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
    6-8+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $145
    Non-Member Price
    $170

    This class offers a fun introduction to drawing with a new technique or material covered each week. Animal, landscape and still life studies will be completed using drawing pencils, watercolor pencils, charcoal, and oil pastels. Students may bring photos or pictures from home to work on. Students may bring a snack and a drink to class. Please bring a smock to class if necessary. A materials fee of $40, cash only please, 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. This class is not related to Art Works in Annapolis.

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

    For Ages 6-12. The 6 week Drawing and Painting class for Night Owls, will cover numerous techniques for Drawing, Acrylic Painting, Watercolor Pencils and oil pastels. Students will learn a new techniques to create a drawing or painting that day. This will help young students with color work, mediums, subject matter, sizing and brushwork. We will use a variety of surfaces such as paper, watercolor paper, canvas board and canvas paper. Students may bring something from home for a subject. Please bring a smock to class. Materials fee payable at first class: $45.00. Please contact Instructor with any questions. Andrea Olney-Wall. awallstudio@gmail.com. 443-203-6707

  • Instructor Name
    Andrea Olney-Wall
    Ages
    6-8+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $145
    Non-Member Price
    $170

    This class offers a fun introduction to acrylic painting with daily lessons on color mixing, painting, fur, feathers, clouds, oceans and many other subjects. Students may bring photos of their subject to class the first day. No portraits please. Subjects may be animals, still life or landscape. Please bring and a smock daily. Students may bring a snack and a drink to class. A materials fee of $45, cash only please, is due to the instructor on the first class. For more information, please contact the instructor at awallstudio@gmail.com.

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

    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, cash only please, is due to the instructor at the first class and covers all materials needed for the two paintings students will create in this 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

    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
    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
    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 starts with techniques and materials commonly used by professional artists. Each day we will work with a new material including assorted drawing pencils, charcoals, erasers, papers, and oil pastels. Subject matter will include animals, human faces and forms, still life settings, and landscapes. Techniques will include enlarging and reducing images, line, form, light and shadow, volume, through value studies. Students will have class time to draw subjects of their choice, using the techniques covered in class. Please bring several photos and items to class with you on the first day of things that you would like to draw. This can include objects such as photos, action figures, animated figures, or just ideas that you would like to put on paper. A materials fee of $45 is due to the Instructor the first day of class, cash only, please, (this fee covers everything we will use in class). This class is for beginners to intermediate level student. 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
    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
    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
    6-8
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $135
    Non-Member Price
    $160

    This class inspires children to discover new ways of drawing everyday subjects. We will explore the differences between 2D and 3D objects, natural lighting from sunny to cloudy days, how to make fruit look like fruit and not a vegetable and how to draw humans and animals of all sorts. This class will include techniques for pencil, oil pastel, charcoal, and colored pencil. A materials fee of $35 is due to the instructor at the first day (this fee covers a drawing pencil set, oil pastels, charcoal, a sketch pad, and class supplies). All student artwork will go home on the last day. Students attending Artworks 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
    6-8
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $145
    Non-Member Price
    $170

    This fun painting class will start with learning all about colors, using the color wheel and mixing paints. We will move on to different types of painting; water color pencils, and acrylics. From there, students will paint two canvases, one 11”x14” and the other a postcard size. Students may bring photos from home for the postcard painting (maybe one of your vacation photos!) and the other subject will come from hundreds of stock photos: landscapes, wild animals, birds, flowers, frogs, etc. A materials fee of $45 is due to the instructor at the first class,cash only, please. (this fee covers paints, canvas, brushes, drawing paper, colored pencils, transfer paper, palettes, and cleanup supplies). Students attending Artworks Drawing, and 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. All student artwork will go home on the last day. 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

    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
    12+
    Room Number
    212
    Member Price
    $185
    Non-Member Price
    $210

    The Great Enviro Wall is a painting experience for intermediate students from 12-16 years of age. Students will begin with a photo of their subject and learn to enlarge their photo to a canvas, that is 4'X6' large. Next, we practice mixing all the colors necessary to complete the painting. Students will work on their oversized canvas over the course of five days, and have an Art Show at the end of the class. Subject matter may be something like a Super Hero in action, a Family of Lions on the Savannah, a Castle in Ireland, Monarch Butterflies resting in the branches in Mexico, or Buffalo on the Plains. What we want to accomplish, is a story of Our Environment, Our Earth. Students should bring a lunch/several snacks, and old clothes. Three hours can be a long day of painting. The materials fee for this class is $65.00, cash only, please, due the first day of class. This includes: 1, 6'x4' canvas, primed 3 times, all the paint, mediums, drawing materials, watercolor pencils, brushes, clean up materials and brush cleaners. There are only 12 openings for this class, Please register early. Please contact the instructor with any questions: awallstudio@gmail.com.

  • 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.

Andrea Olney-Wall

Teaching Artist