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Artist Gay Paratore to teach Basic Watercolors at Woodlawn

Ellsworth-  Woodlawn is pleased to welcome artist Gay Paratore for a two day, Basic Watercolors class on Friday, July 14 and Saturday July 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In this two-day class with artist Gay Paratore, you will have fun learning how to paint beautiful clouds and sunsets and easy ways to make rocks, grass, and trees. Learn the secret to painting colors that are clean and glowing. Learn how to paint water and reflections in water. All will be done in a series of exercises; many will be tiny paintings. Learn how to “fix” and “erase” with ease. Once participants get the basics down, they will do one or two full sheet (11 X 15) paintings.

Paratore is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the National Society of Artists, the Texas Watercolor Society, the San Diego watercolor society, and the Watercolor Art Society of Houston. She is an associate member of the American Watercolor society and studied art in New York at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Art. She studied watercolor at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and taken classes from over 100 instructors in as many different media as possible.

The cost of the two-day class is $140 for Woodlawn members/$150 for non-members. The registration deadline is Friday, July 7.  Space is limited. For details and to register for the class visit

Woodlawn is an educational, cultural, and recreational treasure for the people of Downeast Maine. The main house is open for tours May 1 – October 31 and December 1-23. The public park is open year round, sunrise to sunset. 19 Black House Drive (off of the Surry Road-Rt. 172), Ellsworth, ME. For more information, visit

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