Eastport Arts Center

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Sip ‘n’ Klimt with Sue Riddle

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

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 ... [Read More]

Life Drawing Workshop

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

The Eastport Arts Center's Life Drawing workshop is ongoing.  It meets each Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 on the first floor of the Arts Center.  Students and artists may sign up for four weeks at a time; however drop-ins are also welcome. Participants in this two hour weekly workshop ... [Read More]

Mosaic Workshop with Lisa Marquis-Bradbury

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

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 ... [Read More]

Life Drawing Workshop

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

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 ... [Read More]

Block Printing on Fabric (two-part workshop)

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

Eastport Arts Center will offer a two-part workshop in Block Printing on Fabric on Saturday, March 2, and Saturday, March 9, from 12:30-4:30 pm. Instructors Susan Lehnen and Sasha Lehnen-Spencer will guide students in an exploration of printing on fabric using hand-cut stamps. Participants will create their own symbols ... [Read More]

Felting Workshops with Audra Christie: Beads and Vessels

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

Eastport Arts Center will offer back-to-back wool felting workshops with Audra Christie on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, from 12:30-4:30 pm. Wet Felted Fiber Beads will be Saturday’s offering; Wet Felted Vessels will follow on Sunday; attendees may pick one of these workshops or attend both to ... [Read More]

Summer Workshop Series: Garden Stone Casting with Richard Klyver

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series continues from 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, July 6, with Garden Stone Casting. Instructor Richard Klyver will help participants to create a low relief mold in wood of a Maine wildlife or plant image. A concrete mixture will then be poured into ... [Read More]

Summer Workshop Series: Pastel Washes & Underpainting with Sue Griggs-Bailey

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series continues from noon to 3 pm, Tuesday, July 23, with Sue Griggs-Bailey’s workshop, Pastels and Underpainting. Participants will learn in a relaxed atmosphere to use underpainting techniques to create a dramatic pastel painting. Attendees may choose to follow along with a demonstration, or ... [Read More]

Summer Workshop Series: Plant-printed Bags with Sara Myrick

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series continues with a workshop for all ages in plant prints with Sara Myrick on Tuesday, July 30 from noon-2 pm. Participants will explore a variety of print possibilities using organic materials, paint, and printmaking on a small muslin bag to bring home. Participants ... [Read More]

Summer Workshop Series: Marbling with Chris Grannis

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series continues with Marbling with Chris Grannis on Tuesday, August 6 from noon-2 pm. Marbling is the art of printing multi-colored swirled or stone-like patterns on paper or fabric. Participants will learn how these patterns are formed and receive guidance in creating their own ... [Read More]

Summer Workshop Series: Sea Glass Lightcatchers & Mobiles with Sue MacNichol

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series continues with sea glass light-catchers and mobiles with Sue MacNichol on Tuesday, August 13 from noon-2 pm. Participants will learn to make hanging sculptures from their (smallish) beach finds; additional materials will be available. The workshop is intended for ages 10 and up; ... [Read More]

Summer Workshop Series: Figurative Ceramic Sculpture with Elizabeth Ostrander

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

EAC’s Summer Workshop Series will conclude with a special two-day workshop, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture with Elizabeth Ostrander on Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18, from 12:30-4:30 pm. Participants will learn to use traditional hand-building techniques and the plasticity of clay to create a large-scale work. This accumulative process ... [Read More]

Frida Friday: Sip ‘n’ Paint Symbolic Portraits

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

Frida Friday, a sip ’n’ paint event, will be offered from 6-9 pm, Friday, October 18, at Eastport Arts Center. Organizer Sue Riddle, who has previously led sip ’n’ paint events inspired by Gustav Klimt and Franz Marc, will guide attendees in creating symbolic portraits inspired by both the ... [Read More]

Halloween Houses: a Children’s Workshop with Sara Myrick

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

Eastport Arts Center will present Halloween Houses, a children’s workshop with Sara Myrick, on Saturday, October 26 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Using a variety of upcycled materials, which is a passion of instructor Myrick, participants will be able to craft their own house and grounds, decorated as they choose—spooky ... [Read More]

Workshop: Beeswax Candles with Arlene Wren

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

Arlene Wren will teach the art of Beeswax Candlemaking on Saturday, November 17 from 2-4 pm, at Eastport Arts Center. Each participant will create hand-rolled candles from embossed beeswax sheets, in their choice of various sized pillars or spirals. The wax will be available in cornflower blue, cranberry, forest ... [Read More]

Workshop: Epoxy Resin Craft with Melissa Newcomb

Eastport Arts Center 36 Washington St, Eastport

PLEASE NOTE: This class is now full! We have started a waitlist, and if enough people sign up, we will offer this workshop again at a later date. Please email alison@eastportartscenter.org to express interest.   Melissa Newcomb will teach an introductory level workshop on Epoxy Resin techniques on Saturday, ... [Read More]

Summer Workshop Series: Beach Fairy Houses with Sara Myrick

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Dress up your garden with a fun fairy house that you have made with the help of local artist and art teacher Sara Myrick.  Since this is a Zoom workshop, you can join us from anywhere!  If you are local, we will provide you with a bag of materials* ... [Read More]

Summer Arts Camp: ‘I Wonder with Watercolors’

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Session One of EAC's Summer Arts Camp, for ages 6-13, is all about watercolors. Ann Cannizzaro, an educator and artist who'll lead the camp asks: "Do you wonder what to do when you take out your paint box and brushes? Are you curious about how watercolors work?"Campers will learn about ... [Read More]

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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.