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The C. Barton McCann School of Art is a 501(c)(3) organization located just outside of State College, PA. The non-profit art school offers a unique environment to support emerging artists of all ages where the natural setting cultivates an encouraging relationship between art and nature, 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 artists of all ages gain confidence in developing and expressing their own personal aesthetic language.

Started by the Corneal Family in 2006, the C. Barton McCann School of art is named after founder David Corneal’s grandfather, Charles Barton McCann, a Philadelphia high school art teacher who inspired his students to pursue careers in art during the 1930s and 40s. During summer breaks, he would chaperone students to stimulating natural areas like New Hope, Pennsylvania and upstate New York, excursions that offered avenues for his students’ artistic development within a natural context. It is with the same vision and purpose that the C. Barton McCann School of Art was founded – to provide students the opportunity to explore and develop their artistic talents in a beautiful natural environment.

Strategically located in the lovely woods of central Pennsylvania, The C. Barton McCann School of Art serves students in the surrounding counties of Huntingdon, Centre, Mifflin, and Blair. It is the 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.

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

Hours of Operation – Monday-Friday, 9a-4p
**Winter hours are abbreviated and are by appointment only.**

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