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2014 Feed Your Soul Fellowship

Currently the 2014 Feed Your Soul Program is full. Registrations can be accepted for the wait list.  

 

Take workshops with MECA’s BFA faculty.

Explore professional development, collaborative inquiry, networking.

and the art scene in the dynamic city of Portland, Maine.

Work on your own art in MECA’s studios.

 


Maine College of Art’s

2014 Feed your Soul Art Educator Summer program will be held: Sunday, June 22 to Saturday, June 28, 2014


If you have any questions please contact Maine College of Art at 207-699-5037 or admission@meca.edu. 

 

Maine College of Art's Feed Your Soul Fellowship is an opportunity for Art Educators to get professional development while immersing themselves in their personal studio practice. Develop relationships and engage in collaborative inquiry with other teachers & colleagues. The week long fellowship provides opportunities for professional development workshops, guest lectures, 24/7 access to personal studio space, housing, meals and networking at an affordable cost. This is a first come first served program. Spaces will fill up quickly.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

30 hours of professional development is offered in this program through studio workshops, studio time, and non-studio workshops.  and lectures.

 

WORKSHOPS

The Fellowship Program offers a selection of in-class workshop, studio time and lecture time, with 24/7 studio access. Most workshops will be led by MECA’s BFA faculty and will include Ceramics, Jewelry, Painting, Figure Drawing, Woodworking, Photography, Printmaking, Textile and Fashion Design, and more. Guest lecturers, critiques and collaborative inquiry sessions, open and independent studio times will also be offered. Workshop registration forms will be available to registered participants at a later date. Each participant can sign up for up to 10 three-hour workshops, studio-times or lectures on a first-come first-served basis relative to the receipt of the registration form. You will be notified by email when the registration materials are available. Some workshops may require a materials fee. 

STUDIO SPACE 

Individual studio space is available to you on a first-come first-served basis at no additional charge. Participants who would like their own studio space must sign up for at least 4 sessions (12 hours) of independent studio time. This is a great opportunity for participants who would like the option of having their own studio space during the duration of the program. There are a variety of studio spaces to choose 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. 

SCHEDULE 

SUNDAY, JUNE 22 

Arrival Time 2pm

Move into Housing

Locate Studio Space

Tour of Campus

Information Session

Welcome Reception

Evening on your own; 

Studio Time/Explore Portland

MONDAY – THURSDAY, 

JUNE 23 TO 26

Breakfast

Morning Workshop 

or Studio Time

Lunch

Afternoon Workshop 

or Studio Time

1 Hour Break or Studio Time

Dinner

Evening Workshop/Lecture/ 

Critique/Studio time

FRIDAY, JUNE 27

Breakfast

Morning Workshop 

or Studio time

Lunch

Afternoon Workshop 

or Studio time

1 Hour Break or Studio Time

Certificate Reception 

and Closing Dinner

Studio time

SATURDAY, JUNE 28

Breakfast

Departure by 1pm

 

ADDITIONAL WEEKEND WORKSHOP OPTIONS

Additional Weekend Workshop Options will be available on June 21 and 22 or June 28 and 29, 2014. 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 weekend workshop and attends the Fellowship 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 at a later date. 

TRAVELING

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.

COSTS

Cost of the Fellowship Program is only $200, which covers the registration of 10 workshops. At no extra charge on a first-come first-served basis, you will be offered campus housing, a studio space, parking, breakfast, lunch, some dinners, and participation in networking and social engagements. Additional costs may include materials fees, depending on the workshop. Optional cost: Upgrade charge ($150) for a single dormitory room(very limited). All travel and personal expenses are the responsibility of the participant. If your school district is paying the program cost, but payment will arrive later, MECA can pre-register participants and hold a space for up to 90 days, giving the school district time to process the payment.

 

Registration to the Feed Your Soul Art Educator Fellowship 

Registration forms are available through a printed Feed Your Soul brochure or pdf. Contact the admissions office to receive a form in the mail or via email. Registrations will be received on a first come first served basis until the program is full. Once the program is full, registrations will be received a placed on a waiting list.   

Registration will begin in late December 2013. The program is first come first served but typically fills up by mid-late January. All received registrations will be invited to sign up for workshops in late February 2014. 

 

 

2015 Feed Your Soul Summer Program

 

Dates for the 2015 Feed Your Soul program are Saturday June 27 to Friday July 3. 

 

Take workshops with MECA’s BFA faculty.

Explore professional development, collaborative inquiry, networking.

and the art scene in the dynamic city of Portland, Maine.

Work on your own art in MECA’s studios.

  

Maine College of Art's Feed Your Soul Fellowship is an opportunity for Art Educators to get professional development while immersing themselves in their personal studio practice. Develop relationships and engage in collaborative inquiry with other teachers & colleagues. The week long fellowship provides opportunities for professional development workshops, guest lectures, 24/7 access to personal studio space, housing, several meals and networking. This is a first come first served program. Spaces will fill up quickly.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

30 hours of professional development or 3 CEUs are offered in this program through studio workshops and individual studio time. 

WORKSHOPS

The Fellowship Program offers a selection of hands-on studio workshops, with 24/7 studio access. Most workshops will be led by MECA’s BFA faculty and may include Ceramics, Jewelry, Painting, Figure Drawing, Woodworking, Photography, Printmaking, Textile and Fashion Design, and more. Workshop registration forms will be available to registered participants at a later date. Each participant can sign up for two week long workshops, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Sign-up for workshops is on a first-come first-served basis relative to the receipt of the registration form. You will be notified by email when the registration materials are available. Some workshops may require a materials fee. 

STUDIO SPACE 

Individual studio space is available to you on a first-come first-served basis at no additional charge. This is a great opportunity for participants who would like the option of having their own studio space during the duration of the program. There are a variety of studio spaces to choose 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. 

SCHEDULE 

Saturday June 27, 

Arrival Time 2pm

Move into Housing

Locate Studio Space

Tour of Campus

Information Session

Welcome Reception

Evening on your own; 

Studio Time/Explore Portland

Sunday June 28 to Thursday July 2

Breakfast

Morning Workshop 

Lunch

Afternoon Workshop 

Evening Options:

The evenings are free time for each participant.

You may choose to work in your individual studio space or explore Portland, ME.

On Thursday July 2, MECA will host a Certificate Reception and Closing Dinner. 

Friday, July 3

Optional Breakfast

Departure by 1pm

 

ADDITIONAL WEEKEND WORKSHOP OPTIONS

Additional Workshop Options will be available on Friday June 27 and 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.  

TRAVELING

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 during the program.

COSTS

Cost of the Fellowship Program is only $225, which covers the registration of 10 workshops. At no extra charge on a first-come first-served basis, you will be offered campus housing, a studio space, breakfast, lunch, and participation in networking and social engagements. Additional costs include some materials fees, depending on the workshop. Optional individual costs: Upgrade charge ($150) for a single dormitory room(very limited). Meals at dinner time. All travel and personal expenses including parking are the responsibility of the participant. 

 

Registration to the Feed Your Soul Art Educator Fellowship 

Registrations will be received on a first come first served basis until the program is full. Once the program is full, registrations will be received a placed on a waiting list. Open Registration will begin in late December. The program is first come first served but typically fills up by mid-late January. All received registrations will be invited to sign up for workshops in the spring 0f 2015. If your school district is paying for the registration, but payment will arrive later, MECA can pre-register participants and hold a space for up to 90 days, giving the school district time to process the payment.

 

If you have any questions please contact Maine College of Art at 207-699-5037 or admission@meca.edu. 


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.