Award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack will present “Sketch Your Berkshire Neighborhood,” a participatory outdoor series for adults and teens, for three days in October. Dates will be adjusted to the group's schedule.

Maichack will guide participants in scouting their area, starting a composition, sketching, and creating vignettes. In session two, sketches will be developed into an expressive drawing, and in session three, a painting, if desired.

The sketching workshop is designed for beginners and those wanting to move into drawing and painting.

Participants will receive medium willow charcoal to keep. Maichack will bring three boxes of 96 pastels each to use, and give a demo of pastel handling.

To register, email

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.