The Goldfinch Studio and Gallery
7215 Mountain Church Road
Middletown, Maryland 21769

Goldfinch Studio and Gallery is an inspiring mountain hub for creativity. Located in Middletown, Maryland, picturesque Appalachian vistas surround the studio. Join acclaimed painter Walter Bartman at this creative country getaway, which hosts weekly workshops and classes suitable for all levels. As with all of our studios, Goldfinch offers classes in watercolor, oil, acrylic, and drawing, with a special emphasis on plein air painting, and especially Walt’s favorite subject, cows.

Our Gallery features the work of Walt Bartman. If you are looking to collect Walt Bartman’s work, please visit us when you are in the area. Many of the works available are local scenes of beautiful Middletown Valley. The Gallery is open by appointment by calling 240-626-4981.

Full List of Walt Bartman’s Current and Upcoming Classes

Click on the class title to visit the Glen Echo website where you may register.

Registration questions? Please email registrar@glenechopark.org or call (301)634-2255.

DECEMBER MINI-SESSIONS

Virtual Basic Principles of Landscape Painting Mini-Session$100
Walt Bartman
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
12/6/2022-12/20/2022

Virtual Learn to Paint Snow Mini-Session $100
Walt Bartman
W, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
12/7/2022-12/21/2022

Virtual Learning to Work with Opaque Watercolor- Gouache Mini-Session $100
Walt Bartman
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
12/8/2022-12/22/2022

WINTER CLASSES

Virtual Landscape Painting Mondays $350
Walt Bartman
M, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/16/2023-3/20/2023

Virtual Landscape Painting Tuesdays $350
Walt Bartman
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/17/2023-3/21/2023

Virtual Sunset Painting $350
Walt Bartman
Tu, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
1/17/2023-3/21/2023

Onsite Landscape, Figure & Studio Painting $350
Walt Bartman
W, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/18/2023-3/22/2023

Virtual Learning to Work with Opaque Watercolor- Gouache $350

Walt Bartman
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/19/2023-3/23/2023

WORKSHOPS

Virtual Cow Painting Workshop $250
Walt Bartman
Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
1/7/2023-1/8/2023

Virtual Learn to Paint Snow Workshop $250
Walt Bartman
Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
1/21/2023-1/22/2023

Virtual Paint Seascapes Workshop $250
Walt Bartman
Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
2/4/2023-2/5/2023

Virtual Flower Painting Workshop $250
Walt Bartman
Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
2/25/2023-2/26/2023

History of the Goldfinch Studio

The Goldfinch Studio and Gallery was founded in 2014 by Walter Bartman, a resident of the Middletown area for thirty years. He wanted to open his studio in Middletown Valley because of its inspiring vistas. Everywhere you look is a painting.

Nestled at the foot of the Appalachian Trail and surrounded by cow pastures, the Goldfinch Studio breathes art. Classes and workshops are offered during the week and on weekends throughout the year.

The Goldfinch Studio is comprised of two studios for small classes in figure, still life, and landscape painting for students 16 years of age and older.

Join us at Goldfinch Studio!

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