Arts in the Schools
The Eastport Arts Center collaborates with area schools to introduce students to a variety of artistic disciplines and to foster an understanding of the creative process through hands-on experiences. Recent efforts have included musical master classes and visiting artists, dance residencies, special presentations at the EAC and the annual High School Jazz Night, held as an invitational at the center.
An exciting array of workshops are offered year-round for participants of all ages. Summertime features offerings weekly or even more frequently; the fall and winter boasts monthly workshops. In addition, week-long arts camps for youth are offered in summer and when schoolchildren are on break in April. From hula-hooping (including making your own hoop) to yeasted bread, terrarium art to shibori resist-dyeing, bellydancing to paper-marbling, the workshops feature talented instructors from Washington County and further abroad.
KinderArts was created to invite preschool-age children to explore the visual and performing arts via hands-on experiences. The weekly sessions feature a cozy, creative and sociable environment and a warm community of parents and caregivers accompanying their curious young charges. Children up to age 5 are welcome, but must come with a caregiver.
For inquiries, ideas and feedback about EAC educational efforts, please contact Alison Brennan, Education & Outreach Coordinator at email@example.com.