A Photoplay workshop with M.J. Bronstein Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon offers the opportunity to draw, color and paint on photographs from the Penobscot Marine Museum collection at the downtown museum.

Artist and photographer Bronstein pioneered the idea of using photographs as prompts for creativity in her popular PhotoPlay books. She created art programs for Center for Maine Contemporary Art, is the author of many books including “PhotoPlay” (published by Chronicle Books, March 2014) and is an onboard artist/instructor for Celebrity Cruises.

Supplies are provided. Tickets are $5, free for members and Searsport residents. The workshop is for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. The workshop is part of “Exploring the Magic of Photography: Painting with Light,” Penobscot Marine Museum’s first major exhibition of historic photography. For more information, visit penobscotmarinemuseum.org.

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