Barbara Woods

about

A few past events:

  • Fall 2017: Taught Children's Art Classes at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Summer and Fall 2017 - Taught Met Escapes Gallery Programs and Met Escapes Touch Collection Programs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Summer 2017 - Taught "Start with Art" and "Art Trek" Family Programs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Summer 2017 - Taught "Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media Course (Ages 10-13)" at The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts
  • Spring Semester 2017 - Taught Children's Art Classes at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  • Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 - Taught Studio in a School painting, collage, wood construction, and clay art workshops in PS1K, Sunset Park, Brooklyn
  • Spring Semester 2017 - Taught Art Classes at St. Joseph's School for the Deaf, Bronx, NY
  • February 26, 2017 - Taught "Met Escapes: Wood Sculpture" art workshop for adults at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • February 8, 2017 - Taught "Met Escapes: Love and Longing in Indian Art" tour for adults at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Februart 5, 2017 - Taught "How Did They Do That: Vietnamese Bronze Drums" Lunar New Year Family Program at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  • January 19, 2017 - Taught "Membership Class for Adults; Art Up Close—Gods, Goddesses, Kings, and Queens" adult tour at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • January 7, 2017 - Taught "Membership Class for Adults; Sip and Sketch: The Landscape" at     The Metropolitan Museum of Art: a drawing class for members of the museum
  • December 11, 2016 - Taught "Met Escapes: Music in Art" tour for adults at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • November 20, 2016 - Taught "How Did They Do That? Medieval Manuscripts" Family Program at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • October 30, 2016 - Taught "Met Escapes: Jerusalem Exhibition" tour for adults at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • October 27, 2016 - Taught Family Program "Egyptian Hieroglyphs" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  • Fall Semester 2016 - Taught Art Classes at St. Joseph's School for the Deaf, Bronx, NY
  • Fall Semester 2016 - Taught "Children's Art Classes" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  • Sept.12, 2016 - Taught "Met Escapes: Portraits in Clay" art workshop for adults at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • July 10, 2016 - Taught "How Did They Do That: Bronze Casting" Family Program at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  • June 17, 2016 - Taught "Drop-in Drawing" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  • June 15, 2016 - Taught "Met Escapes: The Human Figure" Access Program at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  • Spring Semester 2016 - Taught "Children's Art Classes" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  • Spring Semester 2016 - Taught "Pause for Pegasus: The Inspiration of Antiquity" Museum Classes at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  • Spring Semester 2016 - Taught "Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture" pre-registered course for teenagers at The National Academy Museum and School
  • Spring Semester 2016 - Taught Art Classes at St. Joseph's School for the Deaf, Bronx, NY
  • June 4, 2016 - Taught "Start with Art: Ancient Cities" Family Program at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  • May 22, 2016 - Taught "Met Escapes: Metal Sculpture" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  • May 20, 2016 - Taught "METCELEBRATES Teen Night: Teens Take The Met!" Ages 13–18 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  • May 1, 2016 - Taught "Sunday Studio: Press-Mold Shapes in Islamic Art" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • April 24, 2016 - Taught "Met Escapes: Spring" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • February 24, 2016 - Taught "Met Escapes: Prints; City and Country" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • February 6, 2016 - Taught "Membership Class for Adults; Sip and Sketch: The Still Life" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: a drawing class for members of the museum
  • January 31, 2016 - Taught "Met Escapes: Architecture" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • January 20, 2016 -Taught "Met Escapes: Home" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • January 9, 2016 - Taught "Membership Class for Adults; Sip and Sketch: The Landscape" at     The Metropolitan Museum of Art: a drawing class for members of the museum
  • ​January 4, 2016 - Taught "Met Escapes: Gifts and Giving" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art  
  • Fall Semester 2015 - Taught "Children's Art Classes" pre-registered courses at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Fall Semester 2015 - Taught Art Classes at St. Joseph's School for the Deaf, Bronx, NY
  • ​Fall Semester 2015 - Taught "Drawing, Painting and Sculpture in the Museum" pre-registered courses for teenagers at the National Academy Museum and School
  • November 19, 2015 - Taught "Membership Class for Adults; Art Up Close—Discovering Portraits: Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Rubens" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • November 1, 2015 - Taught "Sunday Studio, Re-imagined Buildings" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • September 2, 2015 - Taught "Met Escapes: All That Glitters!" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • July 28, 2015 and July 30, 2015 - Taught "Art Trek" (drop-in event for families with children ages 7–11) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 
  • July 6 - July 17th -  Taught "Sculpture for Young Artists" pre-registered course at the National Academy Museum & School 
  • June 22 - June 26, 2015 - Taught "Art of the Book" pre-registered course at the National Academy Museum & School,
  • June 17, 2015 - Taught "Met Escapes: Sultans of Deccan India Exhibition" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • June 13 & June 14, 2015 - Taught "How Did They Do That? Jazz Saxophones" a program for all ages at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • June 9, 2015 - Taught figure drawing workshop for "Museum Mile" at the National Academy Museum & School
  • June 5, 2015 - Taught art workshop in "Teens Take the Met" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • June 3, 2015 - Taught "Met Escapes: Spaces and Places!" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Spring Semester 2015 - Taught "Children's Art Classes" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  • Spring Semester 2015 - Taught Art Classes at St. Joseph's School for the Deaf, Bronx, NY
  • Spring Semester 2015 - Taught "Drawing, Painting and Sculpture in the Museum" pre-registered courses for teenagers at the National Academy Museum and School

Barbara taught "Drop-in Drawing" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This program was held in conjunction with the exhibition Bernini: Sculpting in Clay, October 3, 2012–January 6, 2013.

​​LINKS:

PS1-MOMA Studio Visit:

http://momaps1.org/studio-visit/artist/barbara-woods


Barbara Woods received her BFA (Sculpture/Painting/Anatomy) from Syracuse University and her MFA (Sculpture/Art History) from Parsons School of Design in New York. She studied with Dr. Maxine Greene at Teachers College and CUNY Graduate Center. She studied Sculpture, Painting, and Printmaking with Ronald Bladen, Jackie Brookner, Tom Butter, Charles Hinman, Grace Knowlton, and Mia Westerlund Roosen.


Barbara is a professional artist, a museum educator, and an art instructor.

She teaches at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Studio in a School, and St. Joseph's School for the Deaf in New York. Barbara works primarily with School, Teacher, Teen, Family, Membership, and Access programs, and also teaches art classes for people of all ages and abilities. Barbara exhibits her art work in galleries in Brooklyn and Manhattan. 


A few upcoming public events:​​

  •  The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Spring 2018

        The Apollo Circle Member Events: Color and Shape: Explore the Collection and Create Your Own Collage

         Jan 18, 2018 from 6:30–8:30 pm
Get inspired on a tour of mosaics from Ancient Rome and paintings in the Modern and Contemporary Art         collection with artist Barbara Woods, and create collages of your own. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited. 


  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Spring 2018
    Material Exploration (Ages 6-8 on Tuesdays and 9-12 on Wednesdays)

​        Barbara Woods, instructor
Get creative while discovering art in the Museum’s studios and galleries!  Explore The Met’s world-renowned collection to experiment with different materials and learn about art concepts. Develop your own art portfolio through studio activities including painting, collage, sculpting, printmaking, and drawing.
This is a drop-off program. Classes are limited to 20 children and registration is required. Space is limited and classes fill quickly.


  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Spring 2018

​        Pause for Pegasus: The Inspiration of Antiquity (Ages 9–12)

          Barbara Woods and Jean Sorabella, instructors

The timeless myths and legends of ancient Greece and Rome come alive in this unique class! Explore connections   between art and literature through readings from classical authors, role play, sketching, and discussion of works of art throughout the Museum’s galleries. Make creative connections that reach across space and time.
This is a drop-off program; however, interested adults are welcome to attend. Please register interested siblings separately. Classes are limited to 20 children and registration is required.