The Painted Screen: A Baltimore Folk Art with Michael Seipp

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The Painted Screen: A Baltimore Folk Art with Michael Seipp

Learn about the iconic Baltimore art of screen painting and create a screen to adorn your home.

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Period Four
2:30 pm
Period Three
1:00 pm
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The Baltimore painted screen was not art for art’s sake. It was a very practical solution to the close quarters of row house living. It afforded privacy and air circulation. This course will provide an overview of the history of the painted screen folk art and profiles of some of the iconic artists. We will paint a window or door screen to adorn your home. Your home will be the talk of the town!!!!

The wonderful thing about painted screens is you do not have to be a trained artist to produce a wonderful, decorative screen for your home. We will go step by step through the process and you will be thrilled with the result. Come prepared to have fun!

Please check out the Painted Screen Society webpage:  for more information about this iconic folk art.

Limit 10 students, ages 14 and up.

Students should set up a home studio for the week.

Students will need:

  • Gray acrylic paint for priming
  • Foam brushes (variety of sizes)
  • Finish brushes (fine point)
  • A mix of acrylic paint colors reflecting the colors of your chosen composition
  • Palette
  • Colored chalks
  • Charcoal and large sketching paper
  • Round toothpicks
  • Polyacrylic coating (MinWax)
  • A screen to paint (small screens in either wood or aluminum frames are available at Lowe’s or Home Depot, but students are encouraged to use a screen from a window or door at their home!)

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