Eastport Arts Center will present Halloween Houses, a free children’s workshop with Sara Myrick, on Tuesday, October 4, 3:30-5 pm. Using a variety of upcycled materials, participants will be able to craft their own house and grounds, decorated as they choose—spooky or just autumnal. Cardboard, colored paper and tissue paper, seasonal decor and adhesives will be used to create the structures.
Myrick teaches art full-time for grades K-12 in the Eastport schools, and is owner of Coastal Whims, a home-based art business celebrating her love of nature and handcrafting. In her artistic practice, Myrick is a chameleon, always trying something new, and her workshops and projects have ranged from upcycling—Chihuly-style plastic ornaments and altered books— to print-making, whether on fabric or paper—to jewelry-making, using a wide array of found and handmade objects. In addition to teaching in the schools, she leads many workshops at both EAC and Eastport’s Peavey Library.

The activity is designed for children age 6 and up; younger children may attend with an adult helper. The workshop is free; all materials are included and space is limited. To participate, please preregister with Alison Brennan at alison@eastportartscenter.org. 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. The EAC abides by the State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines. Additionally, at this time, the EAC recommends that people wear masks when in our building.

Sara Myrick adjust elements inside a Halloween-theme shadow box at a workshop last year. Photo by L. Elwood.