Screen painting class at Rehoboth Art League Jan. 22

Painted screens are an authentic urban folk art created in the townhouse neighborhoods of Baltimore circa 1913. Painted door screens offered the row house owner an uninterrupted view of the street, while the colorful images kept people on the sidewalk from looking inside.

Guest artist John Iampieri will teach this art tradition on Friday January 22nd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Rehoboth Art League. Workshop attendees learn the tools and techniques required to paint a high quality framed screen. Each person is left with a finished screen wall hanging. The class size is kept small so that social distancing can take place. Masks must be worn. The cost of the workshop, which includes supplies, is $ 75 per person.

Iamperi grew up in Baltimore and saw hand-painted screens everywhere in the row houses of East Baltimore. As a member of the Baltimore Painted Screen Society, he toured Maryland over the years teaching this age-old folk art. His images are commissioned around the world and are frequently exhibited in venues such as museums, businesses, and the media.

To register, go to rehobothartleague.org or call 302-227-8408 ext 112. All workshops are held at the Rehoboth Art League at 12 Dodds Lane, Henlopen Acres.

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