Drawing Classes at Maryland Hall

Drawing provides a variety of benefits to our overall well-being including decreased stress, improved creativity, and stronger critical thinking skills. Every semester, our Teaching Artists offer a variety of drawing classes using different mediums for beginners to experienced drawers. Draw from a live model in a figure or portrait drawing class, take your sketch pad outside in an urban sketch class or start from the foundations of drawing in a new virtual class. 

This Season's Drawing Classes

  • Instructor Name
    Laura Dixon
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $150
    Non-Member Price
    $175

    Basic drawing, both for art work and for practical applications. Please contact the instructor for more information at lauraemley@comcast.net.

  • Instructor Name
    Louise Wallendorf
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    214
    Member Price
    $50
    Non-Member Price
    $75

    The Thursday Evening Open Studio Figure Co-op offers the opportunity to study from life, working with experienced nude figure models. Short term/short pose: For the short Winter term, the three hour sessions will consist of poses from 1 to 20 minutes long. Do you like gestures and quick drawing? Do you want to experiment with your sketching? Did you just complete a figure class and want to try an open session? This is for you! While no critique or instruction is provided, this is a collegial group of artists; co-op members have diverse levels of artistic background. Easels, work benches and tables are provided. A modest model fee, typically $7 - $10, is collected at each session for 3 hours of work with experienced figure models. It is the practice that people registered for any of the three Maryland Hall drawing/painting co-ops (Wednesday morning figure/Thursday evening figure/Friday morning portrait) are welcome to attend sessions of the other two co-ops by paying the model fee for sessions they attend. Both portrait and figure work are displayed in the lower level alcove gallery. For more information, please contact Louise Wallendorf at lawfineart@gmail.com.

  • Instructor Name
    Melissa Gryder
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    214
    Member Price
    $150
    Non-Member Price
    $175

    Learn to draw the portrait using charcoal. Focus on anatomy, composition as well as capturing the gesture and spirit of the model. Supply list available at www.melissagryder.com. No class Feb 22. Model fee $40 due with first class

  • Instructor Name
    Andrée Tullier
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    213
    Member Price
    $155
    Non-Member Price
    $180

    Think you can't draw? It can be learned. Students will go through a series of exercises, designed to open their eyes to the world of drawing. Later, working with charcoal, students learn to how to see and organize with shapes and tone. Line, value, positive/negative space, proportion and perspective are covered. Please bring materials to first class. Supply List: https://www.andreetullier.com/page/13304/supply-lists

  • Instructor Name
    Liz Carren
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $120
    Non-Member Price
    $145

    “Procreate has everything you need to create expressive sketches, rich paintings, gorgeous illustrations, and beautiful animations" from Procreate Website. In this 3 day workshop, you will discover the joys of Procreate! A two-time Apple Design award-winning digital art studio you can take with you everywhere! You will need an iPad, ideally with an apple pencil – but other stylus and even your finger work too, and the Procreate App – available in the apple app store (a 1x fee of $12.99 – no in-app add ones)! We will learn the essential tools - the interface, brushes, colors, critical gestures, layers, and a few tricks to get you well on your way to creativity! Next we create images adding Editing tools, some of what Procreate calls actions, and even some fun animation! Our last class will be your creation. Since it's another brand-new year, our project is: Think of a word that is your intention for 2023- we can write it or draw it – that part will be up to you! I will briefly introduce some lettering styles/techniques if you want to write your intention out. For more questions: botanicalbb3@gmail.com

  • Instructor Name
    Andree Tullier
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    213
    Member Price
    $85
    Non-Member Price
    $110

    Develop your figure drawing skills using a live model with leotard. Proportions, gesture, values and anatomy will be taught during lectures and demos. Using the forgiving medium of charcol, students will learn how to manipulate the medium while rendering form and value. All levels welcome. Please bring materials to first class. Model fee (TBA) additional paid to instructor. Supply List: https://www.andreetullier.com/page/13304/supply-lists

  • Instructor Name
    Liz Carren
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $80
    Non-Member Price
    $105

    We will learn some more about the power of Procreate. - masking and we will look at some transformation tools, and no doubt, a few more tips and tricks will fall into place. Our last class will be your creation. I will be doing some talking and showing about the importance of backgrounds in any piece, and maybe even 3D lettering (no promises!) Your project will be up to you, and the only parameter is: first - to have fun, and second, to draw out you're alter ego however you would like to. For more questions: botanicalbb3@gmail.com Prerequisites- basic knowledge of procreate from Class One.

  • Instructor Name
    Laura Dixon
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $150
    Non-Member Price
    $175

    Basic drawing, both for art work and for practical applications. Please contact the instructor for more information at lauraemley@comcast.net.

  • Instructor Name
    Laura Dixon
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $150
    Non-Member Price
    $175

    An introduction to creating collages using magazine paper as the color, in effect, painting with paper. Participants can work to their own skill level, creating very simple designs or complicated compositions. Materials will be provided, but certain magazines would be welcome: Southy’s Preview, Art and Antiques, Veranda, Coastal Living, Southern Living, Martha Stewart or any others with large bright photos. Please contact the instructor at lauraemley@comcast.net for more information.

  • Instructor Name
    Andree Tullier
    Ages
    17+
    Room Number
    213
    Member Price
    $115
    Non-Member Price
    $140

    This class explores light, form, anatomy and technique in pastel. Students will learn to construct the head by examining the planes, determine how to set up the action of the head and relate it to the neck, shoulders and chest/ribcage, explore tools for judging proportions and angles, and consider the concept of light and shade. Features will be covered. Demonstrations by the instructor are included. Model fee additional TBA. Please bring materials to first class. Supply list: https://www.andreetullier.com/page/13304/supply-lists

  • Instructor Name
    Sandy Cohen
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    214
    Member Price
    $75
    Non-Member Price
    $100

    The Open Studio Portrait Co-op provides opportunity to work independently from live portrait models in a relaxed, collegial atmosphere. We bring to the studio professional models as well as subjects new to posing. Our models might occasionally return to their pose for more than one session to enable portrait studies to progress toward completion while working from life. Co-op members bring a diverse level of artistic backgrounds with the ability to work independently, as these workshops do not include instruction. Members work at their own pace, drawing or painting with materials of their preference. The managing of portrait studio sessions may occasionally be alternated among experienced members. The usual model fee paid by attendees is a modest $7 - $10 per 3-hour session. If work space permits, people registered for any of the three Maryland Hall drawing/painting co-ops are generally welcome to attend sessions of the other two open studio co-ops (morning figure/evening figure/morning portrait) by paying the model fee for sessions they attend. Artwork from the portrait and figure co-ops has been displayed periodically at Maryland Hall. For more information, please contact Sandy Cohen at sjcportraits@gmail.com.

  • Instructor Name
    Melissa Gryder
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    214
    Member Price
    $150
    Non-Member Price
    $175

    Learn to draw the portrait using charcoal. Focus on anatomy, composition as well as capturing the gesture and spirit of the model. Supply list available at www.melissagryder.com. Model fee $40 due with first class

  • Instructor Name
    Andrea Olney-Wall
    Ages
    9-12
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $155
    Non-Member Price
    $180

    This workshop starts with techniques and materials commonly used by professional artists. Each day we will work with a new material including assorted drawing pencils, charcoals, erasers, papers, and oil pastels. Subject matter will include animals, human faces and forms, still life settings, and landscapes. Techniques will include enlarging and reducing images, line, form, light and shadow, volume, through value studies. Students will have class time to draw subjects of their choice, using the techniques covered in class. Please bring several photos and items to class with you on the first day of things that you would like to draw. This can include objects such as photos, action figures, animated figures, or just ideas that you would like to put on paper. A materials fee of $45 is due to the Instructor the first day of class, cash only, please, (this fee covers everything we will use in class). This class is for beginners to intermediate level student. Students attending Jr. Drawing, Painting, may stay through the supervised breaks for lunch/snack time between classes for a fee of $5 per student, per supervised break, per day. For more information, please contact the instructor at awallstudio@gmail.com.

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    9-12+
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $160
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Comic books, graphic novels, and concept art abound in this week-long camp. Your young artist will learn to think, draw, and ink like an illustrator -- designing works of art around their favorite stories or their own narratives. Students may work in whatever style they wish, but will be encouraged to further their artistic growth with new materials and techniques, including drawing, painting, and other forms of wet media. Storytellers, video game lovers, anime fans, and fine artists alike will love this camp, as they get to learn what it's like to design posters, book covers, games, comics, and more. A materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor at the first class. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    9-12+
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $160
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Discover three kinds of clay in this new sculpture camp. Projects will include student-designed mugs, vessels, creatures and more! In this class, we will use natural clay, polymer clay, and air dry clay. A materials fee of $25 is due to the instructor at the start of the camp. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io.

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    4-6
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $130
    Non-Member Price
    $155

    Your aspiring builder will love creating sculptures in this camp about making art with air-dry clay. Students are invited to participate with both modeling clay and model magic (air-dry clay), as we create sculptures in a different theme each day. This year there is new content for returning students! A materials fee of $25 is due to the instructor at the first class. No camp 7/4. Email the instructor with any questions: holly@rosar.io.

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    4-6
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $130
    Non-Member Price
    $155

    Your young artist will learn to create their own dynamic characters in this camp that fosters storytelling. Campers will enhance their illustration skills as they design and draw complex characters from head to toe. This class will focus on traditional drawing and illustration skills, including painted character portraits and an illustrated story. This year there is new content for returning students! A materials fee of $15 is due to the instructor at the first day of camp. No camp 7/4. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    7-9+
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $160
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Lovers of animated movies, graphic novels, and video games alike will enjoy this camp that fosters storytelling. Young artists will learn how to design and draw complex characters of their own creation from head to toe. This class will focus on traditional drawing and illustration skills, including character portraits, action drawing, and sequential illustration. This year there is new content for returning students! A materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor at the first class. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io.

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    7-9
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $160
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Create glowing neon art in this creative camp. Students will work individually and collaboratively to create a black light art installation to be displayed on the last day of class. We will explore painting, print making, papercut art, and three-dimensional sculpture over the course of the week. This year there is new content for returning students! A materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor at the first class. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io

  • Instructor Name
    Andrea Olney-Wall
    Ages
    6-8
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $135
    Non-Member Price
    $160

    This class inspires children to discover new ways of drawing everyday subjects. We will explore the differences between 2D and 3D objects, natural lighting from sunny to cloudy days, how to make fruit look like fruit and not a vegetable and how to draw humans and animals of all sorts. This class will include techniques for pencil, oil pastel, charcoal, and colored pencil. A materials fee of $35 is due to the instructor at the first day (this fee covers a drawing pencil set, oil pastels, charcoal, a sketch pad, and class supplies). All student artwork will go home on the last day. Students attending Artworks Drawing, Painting may stay through the supervised breaks for lunch/snack time between classes for a fee of $5 per student, per supervised break, per day. For more information, please contact the instructor at awallstudio@gmail.com

  • Instructor Name
    Andrea Olney-Wall
    Ages
    6-8
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $145
    Non-Member Price
    $170

    This fun painting class will start with learning all about colors, using the color wheel and mixing paints. We will move on to different types of painting; water color pencils, and acrylics. From there, students will paint two canvases, one 11”x14” and the other a postcard size. Students may bring photos from home for the postcard painting (maybe one of your vacation photos!) and the other subject will come from hundreds of stock photos: landscapes, wild animals, birds, flowers, frogs, etc. A materials fee of $45 is due to the instructor at the first class,cash only, please. (this fee covers paints, canvas, brushes, drawing paper, colored pencils, transfer paper, palettes, and cleanup supplies). Students attending Artworks Drawing, and Painting, may stay through the supervised breaks for lunch/snack time between classes for a fee of $5 per student, per supervised break, per day. All student artwork will go home on the last day. For more information, please contact the instructor at awallstudio@gmail.com

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    4-6
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $160
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Scales, tails, and all things fuzzy and furry await in this exciting camp that explores animals and the natural world around them. Animal lovers will enjoy this class where they will learn to create any creature of their choice, while learning about and creating several interesting animals and their habitats. Students will receive step-by-step instructions for guided projects, and then apply their new skills to a final artwork of their own choosing. This year there is new content for returning students! A materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor at the first day of camp. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    4-6
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $160
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Create shimmering and glowing neon art in this creative camp. Students will work individually and collaboratively to create a black light art installation to be displayed on the last day of class. We will explore painting, oil pastel, papercut art, and three-dimensional sculpture over the course of the week. A materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor at the first class. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io

  • Instructor Name
    Andrea Olney-Wall
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $165
    Non-Member Price
    $190

    This is not your traditional drawing class. Many students get caught up trying to duplicate a photo, a realistic bowl of fruit or a portrait mirror image. This class will loosen the strings and set aside the rules of drawing. We will work with numerous subjects, pencil charcoal, water color pencils, oil pastels, inks, metallics and numerous papers and surfaces. We will cover 1-2 techniques per class.There is a materials fee of $45, cash only, please, that will cover everything you need and payable at the first class. Please contact Andrea with any questions at 443-203-6707 or awallstudio@gmail.com. Please contact me if you want to bring your own materials.

  • Instructor Name
    Andrea Olney-Wall
    Ages
    12+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $185
    Non-Member Price
    $210

    The Great Enviro Wall is a painting experience for intermediate students from 12-16 years of age. Students will begin with a photo of their subject and learn to enlarge their photo to a canvas, that is 4'X6' large. Next, we practice mixing all the colors necessary to complete the painting. Students will work on their oversized canvas over the course of five days, and have an Art Show at the end of the class. Subject matter may be something like a Super Hero in action, a Family of Lions on the Savannah, a Castle in Ireland, Monarch Butterflies resting in the branches in Mexico, or Buffalo on the Plains. What we want to accomplish, is a story of Our Environment, Our Earth. Students should bring a lunch/several snacks, and old clothes. Three hours can be a long day of painting. The materials fee for this class is $65.00, cash only, please, due the first day of class. This includes: 1, 6'x4' canvas, primed 3 times, all the paint, mediums, drawing materials, watercolor pencils, brushes, clean up materials and brush cleaners. There are only 12 openings for this class, Please register early. Please contact the instructor with any questions: awallstudio@gmail.com.

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    9-12+
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $160
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Learners will explore multiple ways of creating a moving image. Watch in amazement as your artful drawings come to life through stop-motion clay-mation, and hand-drawn animation. Students may work both individually or collaboratively, and will be provided a camera and tripod to create their work. All artists will take home a digital compilation of all their works at the end of the course. This camp features new and challenging projects for returning students. A mayerials fee of $20 is due to the instructor at the first day of camp. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    9-12+
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $160
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    Take your illustration skills to the next level in this camp all about the art of inking. Students will explore both watercolor brush markers and alcohol-based markers, in addition to illustration pens to create richly detailed illustrations of their own choosing. We will focus on the skills of blending, shading, and creating varied line weight to enrich our drawings. This class can be taken with or without Young Illustrators I, as both camps feature unique projects. A materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor at the first class. For more information, please contact the instructor at holly@rosar.io

  • Instructor Name
    Andrea Olney-Wall
    Ages
    14+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $170
    Non-Member Price
    $195

    The Drawing and Painting class will cover basic techniques for Students to draw their subjects and then paint them the same day. This excercise helps students with color work, mediums, subjects, sizing and brushwork. We will be using a new subject each day tba. Students may bring some subjects to paint the first day of class to use during the week. Students will be painting on easels and may need an apron for class. A materials fee of $45.00 is payable in cash only to the Insturctor the first day or class. Please contact the Instructor if you have any questions: awallstrudio@ gmail.com.

  • Instructor Name
    Andrea Olney-Wall
    Ages
    14+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $165
    Non-Member Price
    $190

    This class will cover of types of pastels, pastel papers, fixatives, techniques, tools, and framing. Students should bring several pictures for subject material. This can include photos, magazine pictures, books, and designs. Please do not work from computer or phone screens. The materials fee is $55.00, this includes a pastel set, cash only, please.You may bring your own supplies if you already have them. Feel free to contact me with any questions:awallstudio@gmail.com, 4432036707. Please contact the instructor if you plan to use your own materials.

  • Instructor Name
    Holly Rosario
    Ages
    7-9
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $160
    Non-Member Price
    $185

    The perfect camp for young sculptors! Students will discover multiple kinds of clay including natural clay, air dry clay, and polymer clay. Students will have the option to create and take home clay vessels, dragons, name tiles, and more. A materials fee of $25 is due to the instructor at the first class.