EAC will offer an April break week Arts Camp on Wednesday, April 17. Events will include a Postal Art workshop with Sue Riddle, and a Music Chat and Mini Concert with pianist Danny Holt.

Popular instructor Sue Riddle’s creative session on mailable art will begin the Arts Camp, from 1-3 pm. Participants will learn about making small mailable works of art with a variety of different media—collage, printing, painting, Washi tape, and more—and will get to choose stamps and send cards out from Eastport on the day of the session. Attendees will also get a visit from an Eastport post office employee, who’ll stop by to deliver example cards mailed to the center in the week prior to the event.

The workshop is intended for students ages 12 and up. Children 10 to 12 years of age may participate with an adult helper/companion. A $5 fee includes all supplies, some postage, and snacks; a sliding fee scale (pay what you can) is available by request. Space is limited; those who’d like their child to participate are asked to email lauren@eastportartscenter.org to register. 

Please note: this event will be followed by a Music Chat and Mini Concert with pianist Danny Holt, for children ages 10 and up, and their families and friends, from 3:30-4:30 pm.

Sue Riddle is shown at a workshop she created with inspiration from artist Franz Marc.

Originally from San Francisco, Sue Riddle is a popular instructor at both EAC and Peavey Memorial Library. She has dabbled in ceramics, field sketching, birding, cartooning, bookselling, letter arts, yarn spinning, chicken husbandry, and homemade maple syrup. Her paint pouring, decoupage, shell painting and eclectic sip ‘n’ paint events have been EAC workshop highlights. Check out a recap of Sue’s ‘brushless painting’ class, held in 2022 at EAC, here.

This session has been supported by The Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.