Andrea Olney-Wall, Visual Arts
Andrea’s professional career in Fine Art began soon after she graduated from the University of Iowa, College of Art with a BFA in Painting, minoring in Drawing, Sculpture and Textiles. Opening a textile supply store and Gallery in Iowa City, Ia., she and a colleague began teaching Fiber Arts classes in weaving, spinning, printing fabric and dying handspun fibers. Six years later she moved to the Annapolis area and started teaching Fine Arts at Maryland Hall, the Easton Academy of Art, and Peabody Outreach Programs. For the past 30 years, Andrea continues to instruct throughout the year.
Classes include: Drawing, Pastel, and Acrylic Painting for Adults. These classes include both Realist and Abstract styles, beginning to intermediate levels. Children’s classes include both Realist and Abstract styles, beginning to intermediate levels. Children’s classes include: Drawing, Painting, and Fashion Design, for ages 6-16, beginning to advanced. She also teaches Private Lessons for ages 6-years-old to adults, in your home, and schedules sessions to critique your work.
Along with teaching at Maryland Hall, she was an “Artist in Residence” for nine years, worked on the Visual Arts Committee, and Curator of the “Main Hall Gallery” for several years. From 2005-2010 she volunteered as a Co-Chair of the Membership Committee for the Maryland Federation of Art, and in 2010 was elected as President of the Board, for two years. Andrea works from her home studio, near the Chesapeake Bay. Her work is included in private collections in Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., New York, and Iowa. Andrea was commissioned by members of the “National Organization of Women” to create an enamel cloisonné lapel pin that was accepted into the Women’s History Division of the Smithsonian Institute.
Andrea Olney-Wall’s current projects include offering a greater selection of private classes, teaching International Workshops, and completing a series of educational books of Art Instructions in Drawing, Painting and Pastels.