The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to take part in an ArtLab for All Ages workshop on Saturday, Jan. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Facebook Live.

Participants will join ArtLab Educator Alexis Iammarino to create abstract and intuitive compositions in 2D and 3D form, using textile and craft techniques like sewing, quilt piecing, and fabric dyeing with household spices and teas. Taking the creative lead from 2020 Biennial artists Baxter Koziol and Isabelle Maschal O’Donnell, learners connect the practice of painting with fiber arts and object making.

In response to CDC recommendations, the workshop will stream live on For those tuning in locally, there are 15 ArtLab art kits available for pick-up during business hours at CMCA on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 30 and 31, and Saturday, Jan. 2, free of charge. Participants are encouraged to explore the galleries or visit the virtual tour online at in advance of the workshop. For more information, email Alexis Iammarino at

Now in its ninth year, CMCA's ArtLab for All Ages program is offered free of charge to the community through the support of Wells Fargo, Margaret E. Burnham Trust, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, and individual donors.