A Hand-painting Black & White Photographs workshop will be held twice — Wednesdays, Aug. 5 and 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. — at the downtown Penobscot Marine Museum.

Participants can create a work of art by transforming a black and white photograph using the historic technique of hand painting.  This intensive workshop, led by fine art photographer Liv Kristin Robinson, explores traditional methods for applying pigments to black and white images. Suitable photos will be provided by the museum, or participants may bring their own — the photos must be black and white with a matte surface. Painting materials will be provided.

Robinson, a Belfast area fine art photographer well known for her hand painted images, has shown widely. She trained as an artist and art historian in New York City, and her originals are to be found in several private and public collections including the New York Public Library, Portland Museum of Art, and the Colby College and Farnsworth art museums.

The workshop fee is $10, $7 for museum members and Searsport residents. For more information or to sign up, call 548-0334 or visit penobscotmarinemuseum.org. The workshop is part of “Exploring the Magic of Photography: Painting with Light”, Penobscot Marine Museum’s first major exhibition of historic photography.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.