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Classical Art Education to Nurture Your Artistic Potential

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Barnstone Studios!

Celebrated master artist and teacher Myron Barnstone maintained that anyone, with the right education and dedicated practice, could learn to draw very well.

In fact, Barnstone created an entire method of teaching – the Barnstone Method – that affords students of every level (from beginners to hobbyists to established artists) exactly that opportunity: to learn the fundamental disciplines – the skills, craft and techniques taught in classical Renaissance ateliers – that have largely been lost in modern art education. Thousands of students have achieved noteworthy success, won uncounted thousands of dollars in scholarships to the most acclaimed art institutions, and attained personal fulfillment and confidence through their experience with the Barnstone Method.

Myron’s legacy lives on today, through an educational experience comprised of his videotaped lectures, detailed workbooks, and live education provided by Barnstone-certified Master Guides through the Terracotta platform.

We invite you to become a vibrant part of this legacy!

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The Artist Matrix Workshop

Your Personal Art Style Profile

December 8th & 15th

6:00PM - 8:30PM EST

Cost: $225

Barnstone Studios FREE Virtual Drop-in Drawing

Sessions are open to everyone!

Every Tuesday Night

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Successful Artists​

Have Learned from the Barnstone Method. You Can, Too!

Alex Curtis

Pixar Animation Studios

Barnstone Alumnus Alex Curtis, who studied under Myron Barnstone, works with Pixar. Curtis has worked on animated films such as Soul, Incredibles 2, Onward, Toy Story 4, Finding Dory, and Cars 3. Curtis credits Myron’s teachings in helping him to attain his goal of becoming a 2D animator: Curtis studied Barnstone’s rigorous program, based in the philosophy of art as design – “a language with rules” – during which time Curtis learned the nuances of shadows, geometric forms, figure drawing, and precise value control – all essentials in becoming a 2D animator.

Juliette Aristides

Gage Academy of Art

Juliette Aristides is the Founder and Director of the Aristides Atelier at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington. She teaches workshops internationally, and is the author of six best-selling books about classical drawing and painting. Juliette credits Myron Barnstone with showing her “…a world I had sensed existed, but had never seen. Drawing was taught as a language, and Myron was ferociously passionate about his subject. Myron continues to influence the next generation through his videos, and he lives on as a voice of excellence in the minds of those lucky enough to know him.”

Frank Hanner

Disney

Barnstone alumnus Frank Hanner, who studied with Myron Barnstone, is working with Disney in their animation and visual effects department. Hanner worked on films such as Frozen 2, Moana, Zootopia, Big Hero 6, Frozen, Tangled, Bolt, Meet the Robinsons and Chicken Little. After Curtis took classes at Barnstone Studios in Coplay, he attended and graduated from the California Institute of the Arts. Just two weeks after his graduation, he landed the job with Disney working on Chicken Little.
“At 80, I continue to consider myself a student! I credit Myron Barnstone for this amazing lifelong learning approach. To this day, I still re-read his words, review his CDs and, in my head, I listen to his voice as I work. Myron, and the Barnstone Method, are still very much involved in my studio work every day.”

~Sydney McGinley

Award-winning pastel artist and Barnstone alumna

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The Barnstone Method Intensive: Foundation in Drawing & Design

There is a common language of design shared across the great style periods in Western art – a lineage of craftsmen, fine artists and architects, that were trained in the classical art tradition, mastering the essential principles of design that would permit them to create any of the painted and sculpted works that populated the cathedrals, public buildings, parks and residences of Europe.

Now you can obtain this essential training, giving you the skills, techniques and rigor to attain your own best work: Foundation Drawing and Design, the hallmark course of the Barnstone Method.

Enrollment Is Currently Closed For Our Fall Session: Stay Tuned For Our Spring 2023 Session Schedule

For Self-Paced Options

“For years I have stressed that my students study Barnstone’s foundational teachings. I am absolutely delighted that the Barnstone Foundation Drawing & Design course is now available on this unique, groundbreaking digital studio platform.”

~Juliette Aristide

Gage Academy of Art

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