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Workshops and Classes

An exciting array of workshops are offered year-round for participants of all ages. Summertime features offerings weekly or more frequently; spring, fall and winter seasons boast monthly workshops. In addition, arts camps for youth are offered in summer and when schools are on break in April. From epoxy resin art to yeasted bread, fly-tying to shibori resist-dyeing, belly dancing to paper-marbling, the workshops feature talented instructors from Washington County and further abroad.


This summer, EAC is excited to feature Felt Fest, an immersive
three-day series of wool-felting workshops for all levels.

For inquiries, ideas and feedback about EAC educational efforts, please contact Lauren Koss, Education & Outreach Coordinator at workshops@eastportartscenter.org

KinderArts KinderArts was created to invite preschool-age children to explore the visual and performing arts via hands-on experiences. The weekly sessions feature a cozy, creative and sociable environment and a warm community of parents and caregivers accompanying their curious young charges. Children up to age 5 are welcome, but must come with a caregiver. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the KinderArts program created a series of Craft Along Videos with instructor Nia Aretakis, featuring simple-to-follow projects. Free materials kits were provided by EAC, or participants used their own supplies; these videos remain accessible via this page and our YouTube channel, and are worth a look for crafters of all ages. Read more about Nia and her efforts to help keep our youngest EAC community members creating here.

Arts in the Schools The Eastport Arts Center collaborates with area schools to introduce students to a variety of artistic disciplines and to foster an understanding of the creative process through hands-on experiences. Recent efforts have included musical master classes and visiting artists, dance residencies, special presentations at the EAC, our annual Youth Art Month exhibition, High School Jazz Night and High School One Act Review.

Past Workshop: The Sketchbook Project!

Upcoming Events

  • "Finding Memories, Building Stories," a workshop with Jo Radner
    "Finding Memories, Building Stories," a workshop with Jo Radner
    Sat, Jun 22
    Eastport Arts Center
    Jun 22, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
    Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Jun 22, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
    Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
  • Workshop: Gel-printed Postcards with Jen Maffett
    Workshop: Gel-printed Postcards with Jen Maffett
    Sun, Jun 23
    Eastport Arts Center
    Jun 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Jun 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Try the art of gel-printing in our latest Summer Workshop Series offering.
  • KinderArts (Calais)
    KinderArts (Calais)
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jun 27
    Sunrise Opportunities
    Jun 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM EDT
    Sunrise Opportunities, 21 Calais Ave, Calais, ME 04619, USA
    Jun 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM EDT
    Sunrise Opportunities, 21 Calais Ave, Calais, ME 04619, USA
    These free sessions, led by popular instructor Caroline Coleman, feature music, movement and yoga, and are designed for children up to age 5 to attend with a parent or caregiver.
  • World & Contemporary Dance
    World & Contemporary Dance
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jun 27
    Eastport Arts Center
    Jun 27, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Jun 27, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    EAC’s World and Contemporary Dance Group enjoys learning modern and classic international dances from around the globe, including Pata Pata and Jerusalem, along with line dances.
  • Gentle Flow Yoga
    Gentle Flow Yoga
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 29
    Eastport Arts Center
    Jun 29, 2024, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
    Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Jun 29, 2024, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
    Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Katie Melancon’s Gentle Flow Yoga is offered both at Eastport Arts Center, and online. The accessible class offers benefits to all students in strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation. Some props are available to bring more ease into attendees’ yoga practice.
  • Downeast Pride ArtFest Activity
    Downeast Pride ArtFest Activity
    Sat, Jun 29
    Eastport Gallery
    Jun 29, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Eastport Gallery, 109 Water St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Jun 29, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Eastport Gallery, 109 Water St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Join us for some rainbow-themed creativity
  • KinderArts Downtown
    KinderArts Downtown
    Sat, Jun 29
    Eastport
    Jun 29, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Eastport, Eastport, ME, USA
    Jun 29, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Eastport, Eastport, ME, USA
    Join instructor Nia Aretakis for a free, all ages art activity in downtown Eastport.
  • Workshop: Memory Maps with Jeri Theriault
    Workshop: Memory Maps with Jeri Theriault
    Sat, Jun 29
    Eastport
    Jun 29, 2024, 1:00 PM – Jun 30, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Jun 29, 2024, 1:00 PM – Jun 30, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Maine poet and visual artist Jeri Theriault will introduce her unique combination of creative genres in this two-day workshop.
  • KinderArts (Eastport)
    KinderArts (Eastport)
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Jul 05
    Eastport Arts Center
    Jul 05, 2024, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM EDT
    Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington Street, Eastport, ME
    Jul 05, 2024, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM EDT
    Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington Street, Eastport, ME
    These free sessions, led by popular instructor Caroline Coleman, feature music, movement and yoga, and are designed for children up to age 5 to attend with a parent or caregiver.
  • Mindful Meditation and Movement
    Mindful Meditation and Movement
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Jul 05
    Eastport Arts Center
    Jul 05, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Jul 05, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
  • Felt Fest: Sheet Felting
    Felt Fest: Sheet Felting
    Tue, Jul 09
    Eastport
    Jul 09, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Jul 09, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    The first of five Felt Fest workshops, this session gets students started with the basics of the wet felting process. It may be paired with the landscape/pictoral session at 1 pm for a discount!
  • Felt Fest: Landscape/Pictoral Needle Felting
    Felt Fest: Landscape/Pictoral Needle Felting
    Tue, Jul 09
    Eastport
    Jul 09, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Jul 09, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    The second of five Felt Fest workshops, this session gets students started with the basics of the dry (needle) felting process. It may be paired with the morning sheet felting session at 9 am for a discount!
  • Felt Fest: Sculptural Wet Felting—'The Splash'
    Felt Fest: Sculptural Wet Felting—'The Splash'
    Wed, Jul 10
    Eastport
    Jul 10, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Jul 10, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    The third of five Felt Fest workshops, this session moves into more advanced wet-felting techniques. It may be paired with the afternoon Needle Felted Critters session for a discount!
  • Felt Fest: Needle-felted Critters
    Felt Fest: Needle-felted Critters
    Wed, Jul 10
    Eastport
    Jul 10, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Jul 10, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    The fourth of five Felt Fest workshops, this playful session teaches the art of creating 3-D forms from wool roving. It may be paired with the morning session, Sculptural Wet Felting, for a discount!
  • Felt Fest: Wet-felted Artisan Tote
    Felt Fest: Wet-felted Artisan Tote
    Thu, Jul 11
    Eastport
    Jul 11, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Jul 11, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    The Felt Fest finale, this session brings all of the felting skills together in a satisfying process that will result in an sturdy and fashionable tote with handles that you can decorate as you wish.
  • Summer Arts Camp: Moods Across Media
    Summer Arts Camp: Moods Across Media
    Mon, Jul 15
    Eastport
    Jul 15, 2024, 1:00 PM – Jul 17, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Jul 15, 2024, 1:00 PM – Jul 17, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    We're thrilled to offer a multi-faceted arts experience for ages 6 to 18 at this year's Summer Arts Camp, 'Moods Across Media.' Campers will explore a range of artistic media and enjoy daily music time with instructors Ann Cannizzaro (art) and Danny Holt (music).
  • Workshop: Netmaking with Jen Maffett
    Workshop: Netmaking with Jen Maffett
    Wed, Jul 24
    Eastport
    Jul 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Jul 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Eastport, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Netmaking and repairing has been an essential skill for seafarers for thousands of years. Perhaps it is something all Moose Islanders should know too! Ages 9 and up.
  • Mermaid ArtFest Activity
    Mermaid ArtFest Activity
    Sat, Aug 03
    Eastport Gallery
    Aug 03, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Eastport Gallery, 109 Water St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Aug 03, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Eastport Gallery, 109 Water St, Eastport, ME 04631, USA
    Join us for some Mer-themed creativity!
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