crusty paint tubes art center school workshop, b&b hotel near OrlandoCalling all artists! One-day art workshops for all interests! The Maitland Art Center, a National Historic Landmark, offers short, easily accessible workshops in drawing, bookbinding, printing, silk painting, marbling, paint making, stenciling and more! Draw on the extensive knowledge of a curated group of local artists to build your own skills and enjoy your favorite pastime! Less than 15 minutes from downtown Orlando.

Browse upcoming workshops and register directly with the Art School at

When you come for your art experience, book a stay at Thurston House, another historic gem. We’ll treat you to a peaceful oasis only 5 minutes from the Art Center…and a few perks!


  • Stay the night before OR after your workshop (1-night) at Best Available Rate, and we will give you a credit for the amount of the “materials fee” required for your chosen workshop. (one credit per room)
  • If you book two nights (before AND after your workshop), in addition to covering your materials fee, you will receive, with our compliments:
    • a ticket for admission to tour the Maitland Art & History Museums
    • a snack pack to tide you over on your workshop day
    • a copy of “Maitland Art Center: Andre’ Smith and the Research Studio”, a new publication by Danielle Thomas, A&H Maitland, Executive Director
    • admission to a second art experience—either the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens or the Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park
  • As always, you’ll enjoy a full gourmet hot breakfast each morning of your stay

Spring Art Workshop Dates:white stucco museum buildings with pond in forefront

  • Tuesday, April 9: Bookbinding
  • Sunday, April 14: Bookbinding
  • Saturday, April 27: Lego Block Relief Printing
  • Wednesday, May 8: Intro to Silk Painting
  • Wednesday, May 8: Marbling on Paper & Silk Scarves
  • Sunday, May 12: Automatic Drawing
  • Saturday & Sunday (2 days), May 11 & 12: Traditional Materials/Contemporary Practice (making your own custom paints)
  • Saturday, May 18: Kitchen Lithography Printing
  • Saturday, May 25: Paper Stencil Printing
  • Saturday, June 8: Accordion Bookmaking

Step 1-Register for your art workshop directly with the Maitland Art Center.

Step 2-Book your lodging retreat at Thurston House and let us know you’re coming!