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Study art history and art appreciation at the Barnes, a leader in art education for nearly 100 years. Our classes take place online and on-site, with new courses on a diverse array of topics curated monthly. Barnes members receive a 10% discount. Online classes make great gifts.

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Learning to See
Online / On-Site / The Barnes Method

Learning to See

Tuesdays, February 1 – February 22, 1 – 3pm

Learn how to see like an artist and better understand how painters, sculptors, and other creators express their unique experiences of the world.

Introduction to Color Theory
On-Site / Understanding Materials and Techniques

Introduction to Color Theory

Wednesdays, February 2 – February 23, 11am – 1pm

Learn about basic color theory by studying paintings in the Barnes collection and watching demonstrations led by a practicing artist.

American Modernism in the Southwest: O’Keeffe to Peña
Online / On-Site / Art in Context

American Modernism in the Southwest: O’Keeffe to Peña

Thursdays, February 3 – February 24, 1 – 3pm

In the early 1900s, modernist painters like Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley found inspiration in the American Southwest's natural beauty and Indigenous culture.

Seeing Cézanne
On-Site / Art in Context

Seeing Cézanne

Tuesdays, March 1 – March 22, 2 – 4pm

It has been said that Cezanne’s art expresses the process of seeing. What does that mean?

Salvador Dalí: Surrealism and Beyond
Online / On-Site / Art in Context

Salvador Dalí: Surrealism and Beyond

Wednesdays, March 16 – April 6, 1 – 3pm

This course explores Dalí’s dazzling, often shocking imagery through a diverse range of media spanning over 60 years.

Water, Wind, Breath: Southwest Native Art in Community
On-Site / Art in Context

Water, Wind, Breath: Southwest Native Art in Community

Mondays, March 21 – April 11, 6 – 8pm

Explore the histories of the Native objects in the collection, including Pueblo water jars, colorful Navajo blankets, and hand-wrought silver jewelry.