EAC’s summer workshop series will conclude with a special two-day workshop, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture with Elizabeth Ostrander on Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Participants will learn to use traditional hand building techniques and the plasticity of clay to create a large scale work. This accumulative process creates exciting juxtaposed surface textures, allowing the work to have personality, gesture and expression. The workshop is intended for participants ages 12 and up.
A well known Eastport-based artist, Ostrander’s creative output includes sculpture, mixed media works and digital prints. “Art is a conversation between spirit, nature and imagination,” she says. Ostrander’s formal training began in the 1960s with Jose De Creeft at the Art Students League in New York, and continued with study at the Cooper Union School of Art. After moving to Maine more than 40 years ago, she earned her BFA from the University of Maine. Elizabeth is a founding member of the Eastport Gallery. Her work can be found there and at other galleries including Maine Art Hill in Kennebunk, ME and Coco & Salem Gallery, Key West, FL.
A workshop fee of $60 includes 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.
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. At this time, the EAC recommends that people wear masks when in our building.