Learn about the iconic Baltimore art of screen painting and create a screen to adorn your home.
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 screens that you will be able to take home to adorn your home. You have the option of bringing a screen window or door to the class or using a screen box or an antique screen frame and new screening. If you bring a screen we will change out the screening in the window. Please bring a photograph, painting, or sketch of a composition you would like to paint. There will be a variety of compositions provided if you do not have one in mind. In particular there will be some classic painted screen compositions you can use to recreate a twentieth century screen.
Please check out the Painted Screen Society webpage: paintedscreens.org for more information about this iconic folk art.
Limit 8 students, ages 14 and up.
Students should contact the instructor upon registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students will need