The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., invites artists of all ages to drop in ArtLab during February vacation week for four afternoons of creative art making —join in for one or all four workshops, Monday through Thursday, Feb. 18 through 21, from 2 to 4 p.m.

All sessions are free of charge and suitable for all ages. Participants will experience a variety of playful, meticulous, zany and expansive ways of drawing and painting. Each afternoon, instructor Alexis Iammarino will present an array of lively and contemplative prompts to launch creative projects using watercolor, inks and other altered paper materials.

Although the CMCA galleries are closed this month, the ArtLab is open, free, to the public. The ArtLab program is provided in part by the Cricket Foundation, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation and individual donors.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or