The Summerduck Studio
21577 Barneck Cove Road
Tilghman, Maryland 21671

Your gateway to the natural wonders of the Chesapeake Bay, Summerduck Studio is located in one of the last authentic fishing communities left on the Bay. Come for the classes and community, stay for the legendary Tilghman Island sunsets. Summerduck Studio is one of Walter Bartman’s four hubs for creativity in the region. Since 1984, thousands of students have flocked to Summerduck to paint and learn. As with all of our studios, Summerduck offers classes in watercolor, oil, acrylic, and drawing, with a special emphasis on plein air painting. Tilghman Island is the gateway to the Chesapeake Bay, full of inspirational sunsets, skipjacks, marshes, and harbors for an artist to paint.


Join Walt Bartman at his studio on Tilghman Island for an inspirational plein air painting weekend. This workshop is for all levels of students and mediums. Lectures on drawing, color and composition, critiques, and demos will be included daily. Info on lodging: Minimum age 16, accompanied by a parent. 3 sessions.

Paint the Chesapeake on Tilghman Island $250.00
Walt Bartman
F,Sa,Su, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Paint the Chesapeake on Tilghman Island $260.00
Walt Bartman
F, Sa, Su, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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About Summerduck Studio

Join Walt Bartman, who is recognized as one of this country’s finest artists and teachers. His Summerduck Studio, featured in the New York Times, has established itself as a great weekend getaway.

Join Walt for an inspirational painting weekend on Tilghman Island. He has been doing painting workshops on Tilghman Island, the gateway to the Chesapeake Bay, since 1984. Thousands of students have studied with him.

Tilghman Island is one of the last fishing communities left on the Bay. It is know for its watermen, skipjack fleet, and unique eastern shore vistas. Nothing compares to a Tilghman Sunset!

Situated on Black Walnut Cove, Walt Bartman offers classes and workshops throughout the year, for all levels of students.

Join us at Summerduck Studio!

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