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

    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
    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.

  • 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!

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

    "Open Studio is a space for students, ages16-Adult to, work individually with assistance from the Instructor as needed for critiques and technique applications. The studio offers large tables, easels, 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, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Oil and Soft Pastel ,Textiles, and Mono-Printing and be able to work on their own. Please contact the Instructor if you are using any other mediums. 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. All 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 2/20/2023 "

  • 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
    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