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New Students Get 10% Off a Barnes Class

Art is a powerful agent for learning, personal growth, and social progress. We’ve been teaching people from all walks of life to think critically and see the world differently through art inside our galleries for 100 years. Now, with our innovative, user-friendly technology, we’re able to bring our unique teaching method to all corners of the world in a singularly immersive experience. When you take an online class with one of our expert instructors, you’ll not only increase your understanding of art, you’ll also build a sense of community with fellow art lovers and deepen your appreciation for cultures and histories you may not know.

Scholarships available. Check out our FAQs for more information on online classes. Barnes classes also make great gifts.

For a limited time, get 10% off your first class. Simply enter code NEWSTUDENT at checkout.

Upcoming Online Classes


Photography and Painting

Thursdays, January 4 – January 25, 6 – 8pm
Explore how painting was irrevocably changed by the invention of photography. Instructor: Michael Williamson


Charles Demuth: The Erotic Watercolors

Mondays, January 8 – January 29, 6 – 8pm
Examine works by Demuth that explore his identity as an openly gay artist. Instructor: Ty Vanover


Mysticism, Spirituality, and Modern Art

Wednesdays, January 10 – January 31, 6 – 8pm
Learn how spiritual ideas and mystical experiences influenced painters in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Instructor: Roksana Filipowska


The Art and Architecture of the Islamic World

Thursdays, February 1 – February 22, 12 – 2pm
An introduction to Islamic art and architecture, focusing on key objects and their social and political contexts. Instructor: Emily Neumeier


The Techniques of Color in Modern Painting

Mondays, February 5 – February 26, 6 – 8pm
Explore the materials and approaches that made impressionism, post-impressionism, fauvism, and early modernism such groundbreaking movements. Instructor: Al Gury


Post-Impressionism in the Barnes

Tuesdays, February 6 – February 27, 4 – 6pm
Learn about the radical generation of artists that emerged from the dissolution of the impressionist group. Instructor: Christa DiMarco


The Impressionists: Friends and Family

Wednesdays, February 7 – February 28, 4 – 6pm
This course is a deep dive into the history and activities of the impressionist group and the deep bonds of its members. Instructor: Caterina Y. Pierre