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The Art of Screenpainting

Artist: John Iampieri

Type: Residencies


Screen painting is a unique and traditional folk art that started in Baltimore back in 1913. In this screen painting residency, students learn the history, techniques, tools, and functionality of the art form. This residency is custom-designed to meet your schools needs and budget. Students can make individual “mini screens” or a large-scale mural to be installed at the school. Screen painting images can be created from observation, memory, or imagination and is a perfect medium to connect to content in the classroom curriculum.

Sample Common Core connection: 
3.MD.C.6 Geometric Measurement: Understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.


Typically, residencies range from $2,000 to $3,000, but we can use your available budget and ‘work backwards’ to create a cost-effective residency for your school. We may be able to assist you in securing grant and funding opportunities.

Residencies are tailored to your needs but usually include:

  • A kick-off assembly
  • A required orientation meeting and planning session
  • A set of workshops for classes of up to 25 students each
  • A student culminating or sharing event
  • An evaluation meeting

For a rough estimate, residency prices include:

  • Artist assembly (see artist’s page for pricing)
  • A set of workshops ($100 each)
  • A required orientation meeting and planning session ($100 each)
  • An evaluation meeting ($100)
  • Mileage and supply costs depend on artist location and the residency chosen.


Audience Limit: NA

Program Length: 3 (minimum) - 7 (ideal) sessions per classroom

Appropriate for Grades:
1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade


Assembly Price: NA

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: NA

Workshop Cost per Day: $100 per session

Workshop Materials Fee: Supply costs may apply.

Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.

Technical Requirements



National Arts and Humanities Month
National Arts in Education Week

Curriculum Connections

21st Century Skills
American History
Common Core-aligned