Eastport Arts Center

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Ostrander’s Two-Day Session to Provide Immersive Sculpture Experience for Students

EAC’s summer workshop series will conclude with a special two-day workshop, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture with Elizabeth Ostrander on Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Participants will learn to use traditional hand building techniques and the plasticity of clay to create a large scale work. This … [Read More]

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Henna Basics Next for Workshop Series, on August 16

EAC’s Summer Workshop Series continues from 1:30-3:30 pm, Tuesday, August 16, with Ashley Hinson-Dhakal’s Henna Basics. Participants will learn about the history and traditional use of henna, as well as different designs and their meanings. Attendees will be provided with a tube of natural henna paste that may be … [Read More]

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Whimsical, Family-Friendly Workshop to Teach 3D Decoupage Techniques (August 9!)

EAC’s Summer Workshop Series continues Tuesday, August 9, with Faux Candle Fairy Bottle Lights from 1:30-3:30 pm. Engaging instructor Sue Riddle will lead attendees in a quick and easy craft with magical results. Using a decoupage technique on old wine bottles, crafters will create enchanting decorative lamps, perfect for … [Read More]

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Diverse Workshops an Engaging Summer Focal Point at EAC

EAC’s recent Summer Workshop Series offerings have delighted attendees with detailed, thought provoking projects presented by experienced teachers. The series began June 28 with Leslie Bowman’s session on photography, which drew aspiring shutterbugs from as far away as Columbia, ME, as well as from Eastport, Robbinston and Whiting. Bowman’s class … [Read More]

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EAC Summer Workshops (June 28 to August 28!) Invite All to Create

EAC’s Summer Workshop Series will run June 28 to August 28, and include sessions for a variety of arts and crafts for all ages. Workshops include the following Tuesday sessions, which start at 1:30 pm and run for two or three hours: June 28: Photography with Leslie Bowman, 1:30-3:30 … [Read More]

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Leslie Bowman’s Photography Workshop Begins Our Summer Series—Enroll Today!

EAC’s Summer Workshop Series kicks off with Photography with Leslie Bowman, June 28 from 1:30-3:30 pm. After an introduction of the basic concepts of photography—light, content, composition, gesture and time—participants will set off together or independently into the community with a list of 5 photo prompts. Instruction will include … [Read More]

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Shell Game: Workshoppers Learned Decoupage Technique

Popular EAC workshop instructor Sue Riddle guided students through a clever process of decoupaging on scallop shells at an August 10 session, part of EAC’s Summer Workshop Series. Riddle, who had scavenged the shells on a beach near her home, showed participants how to turn the rough-looking objects into … [Read More]

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Hot Wax! Encaustic Session Concluded Summer Workshop Series

EAC’s Summer Workshop Series concluded on August 17, with Joan Lowden’s introduction to the techniques of photo-encaustic painting. Joan, a musician, explained to attendees that she finds this medium similar to jazz. “You start with a plan, but the hot wax has a plan of its own. The art … [Read More]

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Ancient Art Form Featured in Workshop Series Finale

Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series concludes Tuesday, August 17, 1:30-3:30 pm, with Joan Lowden’s Encaustic Art workshop. Using provided photographs or digital images, printed with an ink jet printer and mounted on board, participants will use encaustic paint, pan pastels and metallics to add color and luster. To … [Read More]

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Workshop Series Delights Driftwoodworkers, Silk Dyers and Budding Florists

EAC’s Summer Workshop Series, which began June 29, continues to attract enthusiastic groups of students for instruction of all types. The photo galleries below were taken at the July 20 Flower Arranging workshop with Hilda Lewis, the July 25 Silk Dyeing workshop with Susan Lehnen, and the July 13 … [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.