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.

SPRING
Learn to Work with Opaque Watercolor- Gouache Virtual $350.00
Walt Bartman
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
4/18/2024-6/20/2024
Landscape Painting Tuesdays Virtual $350.00
Walt Bartman
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
4/23/2024-6/25/2024
Sunset Painting Virtual and Offsite $350.00
Walt Bartman
Tu, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
4/23/2024-6/25/2024
Landscape on Location Offsite $350.00
Walt Bartman
W, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
4/24/2024-6/26/2024
Landscape, Figure & Studio Painting Onsite $350.00
Walt Bartman
W, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
4/24/2024-6/26/2024
Landscape Painting Mondays Virtual $350.00
Walt Bartman
M, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
4/29/2024-6/24/2024
SUMMER
Landscape Painting Tuesdays Virtual $250.00
Walt Bartman
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
7/16/2024-8/20/2024
Sunset Painting Virtual and Offsite $250.00
Walt Bartman
Tu, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
7/16/2024-8/20/2024
Landscape on Location Offsite $250.00
Walt Bartman
W, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
7/17/2024-8/21/2024
Landscape, Figure & Studio Painting Onsite $250.00
Walt Bartman
W, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
7/17/2024-8/21/2024
Learn to Work with Opaque Watercolor- Gouache Virtual $250.00
Walt Bartman
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
7/18/2024-8/22/2024
WORKSHOPS
SPRING
Learn to Paint Ships and Seascapes Workshop Virtual $250.00
Walt Bartman
Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
4/20/2024-4/21/2024
Cow Painting on Location Workshop Offsite $250.00
Walt Bartman
Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
6/1/2024-6/2/2024
SUMMER
Sunset Painting on the Potomac Workshop Offsite $250.00
Walt Bartman
Sa, Su, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
6/8/2024-6/9/2024
Paint the Chesapeake on Tilghman Island Offsite $250.00
Walt Bartman
F, Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
6/21/2024-6/23/2024
Paint the Chesapeake on Tilghman Island Offsite $250.00
Walt Bartman
F, Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
7/26/2024-7/28/2024
Paint the Chesapeake on Tilghman Island Offsite $250.00
Walt Bartman
F, Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
8/23/2024-8/25/2024

WINTER

JANUARY WINTER CLASSES
Virtual Landscape Painting Mondays $350.00
Walt Bartman
M, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/15/2024-3/18/2024
Virtual Landscape Painting Tuesdays $350.00
Walt Bartman
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/16/2024-3/19/2024
Offsite and Virtual Sunset Painting $350.00
Walt Bartman
Tu, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
1/16/2024-3/19/2024
Onsite Landscape, Figure & Studio Painting $375.00
Walt Bartman
W , 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/17/2024-3/20/2024
Virtual Learn to Work with Opaque Watercolor- Gouache $350.00
Walt Bartman
Th, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/18/2024-3/21/2024
WORKSHOPS
Virtual Learning to Paint the Figure in the Landscape Workshop $250.00
Walt Bartman
Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
2/17/2024-2/18/2024

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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