Art Instruction – Yellow Barn & Oatlands, Leesburg



Learn to make unique paintings from within


“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~ Albert Einstein


In these challenging and uncertain times with COVID-19 wreaking havoc we are going virtual, so as it looks now (on March 20, 2020) we are going to teach classes on Zoom until it’s safe again to meet in person in a classroom.

Virtual classes will be held on Zoom – contact Elisabeth with any questions or concerns. I can assure you that it works perfectly fine, easy to set up, and it’s fun. Elisabeth has experience with teaching and coaching online so no fear.

We wish you all the best, stay home and healthy. Painting is a cathartic process, something we can all need right now.

Elisabeth is a popular art instructor at 

the Yellow Barn, Glen Echo 

 teaching the following classes/workshops:

Click on the links to register:

Paint Flowers with Imagination : Thursday 1-3:30pm: 4/30-6/11 

Abstract Representation of Flowers: Thursday 4-6:30pm:  4/30-6/11

Intuitive Painting Workshop : Sunday 9:30am-12:30pm: 5/17

Intuitive Painting and Life Coaching workshop : Sunday 10am-4pm: 5/3

You can register on the Glen Echo website for as many classes/workshops you like and pay ONE SINGLE FEE as long as you do it in one session!!

Oatlands, Leesburg

Painting flowers with Imagination: Tuesday 9:30am-12:00pm 2/4-3/24

Email me for details on how to register 

Check out my BLOG with a complete guide for the beginning artist

Student Work

beginners and intermediate students


What some of my talented students are saying:

I have learned so much from you in just two classes.

Just finished a wonderful painting class with Elisabeth Vismans entitled Painting Flowers.  There was instruction on brushstrokes, color, and tone, as well as the steps to starting and completing a painting. Elisabeth was fabulous at helping you discover and feel comfortable with your own style of painting. She was really encouraging in her critiques of your work and gave constructive suggestions for improvement. I highly recommend taking a course with Elisabeth.

Yes, I would definitely take a class from Elisabeth again. She is an excellent
teacher and creates real camaraderie with an intense working atmosphere in
the class.
Elisabeth is also knowledgeable and actively works to help each student.

I have signed up again for Elisabeth’s class

Wonderful group of creative souls! Thank you Elisabeth. So grateful.

Thanks so much for your help.  Although it may not have been obvious, I actually learned quite a bit.  Will try to take the class again.