Maine College of Art & Design welcomes Continuing Studies students back to campus

MECA&D is pleased to bring selected Continuing Studies courses back to campus for in-person learning. This January, participants of our In-Person Figure Drawing and Beginning + Intermediate Metalsmithing and Jewelry intensives are able to enjoy access to studios and facilities at the Porteous Building while adhering to the Covid-19 safety protocols of the College.

Student filing a metal piece during an in-person January Intensive course. Photo: Siobhan Haggett '19, Administrative Coordinator of Continuing Studies

“It’s a wonderful feeling to meet with and collaborate with some of our Continuing Studies students safely, in-person once again,” said Nik Bsullak ’99, Director of Continuing + Professional Studies. “We are also thrilled to keep many classes available for individuals to learn remotely. Being able to provide both formats means there is something for all of the lifelong learners we teach, no matter where they are in our current environment.”

Looking for your next learning opportunity? We have many exciting courses coming up, including a few in conjunction with the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, such as:

    James Beard Foundation award-winning food journalist Kathy Gunst will work with students to cultivate a strong written voice. Gunst is the author of 16 cookbooks and the Resident Chef for NPR’s award-winning show, Here and Now, heard on over 550 public radio stations. She writes for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Eating Well Magazine, Yankee Magazine, culture : the word on cheese, Down East Magazine, The New York Times, and others. She teaches food writing and cooking all over the country.
    Radio producer and oral historian Galen Koch will teach students how to bring audio archives to life, giving them access to a rarely-heard archive of Salt recordings conducted in Eastport in the 1970s and 1980s. The interviews are the source material for the 1983 print issue of Salt: Journal of New England Culture and include Eastport residents talking about sardine factories, herring fishing, and changes to the working waterfront. 
We hope to see you in-person or online for a course soon!