Eastport Arts Center’s KinderArts program, which launched a video workshop series in October, continues with ‘Craft-along: Collage a Scene.‘ The video will help guide crafters young and adult to create their own collages, and to follow along with Nia’s design idea of a sunlight mountain scene. “This craft is a way for viewers to try making an art piece with different mediums, and explore how it all goes together,” said Aretakis.

The video features original music by ‘Bass Lady’ Joan Lowden, a multi-talented member of the EAC Community who deejays at the Shead High School radio station, serves as President of Eastport Gallery, and who memorably provided music for Stage East’s Dear Elizabeth in February 2020.

Appropriate for crafters of all ages, the Craft-Along videos (this is our 9th in the series!) are easy to follow and feature free materials kits for local participants; those who wish (or who are farther from Eastport) may use their own supplies from home. Free materials kits available from EAC include sufficient supplies for the participant to both follow along with Nia’s instruction and to create additional scenes.

Kits are available by emailing EAC’s Alison Brennan at alison@eastportartscenter.org; arrangements will be made for pick-up or delivery. Those who wish can assemble the necessary supplies (fabric scraps, patterned paper, tissue paper, craft glue and thin cardboard) at home, and are encouraged to email with any questions. All participants are encouraged to send photos of their projects to Alison via the address above. 

For just a taste of the craft and accompaniment, check out this sneak peek video of the technique and project. This month’s contributing musician—’Bass Lady’ Joan Lowden is also featured in the sneak peek!

Funding for this series has been provided by the Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. Donations will be gratefully accepted as well—either in the coffee can provided at materials pickup or here.

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