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or artists, residencies and workshops provide welcome new horizons with the space and time to refocus and recharge creative energy. This issue’s feature, “Craft, Chisel, Collect” by Susan Hodara (see page 34), follows three such artists as they delve deep into their respective calling without the distractions of daily life. Each uses the gifts of time, tools, studio space and expert guidance differently—and therein lies the point. A great residency is made to suit the artist, who in turn is able to better pursue his or her raison d’être: to create. Inspired by the artists featured, the following is Art New England’s annual presentation of residencies and workshops for 2018, a trusted source of inspiration for the New Year. Opportunity awaits on these pages.

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Connecticut Lyme Academy Dates: August 6–10 Registration deadlines vary. The Center for the Arts at Lyme offers a series of summer, studio-based workshops with renowned artists on a rural campus just two hours from New York and Boston. Students can work in Lyme’s state-of-the-art studios or en plein air and experience the bucolic lower Connecticut River Valley, known as the birthplace of American impressionism. In 2018, Lyme Academy offers Plein Air Painting With Mark Boedges (August 6–10). The workshop includes plein air painting from observation in scenic locations around Old Lyme, CT, and daily demonstrations by Boedges of his versatile techniques for achieving a high level of realism while painting plein air. Participants will have access to Lyme

Academy College’s studios, and local cultural and arts institutions. Workshop participants can choose to stay on campus in the fully-furnished Southwick Commons Townhomes. 84 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT (860) 434-3571 ext. 135 mdaprilequigley@lymefs.newhaven.edu lymeacademy.edu

Italy International Center for the Arts Dates: May­–October Registration deadlines vary. The International Center for the Arts’ residency program in the Umbrian hill town of Monte Castello offers artists the peace and tranquility of a perfectly preserved medieval walled village, surrounded by spectacular panoramas of the Tiber Valley and surrounding mountains. Enjoy uninterrupted work time during three- to six-

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RESIDENCIES RESIDENCIES week sessions. The residencies include private or shared studio spaces in 14th-century buildings, and accommodations in a former convent (the “Asilo”) or apartments around the village. Weekly trips to surrounding cities, traditional Umbrian meals and family-friendly housing and services are all additional perks to this allinclusive program. Non-artist spouses can enjoy cooking classes with expert chefs, or even take a course to receive sommelier certification through the Italian Sommelier Association. For children, there are special art classes, babysitting services, and adventurous family excursions such as balloon rides over the countryside or whitewater rafting. (803) 479-4639 and (803) 479-4637 icarts.info@gmail.com ica-mcdv.com

Maine 26 Split Rock Cove Summer Art Workshops Dates: Residency available year round, workshops are ongoing. Along the shore of mid-coast Maine, 26 Split

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Rock Cover is a welcome retreat offering studio space, living arrangements and workshops for artists and writers looking for a peaceful and nurturing environment. The Artist Retreat Space apartments are quiet, live/work one-bedrooms within walking distance of the shore. They have a private stone patio with views of the ocean. An optional studio space is available for renters staying less than three months. Apartments and private studio spaces can be rented by week, month or year. Workshops focus on writing and bookmaking and are available to beginning and practicing artists and writers. This year, workshops include Artist Book Intensive, August 3–5, with Abbie Read, Cynthia Mcguire and Sandy Weisman. Visit the website for other workshops and more information. 26 Split Rock Cove, South Thomaston, ME (207) 596-7624 sandy@26splitrockcove.com 26splitrockcove.com

Coastal Maine Art Workshops Dates: Vary per course, May–October Deadline: First come, first served Coastal Maine Art Workshops offers plein air painting workshops in several locations on the beautiful Maine Coast and beyond. Join them in Rockland or Belfast for a week of top-notch instruction in watercolor, oils, acrylics or pastels taught by some of the best teachers in the business. There are many options available in 2018, from “Watercolor A to Z” to “The Modern Impressionistic Landscape.” Coastal Maine Art Workshops also ventures beyond Maine with “Paint Away Workshops” that whisk you off to plein air adventures in the most sought-after locations for artists in France and Italy. P.O. Box 845, Camden, ME (207) 594-4813 info@cmaworkshops.com coastalmaineartworkshops.com

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Tillman Crane Photography Workshops Dates: March–October Registration deadlines vary. Internationally known photographer and skilled teacher Tillman Crane leads short, week- or weekend-long workshops at a variety of locations across the United States and beyond, for all levels of expertise and camera formats. Enrollment in these intimate courses is often capped at 15 participants or fewer, and workshop themes and locations are carefully curated to be of the utmost photographic interest to participants. Topics for 2018 range from “A Portrait of a Community: Lincolnville, Maine” (June 22–27) to “Spirit of Structure: Tuscany, Italy” (October 6–13). While not a workshop, the Ninth Annual Photographers Retreat in Johnstown, NY (April 27–29) will be of interest to those who wish to network within the photography community in an informal manner, taking photographs and making new friends, all without a registration fee. 2 Pearl Street, Camden, ME (207) 230-0199 tillmancrane.com/workshops

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LYME CENTER FOR ARTS PROGRAMMING Engage with the arts and participate in an array of year-round offerings by esteemed artists that include: • Studio courses

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freshman through seniors. Evening and Saturday classes during the academic year and weeklong, daytime classes during the summer.

Plein Air Painting with Mark Boedges | Monday — Friday, August 6 — 10, 2018 | 9 a.m. — 4 p.m. The workshop includes five intensive days of plein air painting from observation in a variety of scenic locations in and around Old Lyme, CT. Mark will provide daily demonstrations on his versatile techniques for achieving a high level of realism while painting plein air. Participants will learn how to quickly and effectively use layering to suggest all manner of nature’s complexity, while simultaneously learning how to deal with the myriad challenges of painting outside. Workshop attendees can choose to stay on campus in the fully furnished, air-conditioned Southwick Commons townhouses.

Artist Lecture by Mark Boedges | Thursday, August 9, 2018 | 5 — 7 p.m. Reception at 5 p.m. Lecture at 6 p.m. | $15 | Limited Seating. Reservations Required. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER, VISIT:

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RESIDENCIES RESIDENCIES Massachusetts Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts Dates and registration deadlines vary. The Eliot School inspires lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity. Build skills with the excellent faculty, take home something beautiful, and enjoy creative camaraderie in the air-conditioned wood shop, small sewing room and large art room in a charming, historic building. Summer Intensives are two days to two weeks. Intensives offered in 2018: wood turning (Ken Lindgren), wood carving (Dan Paret), upholstery (Seymour Beckford, Kathleen Gaskin-Holland), hand-felting (Eva Camacho), fiber sculpture (Jodi Colella, Kelly Knight), joomchi (Jiyoung Chung), and more. Plus, sixweek summer classes that meet once or twice

weekly will be offered in woodworking, sewing and visual arts. Workshops and long-form classes are available throughout the year. 24 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain, MA (617) 524-3313 info@eliotschool.org eliotschool.org Fine Arts Work Center Dates and registration deadlines vary. The Summer Workshop Program at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, offers more than 80 week-long, open-enrollment workshops by many of the most respected and renowned writers and artists working today. Past workshops and classes have included filmmaking, performance art, video, drawing, oil painting, plein air, printmaking, sculpture,

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mixed media, poetry, fiction, songwriting and more. With a commitment to diversity of expression, courses are offered at all levels. The writing lab and visual art studios are open ‘round the clock, creating an artistically dynamic environment and complete immersion in the creative process. Nightly readings and artist talks offer students a rare opportunity to interact with faculty at the highest levels of their disciplines. Housing is available. FAWC is located in the heart of Provincetown, surrounded by 40 miles of pristine national seashore. The organization celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018. 24 Pearl St., Provincetown, MA (508) 487-9960 fawc.org

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Goetemann Artist Residency Gloucester, Massachusetts Residencies awarded to one environmental installation artist and three visual artists Apply now for summer 2018—One month in a live/work studio at The Rocky Neck Art Colony Deadline to apply: February 10, 2018 The Great Auk, 2017 Nathan Thomas Wilson, artist

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RESIDENCIES RESIDENCIES Goetemann Residency at Rocky Neck Art Colony Dates: June 1–October 30 Application deadline: February 8 Renamed in 2010 in honor of its founder, the respected Gloucester artist and art professor Gordon Goetemann, this residency provides four artists per year with a month-long stay in a livework studio on Rocky Neck’s Madfish Wharf, with access to the rich cultural community of Gloucester, MA. Selected artists demonstrate a high caliber of work, originality and seriousness of purpose. Residents give opening and closing talks as a part of the program, and are sure to remember the ever-changing skies, reflective sea and their association with artists of The Rocky Neck Art Colony as a source of inspiration for years to come. 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, MA (978) 515-7004 rockyneckartcolony.org Montserrat College of Art Dates and registration deadlines vary. Deadline for Italy Summer Intensive: February 16 Deadline for Pre-College Program Scholarship: April 21 Montserrat College of Art offers summer programs (one to four weeks) for adults and teens, and study abroad options. The pre-college program (July 8–29) is a three-week residential option for teens creating their art college portfolio and exploring what it’s like to live on campus, expanding their practice with Montserrat’s faculty and taking field trips to the museums and

galleries on the North Shore and in Boston. An on-campus, residential option for adults includes week-long classes taught by Montserrat faculty and guest artists. Travel programs that are open to adults include a one-month residency in Viterbo, Italy (July 1–31). 23 Essex St., Beverly, MA (978) 921-4242 ce@montserrat.edu montserrat.edu

by student painting time and objective group critiques. A Summer Artist Retreat Immersion takes place in Gloucester, MA, August 18–25. There’s an abundance to see and do outside workshop hours in Gloucester, home of America’s oldest working art colony and original seaport, and just 30 miles north of Boston. 19 Kettle Cove Ln. Bldg. C7, Gloucester, MA (978) 729-4970 northeastartworkshops.com

North Bennet Street School Dates and registration deadlines vary. North Bennet Street School Elevate your art, or explore an entirely new discipline. NBSS offers intensive, hands-on training and an inspiring community. Beginner through advanced classes in Bookbinding, Jewelry Making, Furniture Making, Carpentry, and Musical Instruments. Located in Boston’s historic North End. 150 North St., Boston, MA info@nbss.edu (617) 227-0155 nbss.edu/ce

Provincetown Art Association Museum Dates and registration deadlines vary. For the past century, Provincetown has welcomed, nurtured and inspired artists from all over the world—not just to create, but to connect with the town and its people. PAAM invites you to visit for a day, a week, a series or a season and enjoy the benefits of being in a school, artist’s association and museum. Wander the galleries, join a life drawing session or drop in for a lecture at America’s oldest continuing art colony. Various workshops are available year-round, from singlesession classes to multi-week courses in painting, photography, mixed media and more. Check the website for current details. 460 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA (508) 487-1750 paam.org

Northeast Art Workshop Retreats Dates and registration deadlines vary. Bring your art and creativity to new levels with courses taught by Northeast Art Workshop’s nationally acclaimed artists. The spacious studio is a supportive environment welcoming artists of all levels to workshops in a variety of media and techniques, including encaustic, watercolor, acrylic and fiber arts. Classes are typically composed of demonstrations and lectures followed

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FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR EMERGING WRITERS & VISUAL ARTISTS Seven-month Fellowships for 10 visual artists and 10 writers – October to May. Fellows receive living and work space with a monthly stipend. FAWC .O RG/ F E L LOWS H I P S

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24 Pearl Street Provincetown, MA 02657 508.487.9960 FAWC.ORG The Fine Arts Work Center is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The Work Center facilities are accessible to people with disabilities.

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RESIDENCIES RESIDENCIES South Shore Art Center Dates and registration deadlines vary. Located in Cohasset, MA, a small, oceanside town south of Boston, South Shore Art Center enriches its community by engaging artists and by fostering an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions and education. Known for its annual Arts Festival that brings thousands of visitors to Cohasset in June, the center offers educational opportunities in all seasons, including its popular summer courses and workshops. Adults and youth of all ages and skill levels are welcome, and courses range from a first start in basic drawing, to creating pastel landscapes, mastering Photoshop, discovering industrial design and much more. Visit the website for a complete list of the many programs available.

119 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, MA (781) 383-2787 info@ssac.org ssac.org Stonybrook Fine Arts Dates and registration deadlines vary. Tucked away in a quiet yet easily accessible corner of Boston’s arty Jamaica Plain suburb, Stonybrook Fine Arts provides the all the tools and teaching needed to become proficient in a variety of skills. Teen welding and jewelry intensives are offered during school vacation weeks and throughout the summer, and there are a variety of workshops for adults year-round. Classes are available in welding, foundry, jewelry making, stone carving and live figure modeling. Custom workshops, birthday parties, team-building sessions and

interactive school tours are options that provide fun and flexibility for everyone wishing to learn an impressive new skill. Scholarships are available. 24 Porter St., Jamaica Plain, MA (617) 522-3331 info@stonybrookfinearts.com stonybrookfinearts.com Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill Dates and registration deadlines vary. Nestled in the dunes of Truro, the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is a haven for artists within walking distance of Cape Cod Bay. At the center, students participate in a wide range of workshops taught by distinguished faculty from around the country. Discover new techniques in encaustic, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics

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Ceramics • Writing • Culinary Printmaking • Horticulture Painting • Jewelry • Sculpture Photography • Mixed Media

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The Summer Program AT PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM TAKE A CLASS WITH A LOCAL ARTIST SURROUNDED BY OCEAN, DUNES, AND HISTORY IN AMERICA’S OLDEST CONTINUOUS ARTIST COLONY

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RESIDENCIES RESIDENCIES and more. Numerous encaustic workshops will be held in May and June to accompany the 12th Annual Encaustic Conference (June 1–3). Sherrie Posternak experiments with “Transferring Images” (May 30–31), Patricia Spainhour gets you “Working With Fire” (June 4–5), and Charyl Weissbach looks at “Mainly Metals” (June 6). See website for registration details and a complete listing of this year’s available classes. 10 Meetinghouse Rd., Truro, MA (508) 349-7511 info@castlehill.org castlehill.org

Massachusetts/Mexico Casa de los Artistas, Inc.—Robert Masla Studios North & South Dates and registration deadlines vary. With an exhibition history extending over 40 years, Robert Masla is an award-winning artist whose work is collected internationally. During the course of his career, Masla has also been dedicated to arts education, having taught painting, drawing and art history at several institutions. During the spring, summer and fall, Masla conducts small weekend mentoring workshops from his Studios North, in the bucolic town of Ashfield, MA. During the winter months, join him and invited artist/instructor colleagues at his Studios South, Casa de los Artistas, in the charming fishing village of Boca de Tomatlan on the gorgeous Pacific Coast of Mexico, 10 miles south of Puerto Vallarta. Workshops are open to artists of all levels and are geared to both individual and group instruction. (413) 625-8382 bob@maslafineart.com artworkshopvacations.com

New Jersey Peters Valley School of Craft Dates: May­–October Dates and registration deadlines vary. Explore your potential in Peters Valley School of Craft’s inspiring natural setting. Founded in 1970 as an artist colony in partnership with the National Park Service, today the school is an internationally renowned center for fine craft nestled in the forested mountains and green fields of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Between May and October each year, Peters Valley pro-

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vides intensive instruction in more than 125 workshops that range from blacksmithing to basketry. Workshops last between two and five days, and are kept small to encourage personalized attention. The school also provides the tools and supportive environment for artist residencies, which are available from two- to seven-week periods. 19 Kuhn Rd., Layton, NJ (973) 948-5200 petersvalley.org

Vermont Vermont Woodworking School Dates and registration deadlines vary. Vermont Woodworking School is housed in a three-story, historic barn turned modern woodworking facility in bucolic northern Vermont. The master craftsmen and women who instruct there teach extensive furnituremaking techniques. Taking a short course is a great way to participate for those who cannot enroll for a full semester, or who want to get a taste of the trade. Workshops and weekend intensives happen all year, with most occurring in the summer. Course offerings for 2018 include intensives in turning, building your own wooden box, an introduction to hand-cut dovetails and more. There are plenty of accommodations in the area for those attending the school from afar. 148 Main St., Cambridge, VT (802) 849-2013 vermontwoodworkingschool.com

Small group photography journeys that branch off the beaten path

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