EAC is thrilled to announce our Summer Workshop Series, to be offered June 29-August 17 at the center, in accordance with CDC guidelines for safe gatherings. In addition to the Center’s usual Tuesday afternoon offerings, there will be a special Sunday afternoon workshop in late July, and a four-day Summer Arts Camp for youth.

Workshops running Tuesdays include: Beginning Basketry with Sara Myrick, June 29; Driftwood Art with Michael Morse, July 13; Flower Arranging with Hilda Lewis, July 20; Epoxy Resin Casting for Beginners with Melissa Newcomb, July 27; Sourdough Bread with Reuben Grannis, August 3; Painted Shell Ring Dishes with Sue Riddle, August 10; Encaustic Art with Joan Lowden, August 17. On Sunday, July 25, Susan Lehnen will teach a class for all levels in designing silk scarves with simple shibori and itajime printing techniques.

All of the above offerings begin at 1:30 pm and are geared for ages 12 and up; materials fees and class lengths vary. The majority of the classes run two hours and have a $15 fee that covers all materials participants will need. The epoxy class will run three hours and have a $20 fee; the silk scarf class will run three hours and have a $30 fee, with materials kits including three silk scarves for each participant to customize.

For the younger set, the Center will present a Summer Arts Camp for ages 6-13: “Exploring Mask-making & Puppetry,” with Ann Cannizzaro, art, and Mark Macey, theater. Camp runs July 6-9, 9:30 am-noon each day; materials and lunch are included in the fee of $15/day or $50 for all four days. More information about Summer Arts Camp may be found here.

Space is very limited in the camp and workshop series. Email Alison at alison@eastportartscenter.org to register. A sliding fee scale is available by request. We have a limited number of ‘fly on the wall’ spots for observing some of these classes via Zoom; please inquire with Alison. Support for this series has been provided by the Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.