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.


Jan & Feb 2109 

"100 Artists Show"

Featuring a Diverse Collection of Baltimore's Painted Screens

Highlandtown Gallery

248 South Conkling Street • Baltimore, MD 21224

(410) 327-7035

Gallery Hours: Thurs/Fri/Sat  8am - 5pm

Special gallery events:

Sat. Jan. 26 • 2pm - 4pm Meet the Painted Screen Artists

Painted Screen card making
Hear the history behind painted screens from folklorist Elaine Eff 
and try your hand at painting a mini screen with an early Valentine's Day drop-in card making workshop.
(Free to attend; suggested donation $5.00 to the Painted Screen Society of Baltimore)

Fri. Feb 1 • 5pm - 8pm First Friday Event - Wine & Desserts

Sat. Feb. 9 • 10am - 1pm  Painted Screen Workshop in Highlandtown

Learn the history and techniques behind Baltimore's favorite folk art with John Iampieri. Buy Tickets here

Meet the Screen Painters following the Workshop.

Sat. Feb. 9 • 2 pm - 4pm  Meet the Painted Screen Artists

Preview the Painted Screen Exhibit at Highlandtown Gallery below:

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

Sat. Feb. 9, 2019 • 10am - 1pm 

Painted Screen Workshop in Highlandtown with John Iampieri 

Learn the history and techniques behind Baltimore's favorite folk art. 

Join Screen Painter John Iampieri at Highlandtown Gallery to learn the techniques and history behind Baltimore's iconic painted screens 

while crafting your own custom piece.

Ticket price includes supplies, paint, and guided instructions to create a custom 14” x 20” screen!

As part of your visit, explore the special Painted Screen exhibit, part of the 100 Artists Show at Highlandtown Gallery.

Buy Tickets Here. 

Location: Highlandtown Gallery

248 South Conkling Street

Baltimore, MD 21224

Mon. Mar. 11, 2019 • 10am - 12 noon*

Screen Painting Class with Anna Pasqualucci

Paint and take-home  your very own 10" x 20" window screen. All materials and screens will be provided. 

*All are welcome to stay past the lesson until 1 pm to finish painting.

For information and to register, call Edgemere Senior Center at 410-887-7530.

Location: Edgemere Senior Center

6600 North Point Road

Sparrows Point, MD  21219

Book a private or group lesson with Instructor: Lisa Marie Penn, contact Lisa here

Instructor:  John Iampiericontact John here
            websites:, Young Audiences, Maryland State Arts Council Artist in Residence

Instructor: Lisa Marie Penn, contact Lisa here

Instructor: Anna Lipka, email

Instructor: Monica Broere,  email

Instructor: Michael Seipp, email

Ongoing Exhibitions

Past Events

The National Folk Festival

Salisbury, MD

Sept 7-9, 2108

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

Visit the The Painted Screen Society vendor booth in the Festival Marketplace.

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. 

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


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