Vian Borchert is an internationally acclaimed artist, a Corcoran graduate, and an art educator with over 8 years of experience. She teaches art classes at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, and the Yellow Barn Studios in Glen Echo Park, Maryland.

The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, Maryland

311 Kent Square Rd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Art Classes are held in the Kentlands Arts Barn in Gaithersburg Maryland. These classes consists in general of groups up to 6 Students. There are three ways to register for classes.

  1. Walk in registration at the Arts Barn in Kentlands, Gaithersburg
  2. Online Registration - We offer links to each class in each class menu
  3. By Phone - Arts Barn Gaithersburg: (301) - 258 - 6394

Classes are for ages 14+. Supply list is available at the Arts Barn. Bring supplies to first class.

Join in the fun of creating beautiful paintings with the easy and enjoyable acrylic medium and learn how to produce successful and accomplished acrylic paintings. Still life, landscape and artwork from your imagination are all encouraged. Demos in painting and brush techniques will be presented and highlights of art history discussed.

Acrylics Class Registration Information:

Course Activity Days Times Dates Complex
Having Fun with Acrylics (All Levels)
 
40923 Thu 10:00AM -
12:00PM
01-08-2015 -
02-05-2015
Studio 103
Arts Barn
Having Fun with Acrylics (All Levels)
 
40956 Thu 10:00AM -
12:00PM
02-19-2015 -
03-26-2015
Studio 103
Arts Barn

Learn how to use many drawing mediums. Explore charcoal, pencils, pen and ink, and colored pencil to create dynamic drawings. Demos of all types of line-contour, gesture, variable and hatched lines are presented. Art themes such as still life, landscape, portraits and images from your own inspiration are covered.

Drawing Class Registration Information:

Course Activity Days Times Dates Complex
Drawing with a Twist
 
40902 Wed 10:00AM -
12:00PM
01-07-2015 -
02-04-2015
Studio 103
Arts Barn
Drawing with a Twist
 
40957 Wed 7:00PM -
9:00PM
02-18-2015 -
03-25-2015
Studio 103
Arts Barn

This course is for the high school student who is interested in and considering pursuing art as a field of study in college. The class will help guide the students to create a cohesive body of work (a Portfolio) they can present to their art school/college of choice. The instructor, Vian Borchert, who is a Corcoran College of Art & Design graduate, will provide one-on-one instruction on how to enhance and work on themes such as still-life, nature, and portraits.

Portfolio Preparation Class Registration Information:

Course Activity Days Times Dates Complex
Portfolio Preparation
 
40958 Thu 7:00PM -
9:00PM
01-08-2015 -
02-05-2015
Studio 103
Arts Barn
Portfolio Preparation
 
40959 Thu 7:00PM -
9:00PM
02-19-2015 -
03-26-2015
Studio 103
Arts Barn

Have you always been a dabbler? A doodler? Take your drawing to a new level with this fun introduction to drawing. Bring a pal and enjoy an evening of good wine and company while learning simple and effective approaches and techniques from regionally-known artist and instructor, Vian Borchert. At the end of the evening, take home new skills and a drawing art journal. Workshop includes one drink ticket. Additional wine and beer for sale. ID required. Must be at least 21.

Dabble in Drawing with Friends Workshop Registration Information:

Course Activity Days Times Dates Complex
Dabble in Drawing with Friends
 
41121 Fri 7:00PM -
9:30PM
03-10-2015 Studio 103
Arts Barn

Online Registration

Use the Gaithersburg RecXpress Registration and enter the activity number from the class schedule above into the search field and press the search button. This directs directly to the registration page for the particular class.

Phone or Walk-In Registration

Phone: 301-258-6394
Walk-In:
The Arts Barn is located at:
311 Kent Square Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

The Yellow Barn Studio, Glen Echo, Maryland

7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Registration is available through the Glen Echo Partnership for Art and Culture. Additional information about the classes and Vian are provided by the Glen Echo Park.

Designed for both beginning and continuing students to explore traditional watercolor and experimental watercolor techniques. Color theory and composition are emphasized through images based on still life and landscape. Use the request for for the supply list.
Minimum age 13.

Watercolor Class Registration Information:

 

Winter 2015

code: 15-1-02-043-0204-B / $275.00
9 Session(s) 

Mon  9:30am-12pm,  January 26, 2015 - March 30, 2015 
No class 2/16
 
Instructor(s): Vian Borchert 
Location: Yellow Barn  
 

On-line Registration - Click here to enroll

If you have any questions related to the art classes, please send them to info(at)vianborchert(dot)com or use the contact formular.