Arts in the Schools

The Shead Jazz Combo perform at EAC in spring 2019. Photo by Brandy Argir.

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, our annual Youth Art Month exhibition, High School Jazz Night and High School One Act Review.

Photo by Robin Farrin of Coastal Maine Photography


An exciting array of workshops are offered year-round for participants of all ages. Summertime features offerings weekly or even more frequently; spring, fall and winter seasons boast monthly workshops. In addition, week-long arts camps for youth are offered in summer and when schoolchildren are on break in April. From epoxy resin art to yeasted bread, fly-tying to shibori resist-dyeing, bellydancing to paper-marbling, the workshops feature talented instructors from Washington County and further abroad.

Check out the 2019 Summer Workshop Series schedule here.


Tiny Yogis | Photo by Tarah Waters

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