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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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March 2019

Block Printing on Fabric (two-part workshop)

Saturday, March 9 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on March 9, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St
Eastport, 04631

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 to experiment with, and, in Lehnen’s words, will “play together with color and design to get a feel for these techniques and to create unique works of textile art.” The course…

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April 2019

Felting Workshops with Audra Christie: Beads and Vessels

Sunday, April 28 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on April 28, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St
Eastport, 04631

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 score a 25% discount. In Wet Felted Fiber Beads, participants will learn how to create felted, spherical beads from raw wool fiber, then transform the beads into earrings, necklaces and other…

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June 2019

Summer Workshop Series: On Your Marc … Get Sip! … Go! A sip ‘n’ paint exploration of the animal art of Franz Marc

Thursday, June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St
Eastport, 04631

A sip ’n’ paint event inspired by Expressionist painter Franz Marc will be offered from 7-9 pm, Thursday, June 27, at Eastport Arts Center. Organizer Sue Riddle, who has named the event ‘On Your Marc … Get Sip … Go!’ notes “I am drawn to Marc for his fabulously colorful animal paintings—which are just juicy, glorious things. In one article I read, it mentioned that he wanted to see animals from their perspective, but he also wanted to use colors as…

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July 2019

Summer Workshop Series: Garden Stone Casting with Richard Klyver

Saturday, July 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St
Eastport, 04631

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 the mold to form unique garden stepping stones. If preferred, a vermiculite mixture may be used to create a piece suitable for hanging. After learning this technique, participants will be able…

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

Tuesday, July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St
Eastport, 04631

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 may create their own painting from references. Sue Griggs-Bailey recently became a full-time resident of Eastport after spending 13 summers here. Originally from New Jersey, Sue’s music teacher parents instilled in…

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Summer Workshop Series: Plant-printed Bags with Sara Myrick

Tuesday, July 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St
Eastport, 04631

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 are also welcome to bring their own print materials and/or additional fabric items to print. Myrick teaches art full-time for grades K-12 in the Eastport schools, and is owner of Coastal…

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August 2019

Summer Workshop Series: Marbling with Chris Grannis

Tuesday, August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St
Eastport, 04631

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 one-of-a-kind artworks. Each participant will have a paper and a silk project to take home. Grannis, who in addition to a wide range of artistic pursuits is Director of Eastport Arts…

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

Tuesday, August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St
Eastport, 04631

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; younger children may attend with an adult to help them. MacNichol did come home again and is happy to report that it can be done. A retired teacher/librarian, she is certified…

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Summer Workshop Series: Figurative Ceramic Sculpture with Elizabeth Ostrander

Sunday, August 18 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on August 18, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St
Eastport, 04631

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 creates exciting juxtaposed surface textures, allowing the work to have personality, gesture and expression. The workshop is intended for participants ages 12 and up. A well known Eastport-based artist, Ostrander’s creative…

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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.