Pastel Workshop May 4th!

The David & Joyce Milne Public Library Offers Hands-on Pastel Workshop for Adults, “Stunning Still Lifes,” with Pastelist Gregory John MaichackPastel-Paint-Stunning-Still-Lifes-Flyer-MCC

     The Milne Library on 1095 Main Street, in Williamstown will host award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack to present an adult hands-on workshop, “Pastel Paint Stunning Still Lifes Like the Masters,on May 4th, 2016  from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This pastel painting workshop is designed for sheer beginners to experienced artists. Seats may fill quickly so please

call (413) 458-5369 to pre-register. Participants will freely experiment with hundreds of the artist’s professional grade pastels, pastel pencils, and pastel paper, in this fun pastel painting workshop.

In this new, highly researched two-hour workshop, participants have fun producing

their own still life pastel paintings. Gregory Maichack is a seasoned pro at teaching pastel techniques, as recognized by the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston; Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), and hundreds of libraries and local cultural councils. Maichack demonstrates how beginners to accomplished artists can paint a still life while applying techniques applied by masters such as van Gogh, O’Keeffe, Monet & Maichack himself.

The still life is a genre chosen by famous artists throughout history as a subject. Participants benefit from the techniques culled from these masters as reflected in their individual painting approaches in historical context. As always, all will keep their pastel paintings and use hundreds of his professional-grade pastels, paper, and materials, all supplied.

Visit his new web site at www.GregoryMaichack.com.

“This project is supported in part by a grant from the Northern Berkshire Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.”

 

NEW: Online Driver’s Education

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Milne Library is now offering a free driver education program.

What’s included?

Your Driver Education program contains the following state-specific information:

  •  11 car practice tests
  •  9 motorcycle practice tests
  •  10 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests
  •  3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
  •  An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions

Just click on this link to get started:  http://milnelibrary.driving-tests.org

Knitting in the afternoon at the library

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The Milne Public Library will host a knitting group every Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 beginning January 12th and continuing into April.

All levels of experience are welcome. The program is free and open to the public. Just bring your projects and knit. The group may explore different yarns and items to knit including socks, shawls, sweaters, hats, etc. You can start at any time.

The group coordinator will be Carole Thompson who enjoys exploring yarns and designing her own patterns using body measurements. Carole is the Curator of the Robert Frost Museum in Shaftsbury.

The David & Joyce Milne Public Library is located at 1095 Main St. Williamstown, (413) 458-5369.