Searsport Shores Ocean Camping Blog

Debbie Dutton Artist-in-Residence August 14 – 20 Debbie Dutton travels all the way from Texas to spend summer in Maine! We’re so happy she’ll be Artist in Residence next week, she...

Steve Schruers: Artist in Residence August 7 – 13 You don’t have to wait until winter to visit with Santa at Searsport Shores! He visits every August and again during Fiber College of...

Melinda Hoffman loves mobiles…she also paints! We are so fortunate to have her visit “The Shores” to spend some time together creating magical mobiles. Here’s what Melinda has to say! …We...

 Maryly Matthewman.   Meredith, New Hampshire “Summer Dresses and Evening Shawls” Maryly is looking forward to her fourth Searsport Shores Artist -in -Residence. Learn how bead embellished, sun enhanced, colorful batik...

Mihoko Wakabayashi,  native of Japan, has been working on SAORI Weaving  for nearly 20 years.  SAORI is an improvisational style of weaving started in   Japan, Mikoho’s SAORI studio in Worcester, MA is the first official studio in   US, she has been teaching all ages and variety of abilities since 2000.      Mihoko will share a Japanese art everyday including SAORI weaving,  Japanese Paper Dyeing and Origami. These art are suitable for all ages,  children to elderly. They are simple but beautiful and interesting. Participants  will make something that they can take home with them.    SAORI Weaving is a moving meditation. There are no mistakes. Anyone can   weave on ready-made warp. With SAORI weaving you can make a small tapestry or a bracelet to take home in half an hour....

Camp & Create Artist-in-Residence Russell Kahn          will be visiting Searsport Shores July 3 – 9 “Think globally, act locally” is a motto that Russell Kahn lives by...

Meet Gail and Abbey Santner Searsport Shores Artists in Residence for the week of June 26 through July 2 Hello Searsport Shores Campers and Fans!  My name is Gail and my  daughter Abigail and I will be offering Book Arts activities relying on the  beautiful local scenery for inspiration and a few materials.  I have been  making folded and stitched books since 2009 and love the flow of  creativity that comes with working with others.  For me, the content of a book is critically important although I admit to having a collection of empty-paged books.   One time I made a book using old New York postcards to recreate my parents’  visit to the Big Apple as they would have written about it to friends and family. Another book I am proud of is my tiny “Six Word Stories” book that family membershave contributed to capturing events and feelings in a few significant words.    Gardening in my yard and as a volunteer can take over my life in the ...

Once again time has flown…we’ve shifted gears from “full tilt boogie” with summer guests, soared through Fiber College and spent last weekend at the Common Ground Fair and sharing an old...

Needle Felting Fun with Owls Somewhere along the path, wool popped into my world and all of a sudden I couldn’t get enough of it!   I love to work with wool,...

Mihoko Wakabayashi, native of Japan has been working on SAORI Weaving for nearly 20 years which is an improvisational style of weaving started in Japan. Her SAORI studio in Worcester, MA...