The Farnsworth Art Museum will host a two-day painting workshop on Saturday and Sunday, January 19 and 20,  led by artist and Farnsworth Curator Jane Bianco from 9 a.m. to noon at the museum’s Gamble Education Center, at the corner of Union and Grace streets in Rockland.

During the Depression, artists were hired by the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project to picture the nation’s rich legacy of decorative arts. In the workshop, inspired by the museum’s “Maine and the Index of American Design” exhibition, participants will attempt to emulate the techniques used in creating paintings of textile designs and wood carvings following the technical manual that was issued to artists at the time. Subject matter (wood and fabric artifacts) and all supplies will be available, except for brushes, and the work will be with a limited color range of watercolor and white gouache.

The fee for the workshop is $98; $86 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, visit