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August 2017

POSTPONED—Summer Workshop Series: Fruit and Vegetable Harvest Collage

August 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please note: the following event has been postponed. Please stay tuned for information about when it will be rescheduled. Also, please be sure to sign up for our workshop series finale, Book Making with Jo Anne Smith from 1-3 pm on Tuesday, August 22. The Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series, which runs through August 22, will continue from 1-3 pm on Tuesday, August 15 with Fruit and Vegetable Harvest Collage with Fern Hilyard. Using old magazines and other scrap…

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Summer Workshop Series: Book Making

August 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series will conclude with a Book-Making session with Jo Anne Smith on Tuesday, August 22 from 1-3 pm. Participants aged 7 and up are invited to come create a traditional or star book through mixed media and various techniques such as colorful weavings, tesselations, collages and more. Smith, a retired K-12 art teacher, has presented workshops at local, state and national art conferences.  Her interests include writing stories and poetry, and she is passionate…

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January 2018

Weekly Drawing Workshop

January 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 25, 2018

Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St
Eastport, ME 04631 United States

Eastport Arts Center's weekly Drawing Workshop  has moved to a new venue, workshop leader Joyce Weber's Eastport studio. The group will continue to meet on  Wednesdays from 7-9 pm. The workshop includes a combination of life drawing, facial studies and drawing the clothed figure, and offers a learning experience for beginners and, for more experienced artists, an opportunity to hone their drawing skills. No prior experience is necessary. Participants may either pay $12 per session on a drop-in basis or…

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May 2018

Painting with Wool: A Felting Workshop with Audra Christie

May 6, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St
Eastport, 04631
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Eastport Arts Center will offer a felting workshop with Audra Christie on Sunday, May 6, from 12:30-4:30 pm. One of the oldest fiber crafts, felting is a process by which objects are made with wool fibers. There are two types: needle felting (a dry process) and wet felting. Christie will instruct participants in both wet felting and needle felting in the workshop, which is titled ‘Painting with Wool.’ Attendees will create a handmade sheet of felt with needle-felted embellishments; the…

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KinderArts presents Tiny Yogis

May 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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One event on May 3, 2018 at 9:30 am

One event on May 10, 2018 at 9:30 am

Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St
Eastport, 04631
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The Eastport Arts Center’s KinderArts program will feature Tiny Yogis sessions on Thursdays, April 26 through May 10, from 9:30-10:15 am. Instructor Caroline Coleman Dilio will teach yoga through music, dance and storybooks, and young participants will even learn meditation. Some yoga mats will be available but please bring yours along if you own one. These free classes are intended for children up to age 5; participants must come with a parent or caregiver. Following the Tiny Yogis series, KinderArts…

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September 2018

Sip ‘n’ Klimt with Sue Riddle

September 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St
Eastport, 04631
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A Sip ’n’ Klimt event will be offered from 6-8 pm, Friday, September 21, at Eastport Arts Center. A riff on popular “sip ’n’ paint” events, organizer Sue Riddle conceived the event, “in the spirit of rebellion against all manner of fascism and artistic repression, but with wine, paint and humor.” Participants will create homages to some of Gustav Klimt’s paintings which were lost when retreating Nazis allegedly torched Schloss Immendorff, where the artworks were being held for safekeeping during…

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December 2018

Ugly Sweater Ornament Making Party

December 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St
Eastport, 04631
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The Eastport Arts Center will offer their popular annual ornament-making party on Saturday, December 1 from 1-3 pm. This year, participants are encouraged to wear their favorite ugly sweater to the party, where they’ll enjoy snacks and treats while learning some ornament techniques from instructors Ann Cannizzaro and Sue Riddle. Cannizzaro’s project will involved shell-bedecked miniature mirrors; Riddle’s will feature bejeweled hollowed-out egg shells. “I am inspired to stay connected to making small works of art that may make others…

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Gingerbread House-Decorating Party

December 5, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St
Eastport, 04631
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Please make note: this event is FULL!  We do still have spaces remaining in our annual Ornament Making Party, December 1,  1-3 pm, featuring a hot chocolate bar with sweet and savory snacks! Email Alison Brennan at alison@eastportartscenter.org or call her at (207) 454-8822 to inquire. The Eastport Arts Center will again offer its popular Gingerbread House-Decorating Party from 3-5 pm, Wednesday, December 5. Participants young and young-at-heart are welcome to come decorate a house, whether as family teams or…

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January 2019

Mosaic Workshop with Lisa Marquis-Bradbury

Saturday, January 26 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St
Eastport, 04631

Eastport Arts Center will offer a Mosaic Workshop with Lisa Marquis-Bradbury on Saturday, January 26, from 12:30-4:30 pm. Participants will learn glass-cutting techniques to create a 7-inch-square mosaic, using stained glass and broken pottery to create an image of their choice. Bradbury will help participants to simplify their design ideas for the mosaic form, or for those who want them will offer templates, including images of birds, bees, dragonflies and butterflies. All materials will be provided, but participants are welcome…

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February 2019

Life Drawing Workshop

Wednesday, February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St
Eastport, 04631

The Eastport Arts Center will resume its Life Drawing Workshop on January 16. The group will meet each Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on the first floor of the Arts Center. Participants in the two hour weekly workshop will approach drawing the figure through a series of short exercises that lead to an hour long study, using the drawing medium of their choice. Learning to draw the figure has long been the foundation of learning how to draw. Through history…

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The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.