Eastport Arts Center

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Summer Workshop Series: Chocolate Art with Melissa Newcomb

Concluding EAC’s Summer Workshop Series, Melissa Newcomb will teach Chocolate Art via Zoom on Tuesday, August 18, from 1-3 pm.  Participants will learn a chocolate painting process that is easily customized for any theme or occasion, and will receive a kit of easy-to-use chocolate ‘candy melts’ for their artwork.Newcomb … [Read More]

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Summer Workshop Series: The Art of Bread Making with Chris & Steve Grannis

Reprising a popular past Summer Workshop Series offering, Chris and Steve Grannis, via Zoom, will teach attendees how to make a simple dough that forms the foundation of many breads, and to create their own pita, pizza, cinnamon buns or just plain bread. The Grannises are Pembroke residents, and have … [Read More]

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Needle Felting, Zentangle Engaged Workshop Attendees

EAC’s Summer Workshop Series presented Needle Felting with Audra Christie on July 21 and Zentangle with Ann Cannizzaro on July 28. Each workshop, taught via Zoom, allowed participants an immersive experience with a new art form. The felting class, which attracted 23 participants aged 6 and up—both local folks … [Read More]

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Steve Kneads! Behind-the-Scenes Video Reveals Grannis’ Bread Technique

Steve Grannis, who with wife Chris will teach The Art of Bread Making for EAC’s Summer Workshop Series on August 11, is shown mixing, kneading, shaping and baking a batch of the family’s favorite bread recipe in this video. As demonstrated at several past workshops held in the arts … [Read More]

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Zentangle: A Mindful Approach to Creativity and Flow with Ann Cannizzaro

In this Zoom workshop, instructor Ann Cannizzaro will teach participants about the inspiring and mindful drawing practice called Zentangle.  This popular drawing method is for everyone and anyone.  The eight-step process will lead participants to create miniature masterpieces, while learning about ‘tangles’, ‘tiles’, and ‘strings’.  Attendees will learn and practice everything they … [Read More]

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What is Zentangle? Pembroke Student and Perry-based Musician Demonstrate

On Tuesday, July 28, popular EAC instructor Ann Cannizzaro will teach ‘Zentangle: A Mindful Approach to Creativity and Flow,‘ as part of the arts center’s Summer Workshop Series via Zoom. Take a peek at the Zentangle technique in footage made by Ann’s daughter and fellow artist Nia Aretakis, featuring … [Read More]

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Summer Workshop Series: Needle-Felted Sea Creature Mobile with Audra Christie

EAC’s Summer Workshop Series continues with Audra Christie’s Needle-Felted Sea Creature Mobile, offered via Zoom on Tuesday, July 21 from 1-3 pm. In this live virtual workshop, participants will learn the method of needle felting with cookie cutters, from the comfort of their own homes. Participants will use metal sea-creature themed … [Read More]

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EAC’s First Digital Arts Camp Engaged Children in Painted Exploration

EAC’s first digital Summer Arts Camp, Ann Cannizzaro’s, I Wonder with Watercolors, engaged a dozen children, ages 6-14, in the fascinating art of watercolor painting via three days of Zoom sessions, July 7, 8 and 9. Campers began with basic skills—’activating’ their pots of paint with plenty of water … [Read More]

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Summer Workshop Series: Introduction to Henna Tattoos with Ashley Hinson Dhakal

EAC’s Summer Workshop Series continues with Ashley Hinson Dhakal’s Introduction to Henna, offered via Zoom on Tuesday, July 14 from 1-2 pm. Participants will learn about the history and traditional use of henna, as well as view different designs and learn their meanings. Each student will be provided with … [Read More]

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Felting-Curious? Check Out this Video to Learn More about Next Week’s Workshop

Instructor Audra Christie talks about what attendees can expect at her workshop, Needle Felting a Sea Creature Mobile, which will be held via Zoom on July 21, 2020. Click on the workshop name above for full details, and please sign up—by email to Alison Brennan at alison@eastportartscenter.org—by July 18. … [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.