Eastport Arts Center will host a Leaf Printing workshop with popular instructor Ann Cannizzaro on Sunday, November 12, from 1-4 pm. Attendees will enjoy capturing the beauty of nature as they learn the printmaking process from start to finish. All materials will be provided for students to print using fabric inks and paints on fabric and paper. Foam brushes and ink rollers will be used, along with inking plates. Students will learn how to ink the leaves to create clean prints, get some practice time, then combine leaf types and ink colors to create a pleasing design on a placemat ideal for dressing a Thanksgiving table. 

Students will learn a process that they’ll be able to do at home using easily accessible tools and materials, and will leave the workshop with one or more printed items. If they choose, participants are encouraged to collect some leaves from their yard, garden or a nearby wood, and bring along a white or light-colored t-shirt or pillowcase to print on.

This workshop is intended for ages 10 and up; children age 12 and under must participate with an adult helper. Space is limited, and pre-registration is strongly suggested. A $20 fee covers all materials; a sliding fee scale (pay what you can) is available by request. To sign up, or with any questions about the workshop, please email nicole@eastportartscenter.org. Support for this workshop has been provided by Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. 

Ann Cannizzaro is a seasoned instructor who has taught a variety of arts and craft classes for all ages, including many at EAC. Her practical, step-by-step approach to instruction ensures that all participants can meet with success. Her main focus is that everyone experiences a fun and joyful process while tapping into their own creative energy. Cannizzaro has lived and worked Down East for more than 30 years, and continues to find inspiration through teaching, learning, and creating. 

Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and is handicapped-accessible. More information about educational programs of the Center may be found here; suggestions for future classes are welcomed.

EAC abides by the State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines, revisiting our policy monthly. At this time, the use of masks in our building is optional.