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The Art of Screen Painting Camp at the Rehoboth Art League

Written on:August 8, 2017
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Rehoboth Art League
REHOBOTH BEACH, DE – August 8, 2017

The Rehoboth Art League will be holding “The Art of Screen Painting” summer camp from Monday, August 28 through Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 9 a.m. to noon for the children ages 7 to 17 who do not have to report back to school until after Labor Day. The children will learn the tools and techniques necessary to paint a framed screen from guest artist/teacher, John Iamperi. Each child will leave with a completed painting. The cost, which includes all supplies, is $165 per child for members and $200 per child for non-members.

Photo: Painted Screen

A painted screen by John Iamperi, a guest artist and teacher at the Rehoboth Art League.

Painted screens are an authentic urban folk art created in Baltimore row house neighborhoods in 1913. Painted door screens provided an unobstructed view of the street to the row house owner, while the colorful images stopped people on the sidewalk from seeing in. “You can see out, but nobody can see in” became the motto all over the city. Growing up in Baltimore, John Iamperi saw hand-painted screens everywhere in East Baltimore row house neighborhoods. As a member of the Baltimore Painted Screen Society, he has traveled throughout Maryland over the years teaching this 104 year old folk art. John’s paintings are commissioned worldwide, frequently exhibiting in numerous venues, including museums, businesses, and media.

To register for the summer camp, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call the Art League at 302-227-8408 ext. 112. All camps will be held at the Rehoboth Art League located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach.

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