The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, which operates in cooperation with the National Park Service and The Glen Echo Partnership for Arts & Culture, is one of the anchor residences of Glen Echo Park, Maryland. The Yellow Barn was founded in 1994 by Walter Bartman, a nationally recognized teacher and artist who aimed to establish a community of artists. The mission of the Yellow Barn is to provide opportunities to artists of all ages and backgrounds to grow as artists, work in collaboration, and show and sell artwork.
The Yellow Barn accomplishes its mission by offering art classes and workshops throughout the year to students of all levels and abilities. The studio provides a favorable, friendly and encouraging atmosphere in which to learn, explore, and grow. Walter Bartman, resident artist and Director of the Yellow Barn, has assembled a team of dedicated, accomplished, and qualified instructors to complement the programs and classes offered at the Yellow Barn.
The Yellow Barn prides itself on its diverse philosophy of its faculty. Each member brings years of experience successfully working with students. These instructors are chosen for their artistic and educational expertise. They are experts in their fields. They teach a wide range of classes in Oils, Acrylics, Watercolor, and Drawing.
The Yellow Barn has been a great success. Over 9000 students have taken classes and workshops through the studio since 1994. Today there are more than 700 members who support, through their donations and membership fees, the vision that Walter Bartman has initiated.