Eastport Arts Center

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Summer Workshop Series: Plant-printed Bags with Sara Myrick

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 Whims, a home-based art business celebrating her love of nature and handcrafting.
In her artistic practice, Myrick is a wild chameleon, always trying something new, and her workshops and projects have ranged from upcycling—Chihuly-style plastic ornaments and altered books— to print-making, whether on fabric or paper—to jewelry-making, using a wide array of found and handmade objects. In addition to her teaching gig, she leads many workshops at both EAC and Eastport’s Peavey Library.

Workshop fee is $10; all materials are included and space is limited. To participate, please preregister with Alison Brennan at (207) 454-8822 or alison@eastportartscenter.org. Also, please note: youth may arrive early (11:30 am) to receive a free lunch through Eastport’s Summer Lunch Program.

The Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and at eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC workshops are partially funded by the Maine Community Foundation’s Belvedere Handcrafts Grant; a sliding scale for fees is available by request.

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

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 her a respect for nature and the inspirational art culture of New York City. At a very young age, she spent hours drawing and illustrating her own stories. Beginning in 1972, Sue studied Fine Arts and Illustration at Paier School of Art. She is a member of the Eastport Gallery.

The workshop is intended for ages 12 and up; some drawing experience is preferred. $30 fee includes high quality supplies that participants will get to keep. Space is limited; please preregister with Alison Brennan at (207) 454-8822 or alison@eastportartscenter.org.

The Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and at eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC workshops are partially funded by the Maine Community Foundation’s Belvedere Handcrafts Grant; a sliding scale for fees is available by request.

Summer Workshop Series: KinderArts Movin’ and Music with Beth Goodliff

Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series will feature a special Movin’ and Music KinderArts Class with Beth Goodliff on Tuesday, July 16 from 10 to 11 am. The free session will offer an interactive music experience for young children, sure to get the kids and their caregivers singing and moving to great tunes!

Beth Goodliff, music teacher for AOS 90, loves music and keeps busy with the Machias Blueberry Musical, Quoddy Voices, the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra, the University of Maine at Machias Chorale and with her cover band, Lost Cat and The River City Rats. She also loves theater, dancing and enjoys watching Marvel superhero movies with her husband and two daughters.

The workshop is intended for children up to age 8; those 5 and younger should attend with a caregiver. Space is limited; attendees may preregister with Alison Brennan at (207) 454-8822 or alison@eastportartscenter.org.

Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and at eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC workshops are partially funded by the Maine Community Foundation’s Belvedere Handcrafts Grant.

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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.