In this hands on workshop series artisans explore the trades employed by families who lived in the great houses of the Chesapeake, like the Hammond-Harwood House. Skilled faux grain artisan Betsy Greene will take participants on a tour of the graining in the mansion and also talk about the work she did on the reproduction floor cloth in the entryway. After the tour there will be a faux graining workshop in the classroom where participants create a take home
Biography: Betsy Greene, Decorative painting
Betsy Greene was born and raised in Annapolis, MD. After graduating from Annapolis Sr. High, she studied fine art at St Mary’s College in Southern MD and the Md. Institute of Art in Baltimore. While living in Baltimore in the early 1980’s, she apprenticed to a furniture restorer, and through this connection, learned about the art of Decorative Painting. After a five year apprenticeship, Betsy went out on her own as a decorative painter and has been working as just that for the past 30 odd years. Along the way, mostly self taught, she has worked mostly in the Baltimore Washington area, and has also traveled to New York, Paris, and Miami, to ply her trade. The work has consisted of murals, painted furniture, floor cloths and a multitude of decorative finishes on every surface imaginable. She has also been commissioned paintings and mosaics. She has worked in many prestigious locations, including The Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, as well as many private residences churches and commercial sites. She resides in Baltimore with her son and husband.
$50 per person/$40 Members
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