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C. Barton McCann School of Art, a 501(c)(3) organization, is located just outside State College and offers a unique environment to support emerging artists of all ages. The natural setting cultivates a relationship between art and nature encouraging aesthetic awareness and creativity. This multi-sensory experience develops an inter-disciplinary curriculum for students to create and explore new horizons of artistic expression. Under the guidance of committed instructors, students discover new techniques and media. The school’s hands-on, experiential approach helps young artists gain confidence in developing and expressing their own personal language.

Named after Mr. Corneal’s grandfather, Charles Barton McCann, C. Barton McCann School of Art is the vision of The Corneal Family. Mr. McCann, a Philadelphia high school art teacher, inspired students to pursue careers in art during the 1930’s and 40’s. During summer breaks, McCann chaperoned students to such stimulating natural areas as New Hope, Pennsylvania and upstate New York. These excursions offered avenues for the student’s artistic development within a natural context. It is with the same vision and purpose that the C. Barton McCann School of Art was founded in 2006 by the Corneals – to provide students the opportunity to explore and develop their artistic talents.

The C. Barton McCann School of Art is strategically located to serve all students. Located in Central Pennsylvania, the school is approximately 20 minutes from downtown State College, 250 miles from New York City, 195 miles from Philadelphia, 175 miles from Baltimore, and 170 miles from Washington D.C. Major highways easily reach the school.

C. Barton McCann School of Art
4144 Miller Road
Petersburg, PA 16669

All visits must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. Schedule a visit by e-mailing admissions@mccannart.org or call 814-667-2538.

Scholarships are available for student classes at the C. Barton McCann School of Art. No child will ever be turned away for lack of funds!

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