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Summer Workshop Series: Figurative Ceramic Sculpture with Elizabeth Ostrander
August 17 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
One event on August 18, 2019 at 12:30 pm
EAC’s Summer Workshop Series will conclude with a special two-day workshop, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture with Elizabeth Ostrander on Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18, from 12:30-4:30 pm. Participants will learn to use traditional hand-building techniques and the plasticity of clay to create a large-scale work. This accumulative process creates exciting juxtaposed surface textures, allowing the work to have personality, gesture and expression. The workshop is intended for participants ages 12 and up.
A well known Eastport-based artist, Ostrander’s creative output includes sculpture, mixed media works and digital prints. “Art is a conversation between spirit, nature and imagination,” says Ostrander. Her formal training began in the 1960s with Jose DeCreeft at the Art Students League in New York, and continued with study at the Cooper Union School of Art. After moving to Maine more than 40 years ago, she earned her BFA from the University of Maine.
Her sculptures, mixed media and digital prints are represented by Maine Art Hill in Kennebunk, ME; Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast, ME; Cocco & Salem Gal- lery, Key West FL; and Breakwater Gallery, Eastport; and she is a founding member of the Eastport Gallery. Her work is in collections of the University of New England Art Gallery, Portland, ME and Peavey Memorial Library, Eastport. In addition, Ostrander created illustrations for Wendy Buffington’s “Looking for Water”, Karen Douglas’ “Red Goddess Poems”, the Summer 2016 Café Review and the Aputamkon Review. She received the 2014 Arts and Culture Award from The Commons, Eastport.
Workshop fee of $60 includes all materials. Space is limited. To participate, please preregister with Alison Brennan at (207) 454-8822 or firstname.lastname@example.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.