesday, October 10
Ce cours examine la vie et le travail des grands artistes du XXe siècle—Chagall, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir—dont les noms sont associés à l'art du Riviera. *Taught in French.
The Barnes Method

The Traditions of Art

Tuesday, September 12 – Tuesday, December 19
Focusing on developments in Western European art, this class looks at the evolution of modern art in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Barnes Method

Learning to See

Tuesday, September 12 – Tuesday, October 24
In a contemporary art world filled with conceptual art and installations, why do paintings continue to hold our interest?
The Barnes Method

Collections Concentration: American Art in the Barnes Foundation

Tuesday, September 12 – Tuesday, December 19
Study the many manifestations of American arts at the Barnes and come to a broader understanding of what is “American” about American art.
Art in Context

Matisse: In Color and Light

Tuesday, September 12 – Tuesday, December 19
This class studies Matisse’s extraordinary life, which followed a trajectory from darkness into light and color.

Floral Design

Thursdays, September 14 – September 28, 10am
Learn how to create a seasonal centerpiece, floral jewelry, hand-tied bouquets, and small wearable floral accents
Art in Context

Abstract Expressionism

Monday, September 18 – Monday, October 16
This four-session class surveys important artists and works from this movement.
Understanding Materials and Techniques

The Foundations of Drawing

Tuesdays, September 19 – October 17, 6pm
Examine the styles, history, and practice of drawing used by artists represented in the collection.
The Barnes Method

Decoding Barnes’s Ensembles

Monday, September 25 – Monday, December 18
Learn to better understand Dr. Barnes’s unusual wall groupings, known as “ensembles.”
Art in Context

Early 20th-Century Art and Music

Monday, October 23 – Monday, November 13
Taught by an art historian and two classically trained musicians, this course analyzes the relationships between early modern painting and music.
Understanding Materials and Techniques

Making Visible: The Color of the Creative Act

Tuesday, October 24 – Tuesday, November 14
Analyze the key steps that impact and shape both the starting point and, ultimately, the end result of the creation of a work of art.
The Barnes Method

The Art of Paul Cézanne

Tuesday, October 31 – Tuesday, December 5
What was it about Cézanne’s painting that inspired generations of artists?
Art in Context

Impressionism at the Barnes

Monday, November 20 – Monday, December 11
This course will survey the movement’s stylistic innovations and major proponents through the unparalleled lens of Dr. Barnes's collection.
Art in Context

Kiefer in Context

Mondays, November 20 – December 11, 6pm
Animated by pieces in the Kiefer Rodin exhibition, this seminar will equip participants to engage Kiefer’s work in all its complexity.
Art in Context

The Art of Sculpture

Tuesday, November 21 – Tuesday, December 12
Through the Kiefer Rodin exhibition, which presents one artistic titan’s homage to an earlier one, we explore an art form that appears throughout the Barnes collection.

Introduction to Plant Taxonomy

Thursdays, November 30 – December 14, 10am
This short course is ideal for hobby gardeners as well as for students interested in the relationships between plants and their names.

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Saturdays, December 2, 9am
This class offers simple techniques to transform a selection of fresh-cut evergreens, pods, cones, and berries into a festive wreath.