Maine artist Hazel Mitchell will conduct a workshop on basic drawing skills and learning to draw a character from her counting book “1, 2, 3 … By the Sea,” as well as signing copies, Saturday, June 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Owl & Turtle Bookshop, 33 Bay View St.

As the illustrator of Dianne Moritz's new children's book, Mitchell was given the task of capturing the essence of living on the Maine coast. Written in rhyme, the book makes number learning fun as Mitchell's sunny artwork invites the youngest beach lovers to count their way through a delightful day at the beach.

Mitchell, originally from England, lives and works in Somerset County as a children's book illustrator and commercial artist whose paintings and photographs have been shown in group and solo exhibitions.

For more information, contact the Owl & Turtle Bookshop at 230-7335 or

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