Local Art Resources

Maryland Arts

Annmarie Garden
St. John Dowell Road
Solomons, MD 20688
[Calvert County]
Phone: 410-326-4640
Thirty acres along St. John Creek are being developed into an outdoor botanical and sculpture garden, where contemporary artwork, including pieces created by nationally known artists, sits within a natural forest setting. Scavenger hunts may be arranged for groups.

Bay Arts Center, Inc.
9100 Bay Ave. #A101
P.O. Box 1533
North Beach, Md. 20714
Phone: 410-257-3270

Chesapeake Arts Center
194 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park, MD 21225
[Anne Arundel County]
Phone: 410-636-6597
Throughout the year, the Chesapeake Arts Center promotes a variety shows for school groups to enjoy the visual arts. The “Arts Retreats” exposes students to cultural arts programs. These programs are geared towards teaching communication and cooperation. New programs are added regularly.

Mattawoman Art Center
PO Box 1308
La Plata, MD 20646
[Charles County]
Phone: 301-743-5159
Riverside gallery offers monthly exhibits, studio rental and gift shop.

Poplar Hill on His Lordship’s Kindness
7606 Woodyard Road
Clinton, MD 20735
[Prince George’s County]
Phone: 301-856-0358
Presents rotating exhibits, concerts, performances and lectures; spacious galleries with a children’s gallery and outdoor sculpture garden. Various exhibits explore use of various media and may enhance the middle school art curriculum.

County Art Organizations and Information

Calvert Artists’ Guild
P.O. Box 602
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Charles County Arts Alliance
160 Smallwood Village
Waldorf, MD
Phone: 301-932-5900

St. Mary’s County Art Council
Leonardtown, MD
Phone: 301-475-6868

Art Instruction

Bay Arts Center, Inc.
9100 Bay Ave. #A101
P.O. Box 1533
North Beach, Md. 20714
Phone: 410-257-3270

Michelle Gornowich
Art and Floral Design Instruction
North Calvert County
Grades K-6 Tuesdays from 2-4pm
High school teens on Fridays 2-4 pm

Christine Marie Crafts
Phone: 301-475-5472

Shirley Mandler
Sewing Instruction
Prince Frederick, MD
I teach children, ages 7 and above, sewing. I teach out of my home in Prince Frederick, MD. I provide the sewing machines- Janome 3000 – all electronic machines with lots of bells and whistles. I start sewing lessons in September and January. The children meet once a week for 1.5 hours. Tuition is monthly. They progress through levels, with each level introducing new skills.

Tara Scott
Portrait Artist
Waldorf, MD
Phone: 301-638-9644
Location: Michael’s Arts and Craft, Waldorf, MD
Private Lessons or Group Private Lessons. Specializing in Portrait Drawing (Beginners to Advanced), and Jean Art Design (Ages 6-18), to help develop your child’s creative artistic talent in the arts.

On the Web

Gordon School of Art
Online Etch-a-Sketch
Online Lite Brite

Art Supplies

Joanne’s Fabrics Stores
Joanne’s gives a teacher’s discount that includes homeschoolers. Bring in your letter from the school district that shows you are a registered homeschooler and you can register for a discount card that will give you a 10% discount plus coupons.

Henne’s Drafting and Art Supply
They will give up to a 25% discount extended to educators including homeschoolers.

Art Things Inc.
2 Annapolis St.
Annapolis, MD
Phone: 410-268-3520

Bowes Books Inc.
21550 Great Mills Rd.
Lexington Park, MD
Phone: 301-863-6200

Doug’s Hobby Shop
Waldorf, MD
Phone: 301-843-7774

Michaels Arts & Crafts
3026 Festival Way
Waldorf, MD
Phone: 301-638-5669

Michaels Arts & Crafts
45045 Worth Ave.
California, MD
Phone: 301-737-6140