Eastport Arts Center

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Drop-in KinderArts Craft Offered for Passport Weekend

In conjunction with the Eastport ArtWalk Passport Weekend project, Eastport Arts Center will offer free drop-in KinderArts activities for children of all ages on Saturday, June 26, 10:30 am-noon. The June activity, a fun and accessible project, is rainbow-hued fingerprint art with Nia Aretakis. An adult caregiver must remain … [Read More]

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May’s Craft-along Served Up Alongside Slice of EAC History

Our KinderArts workshop series continues this week with ‘May Flowers’, an EAC Video Craft-along with Nia. In this month’s video, instructor Nia Aretakis demonstrates simple techniques for creating blossom-inspired prints from everyday household items: Q-tips and paper tubes. The video also features original music by John Cashore, a guitar, … [Read More]

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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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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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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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KinderArts Craft-Along Inspires Young Artists

Following last weeks’ release of the first installment of our new KinderArts video series, we’ve received some exciting photos showing young artists at work and their creations.Additional images are welcomed, and will be added to this post! To see the videos and create these crafts at home, please check … [Read More]

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Spooky & Sweet! KinderArts Craft-Along Videos Are Here!

EAC’s KinderArts program’s free video workshops for kids are here! (Scroll down, or view the playlist on YouTube). Craft along with Nia Aretakis as she makes four different projects in this month’s offering: Spooky & Sweet Halloween Decorations. These crafts—a pumpkin, Frankenstein’s monster, a witch and a ghost scene—are … [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.