Art Instruction

Learning how to make unique paintings with oils or acrylics.

“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

Elisabeth is an art instructor at the Yellow Barn, Glen Echo, where she teaches the following classes:


Painting Flowers with Imagination:  Sunday January 28, 2018 – March 18, 2018 – 10am – 12:30pm

Learning to Paint Flowers: Monday January 29 – March 19: 1pm-3:30pm

Intuitive Painting and Life Coaching workshopSaturday February 24, 2018 – 10am – 3:30pm

Intuitive Painting Workshop: Saturday November 4, 2017 – 10am – 12:30pm


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Oil on 24×18″ canvas


What some of my loyal 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. 




Fall dates coming soon

Elisabeth is passionate about painting and especially about painting flowers. She has taught many beginning students to make unique paintings of flowers. In order to reach more students we are starting a new on-line class where you can paint IN YOUR OWN STUDIO and receive individual instruction and guidance. You can choose to work in oils or acrylics. And you can make your own flower arrangement (no worries we will show you how). This is a class for beginners and intermediate painters. All you need are art supplies and a laptop with camera/microphone so you can ask questions and get immediate answers.

This is not a video where you are on your own. This is a group for people who would like to paint.

In this 4 week class you will get plenty of tips and support on:

  • how to set up and work from a still-life
  • how to start and finish a painting
  • different techniques and brushstrokes
  • what color palette you need for your painting
  • work in your own style
  • learn how to make pleasant compositions
  • and above all how to loosen up, get over your fear and have fun

Upon registration you will receive a supply list. For more information contact Elisabeth



Elisabeth also teaches Cocktails and Canvas at Visarts, Rockville, MD.








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