Art Classes

Intuitive painting class - Elisabeth Vismans
Painting Instructor & Coach in the Washington, DC area

Something special to celebrate schedule a class, workshop or retreat.

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

Taking Art Classes to the next Level

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 of art classes and workshops, 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. 

Classes/Workshops 2024

Virtual on Zoom for Yellow Barn:

Abstract Trough the Ages: Thu 4/25-5/30: 1-3:30p

Artistic Fusion: Thu 4/25-5/30: 4-6:30p

Virtual on Zoom for Yellow Barn:

Mastering Diebenkorn’s Style: Tue 7/9-7/30: 9:30am-12p

Vacation Memories in Oils/Acrylics: Thu 8/1-8/29: 1-3:30p

Artstic Fustion: Thu 8/11-8/29: 4-6:30p

Virtual on Zoom:

Visual Journaling: Thu 4/25-5/30: 6:30-8:30pm

In Person in Hedgesville, WV

VIP Nourish Your Soul Retreat: Fri/Sun 6/7-9:  (2,5 days)

In Person in Hedgesville, WV

Mask Making Workshop: Sat 10/5: 10am-4pm

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

“Sorry to miss the last two classes but hope to see you on Zoom again in the future. Thank you for all your excellent instruction.” R.C.

New Idea for a one-day workshop: Mask making

In the context of mental health, masking refers to the behavior or coping mechanism individuals may employ to hide or conceal their true thoughts, feelings, or difficulties related to their mental health.

Step into the intriguing world of mask making where you’ll explore the layers of your persona. In this workshop, we delve into the metaphorical masks we wear in our daily lives. Uncover the intricacies of our true selves.

Through the creative process of crafting masks, participants embark on a journey of self-discovery.  

Shed light on hidden facets of your identity. Whether it’s the mask of confidence, vulnerability, or resilience, each creation reflects a unique aspect of the human experience.

Join me as we peel back the layers and unveil the authentic essence beneath the surface.

It’s time to embrace your true self and discover the beauty of authenticity through the art of mask making.

1. Self-awareness: By engaging in the process of mask making, you gain deeper insights into your own personalities, behaviors, and emotions. Exploring the symbolism behind each mask allows for introspection and a greater understanding of the various roles we play in our lives.

2. Personal Growth: Creating masks provides a safe and creative outlet for expressing emotions and experiences that may be difficult to articulate verbally. Through this artistic exploration  you can confront inner conflicts, fears, and desires, leading to personal growth and a sense of empowerment.

3. Connection and Empathy: Sharing the mask-making journey in a group setting fosters a sense of community and empathy as you witness each other’s vulnerabilities and revelations. This shared experience encourages compassion, understanding, and support among peers, promoting a deeper connection with oneself and others.

All art materials, lunch (European cuisine) included.

Location and Day: Hedgesville, WV – October 5: 10am-4pm.

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