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

    This class will help students with techniques that will open up the construction of traditional painting and subject matter and allow their work to move towards pure expression of color and surface. Students will have weekly lessons working on canvas sheets, papers and canvas boards with acrylic paints. Paints and mediums along with color theory, special effects and presentations will be covered in class. Students should bring numerous ideas to class with them the first day: photos, magazine pictures, paint color chips etc. A materials fee of $55, cash only please, is due to the instructor at the first class and covers everything needed. For more information, please contact the instructor at awallstudio@gmail.com.

  • 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
    214
    Member Price
    $200
    Non-Member Price
    $225

    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 Feb 20

  • Instructor Name
    Andree Tullier
    Ages
    17+
    Room Number
    213
    Member Price
    $230
    Non-Member Price
    $255

    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
    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. 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 Feb 20.

  • 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!

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

    This class is geared to the beginning to intermediate level students age 16- Adult. Color mixing, brush work, prep and finishing will be covered in class, along with subject selection, transfering images and free hand painting techniques with alternative painting equipment. Several studies will be completed using acrylic paints and mediums on canvas board. Students should bring photos or objects for their final painting, on streched canvas, to class on the first day. A materials fee of $45, cash only please, due to the Instructor at the first class. For more information, please contact the instructor at awallstudio@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 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 $55.00, is due to the instructor at the first class. Canvas is covered in this fee. Students may bring a second large canvas to the class to paint. For more information, please contact Instructor at awallstudio@gmail.com.

  • 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!

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

    Open Studio is a space for students to work individually or with assistance as needed for critiques and technique applications for 5 weeks. The studio offers large tables, easels, spot lights and fabrics for still life and figure studies. Models for figure studies must be aquired and paid for, independently, by the Student working with them. Tools for prep work to finishing techniques such as matting and framing, staple and point guns screw drivers, paper cutters are also available. Students may work in any medium listed. Pre-requsite: Students must have beginning or intermediate level experience in drawing, painting, or pastel and be able to work on their own. A studio fee of $6 to the instructor at the first class. Students must provide their own materials and subjects. Detailed information will be sent upon registration. The instructor is available to help with painting, drawing and pastel concerning techniques, use of materials and problem solving. This is a non-instructional class and students work independently or in small groups. Materials Fee of $6 will be due on the first day. All additional materials, including cleanup materials, are to be supplied by the student. Tools may be used in studio only under instructor supervision. Students should contact the instructor at awallstudio@gmail.com with any questions about materials or workspace. No class on April 3 or 10

  • Instructor Name
    Andree Tullier
    Ages
    17+
    Room Number
    213
    Member Price
    $130
    Non-Member Price
    $155

  • Instructor Name
    Linda Luke
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $95
    Non-Member Price
    $120

    Spring has wonderful things to paint everywhere you look as the flowers are starting to bloom again. Select a subject and join a group of artists that paint each Tuesday evening. Let's Paint! For more information, please contact the instructor at Lindalukewatercolor@gmail.com

  • Instructor Name
    Melissa Gryder
    Ages
    16+
    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
    Melissa Gryder
    Ages
    16+
    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
    Linda Luke
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $95
    Non-Member Price
    $120

    Flowers may be your favorite subject to paint in May. Join a group of artists that like to paint together every week. Choose your subject and Let's Paint! For more information, please contact the instructor at Lindalukewatercolor@gmail.com

  • Instructor Name
    Linda Luke
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $95
    Non-Member Price
    $120

    This is the magical month of the Summer Solstice. Make time to enjoy it painting with a group of artists each Tuesday. Be creative. Get inspired. It is a wonderful time to paint! For more information, please contact the instructor at Lindalukewatercolor@gmail.com

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

    Intro to Abstract Painting begins with several excercises to highten creativity, while working with color, new techniques and materials. Every class starts with a new technique. We build upon this foundation and work up to a final finished canvas. We will be working in Acrylic paints, mediums and various surfaces. A apron is advised. A materials fee of $45.00 is payable in cash,the first day of class to the Instructor. This covers all the materials and tools used in class. There will be some home studio work throughout the week. Feel free to bring in any items, photos etc., that you might have for your inspiration. We will go over this in class. Please contact the Instructor with any questions: awallstudio@gmail.com

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

    This workshop is for beginner to intermediate young painters. Class starts working with the color wheel, mixing the paint color students want for completing several paintings on canvas board. We will use transfer and free hand techniques. Students may bring photos for subjects matter and may include animals, action figures, cartoons, pets, vacation post cards etc. No portraits please. Students will learn how to create brush strokes with several types of brushes using acrylic paints and finishing mediums. A materials fee of $45 is due to the instructor at the first class, cash only, please,(this fee covers everything needed for this class). I have hundreds of stock photos if students would like to use them. 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
    Andrea Olney-Wall
    Ages
    14+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $165
    Non-Member Price
    $190

    Students taking this workshop will be using quality studio grade materials and streched canvas to create a painting of their choice and subject matter. Students should bring several photos or objects of their choice to the first class to select a subject for a final painting. We will start with paper to size the project and create several thumb nail sketches for our studies and proceed to the easel to paint. Students will try several brush types as well as a variety of mediums for effects with acrylic paints. All styles of painting will be acceptable from realism to abstract, depending on the student's choice of subject matter for their work. A materials fee of $45 is due to the instructor on the first day of class. For more information, please contact the instructor at awallstudio@gmail.com. Students are welcome to bring music to class.

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

    Students fill their work with color using oil pastels and soft pastels to create beautiful landscapes, still life studies , animals and abstracts. This class covers pastel mixing, papers, both wet and dry techniques, mono-tone works and realist studies. If you have never tried pastels or have had trouble with muddy colors, this class is a necessity. Students should bring numerous photos to class the first day. These can be from a book or magazine, vacation photos, your photos, anything goes. All subject matter is your choice. A materials fee of $55 is due to the instructor on the first day of class, cash only, please. For more information, please contact Instructor at awallstudio@gmail.com.

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

    Students in this class will have a chance to use quality, studio grade artist materials to create several final drawings of numerous subjects, including still life settings, exotic animals, and dynamic landscapes. Value studies, composition, shadow and light along with line and form studies will help young artists progress on a daily basis. Comparison of different papers, charcoals and drawing pencils will give students a variety of choices to use for their final projects. Students will have daily “Home Studio” work to prepare for the next day’s lesson, it is not mandatory, but extremely helpful if this work is completed. A materials fee of $45 is due to the instructor on the first day of class. This fee covers everything necessary for this class and an itemized list is available. This is for beginning to intermediate level students. For more information, please contact the instructor at awallstudio@gmail.com.

  • Instructor Name
    Linda Luke
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $75
    Non-Member Price
    $100

    Take a vacation from your usual routine. Paint with a group of artists each Tuesday night.Let's Paint! For more information, please contact the instructor at Lindalukewatercolor@gmail.com

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

    The Acrylic painting class is a beginning to intermediate level class. We will cover painting techniques, materials, subject matter, brushes and care of materials, mediums and color mixing. Students should bring several photos and/or items to class the first day. We will be working on 2 canvases during the class. There is a materials fee of $45.00, payable in cash to the instructor the first day. Please contact the Instructor with any questions: awallstudio@gmail.com. Students may bring painting they are working on from home for a critique, or help with any problems.

  • 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
    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
    Linda Luke
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $95
    Non-Member Price
    $120

    The heat is on! Relax inside and paint your favorite summer subject with a group of artists each Tuesday evening. Let's Paint! For more information, please contact the instructor at Lindalukewatercolor@gmail.com