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
    Edmond Praybe
    Class ID
    W210213
    Member Price
    $200
    Room
    212
    Ages
    18+
    Non-Member Price
    $225

    Level: Confident and intermediate level students. Over the course of this 8 week class students will develop their own individual feel for the medium of watercolor. We will be working on projects that expand our sense of the techniques and expressive uses of watercolor while also addressing the formal concerns of composition, color relationships, line, value range, perspective, form and spatial depth. Students will work directly “from life”, from photo references and from their imagination. There will be emphasis on the individual student’s artistic visions and goals as well as many demonstrations and encouragement through group critiques. The supply list will be sent to you by the instructor. A materials fee of $5 is due to the instructor at the first class meeting. For more information, please contact the instructor at epraybe@aol.com. No class 4/5.

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Winter/Spring 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Laura Dixon
    Class ID
    W210212
    Member Price
    $150
    Room
    212
    Ages
    16+
    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.

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Winter/Spring 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Linda Luke
    Class ID
    W210266
    Member Price
    $145
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    18+
    Non-Member Price
    $170

    Welcome spring with fresh color! Pinks and lavenders with green galore. Mixing greens using a limited palette will be emphasized along with using clear transparent pigments for spring flowers. Linda will do a demonstration each day, explain her process and materials and then students will paint on their own with Linda’s help as requested. Celebrate spring!!! 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.

  • Instructor
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Class ID
    W210204
    Member Price
    $45
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $70

    In this one day workshop students will learn how to make stamps and mini rollers from silicone molds and clay. We will learn how to make our own silicone molds and we will use found objects to create stamps that can be used to decorate clay, polymer clay, PMC, etc. Materials fee of $15 will include 5 lb of clay and all materials to make a few silicone molds. After the class stamps will be dropped off at MD Hall for firing and can be picked up a week later. Workspace : a sturdy table or countertop space and board (unfinished wood ½ “ thick around 15" x 9" in size or drywall board around 15" x 9" (ducktaped edges).Students will need a laptop, computer or phone with camera. Materials: calk gun, needle tool or skewer, ball pen, brush, small items to press like screws, nails, paper clips, buttons, etc. For more information, please contact the instructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.

  • Instructor
    Linda Luke
    Class ID
    W210267
    Member Price
    $95
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    18+
    Non-Member Price
    $120

    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.