EAC’s recent Summer Workshop Series offerings have delighted attendees with detailed, thought provoking projects presented by experienced teachers. The series began June 28 with Leslie Bowman’s session on photography, which drew aspiring shutterbugs from as far away as Columbia, ME, as well as from Eastport, Robbinston and Whiting. Bowman’s class flowed from a discussion of photographers’ considerations—light, camera, time, content and composition, illustrated by slides of her own work—to a fun excursion to the breakwater with prompts to use for inspiration. Students were asked to consider the horizon; capture an action shot; find a detail of a complex subject; take a portrait of one or more subjects; and create an image which tells a story. The group finished the afternoon with a sharing session of each photographer’s top 5 photos, including comments and critique from the group. Each participant was able to print their favorite image to bring home as a memento of the session. 

Next in the series, Meri Fern engaged crafters of all ages at a mosaic frame class on July 5. Fern shared many of her own beach finds including sea glass, beautiful small stones, broken porcelain, buttons of various colors, etc., with attendees.  Equipped with everything needed, each artist was able to create a beautiful frame to bring home and enjoy. 

The Summer Workshop Series continues through August 28, with many more delightful afternoons to come. Please join us!

Three crafty generations of Valerie Diggs’ family enjoyed the mosaic frame workshop on July 5. Valerie was excited to bring her visiting family to the EAC workshop and was thrilled with the mementos her granddaughters and daughter created that afternoon. Photo by Alison Brennan.