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April’s Apt Rainstick Craft, Plus Bonus Music Video, Is Here!

EAC KinderArts video workshop series continues with ‘Craft-along: Make Your Own Rainstick.‘ In this month’s video, instructor Nia Aretakis demonstrates a technique for creating a child-sized rainstick out of simple household materials, and encourage participants to experiment with different ‘fillings’ for their sticks to create different sounds. The video also … [Read More]

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EAC Video Instructor on Wearable Art & Making a Shirt for the Shoot

Did you notice the homemade Earth shirt KinderArts video instructor Nia Aretakis was wearing in this month’s Craft-along video, ‘Make Your Own Rainstick’? Nia shared some images and thoughts about her process of making the shirt for the shoot. As as an artist, she has long enjoyed experimenting in … [Read More]

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Gene Nichols Talks Rain Sounds & Rain Sticks to Prep for April’s Craft-along with Nia

As inspiration for April’s Craft-along with Nia—a custom rain stick craft, here’s Gene Nichols, multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, showing a few makers of rain sounds from his collection. In the Craft-along video, which will be published April 16, KinderArts video instructor Nia Aretakis will demonstrate a technique for creating a child-sized … [Read More]

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Craft-along Series Presents ‘Collage a Scene’

Eastport Arts Center’s KinderArts program, which launched a video workshop series in October, continues with ‘Craft-along: Collage a Scene.‘ The video will help guide crafters young and adult to create their own collages, and to follow along with Nia’s design idea of a sunlight mountain scene. “This craft is … [Read More]

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Suncatcher Hearts Are Here! Craft Along or Relax and Enjoy the Video

Nia Aretakis, instructor of EAC’s KinderArts Craft-Along video series, presents her latest—Papercraft Suncatcher Hearts. The video covers a few techniques, including the all-important cutting of a heart-shape, and the use of liquid starch and colored tissue paper to make a flexible translucent material that forms the suncatcher’s center. This … [Read More]

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Winter Owl Craft Along is Here! Free Materials Kits Available

Nia Aretakis, instructor of EAC’s KinderArts Craft-Along video series, presents her latest—Winter Owl Art. Viewers’ curiosity about owls will be piqued as they’re inspired to make their own wee owls of cardboard, felt and paint. Geared towards children 3-8 years of age, though fun for all ages, EAC’s KinderArts … [Read More]

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Owling-Inspired Art Project Next Up from KinderArts Craft Along Series

Have you ever gone owling? Winter Owl Art will be the next from the EAC KinderArts program’s Craft Along video series. Instructor Nia Aretakis will help viewers make their own wise, brave owl with paint, felt and cardboard in an easy-to-follow and gentle video presentation.EAC’s Craft Along workshops are accessible to … [Read More]

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Nia’s Cinnamon Dough Ornament Craft-Along Viewable Now, Free Materials Kits Available!

Nia Aretakis, instructor of EAC’s KinderArts Craft-Along video series, presents her latest, Cinnamon Dough Ornaments, in conjunction with the Arts Center’s Festival of Ornaments. Free kits will be available with pre-made ornaments for children to decorate while watching Nia’s video, or those who wish may use supplies from home, … [Read More]

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All Hands On Deck for Fingerprint Art, Our New Craft Along

Fingerprint Art is the latest from EAC Video’s Craft Along series, a project of Eastport Arts Center’s KinderArts program. The video workshops, accessible to all via our site and YouTube channel, are geared towards children ages 3 to 8, but fun for all ages to try. Materials kits are … [Read More]

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Upcoming Craft-along Shares Sneak Peek Video

EAC’s KinderArts program, which launched a ‘craft-along’ video series last month, continues with ‘Finger Print Art’, set to be released on November 13 (and viewable at any time ever after). Geared towards children 3-8 years of age, the project lets kids have a little messy fun using their fingerprints … [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.