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About the Program

This special track offers an immersion in the Barnes method and an introduction to other interpretive approaches.

The Barnes-de Mazia Certificate Program is appropriate for anyone interested in a structured learning experience in the arts or a credential representing the completion of a rigorous course of study from a respected educational institution. The program is also ideal for anyone interested in pursuing a certificate for professional or personal growth. A college degree is not required, and a majority of our students with degrees have completed them in fields unrelated to the arts.

Students may finish the certificate program at their own pace: there is no deadline for completing it, and courses can be taken in any order. Students who take one course each semester can earn the certificate in two years, although some take several classes at once, completing the certificate sooner.

  • The Elements of Art (14 weeks) - The Barnes Method
  • The Traditions of Art (14 weeks) - The Barnes Method (offered in fall 2021)
  • Collections Concentration (14 weeks) - The Barnes Method
  • One 4-week class - Understanding Materials and Techniques
  • One 4-week class - Art in Context

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Barnes-de Mazia Certificate Program Scholarships

The Barnes has received important support to establish the Violette de Mazia Scholarship Program and the Richard J. Wattenmaker Scholarship Fund. We are most grateful to the donors who have made this possible.

Scholarships are available for semester-long courses as well as individual short courses. Apply here.

Scholarships to Barnes-de Mazia adult education courses are made possible, in part, by generous support from Betsy Z. and Edward E. Cohen and the Dina Wind Art Foundation.