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

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One-Day Workshop: Discover the Barnes
On-Site / The Barnes Method

One-Day Workshop: Discover the Barnes

Tuesday, August 3, 10am – 4pm

This one-day workshop offers an introduction to the remarkable history and extraordinary collections of the Barnes Foundation.

One-Day Workshop: Discover the Barnes
On-Site / The Barnes Method

One-Day Workshop: Discover the Barnes

Tuesday, August 10, 10am – 4pm

This one-day workshop offers an introduction to the remarkable history and extraordinary collections of the Barnes Foundation.

Collection Concentration: Renoir Reconsidered
On-Site / The Barnes Method

Collection Concentration: Renoir Reconsidered

Tuesdays, September 14 – December 14, 1 – 4pm

With 179 paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir in the collection, the Barnes is the ideal place to learn about this important but often misunderstood artist.

The Elements of Art
On-Site / The Barnes Method

The Elements of Art

Tuesdays, September 14 – December 14, 6 – 9pm

Learn basic aesthetic principles and discover art’s communicative power by studying directly in the Barnes galleries.

Demuth, Hartley, Sexuality, and American Modernism
Online / On-Site / Art in Context

Demuth, Hartley, Sexuality, and American Modernism

Tuesdays, September 21 – October 12, 4 – 6:10pm

Trace the art and careers of Charles Demuth and Marsden Hartley against the backdrop of gay and lesbian history and visual culture.

The Decisions Artists Make
On-Site / Understanding Materials and Techniques

The Decisions Artists Make

Wednesdays, October 6 – October 27, 11am – 1pm

Explore how the creative choices made by artists communicate their vision and affect the viewer’s experience.

No Apologies: Suzanne Valadon
On-Site / Art in Context

No Apologies: Suzanne Valadon

Wednesdays, October 6 – October 27, 1 – 3pm

Explore the legacy of the radical French artist, and see how her work is still relevant and relatable today.

Poems and Paintings
On-Site / The Barnes Method

Poems and Paintings

Wednesdays, November 10 – December 8, 10am – 12pm

Discover analogies between the visual and the textual. Learn about the various strategies used by painters and writers to create imagery.

Decoding Barnes’s Ensembles
On-Site / The Barnes Method

Decoding Barnes’s Ensembles

Wednesdays, November 10 – December 8, 12 – 2pm

Get a better understanding of why Dr. Albert Barnes arranged his collection in such an unconventional way.