On October 26 at EAC Sara Myrick led a fun-filled morning of artistic expression for 17 area children and their accompanying family members. Each child created a Halloween-themed house, using an array of recycled materials: corrugated and thin cardboard, brown paper, egg cartons and more. The houses, swiftly constructed by the eager children and their adult helpers were varied in design and decoration, some looking quite creepy and others bright and whimsical. Myrick’s calm, encouraging instructions were of great help to all: how to create a roof, short-cuts for shingles and spooky tufts of grass, hinges to make doors open and shut and in one case, a fold-off roof to allow dollhouse-like play. The large group enjoyed Halloween-themed snacks, including wee ghost-shaped sandwiches, as part of the festivity.
Those interested in participating in future workshops may find more information at eastportartscenter.org/education, or via EAC’s events calendar, or may write to express interest to alison@eastportartscenter.org.