Ongoing online activities:

Ecstatic Dance
Subscribe to this group’s YouTube channel to access dance-inspiring playlists, updated weekly.

International Dance
Find a playlist of videos here, including demonstrations of the dances.

EAC’s Poetry and Pie Festival
Contributors of poems and pictures are sought! Please check out current submissions and read more here.

Stage East’s Life in Washington County, a collaborative and multidisciplinary online project, involved a large group of participants in the creation of a group of 14 videos. View the videos, and read comments from participants here.

Stage East’s Laugh Lab
Island Fellow Mark Macey’s educational romp through the history and practice of sketch comedy centered around a 5-part series on YouTube, which you can view on Mark’s YouTube channel or here. The series evolved into a weekly writing group, and has now evolved again, into the weekly ‘Play-by-Play’ event offered on Zoom (see below).

Arts Education Resources
We have begun a list of resources here, including video classes and more. In addition, we’ve begun a list of resources appropriate to preschoolers here. Suggestions for these pages are welcome, and can be sent to alison@eastportartscenter.org.

‘Live’ groups and classes:

Drawing Group
This group hosts two live video meetings each week: Wednesdays at 4 pm for portrait drawing (participating artists take turns holding 5-20 minute poses for each other).
Fridays at 9 am for coffee hour with still life drawing.
Class links may be found at https://www.patreon.com/anneshields; email anneshieldshopkins@gmail.com for more information.

Gentle Flow Yoga with Katie
Held via Zoom meeting, this group meets Saturdays from 8:30-9:30 am. Please email Katie at anchorandbalanceyoga@gmail.com to join in.

Stage East’s Play-by-Play
This script-in-hand series invites the public to participate in weekly play readings. Participants are welcome to read or just come and listen. Meetings are held via Zoom at 7pm Thursdays, and may be accessed via the following link:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://islandinstitute.zoom.us/j/8144186650
Meeting ID: 814 418 6650
Questions may be emailed to Mark: mark@eastportartscenter.org.

Mindfulness & Yoga with Lilli
Held via Zoom meeting, this group meets Tuesdays from 8:30-9:45 am. Please email Lilli at lillireally@gmail.com to join.

Draw-a-Thon
Held via Zoom from 7:30-9:30 pm on the last Saturday of each month, this event expands on the weekly drawing groups with a special gathering of artists and performers of all stripes. Models offer short gesture poses, a spoken word portrait pose, and a longer pose for artists to draw from home, while musical performers and DJs add color to the occasion. Read more here, or view a video promo for the event here.

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