Artist Anne Black will lead a workshop, Joy of Acrylics, from 1-4 pm, Saturday, October 30, at Eastport Arts Center. Black will take attendees on an exhilarating journey into the magic world of acrylic paints and mediums. “We will explore the incredible versatility of these materials with quick, playful warm-up pieces,” notes Black, who will then guide participants in creating a series of three small paintings using different techniques and combinations of acrylics and mixed media materials. The workshop, designed for participants age 12 and up, is intended for both those new to acrylics and artists already using them. “The fun and flexible projects will spark new ideas to incorporate into your art!”

A $20 registration fee covers all materials; to register, please email Alison Brennan at alison@eastportartscenter.org. Space is limited, so please register early to save your space. A sliding fee scale is available by request. At this time, patrons are required to wear masks inside the EAC building.

Anne Black enjoys an active career in the Boston area as both a visual artist and classical musician. After her first Eastport visit in September 2003 to photograph Eastport Strings, she returned in July 2018 to perform at the inauguration of the new organ at North Church. Smitten for good, she and her husband joined the Eastport community in August 2018. She joined the Eastport Gallery in 2020, where she had a successful solo show, “Flights of Fancy,” to close the gallery’s in person season. She divides her time year-round between Boston and her new residence in Eastport.

Black’s visual work spans multiple media, including photography, painting, printmaking, digital art, book art, and wearable art. She maintains a studio in Concord, MA, and teaches Acrylics, Mixed Media, and Printmaking without a Press for Arlington Community Education in Arlington, MA. EAC presented her signature “Art Romp” Printmaking and Art Journal workshop via Zoom in September 2020.

As a musician, she is Principal Viola of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston and Violist with the Handel + Haydn Society. She also performs with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and many other groups in the Boston area. More information about Black may be found at www.CapriccioArts.com.

Support for this workshop has been provided by Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

Anne Black is shown teaching ten students via Zoom at EAC on September 20, 2020. Read about Anne’s inspired students and see their work here.