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.

    *Class policies 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.*

  • Instructor Name
    Linda Luke
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    Online
    Member Price
    $145
    Non-Member Price
    $170

    This workshop is for people who have always wanted to begin painting in watercolor or who have tried before and would like to “begin again”. Linda will teach you in her very easy, systematic approach about watercolor materials and how to use them. You will paint many samples and leave with a small painting and reference materials for your 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 policies 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.*

  • Instructor Name
    Andrea Olney-Wall
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $175
    Non-Member Price
    $200

    This class is considered an Intermediate Level Class. Beginners may register if they have had the Workshop, Introduction to Soft Pastels, in January 2022. Students taking the Pastel Painting class will have a lecture or demonstration at the beginning of each class. This information period will cover advanced techniques such as creating colored grounds, how to enlarge or reduce your image, using fixative on your work, matting suggestions, how to fix mistakes, how to make your own colors from what you have on hand, and how to transport and store your painting. Students will work on one painting per class for the first 4 weeks trying out different styles and techniques such as realism in a still life, abstraction of a landscape, wet and dry work, and a red acrylic ground. The last two classes will be spent on finishing all your paintings and/or creating one oversized piece of work.Students should have their own set of pastels, and their own papers to work on. I suggest a pastel set larger than 12, and several paper types and sizes. Included in the Studio fee are pastel pencils, brushes, backing boards, sponges, tapes, fixatives, extra pastel color sets for colors you may not have. Materials fee $55. Students should contact the instructor at awallstudio@gmail.com with any questions about materials or workspace.

    *Class policies 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.*

  • 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 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 supply list or questions please contact info@melissagryder.com or visit www.melissagryder.com

    *Class policies 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.*

  • 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.

    *Class policies 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.*