Andrea’s professional career in Fine Art began soon after she graduated from the University of Iowa, College of Art with a BFA in Painting, minoring in Drawing, Sculpture and Textiles. Opening a textile supply store and Gallery in Iowa City, Ia., she and a colleague began teaching Fiber Arts classes in weaving, spinning, printing fabric and dying handspun fibers. Six years later she moved to the Annapolis area and started teaching Fine Arts at Maryland Hall, the Easton Academy of Art, and Peabody Outreach Programs. For the past 30 years, Andrea continues to instruct throughout the year.

Classes include: Drawing, Pastel, and Acrylic Painting for Adults. These classes include both Realist and Abstract styles, beginning to intermediate levels. Children’s classes include both Realist and Abstract styles, beginning to intermediate levels. Children’s classes include: Drawing, Painting, and Fashion Design, for ages 6-16, beginning to advanced. She also teaches Private Lessons for ages 6-years-old to adults, in your home, and schedules sessions to critique your work.

Along with teaching at Maryland Hall, she was an “Artist in Residence” for nine years, worked on the Visual Arts Committee, and Curator of the “Main Hall Gallery” for several years. From 2005-2010 she volunteered as a Co-Chair of the Membership Committee for the Maryland Federation of Art, and in 2010 was elected as President of the Board, for two years. Andrea works from her home studio, near the Chesapeake Bay. Her work is included in private collections in Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., New York, and Iowa. Andrea was commissioned by members of the “National Organization of Women” to create an enamel cloisonné lapel pin that was accepted into the Women’s History Division of the Smithsonian Institute.

Andrea Olney-Wall’s current projects include offering a greater selection of private classes, teaching International Workshops, and completing a series of educational books of Art Instructions in Drawing, Painting and Pastels.

Andrea Olney-Wall's Classes This Season

  • 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
    Andrea Olney-Wall
    Ages
    9-12+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $145
    Non-Member Price
    $170

    This class helps the young artist form a base for drawing skills so that they can use this information to enhance their drawings. Students will have weekly lessons and new materials to work with on subjects of their choice as well as class subjects. Students will work in pencil, charcoal, oil pastel and colored pencil. A materials fee of $45 is due to the instructor at the first class and covers everything necessary for class. An itmeized list of these materials available upon request. For more information, please contact the instructor at awallstudio@gmail.com., 4432036707

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

    This Workshop covers working sketches in charcoal and pencil to create for drawings for their Acrylic paintings. Students will draw images for their paintings to scale, using several techniques ,and materials to complete several 12"X14" canvas. Students may select their subjects, using objects and photos they bring from home, or use my stock photos to complete their work. Students will learn to size their drawings to the canvas, mix their own colors, work with several mediums, brushes, and new techniques. No photos on phones or tablets, please.A materials fee of $45 is due to the instructor on the first day. For more information, please contact the instructor at awallstudio@gmail.com.

  • Instructor Name
    Andrea Olney-Wall
    Ages
    6-8+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $135
    Non-Member Price
    $160

    This class offers a fun introduction to drawing techniques with a new technique or material covered each week. Animal, landscape and still life studies will be completed using drawing pencils, colored pencils, charcoal, and oil pastels. Please bring a smock to class if necessary. A materials fee of $40.00 this covers all materials for this class and is due to the instructor at the first class. For more information, please contact the instructor at awallstudio@gmail.com., 4432036707

  • 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
    Andrea Olney-Wall
    Ages
    9-12+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $145
    Non-Member Price
    $170

    This class will start with mixing acrylic paints to create new colors for seasons, weather effects, oceans, clouds, fur, feathers and more. Students will pick their own subject matter for their painting. Photos are a must, and should be in hand for the second class. No Ipads or Phone photos please. A materials fee of $45 is due to the instructor at the first class and covers all materials needed for the two paintings students will create in this class. Students will have an chance to work on an easel with a stretched canvas in this class. No class on 11/26. Aprons may be necessary. For more information, please contact the instructor at awallstudio@gmail.com., 4432036707.

  • Instructor Name
    Andrea Olney-Wall
    Ages
    6-8+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $135
    Non-Member Price
    $160

    This class offers a fun introduction to acrylic painting with daily lessons on color mixing and painting, fur, feathers, clouds, oceans and many other subjects. Students must bring photos of their subject to class the first day. No portraits please. Subjects may be animals, still life or landscape. Please a smock daily. A materials fee of $40.00 is due to the instructor at the first class. No class on 11/26. For more information, please contact the instructor at awallstudio@gmail.com., 4432036707

  • Instructor Name
    Andrea Olney-Wall
    Ages
    14+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $150
    Non-Member Price
    $175

    The Teen Open Workshop welcomes students from 14+years old to have a chance to work on their own art work in a nurturing environment. The instructor will assist with critiques, techniques, problem solving, and helpful suggestions with their work. Students should bring their work and materials to class daily. Students may need a roller cart for their materials. The is no personal storage in the studio. There is a studio fee of $6 due to the instructor the first day of class. Please contact Andrea with any questions: awallstudio@gmail.com or 443-203-6707. No class Nov. 26.

  • 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.

Andrea Olney-Wall

Teaching Artist