The Painted Screen Society of Baltimore


 Calendar of Events and Classes
We welcome familiar and fresh energy to our upcoming public events, workshops, seminars, and classes. 
As Ben Richardson said, "The more painters there are out there, the more screens there are."
  
     If you would like to volunteer to help at future events, please contact us. 

Please pardon our progress as we are in the process of updating our website for 2022.
Click HERE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES and DETAILS
that may not be posted yet on this website
 

Events
2022 Calendar

All workshops and programs are subject to change, based on State guidelines around COVID-19.
While many public events have been postponed until further notice*,
artists across Maryland and the United States are creating virtual classes and exhibits for your enjoyment (V).


Be safe. Stay healthy.

            Ongoing Exhibitions, American Visionary Art MuseumJim Rouse Visionary Center - 1st floor 
Baltimore Painted Screens & Rowhome Theater




 Mar 12, Screen Painting class with Brenda Foehrkolb, 10 am -2 pm,  Chestertown, MD
Sponsored by RiverArts in Chestertown
Find details below under Classes and Workshops
   Sponsored by RiverArts in Chestertown
    Find details below under Classes and Workshops

                




                                           with Clare Chesnavage
                                Lifelong Learning Program at Shepherd University, WVa 
                          p.10 of Spring 2022 Course Catalog 
            6 sessions: Saturdays, March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 
    Find details below under Classes and Workshops

   


Apr 18 - 24, Screen Painting demonstrations with Brenda Foehrkolb,  Solomons Island, MD 
                                   Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center  
                                   Find details below under Classes and Workshops


     


May 27 - June 9, Painted Screens Exhibit at the B&O

May 27 - June 9, Painted Screens Exhibit at the B&O

Tentative schedule:

Art talks and demos: Sun, May 29, & Sat, June 4 (1-3 pm) 

Sip & Paint workshops: Sat, June 4 & Thurs, June 9 (6-8 pm) 


Stay tuned for more information and to register for workshops at B&O Railroad Museum.



Aug 26-28,  National Folk Festival, Salisbury, MD

                                             


                                                    

                      Find details below under For the Record 




FEATURE STORY ABOUT PAINTED SCREENS




Watch video at
 https://pbs.org/video/3037219411

Original Airdate: MONDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 7:30PM only on MPT-HD.
The show repeats : SATURDAYS, 7:30PM ON MPT-2.
Check your cable listings at www.mpt.org/schedule - there are slight variations among cable providers.
www.mpt.org/programs/chesapeakecollectibles

Classes and Workshops

 What better way than to carry on a tradition than to teach it to others?
 
Classes are regularly offered at sites around Baltimore and the surrounding region.
On-going programs taught by Master Screen Artists are offered on demand and seasonally.
Consider a private screen painting party featuring a class in your own home to teach adults and children.
No matter the venue, you will have the secrets and a finished screen in hand at the end of the class
Contact the school or the instructor for additional details.

 


Instructor:  John Iampiericontact John here
            websites: www.PaintedScreensOnline.comYoung Audiences, Maryland State Arts Council Artist in Residence




Friday, Dec 11, 7 pm - 7:15 pm
Virtual LAUNCH event on Facebook
FREE!

Join us for the major announcement of Bella Designs' "Screen Painting with Mr. I"
This live broadcast will include a brief feature telling the story of screen painting and it's unique place in Maryland history. After the history lesson, learn about Bella Designs' new instructional film "Screen Painting with Mr. I." John Iampieri (Mr. I) is one of the few remaining screen painters and he is here to keep the legacy alive for generations to come!
"Screen Painting with Mr. I" marks our debut into instructional video. Watch our promo and learn how you can order this one-of-a-kind instructional DVD, or digital download, accompanied by your very own screen painting kit. 
       
 


Screen painting workshops with John Iampieri

 






         Instructor: Lisa Marie Penncontact Lisa here


 
Screen Painting Folk Art with Lisa Marie Penn
are usually held the third Tues of each month, 12:30 - 3:30 pm.
Look for upcoming on the Art League Calendar here.

For more details about Lisa's classes, click here





           Instructor: Brenda Foehrkolbcontact Brenda here

website: www.bstarstudios.com/Baltimore-Screens

                  
            
                                         NEW CLASS for 2022!              

Mar 12, Screen Painting class with Brenda Foehrkolb, 10 am -2 pm,  Chestertown, MD

Paint a traditional Baltimore screen pastoral scene. All materials will be provided, bring a bag lunch.

 Sponsored by RiverArts in Chestertown  

For more information visit ChestertownRiverArts.org or call 410-778-6300








Instructor: Clare Chesvanage, email minavage@comcast.net 

           website: www.WindowScreenPainting.weebly.com

 

NEW CLASS for 2022!

March 19 - April 23, 2022

with instructor Clare Chesnavage 

 

 "Painted screens are canvases with holes. Imagine a window or door screen with a picture painted on the exterior side only. The paint does not cover or clog the holes. The colorful image stops the gaze of people on the sidewalk from seeing inside the darkened room. The view to the street from the house is unobstructed. The screen still functions perfectly for ventilation and as a barrier to flying insects. These screens originated in Baltimore neighborhoods in 1913... You will create your own painting on a screen." 

This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. All supplies will be provided.

To register, contact Karen Rice at krice@shepherd.edu or 304-876-5135.

 

 


              website www.PaintedWindowScreens.com  

Instructor: Michael Seipp, email mvs21214@gmail.com  
            
             website: www.baltimorescreenpainter.org


 
 Painted Screen Workshop with Michael Seipp
July 6th - 10th
Five Sessions, 1pm  to 3:45 pm
McDaniel College


 
 
                                                                                    Instructor links:

                                                                                      John Iampieri
Lecture, Book Signing (1 -2 pm) & Screen Painting Workshop (2 - 4 pm), 
410.742.49
                                                                                   
                                                                                    Lisa Marie Penn

                                                                                   Anna Pasqualucci


                                                                                      Monica Broere

                                                                                      Michael Seipp

                                                                                   Brenda Foehrkolb

                                                                                   Amanda Smit-Peters
                                                                                 
                                                                                   Clare Chesvanage
       
Screen painting worshops with John Iampieri
for the public:

March 8 RAL Rehoboth Art League 1pm - 4pm

Screen painting worshops with John Iampieri
for the public:

March 8 RAL   1pm - 4pm

Tues, Feb 25th, 6 - 9 pm 
10016 Old Ocean City Blvd,  Berlin MD 21811 
  
Screen Painting Folk Art with Lisa Marie Penn
Check for upcoming classes with Lisa or at the Art League of Ocean City.
Tues, Feb 25th, 6 - 9 pm 
10016 Old Ocean City Blvd,  Berlin MD 21811 
  
Screen Painting Folk Art with Lisa Marie Penn
Check for upcoming classes with Lisa or at the Art League of Ocean City.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
  
Screen Painting Folk Art with Lisa Marie Penn

  

Screen Painting Folk Art with Lisa Marie Penn
Tues, Aug 25, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Check back for more classes coming in September with Lisa Penn 
  
Screen Painting Folk Art with Lisa Marie Penn

  

Screen Painting Folk Art with Lisa Marie Penn
Tues, Aug 25, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Check back for more classes coming in September with Lisa Penn 
  
Screen Painting Folk Art with Lisa Marie Penn

  

Screen Painting Folk Art with Lisa Marie Penn
Octopus Screen Painting Class!
   
   
   
 
Tues, Aug 25, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Check back for more classes coming in September with Lisa Penn 
Instructor: Lisa Marie Penncontact Lisa here

website: 

Classes and Workshops


 What better way than to carry on a tradition than to teach it to others?

Classes are regularly offered at sites around Baltimore and the surrounding region.
On-going programs taught by Master Screen Artists are offered on demand and seasonally.
Consider a private screen painting party featuring a class in your own home to teach adults and children.
No matter the venue, you will have the secrets and a finished screen in hand at the end of the class

Contact the school or the instructor for additional details


Instructor: Amanda Smit-Peters, with Felicia Zannino-Baker of Highlandtown Gallery


April 18, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join Amanda Smit-Peters in a virtual mini Painted Screen workshop!
Sign up and we'll mail you a screen, work station, frame and link to our online session--you JUST ADD PAINT!
(Register by Fri. April 10, as we need time to mail you supplies!)
$20 - $25

 

Instructor:  John Iampiericontact John here
            websites: www.PaintedScreensOnline.comYoung Audiences, Maryland State Arts Council Artist in Residence


Screen painting workshops with John Iampieri
open to the public:

March 8th,  1pm - 4pm


Private art residences with John Iampieri:
Feb 18th thru March 2nd at Arnold Elementary 3rd & 5th grade (200 students)
March 16th thru 20th at Seven Oaks Elementary 5th grade (100 students)
March 30th thru April 6th Willards Elementary Pre-K (45 munchkins)
April 14th thru 20th Bates Middle (100 students)
April 27th thru May 1st Mt St Joseph High School (100 Jr's & Sr's) John's high school Alma Mater!

 
May 9th, 10 am - 2 pm
with Instructor John Iampieri 
at Highlandtown Gallery, Baltimore, MD


Friday, Dec 11, 7 pm - 7:15 pm
Virtual LAUNCH event on Facebook
FREE!

Join us for the major announcement of Bella Designs' "Screen Painting with Mr. I"
This live broadcast will include a brief feature telling the story of screen painting and it's unique place in Maryland history. After the history lesson, learn about Bella Designs' new instructional film "Screen Painting with Mr. I." John Iampieri (Mr. I) is one of the few remaining screen painters and he is here to keep the legacy alive for generations to come!
"Screen Painting with Mr. I" marks our debut into instructional video. Watch our promo and learn how you can order this one-of-a-kind instructional DVD, or digital download, accompanied by your very own screen painting kit. 
Also get to know your master screen painter, John Iampieri.

Instructor: Lisa Marie Penncontact Lisa here

website: 
Screen Painting Folk Art with Lisa Marie Penn
are usually held the third Tues of each month, 12:30 - 3:30 pm.
Look for upcoming on the Art League Calendar here.
  
Tues, Aug 25, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Was held Tues, Feb 25th, 6 - 9 pm 
10016 Old Ocean City Blvd,  Berlin MD 21811 
Apr 4th, 6-11 pm,
1202 Ridgely Street, Baltimore, MD
POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE
Visit Lisa Penn Art on Facebook for instructional art videos online. 
Watch Lisa's First Kids Paint PartyApril 3, 2020 
Apr 19, 12 noon on Facebook



Instructor: Clare Chesvanage, email minavage@comcast.net 

 

with instructor Clare Chesnavage

4 sessions:
 M/W, Dec 7, 9 & 14, 16

Screen Painting virtually* with Clare Chesnavage on December 7, 9, 14, 16 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Painted screens are canvases with holes. Imagine a window or door screen with a picture painted on the exterior side only. The paint does not cover or clog the holes. The colorful image stops the gaze of people on the sidewalk from seeing inside the darkened room. The view to the street from the house is unobstructed. The screen still functions perfectly for ventilation and as a barrier to flying insects. These screens originated in Baltimore neighborhoods in 1913.  You will create your own painting on a screen.  Supplies may be picked up at the Lifelong Learning Office.  

Cost is $60 per class for Silver members; Free to Gold members; plus $15 for supplies.  

To register, contact Karen Rice at krice@shepherd.edu or 304-876-5135.

 

Let's Paint Our Town: Window Screen Paint ‘n Sip Workshop 

at the Creative Alliance, Eastern Ave, Baltimore

Saturday, April 18 in the Marquee Lounge, 1pm - 4 or 5* pm

POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE


Instructor: Michael Seipp, email mvs21214@gmail.com  


Painted Screen Workshop with Michael Seipp 
  
July 6th - 10th
Five Sessions, 1pm  to 3:45 pm
McDaniel College

Instructor: Monica Broere,  email mbroere1@outlook.com 

For the Record 

A look back in time at Last Year's Events 2021

Something old and something new




July 2 - August 25, 2021

Off Track Art Gallery



Painted Screens at the B & O Railroad Museum

Returning to the B&O Museum May 24 - June 6, 2021!


Did we miss seeing you there? 

Read the Baltimore Sun Article, the Baltimore tradition of painted screens celebrated at B&O Railroad Museum

Screen painting exhibit, sales, classes and demonstrations  

Two of Baltimore’s proudest traditions – screen painting and railroading – come together for two weeks at the B&O Railroad Museum! See painted screen works by artists from the Painted Screen Society of Baltimore on-display each day in the Museum’s Roundhouse, and on select dates, enjoy screen painting demonstrations with artist Michael Siepp! And, if you’re feeling inspired to try your hand at screen painting, we’re holding Sip & Screen Paint Classes for adults, as well as Screen Painting classes for the kids! See schedule and purchase your tickets for Sip & Screen Paint and Kids' Screen Painting Workshops below.

The iconic painted rowhouse screens of Baltimore date back to 1913, when Czech grocer William Oktavec introduced his “red bungalow” scene. Since then, the practice of painting rowhouse screen doors has become a symbol of Baltimore’s rich cultural and historical heritage.

Painted Screens On-Display

Screen Painting Demonstrations with Michael Seipp

Sip & Screen Paint Classes (21+)

Kids’ Screen Painting Workshops

Plan your visit at the B&O Railroad Museum




Chesapeake Collectibles
MPT'S CHESAPEAKE COLLECTIBLES SERIES , FEATURE STORY ABOUT PAINTED SCREENS
AIRDATE:  MONDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 7:30PM only on MPT-HD. The show repeats : SATURDAYS, 7:30PM ON MPT-2. 
Watch Elaine Eff discuss painted screens starting at minute 12:11.


For the Record
Past Events, 2020-2021

Mon, Jan 20 & Saturdays, 7:30 pm  MPT'S Chesapeake Collectibles Series, Feature Story About Painted Screens
Throughout the year: Highlandtown Gallery Painted Screens Exhibit, Tours and Workshops Baltimore, MD
March 8, Screen painting workshop at Rehoboth Art League, 1pm - 4pm, with John Iampieri, Rehoboth, MD
March 19 thru April 23Thursdays, 1:30 - 3 pm, Lifelong Learning Screen Painting Class at Shepherd University, W. Va            Shepherdstown, W. VA, with Clare Chesnavage, postponed*
March 13, Friday’s “On the Record” talk show, 9:30-10:00 am on 88.1 WYPR FM (Listen now)
(V) Apr 3, First Kids Paint Party online with Lisa Penn. Virtual screen painting lessons coming soon! 
Apr 4,   Paint & Party with a PurposePaint Night Fundraiser, 6-11 pm, Local 734 Union Hall, Balto, MD, postponed*
Apr 13-19,  B & O Railroad Museum  Painted Screen Exhibit and Demonstrations, Baltimore, MD, rescheduled for October 2020*
(V) Apr 18Virtual Mini Painted Screen Workshop with Amanda Smit-Peters, courtesy Highlandtown Gallery, Balto, Register by April 10th
(V) Apr 19, Live Painted Screen Tutorial with Lisa Marie Penn, 12 noon on Facebook
Apr 18Let's Paint Our Town: Window Screen Paint ‘n Sip Workshop with Anna Pasqualucci, Creative Alliance, Balto, postponed*
May 5,  Ocean Pines Library Screen Painting workshop  2pm - 5pm, with John Iampieri, Ocean Pines, MD, postponed*
May 9,  The Art of Screen Painting  10 am - 2 pm, with John Iampieri at Highlandtown Gallery, Baltimore, MD, postponed*
July 6-10 Painting workshop at Tradition Weeks 2020 at Common Ground on the Hill with Michael Seippe, Westminster, MD
Aug 25,   In-person Screen Painting Folk Art: Paint an Octopus with Lisa Penn,  12:30 - 3:30 pm, Art League of Ocean City
Sept 11-13 National Folk Festival, Salisbury, MD, postponed* and rescheduled for September 2021. Hope to see you next year!
Oct 5-11Painted Screen Exhibit at the B&O Railroad Museum, Mon-Sat, 10 am - 4 pm; Sun, 11 am - 4 pm, Baltimore, MD
Oct 27,   In-Person Screen Painting Folk Art: Paint a Bee with Lisa Penn, 12:30 - 3:30 pm, Art League of Ocean City
Nov 17,   In-Person Screen Painting Folk Art: Paint a Heron with Lisa Penn, 12:30 - 3:30 pm, Art League of Ocean City
(V) Dec 7 - 16Lifelong Learning Screen Painting Class, with Clare, M/W, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Shepherd University, W. Va. 
(V) Dec 11, Screen Painting with Mr. I, Virtual LAUNCH event on Facebook, 7 pm - 7:15 pm
May 7 - May 29,   Lisa Penn Exhibit in Studio E, 9am - 4 pm, Art League of Ocean City
May 18,  In-Person Screen Painting Folk Art: Paint with Lisa Penn12:30 - 3:30 pm, Art League of Ocean City
May 24 - June 6B&O Railroad MuseumPainted Screen exhibit and classes in the B&O Education Center,  Baltimore, MD
July 2 - Aug 25  Off Track Art Gallery, Exhibit and workshops! Open weekends Fri, Sat & Sun, Westminster, MD 




Painted Screens Exhibit, Tours and Workshops


WYPR logo

Friday, March 13

On the Record talk show

9:30-10:00 am on 88.1 WYPR FM

The Painted Screens Of Baltimore

Elaine Eff and Highlandtown Gallery owner Felicia Zannino-Baker go on On the Record"

Listen Now


Highlandtown Gallery 

A Diverse Collection of Baltimore's Painted Screens

248 South Conkling Street • Baltimore, MD 21224

(410) 327-7035

New Business Hours for Fall 2020

Tues/Wed/Thurs 12 pm - 6 pm, Fri & Sat  8 am - 6 pm

Virtual or private, one-on-one appointments only during regular business hours


Highlandtown Painted Screen Guided Tour

Saturdays at 10 -11 am.

Buy art and take lessons and tours online. 
Stay safe.

 




The National Folk Festival, 2018 and 2019 and Upcoming 2022



Sept 7-9. 2018The Painted Screen Society and the Maryland Traditions Festival were part of the National Folk Festival! 

Maryland State Arts Council's 2017-2018 Maryland Traditions apprentice team Anna Pasqualucci and Lisa Penn presented and demonstrated the art of Baltimore screen painting at the National Folk Festival in Salisbury, Sept 8 and 9, 12 noon -6pm. 

Elaine Eff presented on a narrative stage on Sunday, Sept 9


At the 2019 National Folk Festival

Instructor Amanda Smit-Peters hosted a wildly popular screen painting workshop in the Maryland Traditions area. 


NEW for 2022!

2021-2022 Maryland Traditions Folklife Apprenticehip has been awarded to Master John Iampieri and Apprentice Michael Seipp.

Meet the Traditions team at the 2022 National Folk Festival in August 26-28, 2022.



Smithsonian National Building Museum 
House & Home Exhibit  featured a painted screen door by Master Painter Dee Herget, 2012 - 2017 



Pop-Up Shop! 

June - October 2018. CLOSED for the season.

Presented by The Painted Screen Society of Baltimore  and Highlandtown Arts
Location: 3522-A Bank Street @ Conkling St




The American Folklore Society Meeting
Thank you for visiting our displays in the Hyatt Regency lobby on October 16–19, 2019.
Watch Elaine Eff discuss Baltimore's Painted Screens 
at the American Visionary Art Museum, 
starting at the 12:11 minute.