EAC Ushers in the Season with Ornament-Making Party

The Eastport Arts Center will offer an ornament-making party featuring three different techniques on Sunday, November 20, from noon to 2 pm, with instructors Kristin McKinlay, Dawn Loper and Sara Myrick. McKinley’s offering will be honeycomb ornaments: decorated papers (stamped or designed by participants or paper provided) will be folded, cut into patterns and then glued with plenty of room for experimentation. Loper will offer an assortment of round, finely detailed Renaissance style angel drawings to color, cut and assemble into ornaments, and will also provide patterns and materials for participants to create an original angel ornament. Myrick will help participants make Chihuly-inspired ornaments using recycled plastic and Sharpie makers. McKinlay is the Director of Exhibitions and StudioWorks Residency Coordinator for the Tides Institute & Museum of Art. Loper is art instructor for the Calais schools and enjoys the ever-changing art form of creating, planning and executing art activities for children. Myrick teaches art in the Eastport, Edmunds and Perry schools, and has an online business, Coastal Whims.

Event fee includes many materials; a sliding fee scale is available by request. Attendees should feel free to bring favorite ornament-making supplies to use or share. Participants are also welcome to bring a snack item to share. Preregistration is required: please email Alison at alison@eastportartscenter.org or call (207) 454-8822 to sign up, or with questions.

The Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and at www.eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible.