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CLASS REGISTRATIONS must be received in advance. Please pay attention to class registration cut-off dates. Cut-off dates are established by the instructor so we will cancel a class if the minimum enrollment is not met by that date.  To register for a class, click on the register button at the bottom of a class description.  You will be able to choose to print off a form and mail it with a check or a credit card number or you may choose to complete the online form and pay using PayPal.  If you choose to print the form and mail it, you must complete all the information in order for us to process it.

We offer several SERIES of events, both in classes and live music categories and also have a CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM and a CERAMICS PROGRAM.  A general description of each series or program is at the top of each appropriate tab, then individual events are posted by date. Classes for children may be found under the Kids' Events tab.

Please note our PHOTO POLICY: We take photos of events, including classes, for use in promoting our programs at the Barn. If you participate in any event, a photo that includes you may be used on the website, in brochures or in flyers.
Classes & WorkshopsExhibitsPerformancesSpecial EventsKids' Events

Adult culinary arts program
The adult program features instructors that are outstanding in their topic.  They may be chefs and bakers from noteworthy regional restaurants, the WSU Hospitality Program or individuals with an award-winning track record.  Topics will be seasonal and the basics, such as food safety and knife skills, will be integrated into the curriculum.  There will be an emphasis on using healthy, local ingredients.  The adult culinary arts classes will be held evenings starting at 6 pm and Saturdays.

Private classes
Do you have an idea for a culinary class?  Would you be interested in a private class for your friends and/or family?  Artisans at the Dahmen Barn would love to hear your ideas for topics of interest as well as ideas about private classes.  Contact the barn  manager at  We would love to hear your suggestions and feedback.

Children's culinary arts program
The 2016 Children's Summer Program had several culinary arts experiences where the kids had a great time integrating creativity into their cooking projects.  More topics are planned, some where a parent and child work together.  The children's sessions are posted on the Kids' Events tab.

Renting the kitchen
Please email if you are a food entrepreneur in need of renting a kitchen for your product.

Contact us if you are interested in a culinary experience for a private group.  We have many resources available and are happy to work with you to design an event.

See individual class listings below.  Please note that advance registration is required for each of the culinary arts classes.

The instructor sets the minimum and maximum number of students and a cut-off date for registrations so ingredients can be procured.  If we do not receive the minimum number of registrations by the cut-off date, the class will not be held.

Scotch Whisky Tasting 6pm-8pm
Cost: $50.00
Date: November 2
Register By: October 29

"Your host will be Ryan Moore, a single malt Scotch whisky enthusiast. Ryan has been hosting private tastings since 2012 for groups ranging in size of 2 up to 50. He has hosted private tastings at First Street Grill, Chewvino, the Patsy Clark Mansion, the Spokane Club and Hayden Lake Country Club. One of his private tastings was donated to the Guild School and raised $3700 at auction.

"This package includes: Ryan Moore as host for 2 hours; 5 personally selected single malt Scotch whiskies; a paring of catered hors d'ovures. The presentation will include: the history of whisky making in Scotland; a description of the distilling process; explanation of various distilleries, locations and unique styles of products; a discussion of the art of tasting and the tools/glassware involved. Guests will also be provided with maps of Scotland and note-taking materials.

Special Hors d'ovures  will be prepared by the Artisan Barn staff, Cougar Gold cheese, meats and locally baked breads.

Note: If you are in town for the WSU football game and your spouse would like to join you and does not like scotch. We will have 5 tastes of local wine for them to enjoy. Please  note on the registration form which you prefer so we can have enough  for everyone.

Register early class size is limited

Autumn Colors on the Palouse in Plein Air, Painting Classes
Cost: $100.00
Date: Oct 2 - November 11, 10am- 12pm
Register By: Wednesday September 27th
This is a great opportunity to take a class from James H. Toenjes all levels of experience are welcome. Mr. Toenjes will instruct students how to compose the perfect Plein Air painting in your medium of choice. Mr. Toenjes is in our area for a couple months and has offered this class at a great rate.

Thursdays and Saturdays, Beginning October 5 and 7, 2017 and continues through November 11. $100 for 7 classes you choose the dates that work for you. If you want to just try before registering for the full six classes you can pay for just one two hour class for $25.00.

Media category: Oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, or charcoal as preferred by students 

This is a class that will introduce students to the pleasures and difficulties of outdoor painting. Painting directly from the subject in its environment is an experience unlike anything found in studio painting. It began shortly preceding the French Impressionist movement and has lately become very popular all over the United States and Europe. Painting styles can be as literal or expressive as the artist wishes. We are very fortunate in this class to draw from the local fall colors between the first week of October and mid-November. There are innumerable sites between Pullman and Uniontown that offer exciting compositional themes from urban and structural to patterned farm land. The instructor will provide guidance in the process of developing an outdoor composition on location, weather permitting, and will assist with the medium of each student’s choice. Two classes are offered to accommodate students’ schedules. There are no intended differences between them, though they will vary dependent on number of students and their levels of experience, media used, and weather conditions. After an initial orientation class at the Barn, all remaining classes will be held at various locations outdoors. Should inclement weather interrupt our schedule, we will continue our work in-studio from reference photographs. Please include with equipment a phone camera or tablet for this purpose.

Materials to be supplied by students: any materials normally used by each student in their preferred medium. If interested in a different medium or if at the beginning level, students should consult with the instructor well in advance.

Jim Toenjes has been painting since the late 1970s. He began painting outdoors on location while working in California and Hawai'i as an archaeologist. After several years working with pastel, watercolor, and acrylic, he moved on to oil, continuing to paint on location. In the mid-1990s he studied portraiture and composition under Jack Rowe in Palm Desert, California. Mr. Rowe was a student of society portraitist Weyman Adams in New York before World War II. Mr. Rowe served as a front line scout with the Eighth Army and after the war, continued studies at the Chicago Art Institute where he received his degree in fine art. Previously of Palm Springs, California, Jim now divides his time between Quartzsite, AZ and Woodland, Washington where he has family and is a member of the Northwest Oil Painters Guild (NOPG). Jim paints entirely on location using a core palette of secondary colors and white which he has introduced to students in workshops in California and Arizona.

WINE & ART : Fall Craft Project
Cost: $35.00
Date: Thursday, October 26 6-8pm
Register By: Wednesday, October 24
Moscow, Idaho artist will lead the October wine and art class.
       Learn how to paint on glass and create a beautiful fall themed candle holder. All supplies are included. 
      Rachael Eastman received her Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Wyoming and her Masters of Fine Art from the University of Idaho as well as her Education Certification. She is currently the Junior High School art teacher at Sacajawea Junior High School in Lewiston and lives in Moscow where she is a member of the Palouse Women Artists as well as the Moscow Arts Commission. Rachael has two children, ages 18 and 4 and enjoys spending time with them as well as making and teaching art and working in her garden.

Enjoy an evening with friends Light Snacks and Wine are provided.


Ala Carte Adult Ceramics Classes
Cost: $250.00
Date: Through December 2017

"Ala Carte" Clay Classes  Fall 2017
       10 classes for $250 or 5 classes for $150.  Take classes in any order, consecutive or ala carte.  
Registrations will be accepted at any time during this period.
All class fees must be paid at time of registration. The fee includes instruction, supplies and firing of student work.

Class times-Fall/Winter 
Wednesdays 11-2pm and 2-5pm
Fridays: 11:30-2:30pm and more hours accommodated by request
Sundays: 10-1pm and 1-4pm
Note: Weekday class times may change

Contact for any questions regarding class fees.  A portion of every registration goes to supporting local school children's art classes.  The remainder is used for supplies and instructor fees. 

BARN & SHOP HOURS:  Thursday through Sunday 10 am to 6 pm.
CLOSED: New Year's Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.