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
    Linda Luke
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    Online
    Member Price
    $95
    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.

  • Instructor Name
    Melissa Gryder
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    213
    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. Students will be 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. No class Sept 26th Rosh Hashannah.

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

    Still Life Oil Painting in north light. Inspired by the colorist tradition of the Cape Cod School of Art, students will learn to create form and atmosphere using color. Class is open to all levels of experience. Supply list available at www.melissagryder.com. No Class Sept 26.

  • 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
    Melissa Gryder
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    Offsite
    Member Price
    $225
    Non-Member Price
    $250

    Students will learn good practices for successful plein air painting. Class will meet at an offsite location in the Annaoplis area. Design, color, light, perspective, atmosphere and depth will be discussed. A limited number of plein air french easels will be available for student use upon request. Supply list available at www.melissagryder.com

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

    This Abstract Painting Class is open to beginning to advanced students.We will be "painting with a purpose", creating several Abstract Paintings custom fit for your home. Students start with a color mixing session to blend your personal colors, and then find colors that complement your taste. Students should being numerous paint chips and color charts from local paint stores to start with. Over the course, you will measure your areas for your paintings, use numerous techniques, tools, mediums, metallics, oil sticks, acrylic paints and surfaces. Please bring an apron to class There is a materials fee of $65 that covers everything you need for the class, payable on the first class. Oversized and multiple canvasses will have an additional fee. Please contact Andrea with any questions at awallstudio@gmail.com or 443-203-6707.

  • Instructor Name
    Linda Luke
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    Online
    Member Price
    $95
    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.

  • Instructor Name
    Mary Rosoff
    Ages
    13+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $45
    Non-Member Price
    $70

    Make a fashion statement! Express your personal style on favorite jeans, jean jackets, or other “sturdy” clothes or bags. Be inspired by your favorite artist or plan a paint splatter – it is up to you! Nothing in your closet?  Stop at your local consignment store if you don’t have what you need. We will use washable acrylic paints and if dry at the end of the class, let’s do a fashion show! Bring a garment made of non – stretchy cotton, a large piece of cardboard to place inside, and pictures for inspiration if you like. Your instructor will bring all the paints and brushes needed for the project – a materials fee of $7 will be due on arrival.

  • Instructor Name
    Debra Sawyer
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    117B
    Member Price
    $55
    Non-Member Price
    $80

    Students will be painting on a primed canvas using acrylic paint, brushes and pallet knives. The finished canvas is yours to keep. This course will offer the student an opportunity to explore applying texture to their paintings. Theme will be: “I AM NOT MY HAIR”…sketches of faces will be provided, but the fun with each students choice to either paint hair or to embellish the head sketch without hair is up to each student. $10 materials fee (cash only - no checks) will be due on arrival - all materials will be provided! Let your imagination run wild with this paint session.

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

    Still Life Oil Painting in north light. Inspired by the colorist tradition of the Cape Cod School of Art, students will learn to create form and atmosphere using color. Class is open to all levels of experience. Supply list available at www.melissagryder.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
    Andrea Olney-Wall
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $165
    Non-Member Price
    $190

    Abstract Painting II is the next step 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 $55.00, 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 11/22. For more information, please contact Instructor at awallstudio@gmail.com.

  • 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. There is a materials fee of $45 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. Note: No class on 11/24/22.

  • 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, understand light and shade and explore tools for judging proportions and angles. Features will be covered. Demonstrations by the instructor are included. Model fee additional (TBD) paid to instructor. Please bring materials to first class. Supply list: http://www.andreetullier.com - click on workshops. No class 11/24/22

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

    The Open Studio offers students of all levels a chance to work on their own projects with assistance as needed. The Instructor is available to help with critiques, techniques, applications, problem solving, use of materials, and suggestions for new materials. Pre-requisite: Students must be able to work on their own, and have a Beginning+ level of experience for this class. Students may work with Drawings, Paintings, Oil and Acrylics, Soft and Oil Pastels, Textiles, etc. Students must supply their own materials and subject matter. Please consider a rolling cart for your materials. There is no personal storage in the studio. Canvas may be stored on upper racks. There is a $6.00 studio fee tthat covers soap, brush soap, wipes for cleanup, various tools and stock photos. Students should contact Andrea with any questions or concerns at: awallstudio@gmail.com, 4432036707.

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

    Learn how to protect the beautiful white paper in your paintings by using various methods. You will create several samples and finsh the workshop with a simple painting . A supply list will be sent once you register for class. 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 Name
    Andrée Tullier
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    213
    Member Price
    $85
    Non-Member Price
    $110

    Paint a child's portrait sketch with a live model in soft and hard pastels. Instructor demo will offer a step by step approach to getting an accurate likeness of a child. Model fee additional (TBD) paid to instructor. http://andreetullier.com/docs/Childs_Pastel_Supply.pdf

  • Instructor Name
    Linda Luke
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    Online
    Member Price
    $95
    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.

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

    Paint a beautiful watercolor winter landscape. You can paint along with Linda step by step and enjoy the process as you learn learn new skills in a group setting. A supply list will be sent once you register for class. 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.