Feed Your Soul: Art Educator Summer Program
FEED YOUR SOUL
Maine College of Art
An Art Educator Summer Program
+ Take workshops with MECA’s BFA faculty!
+ Professional development, collaborative inquiring and networking!
+ Explore the art scene in the dynamic city of Portland, Maine!
+ Work on your own art in MECA’s studios!
This program is designed to give art educators professional development as well as an opportunity to work on your own artwork and network with other art educators. You will take workshops with MECA’s BFA faculty, share ideas with other art educators and colleagues, get to know Portland, Maine as a creative location and have the opportunity to work on your own artwork.
The program offers 30 hours of in-class workshop and lecture time, and 24/7 studio access within a 5 to 7 day period. Workshops will be lead by MECA’s BFA faculty and may include Ceramics, Jewelry, Painting, Figure Drawing, Woodworking, Photography, Printmaking, Textile and Fashion Design, plus others. From year to year the workshop offerings will be different.
Individual studio space is available to most participants on a first come first served basis at no additional charge. This is a great opportunity for participants that would like the option of having their own studio space during the duration of the program. There are a variety of studio spaces to chose from adjacent to your favorite studio area. You will have 24/7 studio access during the program to make as much art as you want with as many materials as you can bring.
The cost of Feed Your Soul will cover the tuition of the workshops and is posted on the website. Each participant is responsible for all travel; including parking, personal expenses, some dinners and material costs. Some workshops will require a materials fee and others will provide you a list of materials that you can bring from home. At no extra charge and on a first come first basis, you will be offered; on campus housing, and a chance to have your own studio space. Breakfast and lunch are also offered everyday at no additional cost. There is an optional cost if you prefer a housing upgrade. If your school district is paying the cost of the program, but it will arrive at a later date; MECA can pre-register participants and hold their space in the program for up to 90 days, to give the school district time to process the check or payment form.
All travel expenses, including parking are the responsibility of the participant. It is not necessary to have a vehicle in Portland during the duration of the program. Portland has several transportation options including an airport, train station, bus depot and port, (just in case you would like to arrive by boat, ferry or ship) and taxis are available 24/7.
The typical schedule is:
+ Morning workshop
+ Afternoon workshop
Your own time; this time can be used to work in the studio, explore Portland, dinner, networking etc.
At the beginning of the program there will be an orientation schedule and the end of the program will include a closing dinner and departure schedule. These schedules will be updated every year.
For More Information
Each year the website will be updated with information relative to that year’s program including program dates, schedule, workshop options and costs. Visit meca.edu to learn more about Feed Your Soul, Maine College of Art and the Portland area. If you have any questions regarding the program please feel free to contact the admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org, 207-699-5026 or toll free at 800-699-1509 x5037.
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2015 Feed Your Soul Summer Program
Saturday, June 27 – Thursday, July 2, 2015
2015 Program Schedule
Saturday, June 27, 5–7pm: Orientation and Welcome Dinner
Sunday, June 28 to Wednesday, July 1: Workshops
Morning workshops: 8:30am–12:15pm
Afternoon workshops: 1:15pm–5pm
Wednesday, July 1, 5:30pm–7pm: Closing Dinner
Thursday, July 2, 9:30am–12pm: Optional Critique Day
This program is designed to give art educators professional development as well as an opportunity to work on your own artwork and network with other art educators. You will take workshops with MECA’s faculty, share ideas with other art educators and colleagues, get to know Portland, Maine, as a creative location and have the opportunity to work on your own artwork.
The program offers 30 hours of in-class workshop and lecture time, and 24/7 studio access. Workshops will run every day for 4 days from Sunday, June 28 to Wednesday, July 1. Morning workshops will run from 8:30am–12:15pm; and the afternoon workshops run from 1:15pm–5pm, and there is one all day workshop. Workshop offerings are listed below:
Art Education Visual Journaling for the Artist-Educator
Ceramics Back to Basics: Wheel-Thrown Ceramics
Ceramics Advanced Wheelthrowing
Illustration Passion for Fashion
Metalsmithing + Jewelry Color On Metal: Enameling
Metalsmithing + Jewelry Introduction to Jewelry Casting
Mixed Media Narrative Collage
Painting Exploring Form and Content in Life Drawing/Painting
Painting Portrait Painting with Oil
Photography Digital Photography
Photography Collaborative Darkroom Experience
Printmaking Watercolor Monotype with Chine Colle
Printmaking Digital Pattern Design and Textile Printing
Printmaking Additive Subtractive: Monotype from Photos
Sculpture Biography Through Art: An Exploration of the Human Condition
Textile + Fashion Design Landscape Stripes Part A and B (All day)+
Woodworking + Furniture Design Dovetail Box
The opportunity for individual studio space is offered on a first-come, first-served basis at no additional charge. There are a variety of studio spaces to chose from adjacent to your designated studio area. You will have 24-hour studio access during the program to develop your own artwork.
30 hours of professional development or 3 CEUs are offered in this program through studio workshops and individual studio time.
Cost of the Fellowship Program is only $225, which covers the registration the workshops, breakfast, lunch, and participation in networking and social engagements. At no extra charge, on a first-come first-served basis, are campus housing and a studio space. Additional costs include some materials fees, depending on the workshop. Optional individual costs: Upgrade charge ($150) for a single dormitory room (very limited) and meals at dinner time. All travel and personal expenses, including parking, are the responsibility of the participant.
All travel costs are the responsibility of the participant. This includes all travel to and from MECA plus parking. Discounted parking costs can be arranged for participants with advance notice who are driving their own vehicle to MECA. Portland has several transportation options including an airport, train station, bus depot and port, just in case you would like to arrive by boat, ferry or ship. Taxis are available 24/7. It is not required that you have a vehicle here during the program and many participants do not use their vehicle at all during the program.
Because of the overwhelming popularity of the program, spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Open registration will be in early January 2015 and will occur via email link to a registration page. To be sent a registration form, please email email@example.com with your name, email address, name of the school you work for and its address, and the grades/program you teach.
Once you have registered, we will send confirmation packets out in early February 2015, including schedules and any workshops fees, parking fees, or housing fees that may be due. Payment for Feed Your Soul 2015 is due by February 28, 2015.
Once the program is filled, we will start a wait-list for 2015. If spaces become available, we will be able to offer placement in the program to those on the wait-list on March 2, 2015.
Additional Weekend Workshop Options through MECA Continuing Studies
Additional Workshop Options will be available on Saturday June 28 2015. These workshops are run by MECA’s Continuing Studies Program. There is an additional cost to take these classes. The classes will allow art educators to earn additional professional development hours and have more studio time. If a participant signs up for any additional workshop and attends the Feed Your Soul Program they will be allowed to stay in campus housing for the additional time at no additional cost. Class and workshop offerings will be available in the spring of 2015.
For More Information
To be put on our mailing list for periodic updates and/or to be sent a registration form when it is available, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, 207-699-5026, or toll free at 800-699-1509 x 5037.
Nominate your students for Maine College of Art Scholarships!
Use the following forms to nominate your sophomores and juniors for scholarships to our Pre-College program, as well as for seniors that you feel should be considered for additional scholarships if accepted into the BFA program.
You can nominate up to three students in each category.
Pre-College Nomination Form.
BFA Nomination Form for seniors.