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.


2020 Calendar at a Glance

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.

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 Purpose, Paint 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 9The 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, Westminster, MD
Sept 11-13,  National Folk Festival, Salisbury, MD, postponed* and rescheduled for September 2021. Hope to see you there!
Oct 5-11,  B & O Railroad Museum  Painted Screen Exhibit and Demonstrations, Baltimore, MD

Details below.

Chesapeake Collectibles

AIRDATE:  MONDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 7:30PM only on MPT-HD. The show repeats : SATURDAYS, 7:30PM ON MPT-2.
Double check your cable listings - there are slight variations among cable providers
Watch Elaine Eff discuss painted screens starting at minute 12:11.

Painted Screens at the B & O Railroad Museum 
October 5 - 11 Exhibit
Sat & Sun, Oct 10-11, Screen painting demonstrations 
See the  calendar of events at the B&O Railroad Museum. 

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 extended Gallery Hours: Wed 12-6 pm, Thurs/Fri/Sat  8am - 6pm

April 18, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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

Highlandtown Painted Screen Guided Tour

Saturdays at 10 -11 am.

Temporarily closed till further notice.
Buy art and take lessons and tours online. 
Stay safe.

The 2020 National Folk Festival has been rescheduled for September 10-12, 2021, in Salisbury, Maryland. 
We look forward to seeing you at the National Folk Festival in 2021.

The American Folklore Society Meeting
Thank you for visiting our displays in the Hyatt Regency lobby on October 16–19, 2019.

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, 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
for 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

Instructor: Lisa Marie Penn, contact Lisa here

Was held 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.

Apr 4th, 6-11 pm,
1202 Ridgely Street, Baltimore, MD

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
Watch video below!

Instructor: Clare Chesvanage, email 

Thursdays, March 19 thru April 23, 1:30 - 3 pm
March 19, 26 and April 2, 9, 16, 23
at Shepherd University, W. Va. Center for Contemporary Arts. Rm 211
with instructor Clare Chesnavage
For information, see page 8 of the Spring 2020 Semester course catalogue 
contact Karen Rice, 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


Instructor: Michael Seipp, email  

Painted Screen Workshop with Michael Seipp 

July 6th - 10th
Five Sessions, 1pm  to 3:45 pm
McDaniel College

Instructor: Monica Broere,  email 

Ongoing Exhibitions

Past Events


The National Folk Festival, 2018

Sept 7-9. 2018, The 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. 

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

                                                                                      Artscape 2019


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