CULTUREPASS EVENTS

CulturePass is your window into the artistic and cultural richness of the greater international Passamaquoddy region including Cobscook and Passamaquoddy Bays and the St. Croix River.

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Epoxy Resin Casting Offered in Workshop Series

Eastport Arts Center (EAC) 36 Washington Street, Eastport

Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series continues with Melissa Newcomb’s Epoxy Resin Casting for Beginners, 1:30-4:30 pm, Tuesday, July 27. Geared for ages 12 and up, instruction will cover techniques for getting started with casting small objects in resin, using round trays.

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Children’s Theater Workshop

Eastport Arts Center (EAC) 36 Washington Street, Eastport

Eastport Arts Center embarks on its first-ever summer session of Children’s Theater Workshop on Wednesday July 14th from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Each week through August 18th, participants from ages 7 to 18* can join in to play theater games, build skills on stage, and learn the ins-and-outs of improvisation and sketch comedy. The workshop will culminate in a short performance for participants’ families during the final class.

Pastel demonstration with Anne Johnston

Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre 139 Water Street, St. Andrews

Anne will do a free demo using hard and soft pastels on a specially sanded paper, showing how an image is built up in layers to bring out the vibrancy of the colour. She will talk about the types of pastels and papers, and the methods she uses as she paints. The visitor can watch the image emerge and can ask questions about the world of this wonderful medium.

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Haiku & Haiga Workshop with Catherine J.S. Lee

Eastport Arts Center (EAC) 36 Washington Street, Eastport

Please join internationally-published haiku poet and haiga artist Catherine J.S. Lee at Eastport Arts Center for a two-session workshop on writing haiku and creating photo-haiga (an image-plus-haiku art form). Participants will learn some haiku basics and will practice them at the workshop and between the sessions, which will be held Fridays, July 30th and August 6th, from 1:30 to 3 pm.
Catherine J.S. Lee’s haiku have been published widely and won numerous awards, including her haiku collection, All That Remains, which won the 2010 Turtle Light Press Haiku Chapbook Competition. She has led haiku workshops in local schools, at Sunrise Senior College of the University of Maine at Machias, and at the Haiku Circle in Northfield, Massachusetts. Lee was named an “emerging voice in English-language haiku” in A New Resonance 7 from Red Moon Press, the foremost haiku publisher in the U.S. She edited and designed A Splash of Water, the 2015 Haiku Society of America members’ anthology.
This free program is geared for attendees ages 12 and up, and space is limited. Please email alison@eastportartscenter.org to preregister. More information about the educational offerings of Eastport Arts Center, where creativity and community meet, may be found at eastportartscenter.org/education.

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Figure Drawing Summer Class

Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre 139 Water Street, St. Andrews

Whether you are new to figure drawing, or you are looking to improve your skills, this 4-week class is for you!

Your instructor will guide you through the steps of drawing a figure from photographs and life, presenting different strategies for approaching poses of short and long duration, and poses with varying levels of complexity.

This course will cover gesture and rhythm, sighting and measuring, lighting and value, and touch on basic proportion, construction, and anatomy.

Students are requested to bring their own sketchbook and sketching materials (recommend 18 x 24 newsprint/cartridge paper pads/assorted pencils/charcoals). Basic kits are available to purchase from SSANC.

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All Levels 5-Week Pottery Course

Cobscook Institute 10 Commissary Point Road, Lubec

Join us for 5 weeks of pottery classes with instructor Michelle Cousineau. Skills Covered: Wheel: Throwing with two pounds or more, making larger pieces and pieces composed of two or more sections, lids, handles, spouts, pieces in sets. Hand building: Making pieces with lids, spouts, handles, sculptural work, pieces in sets. Glazing with multiple glazes, surface decoration techniques with slips and stains.

Alla Prima Oil Painting Without Toxic Solvents | David Reeves | August 3 – 5

Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre 139 Water Street, St. Andrews

This course is for beginner to emerging painters who would like to paint directly in oils but are concerned about the toxicity of some solvents and pigments. Emphasis will be placed on alternative methods through the use of walnut oil mediums and eco-friendly solvents. Alla prima (single application) oil painting methods will be demonstrated through hands-on sessions using still-life setups or photographs as references indoors and Plein-air sessions outdoors with weather permitting. Additional topics will include: making and preparation of painting surfaces, making paint using dry pigments and walnut oil, basic composition concepts, preliminary sketching/notans, and basics of colour mixing.

Recurring

Children’s Theater Workshop

Eastport Arts Center (EAC) 36 Washington Street, Eastport

Eastport Arts Center embarks on its first-ever summer session of Children’s Theater Workshop on Wednesday July 14th from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Each week through August 18th, participants from ages 7 to 18* can join in to play theater games, build skills on stage, and learn the ins-and-outs of improvisation and sketch comedy. The workshop will culminate in a short performance for participants’ families during the final class.

Recurring

Haiku & Haiga Workshop with Catherine J.S. Lee

Eastport Arts Center (EAC) 36 Washington Street, Eastport

Please join internationally-published haiku poet and haiga artist Catherine J.S. Lee at Eastport Arts Center for a two-session workshop on writing haiku and creating photo-haiga (an image-plus-haiku art form). Participants will learn some haiku basics and will practice them at the workshop and between the sessions, which will be held Fridays, July 30th and August 6th, from 1:30 to 3 pm.
Catherine J.S. Lee’s haiku have been published widely and won numerous awards, including her haiku collection, All That Remains, which won the 2010 Turtle Light Press Haiku Chapbook Competition. She has led haiku workshops in local schools, at Sunrise Senior College of the University of Maine at Machias, and at the Haiku Circle in Northfield, Massachusetts. Lee was named an “emerging voice in English-language haiku” in A New Resonance 7 from Red Moon Press, the foremost haiku publisher in the U.S. She edited and designed A Splash of Water, the 2015 Haiku Society of America members’ anthology.
This free program is geared for attendees ages 12 and up, and space is limited. Please email alison@eastportartscenter.org to preregister. More information about the educational offerings of Eastport Arts Center, where creativity and community meet, may be found at eastportartscenter.org/education.