2019 Feed Your Soul Schedule & Workshops - Maine College of Art

2019 Program Schedule

  • Sunday, June 23
    4–7pm: Orientation + Welcome Reception
  • Monday, June 24 to Thursday, June 27
    Breakfast: 8–8:30am
    Morning workshops: 8:30am–12:30pm
    Lunch: 12:30pm–2pm
    Afternoon workshops: 2–5pm
  • Thursday, June 27
    4–6pm: Feed Your Soul Happy Hour + Dinner
    6–8pm: Open Studios
  • Friday, June 28
    8am–12pm: Breakfast + Check-Out

Other events and opportunities being scheduled include (dates and times TBD):

  • a visit to the Portland Museum of Art
  • MFA Vistiting Artist Lecture
  • sunset boat cruise on Casco Bay
  • open figure drawing sessions
  •  tours of local galleries
  • Artist at Work and artist presentations
  • …and more!

2019 Workshops

Book Arts + Fab Lab: Cut Paper Sculpture

This workshop will combine digital and analog processes as they relate to the creation of tunnel books and or paper dioramas. Techniques will include simple printmaking, hand cut paper, book making, and laser cut paper.

Faculty: Bennett Morris
Experience Level: All levels welcome, but some level of digital knowledge is very helpful
Materials Fee: $25
Time: Morning Workshop, 8:30am–12:30pm

This workshop:
– focuses mostly on independent work
– will have one-on-one critiques with the instructor
– may require work outside of class time
– may help you teach your students
– is aimed to enrich your existing studio practice and is not necessarily geared toward teaching skills to students

Ceramics: Throwing Functional Forms

This workshop will explore techniques in making functional pottery for the every day use. We will utilize slip as a means of surface decoration and learn to create aesthetically pleasing functional forms.

Faculty: Adrian King
Experience Level: All levels welcome, beginners to advanced
Materials Fee: $30
Time: All-Day Workshop, 8:30am–12:30pm and 2–5pm

This workshop:
– focuses mostly on independent work
– will have one-on-one critiques with the instructor
– will require work outside of class time
– may help you teach your students
– is aimed to enrich your existing studio practice and is not necessarily geared toward teaching skills to students

Drawing + Mixed Media: The Costumed Figure

Participants will draw from the clothed model as well a photo and drawn references. Drawing a clothed figure from observation involves assessing relationships between 2D and 3D, measuring and proportion, translating how clothes fit on a body, rendering fabric and pattern simply, how to design based in historic influences, expression, movement, and stylization. This supports all drawing skills and abilities; use of color and mixed media are both expressive and interpretive.

Faculty: Alex Rheault
Experience Level: All levels welcome, some drawing experience is helpful.
Materials Fee: $20
Time: Morning Workshop, 8:30am–12:30pm

This workshop:
– focuses mostly on independent work
– will have group critiques and/or sharing opportunities with fellow participants
– will help you teach your students

Metalsmithing + Jewelry: Wearable Plastic

This introductory workshop explores the potential of acrylic plastics in contemporary jewelry making. Using acrylic sheet we will explore methods of bonding opaque and transparent colored plastics, carving by hand and with rotary burs, heat-forming, and polishing. Participants will also learn the process of vector drawing and digital imaging for use with our Fabrication Lab laser cutter to add texture/image engravings and rapid pattern cutting.

Faculty: Kyle Patnaude
Experience Level: All levels welcome, beginners to advanced
Materials Fee: $40
Time: All-Day Workshop, 8:30am–12:30pm and 2–5pm

This workshop:
– focuses mostly on instruction
– will require work outside of class time
– will help you teach your students

Painting: Water-Based Media for Health & Environment

In this course, we will explore water-based media, including ink, watercolor, gouache, and acrylic. What is the impact of art materials on our bodies and our earth? The different health and environmental concerns raised by our creative practice will be discussed in conjunction with demonstrations and studio time. Please bring whatever water-based painting media you have, and an idea for a project that can be extended experimentally using several different materials (this can be one piece or many). With a focus on the application of different media in your own practice, you will deepen your focus on your work, learn new technical information, and see how artmaking and wellness are interrelated.

Faculty: Hilary Irons
Experience Level: All levels welcome, beginners to advanced
Materials Fee: $15
Time: Morning Workshop, 8:30am–12:30pm

This workshop:
– focuses mostly on independent work
– focuses somewhat on instruction
– will have group critiques and/or sharing opportunities with fellow participants
– may help you teach your students
– is aimed to enrich your existing studio practice and is not necessarily geared toward teaching skills to students

Photography: Black + White Film Photography

This workshop is designed to reinforce the skill sets necessary to produce a body of B+W photographs. We will cover how to make the best exposure possible, new ways of looking at the purpose of the photographs, and why you are making them. We will think about different ways to approach composition and how to make photographs that have meaning, purpose, and intent. We will also explore proper darkroom techniques in producing quality B+W images.

Faculty: Thurston Howes
Experience Level: All levels welcome
Materials Fee: $25
Time: Morning Workshop, 8:30am–12:30pm

This workshop:
– focuses mostly on independent work
– focuses mostly on instruction
– will have group critiques and/or sharing opportunities with fellow participants
– will have one-on-one critiques with the instructor
– will require work outside of class time
– may help you teach your students
– is aimed to enrich your existing studio practice and is not necessarily geared toward teaching skills to students

Printmaking: Screenprinting

Description coming soon!

Faculty: Hope Rovelto
Experience Level: All levels welcome
Materials Fee: $30
Time: Morning Workshop, 8:30am–12:30pm