The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., invites artists of all ages to engage in a mix of making during the October ArtLab for All Ages: Mottle/Merge/Mix. The free event takes place Saturday, Oct. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Inspired by t​wo​ exhibition​s​ on view, “Lauren Henkin: Second Nature” and “Rollin Leonard: Vernal Pond,” participants will be invited to experiment with ​distortion​s of sight and vision ​to ​create colorful marbling paper and glass gems. ArtLab welcomes children, teens, adults and families; and is free of charge and open to all.

CMCA's Saturday afternoon ArtLabs are led by interdisciplinary artist/educator Alexis Iammarino, who received her master’s degree in Community Art from Maryland Institute College of Art and also is a member and educator at The Steel House in Rockland. ArtLab is supported in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Art Foundation, the Bob Crewe Foundation, Camden National Bank and individual donors.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.