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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Amazing Glaze Painting With Susan Tobey White (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

During this one day workshop students will explore a variety of techniques in applying acrylic glazes. They will see examples of applications as well as have a hands-on experience. They should leave the workshop with an in-depth understanding of glazing which they can then apply to their own work. This is a workshop that can appeal to the abstract or realistic painter.  The cost for the workshop is $125 for Woodlawn members/$135 for non-members and includes lunch.  As space is limited, pre-registration is required by calling Woodlawn at 667-8671. A list of materials to bring will be provided upon registration.  Susan Tobey White has taught elementary art for 15 years and has the ability to bring concepts to their simplest form yet gains amazing results from her adult students.  She recently gained the title of being a Golden Artist Educator after having attended a week long intensive workshop in New Orleans taught by Patti Brady where she, along with 17 other artists/ instructors chosen from around the country, learned about the many products created by Golden, a well-respected manufacturer of acrylic paints.




Extraordinary Bats – A Nature Program At Woodlawn (7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Largely unseen under the cover of darkness, get to know your neighborhood bats!  Maine has 8 species that are an important part of its ecosystem.  Discover their habits and the latest on white-nose syndrome that is devastating some populations.  Woodlawn’s nature programs, led by naturalist Lynn Havsall, are a fun learning experience open for all ages.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Suggested donation:  $10 for adults/$5 for children.  Please call Woodlawn at 667-8671 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a seat.




Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Afternoon High Tea (3:00 pm)

Enjoy a traditional high tea in an enchanting setting.  Named the best garden tea in New England by Yankee Magazine, Woodlawn's high teas are a long-standing tradition that has been delighting guests for many years. The cost for the high tea is $22 for Woodlawn members/$25 for non-members and includes your visit of the museum.  Space is limited, so call 667-8671 to purchase your ticket.




Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Heirloom Seed Project – A Lecture With Neil Lash (7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Neil Lash, Director of the Heirloom Seed Project at Medomak Valley High School, will talk about his seed saving program.  Since 1991, the focus of the Heirloom Seed Project has been to collect, grow, and disseminate historical and genetically significant seeds and plants.  The project’s seeds have been sent to 43 states and 8 countries, 13 living history museums, and several international research facilities.  Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro has the distinction of being the oldest high school saving program in the United States.  The lecture is open to the public free of charge.  However, donations are appreciated.  Please call Woodlawn at 667-8671 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a seat.




Friday, July 11, 2014
Precious Metal Clay® Workshop: Make A Botanical Print Pendant (9:30 am - 3:30 pm)

This is your chance to try PMC (Precious Metal Clay®) without the pressure of purchasing tools.  Led by artist Lisa Salsbury, participants will make a PMC pendant with a botanical print made from the impression of a chosen flower or leaf.  During the class, the pendant will be constructed, fired and finished, and will be colored with a patina to accentuate the impression.  Students will leave the class with a finished and ready to wear pendant.  No metal clay experience is necessary for this class.  All materials will be provided, including a choice of flowers and leaves.  Students are encouraged to bring their own flowers or leaves if they have them (the flowers or leaves should be fairly small – one inch or less is best).  PMC is a clay consisting of microscopic silver particles suspended in an organic binder that can be worked much like modeling clay.  It is then fired at a high temperature, burning away the binder and leaving a pure silver piece.  The cost for the workshop is $95 for Woodlawn members/$105 for non-members and includes all material and lunch.  As space is limited, pre-registration is required by calling Woodlawn at 667-8671.  Lisa has been making jewelry as Willow and Me Jewelry for several years and specifically with PMC since 2006. She is a frequent exhibitor at art shows.




Saturday, July 12, 2014
Wet Felting With Melissa Mattes (10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Come for a fun day exploring the art of wet felting and pre-felting wool painting with fiber artist Melissa Mattes.  In addition to learning the technique of wet felting, participants will learn how to pre-felt the wool, layering wool and felting solid colors, to cut and use to construct colorful wool felt paintings.  Felting will be done using very hot water. Geared for age 15 and up, the wet felting process requires standing for a large portion of the class, using both hands/arms to roll the felted piece.  Be ready to create beautiful paintings using soft, colorful wool!  The cost is $85 for Woodlawn members/$95 for non-members and includes all materials and lunch.  Please bring a towel.   As space is limited, pre-registration is required by calling Woodlawn at 667-8671.




Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Afternoon High Tea (3:00 pm)

Enjoy a traditional high tea in an enchanting setting.  Named the best garden tea in New England by Yankee Magazine, Woodlawn's high teas are a long-standing tradition that has been delighting guests for many years. The cost for the high tea is $22 for Woodlawn members/$25 for non-members and includes your visit of the museum.  Space is limited, so call 667-8671 to purchase your ticket.




Thursday, July 17, 2014
Recognizing And Understanding Antique & Vintage Jewelry (7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Join us for an illustrated talk with Wilmont M. Schwind, Jr. who will examine antique jewelry from 1850 to 1975, including some pieces from Woodlawn's collection.  Mr. Schwind is the owner of W. M. Schwind, Jr. Antiques and Fine Art which he established in 1967 in an 1810 historic house in Yarmouth, Maine.  Acting as the chairman of the Ellsworth Antiques Show, he has had the longest association as a dealer with the show.  The lecture is open to the public free of charge.  However, donations are appreciated.  Please call Woodlawn at 667-8671 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a seat.




Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Drawing The Costumed Figure With Judy Taylor (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

This workshop with artist Judy Taylor, will follow the time honored tradition for art students to learn in a museum setting by taking place in Woodlawn's middle kitchen.  It will offer an opportunity to draw a draped figure recreating a period drawing.  Judy will demonstrate how to block in the scene with the figure by using shapes and pattern.  Students should be able to complete a drawing study of the narrative by the end of class and set the building blocks for a longer drawing or painting.  Essential tools of blocking in and editing will be emphasized.  In addition to being an experienced teacher, Judy has exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the States. The cost is $145 for Woodlawn members/$155 for non-members and includes lunch. Participants should come equipped with a good quality sketchbook or sketchpad, two HB drawing pencils, kneaded eraser, and a pencil sharpener with well for shavings. As space is limited, pre-registration is required by calling Woodlawn at 667-8671.




Enjoying The Night Sky - A Nature Program At Woodlawn (8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Learn the summer stars and constellations through slides and star charts before heading out under the stars to navigate the wonders of our night sky.  The program will be held regardless of sky conditions.  Woodlawn’s nature programs, led by naturalist Lynn Havsall, are a fun learning experience open for all ages.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Suggested donation:  $10 for adults/$5 for children.  Please call Woodlawn at 667-8671 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a seat.




Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Afternoon High Tea (3:00 pm)

Enjoy a traditional high tea in an enchanting setting.  Named the best garden tea in New England by Yankee Magazine, Woodlawn's high teas are a long-standing tradition that has been delighting guests for many years. The cost for the high tea is $22 for Woodlawn members/$25 for non-members and includes your visit of the museum.  Space is limited, so call 667-8671 to purchase your ticket.




Thursday, July 24, 2014
“Nature, Utopia And The Garden” – A Lecture With Naomi Jacobs (7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Throughout history, gardens have been linked to paradise and to utopia for their qualities of peace, harmony, and beauty.  In her talk, Naomi Jacobs will explore the changing cultural meanings of the garden as an image of the “Good Place.”  Jacobs is professor of English at the University of Maine, past president of the Society for Utopian Studies, and co-editor of Earth Perfect?  Nature, Utopia and the Garden (Black Dog Press, 2012).  The lecture is open to the public free of charge.  However, donations are appreciated.  Please call Woodlawn at 667-8671 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve a seat.




Saturday, July 26, 2014
Wild Mushrooms Of Summer – An Identification Workshop With Greg Marley (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Come and learn about wild mushrooms with mycologist Greg Marley.   Marley’s topic will include identification characteristics, the range of types, an understanding of mushroom ecology, edibility, toxicology, and medicinal uses of mushrooms.  He will also address the best places to find mushrooms.  The presentation is supported with handouts and a list of resources to guide future learning.  After lunch, Greg will lead a foraging walk to see and collect mushrooms in the field.  Field identification discussion will support the material addressed in the morning session and focus on those species available at the time the workshop is meeting. Mushrooms collected will be brought inside for further discussion.  Participants are invited to bring mushrooms collected on their property for identification and to add to the day's diversity of species.  The workshop will include a walk in the woods, so participants are urged to dress appropriately.  Baskets, curiosity, and mushroom field guides are also recommended as equipment for the day.  The class will be held rain or shine.  Greg Marley has been pursuing his passion for mushrooms for more than 30 years.  He has led countless walks and lectures on mushrooms as well as day-long classes and a yearly course on mushroom identification which meets throughout the growing season.  His interests and expertise include foraging, cultivation of mushrooms, collecting and cooking wild species, the ecology of mushrooms in our forests, and the use of medicinal mushrooms.  He has been a mushroom consultant to The Poison Control Centers of Northern New England for a number of years.  He is currently proprietor of Mushrooms for Health, a company offering healing mushroom supplements and education.  Marley is the author of Mushrooms for health; Medicinal Secrets of Northeast Fungi and Chanterelle Dreams and Amanita Nightmares; The Love and Mystique of Mushrooms. The cost for the workshop is $75 for Woodlawn members/$85 for non-members and includes lunch.  As space is limited, pre-registration is required by calling Woodlawn at 667-8671.




Monday, July 28, 2014
The Japanese Inspired Garden – An Illustrated Talk By Lee Schneller Sligh (7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

This program, offered by the Ellsworth Garden Club, is free and open to the public.  Donations are appreciated.




Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Make Your Own Sailor's Valentine (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Using seashells, participants will create a sailor's valentine nested in a beautifully crafted octagonal shadow box made of cherry wood, complete with a glass lid.  Sailor's Valentines originated in the mid 1800's.  The majority of them came from the West Indies Island of Barbados where sailors would buy them as a romantic gifts to take home to their loved ones.  Today, original Sailors' Valentines are rare and pricey collected items.  Follow the tradition and make your own Sailor's Valentine for a loved one.  A Sailor's Valentine will always be treasured.  The cost for the workshop is $225 for Woodlawn members/$235 for non-members and includes all materials and lunch.  As space is limited, pre-registration is required by calling Woodlawn at 667-8671.  There is a registration deadline of July 21 to allow time to order the materials.




Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Afternoon High Tea (3:00 pm)

Enjoy a traditional high tea in an enchanting setting.  Named the best garden tea in New England by Yankee Magazine, Woodlawn's high teas are a long-standing tradition that has been delighting guests for many years. The cost for the high tea is $22 for Woodlawn members/$25 for non-members and includes your visit of the museum.  Space is limited, so call 667-8671 to purchase your ticket.




Thursday, July 31, 2014
Letting Loose! Acrylic Painting Techniques With Susan Tobey White (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Indulge yourself in color and creativity!  Susan’s simplified approach to color theory challenges the more experienced while giving confidence to those beginning.  Using the grounds of Woodlawn as inspiration as well as the sleigh barn, you will learn approaches of plein air painting while also learning basic techniques of using acrylics. Susan's strength is in her respect of the individual and her understanding that we all approach learning in different ways. One of her goals is to help her students define their own style. Because "loosening up" is a common concern among so many she shows many techniques to comfortably go out of your comfort zone. Students will leave this workshop with knowledge of products and techniques to do as the name implies:  to loosen up!  The cost for the two-day workshop is $245 for Woodlawn members/ $255 for non-members and includes lunch.  As space is limited, pre-registration is required by calling Woodlawn at 667-8671. A list of materials to bring will be provided upon registration.  Susan Tobey White has taught elementary art for 15 years and has the ability to bring concepts to their simplest form yet gains amazing results from her adult students.  She recently gained the title of being a Golden Artist Educator after having attended a week long intensive workshop in New Orleans taught by Patti Brady where she, along with 17 other artists/ instructors chosen from around the country, learned about the many products created by Golden, a well-respected manufacturer of acrylic paints.




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