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Why take an online class at the Barnes?

  • Our online classes are conducted live, which means you can engage with your instructor and with fellow students.
  • We use state-of-the-art technology that allows you to zoom in closely and see details that can’t be experienced in person—down to the individual brushstroke.
  • Topics change continually and are taught by experts from all over the world.
  • Can’t attend a live session? Online classes are recorded for access later. Learn more about Barnes classes.

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These traditional courses, derived from the teachings of Albert Barnes and Violette de Mazia, focus on formal analysis and direct visual engagement with works of art. In this method, close looking at art helps build critical-thinking skills that can be carried beyond the Barnes.

Learning to See
Online / Barnes Method

Learning to See

Tuesday, August 15, 10am – 4pm

In a world filled with conceptual art and installations, why do paintings continue to hold our interest? Instructor: Kaelin Jewell