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Winter Barn, Feb. 28 and March 5

This snowy scene of a couple of barns or outbuildings beside a just plowed road is a Barbara Powell original. Continue reading

Red Sunset, March 7 and 12

Taking a break from winter,  Barbara Powell's students in both Chambersburg PA and Hagerstown MD will have an opportunity to learn how to paint a vivid sunset using this Bill Alexander original as a guide.  Continue reading

Valley Waterfall: Feb 14 and 19

Mountains and water were among the late Bob Ross'favorite subjects. He combined those two elements in this painting, which is the subject of lessons in Chambersburg, Pa. and Hagerstown, Md. Continue reading

Cardinal in The Window, Dec. 13 and Dec. 18

With Christmas just around the corner, Bob Ross Certified Art Instructor Barbara Powell offers a snowy lesson featuring a bright red Cardinal, a local resident who doesn't fly south in the fall, but winters in our area. Continue reading

Kitten or puppy in a basket: May 21

You will have a choice during this lesson of putting a fluffy white kitten or an adorable little puppy in a basket of lilacs in this painting inspired by artist Annette Kowaski. Continue reading

Seaside Harmony, July 19 and 24

CLASS FULL. Register now for waiting list. You will be called in the event of a cancellation. Continue reading

Pandas: Mother and Baby, July 5 and 10

Here is a chance to do Barbara Powell's popular painting featuring a mama panda bear and her cub! Although this is a Barbara Powell original creation, it is an offshoot of the single adult panda found in Bob Ross' wildlife painting series. Continue reading

Peaceful Dock, March 8 and 13

This peaceful dock scene reminds us of a tranquil summer day made for Lazing around and enjoying nature at its very best. The painting is A Barbara Powell original and will be a break from the traditional Bob Ross paintings featured in most of Barbara's lessons. Continue reading

New website feature: Hagerstown classes

Hi! Vicky here. Just wanted to take this opportunity to let our Maryland friends know that they can now see what classes Barbara is offering, and register for those classes online, by simply checking this website. With only a few exceptions, Barb has decided to offer the same lessons in Hagerstown on Thursdays that are offered in Chambersburg on Saturdays. And you can see those classes right here by simply clicking on the Bob Ross classes tab at the top of the home page, or pick out the class you are interested in on the scrolling class photos sandwiched between the banner and the main article about Barbara on that same home page. Continue reading

Tropical River, March 27, Hagerstown only

If the cold of an Eastern Seaboard winter is getting to you this month, perhaps it is time to escape to a tropical paradise. Or better yet, paint your own tropical paradise to hang over your fireplace and dream of warmer weather. Continue reading

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Hagerstown Maryland
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