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Art Classes

Painting Classes

  • Online for the Yellow Barn


  • Online for the Yellow Barn
  • In person in my Studio

Visual Journaling

  • Online from my Studio


  • From my HomeStudio

Classes and Workshops

Discover the Joy of Painting with Elisabeth

Embarking on your artistic journey can feel daunting, but fear not – I’m here to guide you every step of the way. Whether you’ve been dreaming of picking up a paintbrush for years of have convinced yourself that creativity isn’t your strong suit, I’m here to debunk those myths and unleash your innate creativity.

As a passionate and experienced instructor, I’ve had the privilege of working with countless students who initially felt apprehensive about diving into the world of art. However, with patience, encouragement, and a nurturing environment, they quickly discovered the joy and satisfaction that comes from creating art.

You are born creative, just like everyone else, and it’s my mission to help you tap into that creativity and express yourself freely through art. Whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to refine your skills, my art classes offer a supportive and enriching environment where you can explore your creativity and unlock your full artistic potential.

Join me and discover the transformative power of art. Together, we’ll embark on a journey of self-discovery, creativity, and personal growth that will leave you feeling inspired and empowered.

Spring 2024 on ZOOM for the Yellow Barn
Summer 2024 on ZOOM for the Yellow Barn

Abstract Art Through the Ages: Thursday 4/25-5/30: 1-3:30pm

Artistic Fusion: Thursday 4/25-5/30: 4-6:30pm


Mastering Diebenkorn’s Style: Tuesday 7/9-7/30: 9:30am-12pm

Vacation Memories in Oils/Acrylics: Thursday 8/1-8/29: 1-3:30pm

Artstic Fustion: Thursday 8/11-8/29: 4-6:30pm

Abstract Art Through the Ages: A course to experiment with various art forms and mediums.

Artistic Fusion: A course where you get the freedom to experiment with poetry, paint, movement, clay (if you wish), movement and nature’s treasures.

Mastering Diebenkorn’s Style: A course to make paintings in the style of Diebenkorn, whether you want to make your own Diebenkorn landscape from your own photo, or copy a Diebenkorn, or make a painting inspired by Diebenkorn, you will have a lot of fun.

Vacation Memories in Oils/Acrylics: Get hands on guidance to make your own unique paintings from your vacation memories.

Art Instructor in the Washington DC area
Art Instructor in red Washington DC area Oil Painting - Elisabeth Vismans

Spring 2024 on ZOOM -Visual Journaling

Visual Journaling on Zoom: Thursday 4/25-5/30: 6:30-8:30pm

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Summer 2024 - Nourish Your Soul Retreat

Retreat June 7-9

4:30pm Friday until 4pm Sunday


Embrace the joy of painting at any age and let your creativity flourish on the canvas of life. As someone who embarked on a second career in painting and teaching art, I understand the journey from beginner to budding artist firsthand.

Twenty years ago, I took my first steps into the world of painting with little to no experience beyond childhood dabblings. Despite initial challenges and countless less-than-perfect paintings, I persevered, dedicating myself to daily practice and gradual improvement.

Now, as an experienced instructor, I’m here to guide you through your own artistic journey, whether you’re a retiree eager to explore a newfound passion or someone simply curious about the world of painting. With empathy and insight, I’ll help you navigate the hurdles and anxieties that often accompany the creative process, ensuring a supportive and enjoyable learning experience.

Fear not, for there’s no judgment here – only the freedom to embrace the process of creation and discover the artist within. Together we’ll embark on an exciting journey of self-expression and growth, opening up a whole new world of possibilities for you to explore.

If you’re ready to take your painting skills to the next level, consider joining my online class, where we’ll delve deeper into the art of self-expression and creativity.

Let’s paint a brighter, more vibrant future together.