Painting Classes at Maryland Hall

Some psychologists have compared the experience of complete concentration and absorption that you get while painting to a mindfulness practice. Painting develops creativity, strengthening the mind and triggering dopamine activity in the brain. And, with our Teaching Artists, it's fun! Whether you're just picking up your brush (or picking it up again) or you are an established artist, there is a class for you to learn and grow from at MD Hall. Get outside in a plein air class, paint from a live model, or lose yourself in a landscape in an upcoming class. Classes are offered for all ages.

This Season's Painting Classes

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

    Focus on teaching fundamentals of landscape painting, teaching students the importance and use of design, composition, perspective, color. Focus will also be on painting in studio from photographic reference using oil paints and advanced students will learn to create larger finished work based on plein air studies. Due to the nature of this class, it may be taken multiple times to develop various skills, meeting each student’s individual needs. Student skill from complete beginner to advanced would be accommodated, focus is on students looking for more information on exploring landscape painting. For more information and supply list, please contact the instructor at info@melissagryder.com. Instructor's website: www.melissagryder.com.

  • Instructor Name
    Andrée Tullier
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    213
    Member Price
    $235
    Non-Member Price
    $260

    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 is additional and paid to instructorl. Supply list: http://www.andreetullier.com - click on workshops. No class 11/25.

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

    Abstract Painting II is the next step we will be working with Acrylic Paints and will focus on an medium sized canvas. Students will try new tools and techniques for large work surfaces; how to mix enough paint, color studies, mediums, and textural effects. A materials fee of $65.00, is due to the instructor at the first class. Canvas is covered in this fee. Students may bring a second large canvases to the class to paint. No class on 11/27. For more information, please contact Instructor at awallstudio@gmail.com.

  • Instructor Name
    Linda Luke
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    Online
    Member Price
    $120
    Non-Member Price
    $145

    Is life getting in the way of your “painting time”? Trouble keeping motivated? Choose your subject. Use your reference materials and favorite supplies and paint! Linda will do a short demo and critique each week and then you paint what you wish. You will receive individual attention from Linda as requested. Let’s Paint! This class is taught via Zoom. Once you register, Linda will send you the link to enter on either your telephone, tablet or computer that has a camera and audio capability. For more information, please contact the instructor at Lindalukewatercolor@gmail.com.

  • Instructor Name
    Linda Luke
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    Online
    Member Price
    $95
    Non-Member Price
    $120

    Learn how to use primary colors to mix a variety of greens for all subject matter! For more information, please contact the instructor at Lindalukewatercolor@gmail.com. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.