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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 classes, with new courses curated monthly. Need-based scholarships available. Online classes make great gifts.

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Taught by conservators and artists, classes in this category explore the physical aspects of how art is made. You will look closely at artistic materials, techniques, and processes, all of which are essential to understanding how art produces meaning.

Online Class: Conservation Challenges: Abstract Expressionism
Materials and Techniques / Online

Online Class: Conservation Challenges: Abstract Expressionism

Thursdays, April 8–29, 6 – 8:10pm

The abstract expressionists experimented with unconventional materials and techniques—learn how these works are treated and preserved from professional conservators.

Online Class: Soutine’s Technique: A Close Look
Materials and Techniques / Online

Online Class: Soutine’s Technique: A Close Look

Wednesdays, May 5–26, 2 – 4:10pm

Focus on the working methods of Chaïm Soutine in this course co-taught by an art historian and conservator.