EAC’s Summer Workshop Series continues a session on creating Paper Flowers with artist Jennifer Maffett, Tuesday, July 26, 1:30-3:30 pm. In class, participants will have fun using old seed catalogs to “grow” a collection of paper flowers. The colorful flowers can be used to create a bouquet or wreath. They can also be used to decorate gift packages or be strung into a garland.
The session is intended for ages 12 and up. A $20 fee covers all materials; a sliding fee scale is available by request. Pre-registration is requested; please email Alison Brennan at alison@eastportartscenter.org. Space is very limited, so please register early to save a place. Support for this workshop has been provided by Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, Jen Maffett got her degrees in writing and design. Then she went to work at a desk, using words and pictures to help big companies, small companies and also some non-profits communicate their message to the world. As an Internet “pioneer” she began to use words and pictures to create online stories just about the time that using art on the Internet became a reality. Yes, there really was a time when uploading a photo was a big deal! Through dot.com bubbles, mergers and extreme news events, Jen developed content and media products as the Internet became central to so many people’s lives.
Then she hit the escape button and began a new chapter in life. She and her husband bought a farm and she slowly made the transition from click jockey to vegetable farmer. In her latest chapter, she and her husband went coastal (bringing their picks and shovels and vegetables with them). She continues to tell stories with words and pictures on the web and in print. She also loves to create hand-made things out of fabric, wood and recycled materials. As a member of the Eastport Gallery, she creates small works with inks, pencil and acrylics and you can see her work at eastportgallery.com/jennifer-maffett. Her fabric designs can be seen at spoonflower.com.

Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport and eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC abides by State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines. Additionally, at this time, the EAC recommends that people wear masks when in our building.