Art Classes

Art Classes

The Barnes-de Mazia Education Program offers a progressive approach to learning. Using an inquiry-based method, students of all ages are encouraged to develop their visual and analytical skills under the direction of dedicated instructors. In all Barnes courses, students debate, exchange ideas, and engage in the discovery of new ways of seeing and thinking. 


Whether you are new to education programs at the Barnes, or a continuing student, our workshops are a great way to sample a wide range of art and horticulture classes. Learn more

Semester Courses

Interested in a deeper understanding of Dr. Barnes's approach to education? Immerse yourself in a 14-week course, and emerge with a whole new way of seeing and thinking. Learn more

Year-Long Courses

These rich courses are derived from the original curriculum of the Barnes Foundation. Students who successfully complete the sequence of the Visual Literacy, Traditions, and Ensemble/Seminar courses receive a certificate and are enrolled in the Barnes Alumni Association. Learn more


The Barnes Foundation is proud to sponsor classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Temple University in Philadelphia and the University of Delaware in Wilmington. Learn more


Register for courses or workshops by phone: 215.278.7300.

Act 48

Through its partnership with the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership, Barnes courses can be certified for 15 credit hours of Act 48 continuing education credits.