The Kent Island Federation of Arts is partially funded by the Queen Anne's County Government, Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Queen Anne's County Arts Council, United Way of Queen Anne's County, and Maryland State Arts Council, as well as KIFA membership. 

​KIFA, or Kent Island Federation of Arts, was founded in 1963 as a small non-profit community organization, built on making the arts accessible to Kent Island and the surrounding environs. 

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Maureen Bannon Studio Classes

Maureen has instructed in Stevensville for 18 years and guides beginners and advanced level students for painting in oil, acrylic or other medium with one-on-one instruction for techniques as students selct their own subject matter.

Kent Island Federation of Arts, Inc.
405 Main Street, Stevensville, MD 21666
410-643-7424 | |

Kent Island Federation of Arts, Inc.

​Tuesdays, 12:30-2:45pm
$25 each class


Next sessions: February 18 and 25​

Open Painting​
THURSDAYS 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

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If you are interested in teaching a class or workshop,

please fill out this form and send it to KIFA!

Office & Gallery Hours:

Wednesday - Saturday: 11-4

Sunday: 12-3


As KIFA is staffed by volunteers, it is always best to call ahead to ensure we are open.

Woven Modern Tapestry
2 Day Workshop
with Jenny Walton

Thursday & Friday | March 19 & 20 | 10am-2pm

Cost: $100 for Members and $120 for Non-members

plus $15 Materials fee to teacher day of class
Supply list will be available if you want to bring your own 

Register with PayPal

Upcoming Classes, Workshop & Programs

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Kurt Plinke Watercolor Workshops

Please Note A Change of Date For
Kurt Plinke's 3rd workshop for
Teens (13 & up) to Adults - Beginner to Advanced levels

“Sunrise Over the Chesapeake”
Sunday March 15, 1 to 5pm

Member                    Non-member

Cost for each workshop: ​$60 for KIFA Members / $70 for Non-members 

($5.00 is to paid to the instructor for paper provided)​​

Eastern Shore artist Kurt Plinke has been working on paintings between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic for more than thirty years. Delicate transparent watercolors and egg tempera paintings are his hallmarks, often illustrating the intertwined relationships between man and nature. He was accepted into Plein Air Easton in 2019 and has participated in other
plein air painting events as well.

To learn more about Kurt and find his suggested supply list go to

Register for the workshops with PayPal or contact:​​

New!! Woven Pendant Necklace Workshop
with Jenny Walton
Friday, March 27 | 10am-1pm

Cost: $35 for KIFA Members | $40 for Non-members

(Additional $10 Materials fee to be paid
to instructor on the day of workshop)