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

  • Class ID
    S210275
    Member Price
    Free
    Room
    214
    Ages
    18+
    Non-Member Price
    Free

    This is a combination of a Pastel Demonstration Workshop. The demonstration will take place on Friday evening from 6:30- 9:00pm and the workshop will take place on Saturday from 9:30am-3:30pm. Topics covered during the Friday evening demonstration include material options as well as all aspects that go into selecting and editing reference material to successfully complete a pastel. During the workshop on Saturday, students will work from either their own reference material, or one of instructor’s, to complete a pastel using some of the concepts that were discussed during the Friday evening demonstration. At the end of the workshop, the instructor will offer a group critique offering each student specific recommendations that will help in future work. For more information or specific questions, please contact the instructor at lawtondavidc57@gmail.com.

  • Class ID
    S210276
    Member Price
    Free
    Room
    214
    Ages
    18+
    Non-Member Price
    Free

    This is a combination of a Pastel Demonstration and Workshop. The demonstration will take place on Friday evening from 6:30- 9:00pm and the workshop will take place on Saturday from 9:30am-3:30pm. Topics covered during the Friday evening demonstration include material options as well as all aspects that go into setting up, lighting and completing a still life. During the workshop on Saturday, students will work from a still-life setup and complete a pastel using some of the concepts that were discussed on Friday night. At the end of the day David will offer a group critique offering each student specific recommendations that will help in future work. For more information or specific questions contact David at lawtondavidc57@gmail.com.

  • Class ID
    F210265
    Member Price
    Free
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    18+
    Non-Member Price
    Free

    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.

  • Class ID
    F210273
    Member Price
    Free
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    18+
    Non-Member Price
    Free

    Learn how to identify and use transparent pigments to create clear, luminous color in your watercolor paintings. You will leave this workshop with a small painting, many samples and reference pages for future use. 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.

  • Class ID
    F210235
    Member Price
    Free
    Room
    214
    Ages
    18+
    Non-Member Price
    Free

    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.