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Woodlawn Welcomes Gay Paratore for Pastel Drawing and Painting Class

Ellsworth – Woodlawn is pleased to present, Pastel Drawing and Painting with artist Gay Paratore on Tuesday, July 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Paratore invites you to have fun with pastels. In this class you will just 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. She will demonstrate how to create glowing skies and clouds with colors reflected in the water. The 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.

The cost of the class is $75 for Woodlawn members and $85 for non-members. 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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