Public Hours: SAT & SUN Noon-6pm
3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21224
Painted screens are a unique Baltimore folk art. Watch a short film on the history of the painted screens and the early painted screen artists, enjoy a demonstration of the painted screen technique, and then paint paint a small screen. Multiple painting options are available. Two drinks from a selection of beer and wine are included in the workshop cost!
Location: The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. or Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave.
Age Range: Ages 14 and up.
Cost: $60, $55 Members
All materials (and 2 drinks) provided. No experience necessary.
Note: We are about to open the Creativity Center! This fall/winter we transition some of our classes from The Patterson Theater into the new Creativity Center across the street. Please check the website prior to your class to confirm location. We are excited to share our new space with you and hear your feedback!
About the Artist:
Michael Seipp is a Baltimorean, born and raised. He grew up in the Belair Edison neighborhood and went to Roman Catholic Schools. His great uncle and grandfather had a seafood business in Highlandtown on Eastern Ave. When he was a boy, he would ride his bike through the streets of East and Southeast Baltimore to their shop and to play in Patterson Park. When cycling through the streets, he always marveled at the outdoor art galleries created by the Baltimore painted screens. Many years later, he met the City Folklorist, Elaine Eff, and she renewed his interest in this uniquely Baltimore Art.
In 2014, he took a class on painted screens at Common Ground on the Hill from Master Screen Painter, John Iampieri. From that day forward, he has been hooked on continuing the resurgence of painted screens in Baltimore.
Through the Painted Screen Society of Baltimore, he has had the pleasure of getting to know other screen painters and learning from them. His work can be seen in Southeast, North, and Southwest Baltimore. He has had several exhibits and teaches the occasional class in and around Baltimore. He was invited to exhibit and demonstrate his work at the National Conference of Folk Art. His goal is to leave no neighborhood unadorned with a painted screen.
See more of Michael’s work on his website: baltimorescreenpainter.org
Amidst the ongoing effects of COVID-19, we continue to prioritize the health and well-being of our staff, artists, youth, audiences, and our community.
Masks are strongly recommended and proof of vaccination (ages 12+) or negative PCR test within 48 hours of event are required to attend an indoor event. Read our full COVID Policy here.