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Artist Gay Paratore to teach Pastel Drawing and Painting at Woodlawn

Ellsworth –  Woodlawn is pleased to present Pastel Painting and Drawing with Gay Paratore on Saturday, July 21 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Students will scribble and smear; dot and streak colors to get glorious sunset skies and rippling water. Each student will pick what they want to draw/paint from the teacher’s collection of photos, primarily sunset scenes. Paratore will demonstrate how to create glowing skies and clouds with colors reflected in the water and students will learn the secret to keeping colors from getting muddy.

Paratore teaches all media of art and all ages. She founded the National Society of Artists in 1985 and has won numerous Best of Show and 1st Place Awards. She is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the National Society of Artists, Watercolor Art Society of Houston, and the Texas Watercolor Society.  A list of supplies will be provided with registration. Note that only non-toxic pastels will be used.

The cost is $75 for Woodlawn members and $85 for non-members. A list of supplies will be emailed to registered participants. As space is limited, pre-registration is required through the calendar at

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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