Bella Designs

Bella Designs

5.0 (2)
1 employee
38 years in business

About this pro

I specialize in the Art of Screen Painting. This art form started in Baltimore, Maryland in 1913. Discovering the concept of acting as a privacy screen to deter individuals from looking in your home, but you can see-out with no obstruction, enabled row house owners an idea that opened a whole new genre of Art.  By the 1950's there were 300,00 of these painted screens on windows and doors creating an outdoor gallery of pure joy. My goal is to plant Screen Painting seeds for any age sharing the history, tools, and techniques to successfully create any design or size.  The Magic of Screen Painting still lives on.       Born and raised in Baltimore fuels my fire in this folk art enabling me to further my teaching skills.  I have been a member of Young Audiences of MD, and roster member of MSAC (MD State Arts Council) as well as several associations with Art Galleries, Museums, Community Centers, Libraries, TV, Radio Podcasts, Newspapers and magazines, and Film.

I work with all ages between 7 & 70 and a certified Teaching artist with TAI in 21st Century learning and Common Core narratives creating residencies from 1st - 12th grade levels.  Traveling through three States over these past years has helped to share the MAGIC with 1000's of people over the years.  My mission; To Share the Joy & Magic of Screen Painting.



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Bishopville, MD 21813
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  • Mary Kate Bransford- Environmental Literacy Outreach Dir, PGCPS

    "I saw a shift in teaching where the teachers let go of control when they saw their young students succeeding. By day five teachers saw that their students were more capable than they imagined."

  • John R Iampieri

    Letters sent to me from School Team Leader! Thank you for your collaboration to make this happen. Art Teacher- Cassie Mulheron. You are the very BEST! Thank you for what you've done with our kids. 5th Grade Teacher- Tracy Smith. Some - Thank You's- from Students! Thank you Mr I for teaching me how to screen paint -Lexis Thank you Mr I! You Rock! Anthony R Thank You Mr I for coming to our school to help us with our project. I learned a lot since the time you have been here like how to use a paintbrush correctly. Jahdan Just a few of the students and teacher's responses from Beacon Heights Middle School. May, 2019 school year 120 Students, 6th Grade.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Learning a new art form needs to be created from observation, memory and imagination.  The Art of Screen Painting is the perfect medium to connect.

Most Important, HAVE FUN!   

Student's will visit the rich History of Screen Painting back to it's origins in East Baltimore in 1913.

Guiding you through with the tools and techniques we will engage in the learning process.

All of this contributes to joyful, creative, and an impactful learning experience you will take home with, Framed!

All materials are provided. Bring some friends.


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