Ann Cannizzaro and Fran McLean led EAC’s annual Ornament Making Workshop on November 6 at the Arts Center. A full house of 15 participants included a family of mother, sister, daughter and grandmother from the Machias area and also participants visiting from Woodstock New Brunswick, Perry, Pembroke and Eastport. Attendees created an array of handmade and painted seaside ornaments meant for trees, mobiles or window décor. The crafters were also able to indulge in sweet and savory foods and a spiced cider punch.

“My daughter, knowing I enjoy creating things, signed me up for the Ornaments Workshop,” wrote Janet Caldwell, who was visiting Eastport from her native Woodstock, New Brunswick during the workshop weekend. “I thoroughly enjoyed meeting new people and learning to work with shells, sea glass, new painting techniques and ideas. There was a great turnout, lots of chatting and fun. Many thanks to the friendly instructors.”

Intrigued by these handmade ornaments, and the joyful camaraderie of the crafters? If so, we hope we’ll see you at EAC’s 13th Annual Festival of Trees, an event that embodies EAC’s tagline, ‘where creativity and community meet.‘ Please read all about the event, held from 4:30-5:30 pm, Saturday, December 10, here:
And if you’d like to join us at EAC for a workshop, please stay tuned for our next offering, coming up in January! Queries in the meanwhile may be made by email to EAC’s Education & Outreach Coordinator, Alison Brennan, at