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North End Gallery, located on Fenwick Street in Leonardtown, Maryland is a co-op gallery featuring the works of over 40 talented artists who work in a wide range of media from paintings and jewelry to pottery, sculpture and more. The Town and the Gallery have partnered on exciting features and events from classes to virtual art shows. Learn more below. 

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North End Gallery Learn & Share Series
The Town of Leonardtown and North End Gallery have partnered to present a series of informative and dynamic art classes for the Leonardtown Learn & Share online platform. The North End Gallery Learn & Share Series, funded in part by the St. Mary’s County Arts Council, offers FREE art classes taught by gallery members. Example classes include oil painting, watercolor, pastels, pottery, mosaics and more. Learn tips and techniques from talented North End Gallery Artists. View the classes below. For more information about the North End Gallery and other Learn & Share Classes, join our mailing list for announcements about upcoming classes and special events.

 

 

CURRENT CLASSES!:

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THE GRACEFUL ARTISTRY OF MOSAICS, PT. 1

PREMIERES:
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Learn the graceful artistry of mosaics with North End Gallery Artist, Mary Ida Rolape. In this three-part workshop, the first premiering Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 11 AM EST, In this first episode and bonus content, Mary Ida is joined by fellow North End Gallery Artist, Bea Poulin and her lovely grandaughter, Ghislain O’Melia Poulin. See how Blue Willow china that had been handed down to Bea are turned into a breathtaking work of art.
 

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CAPTIVATING PASTEL LANDSCAPES 

PREMIERES: Sep 13th at 11 AM

In her first class for the North End Gallery Learn & Share Series, local artist and guest artist for the 2021 North End Gallery Invitational, Pam Callen teaches how to capture captivating landscape scenes using pastels. Join her for the premiere of this engaging class on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 11 AM.

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THE GRACEFUL ARTISTRY OF MOSAICS, PT. 2

PREMIERES:
Thursday, December16, 2021

In the second installment of this exciting class, premiering on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 11 AM, EST, Mary Ida is joined by mosaics enthusiast and budding artist, Beth Sandberg, who is creating her her very first mosaics art piece (a colorful Mandala wall art piece) with Mary Ida's assistance. Learn about Beth's inspiration for the piece, how to choose the proper supplies and materials, and see the beginning stages of creating the beautiful work of art.
 

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PASTELS WITH WATERCOLORS

PREMIERES: Sept 27th 15 12:30 PM

On Monday September 27th, Pam returns with her second class. This time she's sharing an exciting technique of combining watercolor with pastels to capture vibrant, colorful landscapes. Tune in on September, 27th at 12:30 PM.

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THE GRACEFUL ARTISTRY OF MOSAICS, PT. 3

PREMIERES:
Friday, December 17, 2021

In the final installment of the Graceful Artistry of Mosaics, Mary Ida and Beth put the finishing touches on Beth's Mandala art piece. Mary Ida shows Beth how to grout and properly set her beautiful work of art. This episode airs on December 17, 2021 at 11 AM, EST.




 

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PET PORTAITS WITH ACRYLICS

PREMIERES: Oct 25th at 11 AM

For her third class for Learn & Share, Pam shares her process for capturing adorable pet portraits with acrylics. Tune in for the Premiere on Monday, October 25, 2021 at
11 AM.

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Butterfly Pottery Class
with Sarah Houde 

PREMIERES: August 30th 

North End Gallery Artist, Sarah Houde, will demonstrate how to make creative Pinch Pots and Slab Built Vases in butterfly motifs. View images from the live class/filming.

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Plein Air Painting with
Alison Barry

PREMIERES: August 2nd 

Learn the ins and outs of plein air painting led by Alison Barry on location at beautiful Leonardtown Wharf.

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The Joy of Watercolors II
with Ann Preston

PREMIERED: June 28th

In her second class, Ann Preston will lead you through creating a watercolor painting from start to finish.

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The Joy of Watercolors
with Ann Preston

PREMIERES: May 24th at 11 AM

Learn watercolor painting basics: choosing your supplies, tips and techniques from North End Gallery Member, Ann Preston.

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Oil Painting with Polly Lange - Landscapes

PREMIERED: April 26th

In her second class, Polly guides you in creating a landscape painting from start to finish.

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Oil Painting with Polly Lange - Still Life Study

PREMIERED: April 5th

Polly shares the basics with painting in oil and demonstrates a still life painting from start to finish.

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THE GRACEFUL ARTISTRY OF MOSAICS, PT. 1

PREMIERES: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Learn the graceful artistry of mosaics with North End Gallery Artist, Mary Ida Rolape. In this three-part workshop, the first premiering Wednesday, December 15, 2021, In this first episode and bonus content, Mary Ida is joined by fellow North End Gallery Artist, Bea Poulin and her lovely granddaughter, Ghislain O’Melia Poulin. See how Blue Willow china that had been handed down to Bea are turned into a breathtaking work of art.

Overivew & Inspiration - Learn about the tools that are used when creating mosaics and find out the inspiration for an artpiece that Bea is creating with Mary ida's guidance using Blue Willow China, Premieres Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 11 AM, EST.

Blue Willow China Project Build - See how this beautiful work of art is put together. Bea and her lovely grandaughter Ghislain, with guidance from Mary Ida build a stunning work of art to be passed down through generations.

Download: Mosaics Guidelines & Notes

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THE GRACEFUL ARTISTRY OF MOSAICS, PT. 2

PREMIERES: Thursday, December 16, 2021

In the second installment of this exciting workshop, premiering on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 11 AM, EST, Mary Ida is joined by mosaics enthusiast and budding artist, Beth Sandberg, who is creating her very first mosaics art piece (a colorful Madala wall art piece) with Mary Ida's assistance. Learn about Beth's inspiration for the piece, how to choose the proper supplies and materials, and see the beginning stages of creating the piece.

Mandala Project Overview and Beginning Stages - Mary Ida and guest, Beth Sandberg (a beginner mosaic enthusiast and budding artist), construct a Mandala Art (colorful geometric design) Project. Learn the inspiration behind the piece, construction tips & guidelines & more on how to create this beginner to intermediate art piece. Premieres December 16, 2021 at 11 AM, EST.

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THE GRACEFUL ARTISTRY OF MOSAICS, PT. 3

PREMIERES: Friday, December 17, 2021

In the final installment of the Graceful Artistry of Mosaics, Mary Ida and Beth put the finishing touches on Beth's Mandala art piece. Mary Ida shows Beth how to grout and properly set her beautiful work of art. This episode airs on December 14, 2021 at 11 AM, EST.

Completing the Mandala Art Piece - In part 3, see the final stages of creating the Mandala Art Piece and how to preserve it.

Bonus: Mandala Project Build - In this bonus video, Mary Ida and Beth Sandberg demonstrate how the Mandala Project was built. See an overview of how this beautiful artwork was created. Premiere's December 16, 2021 at 11 AM, EST.

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CAPTIVATING PASTEL LANDSCAPES

PREMIERE: Monday, September 13, 2021

In her first class for the North End Gallery Learn & Share Series, local artist and guest artist for the 2021 North End Gallery Invitational, Pam Callen teaches how to capture captivating landscape scenes using pastels. Join her for the premiere of this engaging class on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 11 AM.

Download: Supply List

Lesson 1: Overview

Lesson 2: Class Instruction

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PASTELS WITH WATERCOLOR

PREMIERE: Monday, September 27, 2021

On Monday September 27th, Pam returns with her second class. This time she's sharing an exciting technique of combining watercolor with pastels to capture vibrant, colorful landscapes. Tune in on the 27th at 12:30 PM.

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PET PORTRAITS WITH ACRYLICS

PREMIERE: Monday, October 25, 2021

For her third class for Learn & Share, Pam shares her process for capturing adorable pet portraits with acrylics. View the class below.

Supply List

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

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THE JOY OF WATERCOLORS WITH ANN PRESTON II

Air Date: June 28th at 11:00 a.m.

On June 28th, Ann is back to lead you through creating a watercolor painting from start to finish. She'll show you how to layer your colors, add texture and definition, and demonstrate various techniques for painting your backgrounds, and correcting mistakes. Be sure to join us for on Monday, June 28th at 11:00 a.m. for the premiere.

Download: Buoy Drawing

Download: Supply List

Lesson 1: Painting Tips & Techniques

Lesson 2: More Painting Tips & Techniques

Lesson 3: Making Corrections

Lesson 4: The Background & Finishing Touches

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THE JOY OF WATERCOLORS WITH ANN PRESTON I

Premieres: May 24th at 11:00 a.m.

In her first class for North End Gallery Learn & Share, gallery member, Ann Preston, shares how to choose your paint and supplies, basic watercolor painting tips and techniques and more to help get you started in discovering the Joy of Watercolors. Join us on Monday, May 24th at 11:00 a.m. for the premiere.

The Joy of Watercolors with Ann Preston
Click on the link below starting Monday, May 24th at 11 AM to view the Premiere!

View the Class Here >

Class Downloads:

Supply List

Buoy Drawing
 

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OIL PAINTING WITH POLLY LANGE - LANDSCAPE

Premiered:  Monday, April 26th at 11:00 a.m.

In her second class, North End Gallery Member/Artist, Polly Lange, guides you through creating a landscape painting from start to finish. Join us on Monday, April 26th at 11:00 a.m. for the premiere.

Oil Painting with Polly Lange: Landscape
Click on the links below to view the lessons.

Lesson 1: Introduction & Getting Started

Lesson 2: The Background

 

Lesson 3: The Tree Branches

Lesson 4: Final Touches

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OIL PAINTING WITH POLLY LANGE: STILL LIFE

Premiered: Monday, April 5th at 11:00 a.m.

The North End Gallery Learn & Share series premieres on Monday, April 5, 2021 with a Still Life Oil Painting Class taught by Gallery Member, Polly Lange. Polly has been a member of North End Gallery since 2014 and offers over 15 years experience. Polly currently paints with oils, although she has experience in pen-and-ink, watercolor, pastel and collage media. Her focus is on still life and landscape art. 

In her Oil Painting classes for the North End Gallery Learn & Share Series, Polly plans to provide the basics of painting with oils while performing a complete demonstration, from start to finish. “The creative process of painting provides a wonderful dimension to my life and I recommend it to anyone!”, says Polly. Polly's first class, Oil Painting with Polly Lange: Still Life, is offered through eleven 5-15 min video sessions. There is also a bonus lesson on Choosing Oil Painting Brushes included to help beginner artists select their supplies.


Oil Painting with Polly Lange: Still Life 
Click on the links below to view the lessons.


Supply List: Download

A List of Polly's Pallete Colors: Download
Lesson 1: Introduction

Lesson 2: Where to Begin

Lesson 3: Composition & Background

Lesson 4: Laying in the Brightest Colors

Lesson 5A: Color & Shadow

Lesson 5B: Painting the Grapes
Lesson 6: Color & Highlight

Lesson 7: Tips for Painting Round Objects & Elipses

Lesson 8: The Flower Petals

Lesson 9: The Glass

Lesson 10: Fine Tuning the Details

Lesson 11: Final Touches

Bonus Lesson: Choosing Oil Painting Brushes

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PLEIN AIR PAINTING WITH ALISON BARRY

Air Date: August 2nd (NEW DATE) at 11:00 a.m.

Join us on August 2nd for the premiere of Plein Air Painting with Alison Barry. Alison is an outdoor enthusiast and talented North End Gallery Artist who specializes in plein air painting with oils. Join Alison as she leads you through the ins and outs painting an outdoor landscape at the Leonardtown Wharf.

Downloads:
Class Supplies

Class Notes

Lessons:

Lesson 1 /  Lesson 2

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BUTTERFLY CLASS WITH SARAH HOUDE

Air Date: August 30th at 11 a.m. EST

During the virtual Butterfly Pottery Class (pre-filmed with a live audience/participants at Port of Leonardtown Winery on Wednesday, July 29, 2021), North End Gallery Artist, Sarah Houde, will demonstrate how to make creative Pinch Pots and Slab Built Vases in butterfly motifs. Learn how to make your own beautiful, one-of-a-kind creations in this fun, inventive class. View images from the live class/filming.

VIEW CLASS HERE

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Filming of Sarah Houde's Butterfly Motif Pottery Class
Sarah Houde's virtual pottery class was filmed with a live audience who joined us for a wonderful evening of creativity at Port of Leonardtown Winery on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Sarah's Pottery Class premiered on Monday, August 30th at 11 a.m. EST. View the class to learn how to make your own one-of-a kind pinch pots and bud vases. Learn more about the class. 

 

 
 

North End Gallery Guest Artists Exhibit their Work in the 2021 Invitational
North End Gallery hosted a virtual special highlighting the 2021 Invitational featuring an exceptional variety of guest artists' work. The live-streamed event, produced by the Commissioners of Leonardtown & Winson Media, included a virtual tour of the Gallery and Invitational, as well as intimate spotlights on many of the thirty-nine featured artists and their amazing creations. The collection of over eighty unique pieces is astounding from a life-sized sea turtle in welded steel to finely crafted silver necklaces and gold rings. Paintings range from light drenched pastels to color saturated landscape oil and acrylic paintings and rich abstracts. A delicately hand stitched silk wall hanging and colorful fish print batiks to finely crafted wood bowls, sculpture, and a Japanese inspired inlaid wood box reflect the individuality of each artist. Southern Maryland artistry is richly represented in this collection.

Tune in at: 
North End Gallery Invitational to view this very special event.

 

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NORTH END GALLERY INVITATIONAL

Premiered: March 6, 2021

North End Gallery hosted a virtual special highlighting this year’s Invitational featuring an exceptional variety of guest artists' work. The live-streamed event, produced by the Commissioners of Leonardtown & Winson Media, includes a virtual tour of the Gallery and Invitational, as well as intimate spotlights on the many of the thirty-nine featured artists and their amazing creations. The collection of over eighty unique pieces is astounding from a life-sized sea turtle in welded steel to finely crafted silver necklaces and gold rings. Paintings range from light drenched pastels to color saturated landscape oil and acrylic paintings and rich abstracts. A delicately hand stitched silk wall hanging and colorful fish print batiks to finely crafted wood bowls, sculpture, and a Japanese inspired inlaid wood box reflect the individuality of each artist. Southern Maryland artistry is richly represented in this collection.

North End Gallery Invitational 
 

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