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Barnstorming In Frederick County

Barnstorming In Frederick County

The rolling hills around Frederick, Maryland are dotted with historic barns dating back to the mid eighteenth century. For one day only, a selected group of these farms open up their properties a Barnstormer Tour & Plein Air Paint Out.

Join instructor Kim Kelly for fun-filled day capturing these beautiful old barns and surrounding rural landscapes.

We will meet at a designated location in Thurmont, MD to get our tickets ($20) and form carpools to begin the self-guided tour of the designated farms.

At each of the barns, Kim will share different techniques for capturing architectural structures, rural landscapes and even livestock (cows, horses, goats, etc.)

The day ends with folks gathering back at the host farm for some entertainment, food trucks, hand dipped ice cream and judging of the plein air artists. This event runs rain or shine.

Recommended Gear - Digital camera and a range of lenses from 18 to 200mm and a circular polarizing filter if you have one.

Students will purchase their own ticket and these are sold up to and including the day of the event. Details will be in the confirmation letter.

Questions about this class can be directed to Marie Joabar at

Class Limit: 8

What People Are Saying Aobut Kim

“Kim showed us different techniques, angles and backgrounds to display in the photos, which made the photos a lot more interesting than the photos that I normally take.”

“What made this class, was the knowledge of the event and backstory that was given throughout this workshop. Kudos to Kim for putting up with us moving around on a hot summer day.”  

“Kim is a great instructor and I learned so much at the class.” 

Instructor: Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly

Kim’s interest in photography took root when she received her first camera, a Canon AT-1 (film) as a college graduation gift and she has continued to shoot ever since. She eventually migrated over to digital technology and her passion for capturing images continued to grow. Kim served as the Field Trip Director for three years for the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis and serves as the club’s liaison to the Maryland Photography Alliance. 

She currently makes her home near Annapolis and considers the Chesapeake Bay region, with its extensive shorelines and historic maritime richness, her playground. Through her images, she hopes to invoke a curiosity in the viewer to ask questions about her subjects. She enjoys taking them places they would not normally go themselves. Many of her works feature old workboats or nautical treasures found in and around the tributaries of the Bay. She is also passionate about photographing nature, wildlife, landscapes, travel, and architecture, etc. 

Kim’s works have been displayed in local Annapolis businesses, been in juried shows and have been in print in several publications including Chesapeake Bay Magazine, Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources 2019 Calendar, MarinaLife and the cover of the Tidewater Times. She has had several solo exhibitions in the area as well. You can see her images adorning the walls of several commercial & residential properties in the area.

Date: June 08 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM




Thurmont, MD 21788

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  • A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class.
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