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Tuesdays 1pm-2pm

Suggested Donation of $5

Are you tired of working alone and longing to get some insight from others on your Art Work?
The Art Barn is sponsoring a once a week Virtual Review.
Join Julia Holmaas by video conference call and share your recent work. We will look at the paintings together and talk about what works and what could be improved. The painting should be recent work done at home either from life or reference photos.
Respond to Julia at via email. She will then send you the link to join via Google Meet along with information on what to expect and how to prepare for the meeting.

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Experience art teacher Linda Weigel created art lessons and prompts to help develop skills and creativity. Her lessons engage students by teaching them to use their imagination while focussing on vital art theory. These lessons are available through our site simply by clicking the link below.



Intermediate/ Advanced Pastel Class via Zoom, Combination Demos and Critiques with Mary Ann Pals

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm 

January 20- February 10 


$80 /4 weeks

Join Mary Ann via Zoom as she demonstrates detailed pastel techniques while developing her own artwork from her home studio week by week, and also receive formal written and verbal critiques of individual pastel projects.  Students can choose their own projects or ones provided by Mary Ann.  During the first class, help will be given to each student in choosing a reference photo that has a sound composition, attractive light/dark contrast, and color harmonies.  Students will then work at their own pace outside of class and email their progress pictures to Mary Ann each week for a formal critique during each subsequent class session.

Fun with Watercolor with Julia Holmaas

Mondays, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Session 1: Feb. 1-22

Session 2: Mar 1-22

Session 3: Mar 29- Apr 19

Session 4: May 3-24

$99/4 weeks

Ages 18+

Paint together and learn how to paint bold vivid watercolors with guidance from Julia Holmaas. Advanced beginners as well as advanced students will paint together in the safety of their own homes. The class will take a tutorial approach, each week concepts will be reviewed, the basics of color mixing, wet and dry techniques, elements of design and composition will be addressed.

This will be a collaborative endeavor with student input as to the subject matter. We will paint landscapes and still lifes together. A suggested supply list will be provided if desired by participants. 


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