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.


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 both in-person and virtual classes and exhibits for your enjoyment (V).
Be safe. Stay healthy.

Gallery Exhibit Featuring Artist Lisa Marie Penn

Worcester County Arts Council

6 Jefferson Street
Berlin, MD 21811


22144   The Art of Screen Painting

August 20 
(10 am - 1 pm) 
One-day class with Master Screen Painter John Iampieri 
ages 10 to adult, $75

Contact RAL for details
22073  Screen Painting   Ages 11 to 15

August 22 - 26
Mon- Fri
(9:30 pm- 12 noon)
Week long summer screen painting camp for ages 11-15
with Instructor John Iampieri
 Contact RAL for details

Aug 26-28

National Folk Festival

Salisbury, MD

The screen painters look forward to meeting you at our Festival Marketplace booth.

Buy, learn, paint!

Festival Map

Directions and Parking


    Congratulations to Master John Iampieri and Apprentice Michael Seipp
   on being awarded a 2021-2022 Maryland Traditions Folklife Apprenticehip

Find details below under For the Record 


           American Visionary Art Museum

Year-round Exhibition, Baltimore Painted Screens & Rowhome Theater    

   Jim Rouse Visionary Center - 1st floor, Wed - Sun, 10 am - 5 pm


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


22144   The Art of Screen Painting

August 20 (10 am - 1 pm) 
Class with Master Screen Painter John Iampieri 
ages 10 to adult, $75

22073  Screen Painting   Ages 11 to 15

August 22 - 26
Mon- Fri
(9:30 pm- 12 noon)
Week long summer screen painting camp at Rehoboth Art League
for ages 11-15
with Instructor John Iampieri
Wait List
 Contact RAL for details


Screen painting workshops with John Iampieri:


Summer 2022
John Iampieri is also teaching two week summer screen painting workshops at Rehoboth Art League
for 8-10 yr oldz, then, 11-15yr oldz
Contact RAL for details

Mar 14 -17, Afterschool Screen Painting workshops  for 6th - 8th graders

    Wicomico Middle School, Salisbury, MD

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

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: Brenda Foehrkolbcontact Brenda here



Mar 12, Screen Painting class with Brenda Foehrkolb,  Chestertown, MD

  Sponsored by RiverArts in Chestertown  

Apr 18 - 24, Screen Painting demonstrations with Brenda Foehrkolb,  Solomons Island, MD

                   Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center


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.

Visit Lisa Penn Art on Facebook for instructional art videos online. 
Watch Lisa's First Kids Paint PartyApril 3, 2020 

Instructor: Clare Chesnavage, email 

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 

Instructor: Michael Seipp, email  

Wed, July 20 
(6:30 pm - 9 pm)
Instructor Michael Seipp
at the 

Michael has curated exhibits and taught workshops 
at the B&O Railroad Museum in May 2021 and 2022, and at Off Track Art Gallery in 2021. 

Painted Screen Workshop with Michael Seipp 

July 6th - 10th
McDaniel College

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!

Instructor: Monica Broere,  email 


For the Record 

A look back in time at Past Events 

Something old and something new

Saturday, June 15, 2022

(by invitation only)

Returning to the B&O Museum May 24 - June 6, 2021 and May 26-June 10, 2022

Did we miss seeing you there? 

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 and other Screen Painters

Sip & Screen Paint Classes (21+)

Kids’ Screen Painting Workshops


Chesapeake Collectibles
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

 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  2022

Fri & Sat  9 am - 5 pm

Virtual or private, one-on-one appointments any day

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!

A 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.

                                                                                      Artscape 2019


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