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Join Dairy Barn Teaching Artist, Erica Magnus, for a long-form, instructor-assisted Open Studio painting experience on Saturday, July 30 from 12:00pm-5:00pm. Beginners and those with more experience are all welcome. Bring your own canvases, oil paints or acrylics, paint rags, brushes and odorless turpenoid (for oils). Work tables, table easels and other related materials will… Read More
Join Dairy Barn Teaching Artist, Erica Magnus, for a long-form, instructor-assisted Open Studio painting experience on Saturday, July 23. Beginners and those with more experience are all welcome. Bring your own canvases, oil paints or acrylics, paint rags, brushes and odorless turpenoid (for oils). Work tables, table easels and other related materials will be provided… Read More
Join Hillary Gattian on Thursdays (June 30-August 18) from 5:30pm-7:30pm for a new look at a traditional art form. Embroidery, once thought of as strictly utilitarian, has made a resurgence in the 21st century as an accessible, meditative art form offering the artist a mode of relaxation and disconnection from the digital world. In this… Read More
Focus on the book as object can be almost an act of rebellion in contemporary times. In this course , with Hillary Gattian (Tuesdays June 28-August 16 from 5:30pm-7:30pm), participants will use the underlying information and imagery found in uniquely chosen secondhand books as both inspiration and a ready surface on which to make new… Read More
Unlock the secrets of portrait painting with teaching artist, Alexandra Valentino on Wednesdays (June 22-August 11) from 5:00pm-7:30pm. Students will learn unique methods and techniques and will fully develop a 18” x 20” portrait in oil of a person of their choosing.
Join Chip Wagner on Tuesdays, June 14- August 2 from 5:30pm-7:30pm for Pottery I. This class is a great opportunity to start your journey into functional ceramics. The potter’s wheel is a useful tool with a long history. In this class you will learn all the fundamentals of throwing pottery, from preparing the clay to… Read More
On Saturday, April 16 at 2:00pm, Scribble & Play exhibiting artist, Danette Pratt, will be giving visitors a chance to get up-close and personal with her Seriously Sick Sock creatures…their origin stories, characteristics and construction secrets. All ages appreciate these wonderfully horrible beasties, don’t miss out! (Free for Dairy Barn Members/General Gallery Admission for Non… Read More
Felted animals for spring! On Sunday, April 10 from 2:00pm-3:30pm, participants will learn the process of needle felting, or sculpting three-dimensionally with wool using special needles. In this workshop, they’ll create an expressive animal, complete with a sweater or a hat and a personality all their own! This event is held in conjunction with our… Read More
A great Spring workshop for kids! On Sunday, April 10 from 12:30pm-1:30pm students (ages 5 to 8 years old only) will learn the process of wet felting, or creating shapes in wool using soap and water. They’ll create a bird, fish or imaginary animal, complete with a habitat and eggs for springtime. A parent/guardian is… Read More
Enjoy family-friendly art and activities at the opening reception for Scribble and Play, an art exhibition featuring immersive, and engaging artwork for kids of all ages. See original artworks, handmade toys and puppets, and participate in collaborative artworks at this free community event at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio.
Looking for a reason to come out of hibernation? You’re in luck because The Dairy Barn has opened registration for 2022 Spring Classes and Workshops! We’ve got the classic Dairy Barn offerings such as Intro to Pottery I, Painting, Drawing and added some new, like Handbuilding with Clay and Stained Glass! Head over to our… Read More
The Dairy Barn Arts Center is proud to present the 22nd juried biennial Quilt National exhibition features 84 new quilts by artists living in 14 countries! See the newest trends, techniques and artistry in the medium of layered and stitched materials. Online reservations required at dairybarn.org. Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-5pm. Open Memorial Day and Labor… Read More
Join The Dairy Barn Arts Center at the annual Pumpkin Fest! Choose a pumpkin and let’s paint! Grab some apples and head to the caramel apple stations! Wagon Rides with the Hutchison’s Horses! 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This is a completely FREE event! Thank you to our supporters! Jackie O’s Brewery SE Ohio Foodbank & Kitchen Athens Head… Read More
Drop-in for a hands-on interactive clay experience at The Dairy Barn Arts Center! Make a creature or object to place into our indoor landscape, take a photo and share the collaborative world we create together. While visiting, view a wide selection of ceramic art made by local artists and students. October 7-10 open from… Read More
Help celebrate Ora Anderson’s Birthday, the Nature Trail, AND welcome the Dairy Barn’s Artist in Residence, Barbara Bryn Klare in this family friendly, all abilities welcome group hike. Participants will leave their phones behind and go on a color scavenger hunt on the Ora Anderson Nature Trail behind the Dairy Barn Arts Center. Afterward, participants… Read More
Spoken & Heard: Hanif Habdurraqib, John Burroughs and Kristine Williams at The Dairy Barn Arts Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Event begins at 6 p.m. Cash Bar. C-town poet, essayist, and cultural critic, Hanif Habdurraqib and Cleveland’s premier beat poet, John Burroughs Opening poet Athens own, Kristine Williams
Thursday evening, June 13, 2019, the Dairy Barn Arts Center is set to host it’s last event in the spring series “Spoken & Heard, Poetry of Departure and Relevance,” curated by Athens Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour. Featured are internationally acclaimed poet Hanif Abdurraqib and Ohio Beat Poet Laureate John Burroughs. Hanif Abdurraqib is a New… Read More
Join Quilt National ’19 for the Gallery Walk located in The Sauber Gallery at The Dairy Barn Arts Center Featuring the Quilt National ’19 Artists and a light continental breakfast with refreshments. May 25th, 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Free for The Dairy Barn Arts Center members $10 Admission for non-members Reception sponsored by Studio Art… Read More
Spoken & Heard: Ron Houchin, Art Stringer & Dan Canterbury at The Dairy Barn Arts Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Event begins at 6 p.m. Cash Bar. Two of Kentucky’s best, Ron Houchin, winner of the Appalachian Book of the Year in Poetry, and the Weatherford Award for Poetry and Art Stringer, author of… Read More
Join us for our celebration of Earth Day! Plant a tree with The Southeast Ohio Sierra Club from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Lunch Provided for each session! Register at firstname.lastname@example.org to plant trees with us! Sunset Hike at 6:30 p.m. Followed by The Spring Swarm with The Wild Honeybees! Doors open at 7 p.m. Music… Read More
Featuring West Virginia Poet Laureate, Marc Harshman with Bianca Spriggs, poet & multi-disciplinary artist. Opening poet Kari Gunter-Seymour. Doors Open at 5:30 p.m. Cash Bar. Free Entry.
The Dairy Barn Arts Center invites you to view “Carry Her: Sculptural Garments” by Coral Wedel. A poetic uncovering of personal truths through an exploration of the bodily markings of personal experience. Carry Her will be on exhibit in the small gallery located alongside Wide Open: Excellence in Photography.
Wide Open: An International Juried Lens Based Exhibition September 29th – November 25th 2018 Open 12-5 Tuesday-Sunday. The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center. This international… Read More
Our biennial exhibition, Athens Voices USA returns in 2019! Athens Voices ’19 is open to artists of any media living or working withing 30 miles of an Athens community anywhere in the United States. Our jurors this year are Brian T. Alloway, Glass Program Director at Hocking College, Karla Hackenmiller, Ohio University Professor of Print… Read More
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