Art Class

I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Art Classes

I’ll be the first to say that starting to paint is scary. Maybe you’ve been thinking for years to pick up a paint brush. Or maybe you’ve just accepted that you are not creative. Ooohh those stick figures!

But don’t sweat it. I’ve got you! You are born creative just like everybody else. YES you are!

I’ve worked with many students who were apprehensive in the beginning and quickly started to enjoy the benefits of creating from a state of enjoyment.

The world is your canvas



Make it as fun or as serious as you like.


All classes are fun and full of learning experiences.


Virtual Fall Classes
Yellow Barn - Glen Echo

Play with Abstraction: (8 weeks) September 29-November 17

Paint like Richard Diebenkorn:  (4 weeks) October 13 – November 3

Paint like Willem De Kooning: (4 weeks) October 21 – November 11

Elisabeth Vismans

oil on canvas (18×36″)

(6 weeks) October 13 – November 17

Interview about my work and teaching style. Interviewer is Walter Bartman, founder and Director of the Yellow Barn.

You don’t have to live in the vicinity of Washington-DC as classes are all virtual. I actually like that. Students too. It’s a GREAT community.