EAC will host a Vacation Arts Camp on Wednesday, February 22, from 9:30-11:30 am. Geared for ages 6 to 13, the session will be led by popular instructor Sara Myrick featuring several imaginative crafts inspired by Avatar: the Way of Water, a 2022 science fiction film. Participants will create glowing ornaments modeled after Atokirina (wood sprites), using a mixture of recycled plastic, glowing LED lights and other fun materials. Another project will be jewelry in the style of costumes worn in the film by the Na’Vi people, created using a variety of beads, string, feathers and mixed media.

A $5 fee covers all materials and a snack; to register, please email Alison Brennan at alison@eastportartscenter.org. Space is limited, so please register early to save your child’s place. A sliding fee scale is available by request. Support for this workshop has been provided by Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

Sara 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.

Sara Myrick (left) enjoys working with students at her Halloween Houses workshop, held last fall at EAC. Photo by Alison Brennan.