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Welcome to Barnstone Studios! We are now accepting appointments to visit our Art Gallery located in Thurmont, Maryland. We are practicing social distancing and can offer you a socially safe visiting experience. To schedule an appointment please call Cat Barnstone Szafran at 301 788 6241. We look forward to seeing you and sharing Myron Barnstone’s artwork with you in person. Live out of the area? We are happy to bring you the best of Barnstone through the website. In addition to artwork we offer, art supplies, catalogs, workbooks, and courses. Currently, all Barnstone supplies and catalogs are discounted 25% throughout the year. Just enter code 2021ART25 at checkout.

Barnstone Studios is committed to making art education more accessible to everyone, from beginners to hobbyists and established artists. That’s why we’re offering the Barnstone Drawing Systems Class 1 download completely FREE all year. Enter the code BeWellDraw at checkout. We’re also offering a 25% discount on downloads of the other classes in the Drawing Systems series, too. Enter the code BeWellDraw25 at checkout for individual classes, or the entire course.

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NEW! Introduction to Drawing and Design Workbook
Created as a companion to Myron Barnstone’s recorded Introduction to Drawing and Design video course, this interactive workbook guides students through the classes with practical tips, detailed explanations and illustrations, a glossary, self-quizzes, and space to practice the concepts covered in each lecture.

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Barnstone Studios Accepting Applications for the Gwendolyn Stine Scholarship
Barnstone Studios is honored to announce the Gwendolyn Stine Scholarship, open to everyone interested in taking their artistic skills to the next level, and learning to draw very well.

Gwendolyn Stine Scholarship Application
$125 One-Of-A-Kind Prints Benefit Scholarship Fund
100% of the proceeds from 16x20 Barnstone prints go directly into the Gwendolyn Stine Scholarship Fund.

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Join the Barnstone Studios Patreon Community!
In the tradition of the patrons who sponsored classical masters, you can support our work in art education and enrichment while receiving exclusive incentives. Patrons also receive a 5% discount on all Barnstone Studios original art, prints, and other products.

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Home is Where the ART Is
The interest-free installment payment plan that makes fine art affordable.

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Welcome to Barnstone Studios!

For the 35 years he taught “the demanding intellectual rigor of art,” the late Myron Barnstone trained thousands of students in his art classes the skills, craft and techniques taught in classical Renaissance ateliers. The fact that many alumni of Barnstone Studios in Coplay, Pennsylvania have gone on to distinguished careers in art-related fields is a testament to Barnstone’s effectiveness.

It wasn’t until after Barnstone’s death in 2016 that his daughter, Catherine ‘Cat’ Barnstone Szafran, opened the crates of his own work that he had kept hidden for 50 years. Despite his early success as a master painter, Barnstone made the decision to stop creating, and start teaching art classes where students would learn the fundamental disciplines that were being abandoned by contemporary art schools.

Under Szafran’s direction, the new Barnstone Studios in Thurmont, Maryland continues Myron’s legacy through the Barnstone Art Education Project, and exhibiting and selling original and limited edition prints of his work.