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Maine College of Art

Continuing Studies Winter 2013

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about continuing studies public programs at meca

FROM THE DIRECTOR Continuing Studies is pleased to welcome Asa Bradford to the position of Assistant Registrar for Continuing Studies. He started Wednesday, October 17. Asa comes to MECA with a BA in Studio Art from the University of Southern Maine and a minor in music. Asa is an artist, musician, craftsman, and educator. He is the founder of A. Bradford Studios, a string repair, violin making and music teaching studio. In addition to owning and managing his own teaching studio, Asa has taught young students at the Cathedral School and Portland Pottery. Asa also brings a wealth of technical knowledge. Prior to joining MECA he worked as a technician at Techport, an independent diagnostic and repair service for Apple products. At Techport he was involved in development strategies, marketing tools, and efficiency programs.

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His expanded understanding of current technologies will be a tremendous asset to Continuing Studies. Asa’s holistic experience and training offer a unique perspective to the position of Assistant Registrar. His commitment to the arts and continuing education align with the mission of MECA. We are excited to have him here.

Sara Gibson Director of Continuing Studies

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MISSION The Continuing Studies Department at Maine College of Art (MECA) offers open enrollment programs to adults and youth. Our mission is to provide access to professional quality study in the visual arts for diverse members of the general public.

STUDENTS Students are community members taking courses for personal enrichment and professional development.

FACULTY Faculty members are practicing artists active in the community, alumni of the college, or professors in the BFA and MFA Programs. Our faculty members are committed to providing an enriching education in an intimate learning environment for students at all levels of experience.

STAFF Donald L Tuski, PH.D. President Ian Anderson Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Sara Gibson Director of Continuing Studies

form of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The Continuing Education Unit is a nationally accepted unit of measurement for individual participation in continuing education courses. One CEU is issued for 10 hours of class participation.

Week-Long Intensives

Week-long intensives generally take place during breaks in the academic year. The classes typically run 9am – 5pm. Monday through Friday, for one week. Students experience the same high level of instruction as an extended course in a condensed amount of time.

Creative Professional Programs

Continuing Studies offers a variety of courses that support professional development for creative professionals at all stages of their careers. Faculty members bring real-world experience into our studios. Professional Development for Art Educators Continuing Studies courses, workshops, and week-long intensives provide opportunities for art educators to further develop creative and artistic skills to bring back to the classroom.

Non-Degree Program

The Non-Degree Program serves individuals who are not currently seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree but want to further their education in the arts, liberal arts, or art history by taking courses in MECA’s BFA program during the academic year.

adult programs

Non-Degree students are able to enroll in 100- and 200-level undergraduate courses. Students may enroll in 300- or 400-level courses with permission of the faculty member. Other prerequisites may apply. Students in the Non-Degree Program accumulate college credit for the courses they successfully complete.

Courses and Workshops

Travel Program

Nicole Bsullak Assistant Director of Continuing Studies Asa Bradford Assistant Registrar of Continuing Studies

Continuing Studies develops programming based on the needs and interests of Portland’s community. Courses are designed for adults ages 18 and older and are offered in a variety of disciplines and formats. Extended courses are offered for 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12 weeks. One-day and weekend workshops are offered to give students the opportunity to experience an art form with a shorter time commitment. In the adult program, credit for completion of a Continuing Studies course is offered in the register online: meca.edu/csregister

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Continuing Studies provides students with the opportunity to take the learning adventure of a lifetime. Led by experienced tour guides, students in our travel program go beyond the traditional classroom to explore art and culture in locales that are rich in history. Past trips have included China, Tibet, and India. Tour details are orchestrated to provide a seamless and rewarding travel experience.

Youth programs Studio School

Studio School sessions take place twice during the academic year, once in the fall and again in the winter. Courses run for 10 weeks on Saturdays in both the morning and afternoon. High School students grades 7 – 12 choose classes in a variety of disciplines, from ceramics and photography to graphic design and filmmaking.

Pre-College

The Pre-College Program at Maine College of Art is designed to give high school students the opportunity to discover their future as a student of art in a college environment. The first step to creative freedom is total immersion in art for 3 weeks, living life as a college student. Students who complete the Pre-College Program earn 3 academic credits. PreCollege students who are rising seniors automatically receive a $1500 grant upon admission into MECA’s BFA program. This grant is renewable for four years of study. In addition, all rising seniors will receive an undergraduate application fee waiver from the Office of Admissions upon completion of the Pre-College program.

Summer Youth Camps – Art Academy and Studio School Summer Institute

Art education helps develop a child’s creativity, imagination, cognitive skills, problem solving abilities, and much more. Summer Art Camps at MECA are designed to provide a creative outlet that can play a major role in a childs development. Week-long sessions of both half- and fullday programs offer children the chance to experience a variety of mediums from drawing and painting to sculpture and photography. Camps are developed for specific age groups to provide a high quality learning environment for all ages and levels of experience in the arts.

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On The Cover

Rachel Flaherty at work with students during Beginner and Intermediate Jewelry & Metalsmithing.

Rachel Flaherty is a jewelry designer who earned her BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Maine College of Art. She has a studio in Portland and exhibits her work nationally. She has designed her courses for both beginners and those who have taken an introductory course. With a small class size, Rachel is able to work with beginners on the fundamental fabrication techniques and guide all students towards working on projects of their own design. See CMJ 155 Beginner and Intermediate Jewelry & Metalsmithing, page 12 for course details.

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Intensives Week Open Studios Printmaking Ceramics Digital Arts Drawing Fibers & Fashion Glass Interior Design Jewelry & Metalsmithing Liberal Arts Mixed Media Painting Photography Sculpture

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non–degree program

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YOUTH programs

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pre-college

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FACULTY BIOS

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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REGISTRATION + POLICY INFORMATION

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REGISTRATION FORM

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Design: Jennifer S. Muller Photography: Gabriella Sturchio ’12

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INTENSIVES WEEK 2013 January 7 – 11 Intensives Week takes place during the winter break in the academic year. The courses are open to all students of various levels of experience and typically run from Monday through Friday for one week. Designed for busy artists and educators, intensives show students to experience the same high level of instruction as an extended course in a condensed amount of time.

jewelry fabrication in metal, including soldering, sawing, drilling, filing, sanding, and polishing. The additional techniques of chain making, stone setting, hammer finishes and texturing will also be introduced. Through demonstration and hands-on projects, students will develop the foundation for continued craftsmanship. Bring to the first class a sketchbook and any previous work.

Student Supply List: Supplies provided with additional supplies available for purchase.

Week Long Intensive

Week Long Intensive

CPH 125

CGD 132

Faculty: Thurston Howes Time: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm,

Picture Books

Faculty: Judy LaBrasca Time: Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm, 1/7/13 – 1/11/13 CEUs: 4.0 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $30 Students will have time to work on an individual book project as well as to participate in group exercises and discussions. Many students join the class with a project underway while others come with an idea for getting started. This hands-on exploration of the process includes all forms and genres. Topics covered include how to get ideas, use a storyboard, make a dummy book, and find a publisher. Genres covered include wordless books and toy books for babies, picture books for children and the adults who read to them, chapter books for older children, comics for children, comics for teens and adults, graphic novels and adult picture books.

Student Supply List: All materials will be provided.

Week Long Intensive

CMJ 137

Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry & Metalsmithing Intensive Faculty: Rachel Flaherty Time: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm,

1/7/13 – 1/11/13 CEUs: 3.5 Tuition: $320 Studio Fee: $40 This intensive course offers a comprehensive introduction to jewelry-making for the beginner or self-taught jeweler. The focus will be on developing the basic skills of register online: meca.edu/csregister

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Digital Photography Intensive 1/7/13 – 1/11/13

CEUs: 3.5 Tuition: $320 Studio Fee: $40 In this five-day intensive course students will learn how to use their digital SLR to the fullest. Features such as aperture, shutter speed, exposure control and qualities of light will be covered. Students will also learn how to take strong and expressive photographs. Cameras must be capable of manual operation (not point and shoot). Please bring the instruction manual for your camera to the class.

Student Supply List: Student must supply a digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera with memory card.

supplies, digital photographs, found images to be scanned, simple line drawings, 100% rag printmaking paper-4 or more 22 x 30 sheets. Additional supplies will be purchased in class (estimated additional costs: $60 or less).

OPEN STUDIO MECA offers Open Studios on Sundays for artists interested in developing personal skills at their own pace. For the cost of tuition, students can explore a variety of studios from week to week. Students will be able to draw from a model one week and work on a sculpture the next week. Each studio will have a studio tech; however, students will be self-directed and will work on individual projects. There is no formal instruction during Open Studios. No Open Studio March 10

CSN 123

Tuition: $200 Studio Fee: $0

Design

Time: Sunday, 4 – 6pm, 2/10/13 – 4/21/2013

Digital Media

Time: Sunday, 4 –6pm, 2/10/13 – 4/21/2013

Figure Studies Open Studio Time: Sunday, 3 – 6pm, 2/10/13 – 4/21/2013

Week Long Intensive

CPR 151

Photo Process Printmaking Intensive

Faculty: Bennett Morris Time: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm, 1/7/13 – 1/11/13

CEUs: 3.5 Tuition: $320 Studio Fee: $40 This week-long intensive will introduce students to a set of photo process printmaking techniques that can be used individually or as layers in a single print. The three main processes will be photo silkscreen, photo etching and cyanotypes. We will cover the basics of each process and how to generate imagery for each. Please come to class with digital photos, found imagery to be scanned and simple hand drawings.

Student Supply List: Basic drawing

Painting Open Studio

Time: Sunday, 9am – 12pm, 2/10/13 – 4/21/2013 Students must have taken a painting course at Maine College of Art previously, or have permission from MECA’s painting technician to participate in this open studio.

“Taking a Continuing Studies course has been very good for me-it has helped me transition from a commercial artist to a painter.” Open Studios

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Adult Courses + Workshops Continuing Studies develops programming based on the needs and interests of Portland’s community. Courses are designed for adults ages 18 and older and are offered in a variety of disciplines and formats. In the adult program, credit for completion of a Continuing Studies course is offered in the form of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The CEU is a nationally accepted unit of measurement for individual participation in continuing education courses. One CEU is issued for ten hours of class participation.

CERAMICS 12 Weeks

CCE 115

Colorful Functional Ceramics Faculty: Patti Sandberg Time: Monday, 6 – 9pm, 1/28/13 – 4/15/13

CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $320 Studio Fee: $40 Students will explore the mid-range temperature of cone 6, and firing work in electric kilns. Mid-range clays and glazes are a popular choice for many ceramic artists because the work can be colorful, it has a similar feel to high-fire work, and unlike highfire clays and glazes, cone 6 can be achieved in almost all electric kilns. Students will have the option of working with a stoneware or a white clay body. Working with functional forms, instruction will include both wheel throwing and creative methods of handbuilding. Surface techniques to be covered will include methods of slip decoration, glazing, and decals. For beginner and intermediate students.

Student Supply List: Notebook, apron, towel, preferred personal clay tools if you have them. All other tools/brushes will be talked about the first class.

DIGITAL ARTS 2-Day Workshop

CCT 044

Photoshop Crash Course

Faculty: Bennett Morris Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4pm, 2/9/13 – 2/10/13

CEUs: 1.4 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $0 In one weekend students will learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop as well as some of the tricks and techniques used by artists and illustrators who use Photoshop professionally. Students will learn how to manipulate and edit photographs while creating original art. This is a good introductory course for anyone brand new to Photoshop. Colorful Functional Ceramics, Patti Sandberg

Student Supply List: Notebook and pen, flash drive to save work.

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2-Day Workshop

8 Weeks

4 Weeks

CCT 065

CCT 126

CDR 069

Faculty: Don Havey Time: Monday, 6 – 9pm, 2/4/13 – 3/25/13 CEUs: 2.4 Tuition: $250 Studio Fee: $0

Faculty: Mike Lewis Time: Wednesday, 6 – 9pm,

InDesign Crash Course

Faculty: Bennett Morris Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4 pm, 4/13/13 – 4/14/13 CEUs: 1.4 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $0 In this course, students will explore the practical basics of Adobe InDesign — the best tool for flyer, brochure, newsletter, and publication design — in single and multiple page layouts. Elements of the software’s capabilities and how they relate to the principles of excellent layout design will be covered, including: creating and working with margins and grids, understanding how graphic and photo elements react to the text around them, typographic styling, and creating styles and shortcuts for efficient workflow. Exporting files for PDF viewing or professional printing will also be reviewed. This class uses the Mac OS X platform.

Programming for Artists & Designers

Prerequisite: Comfort with a computer.

This course explores the concept of using code as a tool for creating interactive and computational art. Students will learn the basics of Processing, an introductory programming language geared towards artists and designers. Other topics will include programming with C++ using OpenFrameworks, interfacing with other devices using Arduino, and Kinect hacking. This is a good course for artists looking to expand their tool sets to include interactive mediums or generate artwork algorithmically.Students are expected to be competent computer users and to have a background (or strong interest) in art and design. Owning a laptop is recommended but not required

Student Supply List: Flash drive to save work.

Student Supply List: None

2-Day Workshop

CCT 076

Illustrator Crash Course

Faculty: Bennett Morris Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4pm, 3/9/13 – 3/10/13 CEUs: 1.4 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $0 Students will learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator, the vector-based drawing program used by artists and illustrators to create illustrations, logos, and type. Students will be introduced to the tools that allow them to create a single-page layout combining type and image, basic illustrations, and logos. No previous Illustrator experience necessary.

Student Supply List: Flash drive to save work.

DRAWING 2-Day Workshop

CDR 112

Pastel on Location at Gilsland Farm Faculty: Marguerite Lawler Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9:15am – 4:45pm, 4/27/13 – 4/28/13 CEUs: 1.4 Tuition: $250 Studio Fee: $0 This plein air workshop is geared for beginner and experienced pastel artists interested in capturing the land and ocean views of Gilsland Farm. Class will take place on location, with the focus on creating studies to be developed further in the studio. Methods, materials, and techniques of pastel painting will be explored. Students will be encouraged to experiment.

Student Supply List: A supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation.

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Off-Site Address: Gilsland Farm 20 Gilsland Farm Rd Falmouth, ME 04105

Sketchbook as Document and Impetus 2/13/13 – 3/6/13

CEUs: 1.2 Tuition: $200 Studio Fee: $0 The sketchbook is a document of an artist’s thoughts. All the positive and negative energy that the artist feels or thinks is evident in the daily marks. At the same time, it is often hard for an artist to motivate herself to use this resource. It becomes daunting to fill the blank page, think of the next idea, free yourself of the constraints of perfection. This class is designed to surpass these feelings of intimidation through a series of readings in class and out of class, sketching exercises, and small informal writing assignments.

Student Supply List: One to three sketchbooks of the students choice. Drawing materials are also the student’s preference. This is not a methods class, but rather a class about becoming comfortable with the sketchbook.

6 weeks

CDR 105

Figure Drawing Strengthened Through Sculpture

Faculty: Patricia Cobb Time: Tuesday, 1 – 4pm, 3/12/13 – 4/16/13 CEUs: 1.8 Tuition: $200 Studio Fee: $30 This course will give students a way to study the figure, using both sculpture and drawing to grasp issues of gesture and form. There will be an emphasis on the larger underlying shapes and planes that build visually strong figures. Once the larger issues are seen, the details fall into place. Simple anatomy and proportion will be covered as they relate to the poses. Sculptural studies will be done in clay. The clay work will not be fired, so please bring a camera to each class to take pictures of your work. Clay, sculpture tools, drawing materials, charcoal, charcoal pencils, and drawing paper sizes 9” x 12” and 12” x 16” will be provided.

Student Supply List: Students are encouraged to bring larger paper and any preferred tools if desired. Adult Courses + Workshops

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8 Weeks

10 Weeks

CDR 160

CDR 104

Faculty: Kathleen Boldt Time: Friday, 8:30am – 11:30am,

Faculty: David Campbell Time: Wednesday, 11:45am – 2:15pm,

Colored Pencil 2/1/13 – 3/22/13

CEUs: 2.5 Tuition: $160 Studio Fee: $20

Dive into a new medium and discover its versatility and vibrancy, as powerful as painting. The immediacy of working with pencils facilitates learning about color dynamics as you build your drawings- a good training before moving into paint.

Students will explore the basic skills for seeing to draw. Drawing is a learned skill, facilitated by directing eyes and visual attention in specific ways. Through demanding and eye-opening exercises, students will discover hidden abilities, using pencil, charcoal, and other materials. This course is for beginners and those seeking to improve their drawing skills.

art grade colored pencils, drawing board (mid-sized), a HB or 2B pencil, eraser and masking tape.

Student Supply List: Bring to the first class

8 Weeks

one pad of 18” x 24”‚ or 14” x 17” paper, pencils, (4B, 6B and 8 or 9B) and a eraser (pink, white or kneaded).

CDR 103

Drawing in Public

Faculty: Angela Warren Time: Thursday, 1pm – 3pm,

6 weeks

CDR 113

Drawing Portraits at the Museum Faculty: Patricia Cobb Time: Tuesday, 1 – 4pm, 1/29/13 – 3/5/13 CEUs: 1.8 Tuition: $200 Studio Fee: $15

Learn from the masters. Try the classical practice of drawing from paintings and sculptures in a museum. In the first half of the course we will draw our way towards an understanding of the anatomy of a head, shoulders and ribcage. We will use Rodin’s idea of the great bridges of the skull as unifying planes and Bridgman’s Constructive Anatomy for help understanding details. In the second half of the course we will use colored pencils to study variations in flesh tones and hair. Students will explore their own personal interests and style. Drawing media will be graphite and colored pencils on toned paper. Students will meet at Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Street, Portland.

Student Supply List: Because of important museum safety rules all materials will be provided.

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1/30/13 – 4/3/13

CEUs: 2.4 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $25

Student Supply List: An 18 – 24 set of

Drawing Portraits at the Museum, Patricia Cobb, page 18

Drawing for Seniors

2/21/13 – 4/11/13 CEUs: 1.6 Tuition: $200 Studio Fee: $0 Students will meet at various coffee shops and locations to learn how to draw the figure in the community. This class has been developed to help students feel more comfortable drawing and sketching in public places. The class will include weekly discussions, ongoing technical feedback and shared inspiration. Students will learn how to capture a moving figure, how to make the sketchbook their best friend and how to have fun drawing in the community.

Student Supply List: Sketchbook and a variety of drawing materials.

10 Weeks

CDR 067 Pastel

Faculty: Marguerite Lawler Time: Wednesday, 6pm – 9pm, 1/30/13 – 4/3/13

CEUs: 3.0 Tuition: $300 Studio Fee: $25 This class is geared for beginner and experienced pastel artists interested in learning how to effectively paint using pastels. Each session will begin with a specific problem to solve in color, composition and value. Methods, materials, and techniques of pastel painting will be explored. Classes will include step-by-step demonstrations on how to layer the surface and develop your work. Students will be encouraged to explore the media through experimentation with specific exercises.

Student Supply List: A supply list will be

“I’ve enjoyed learning new skills and applications to apply to my artwork. The classes are instructive as well as enjoyable.”

emailed as part of the course confirmation.

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12 Weeks

12 Weeks

FIBER ARTS & FASHION

CDR 100

CDR 166

2-Day Workshop

Faculty: Martha Miller Time: Friday, 8:30am – 11:30am,

CFS 030

Drawing for the Complete and Utter Beginner Faculty: Kathleen Boldt Time: Monday, 6 – 9pm, 1/28/13 – 4/15/13

CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $25 Drawing requires learning to see in particular ways – attending to your vision. Students will learn the basic perceiving skills needed for drawing what one sees. This process is demanding, engaging and deeply satisfying as skills are integrated drawing developes. Still life objects and the live model will be drawn with a variety of media. Art terms and dialogue will be encouraged as perceptions deepen.

Student Supply List: A portfolio and drawing board large enough to accommodate an 18” x 24” pad, masking tape, and Sanford wet-erase marker.

12 Weeks

CDR 179

Life Drawing

Faculty: Martha Miller Time: Tuesday, 6 – 9pm, 1/29/13 – 4/16/13 CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $20 Students will work each week from live models using a variety of drawing media. Exercises designed to heighten observational skills and encourage bold and inventive mark-making will lead students through an on-going exploration of the proportions, form, and contours of the human figure.

Student Supply List: A supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation.

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Mixed Media Portraiture

2/1/13 – 4/19/13 CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $20 When making a portrait, students will be encouraged not only to reveal something of the psychological and emotional depth of the individual, but also something more archetypal – what it means to be human, to have a past, passions and a spirit. Portraits will be created from live models using an array of mixed drawing media including pastels, charcoal, oils and pencil.

Student Supply List: A supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation.

2 Day Workshop

CFS 020

Make your Own Sewing Patterns Faculty: Cheslye Ventimiglia Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 5pm, 4/13/13 – 4/14/13

CEUs: 1.6 Tuition: $280 Studio Fee: $30 Make a fashion statement by learning the basics of garment design and pattern creations. Students will take accurate measurements and use them to draft original patterns and customize commercial patterns for a good personal fit. Creating a pattern from an existing piece of clothing will be covered. Basic sewing skills and previous experience making clothing from a commercial pattern are helpful but not required.

Student Supply List: A dressmaker’s measuring tape, dressmaker’s glass-head pins, a pair of sharp scissors, sewing needles and thread, a commercial sewing pattern that you would like to alter and/or an existing garment that you would like to copy.

Optional: A portable sewing machine and an extension cord. Some machines will be available to share.

Locker Hooking: Make Your Own Heirloom

Faculty: Susan Watson Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 2 pm, 2/9/13 – 2/10/13

CEUs: 1.0 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $0 Locker Hooking is a rug hooking technique that produces wonderfully thick, Berber-like textured rugs as well as pillows, blankets, wall hangings and many other functional pieces that easily become heirlooms. This class will cover the steps of preparing canvas backing, charting a workable design pattern, changing stitches from one color to another, finishing techniques for the edges, hooking mistakes to avoid and troubleshooting.

Student Supply List: A supplemental supply list will be emailed along with course confirmation. Students are asked to provide their own supplies. However, additional roving carded from wool sheared from the faculty member’s sheep will be available for purchase during the workshop.

Weekend Workshop (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

CFS 023

Cloth and Stitch Exquisite Corpse Faculty: Maggie Muth Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm, 3/16/13 - 3/17/13

CEUs: 1.6 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $10 Using the surrealist’s game of Exquisite Corpse and traditional elements of cloth and stitch, class members will work collaboratively and playfully with each other’s work to make a final piece in which all have participated. Each student will come away with a collaborative and original piece of work. Basic stitching and drawing techniques will be taught, as well as an overview and discussion of the surrealist’s surprises of collective creativity.

Student Supply List: Fabric scraps, needle and thread, small sharp scissors, several skeins of DMC embroidery floss.

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Weekend Workshop

CFS 024

Textiles Surface Design: Painting, Pattern, Dyeing

Faculty: Katherine Harding Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 3pm, 2/22/13 – 2/23/13

CEUs: 1.2 Tuition: $200 Studio Fee: $40 Using nontoxic fabric paints and dyes permanent enough for garments, students will spend this weekend workshop transforming white cloth into colorful individually-patterned fabric suitable for clothing, home, and art. Participants will make their own print blocks from found materials.

Student Supply List: Bring 2 yards of white silk and 2 yards of white washed and ironed cotton to the first class, as well as lunch and a box of T pins. Other supplies will be provided by Osprey Cove Studio.

Off-site Studio Address: Osprey Cove Studio 16 Osprey Cove Road Freeport, Maine

6 Weeks

CFS 022

Narrative Embroidery Faculty: Maggie Muth Time: Friday, 9am – 11am, 2/1/13 – 3/8/13

CEUs: 1.2 Tuition: $250 Studio Fee: $10 Combining text, drawing, and stitch, we will playfully explore techniques of narrative embroidery. Inspiration will come from the works of narrative artists such as Tilleke Schwarz, Iviva Olenick and Paul Klee, as well as from the The Bayeux Tapestry and the Sujuni tradition. Students will learn how to stitch drawings and text free form, how to transfer image and text onto fabric, and how to combine the stitched elements to complete a personal narrative. Susan Watson: Locker Hooking: Make Your Own Heirloom, page 9 Maggie Muth: Narrative Embroidery, page 10

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Student Supply List: A sketchbook, several squares of 18” lightweight cotton fabric, small sharp scissors, several skeins of DMC embroidery floss, and a 6” – 8” embroidery hoop.

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10 Weeks

GLASS

INTERIOR DESIGN

CFS 075

4 Weeks

Faculty: Cheslye Ventimiglia Time: Monday, 6 – 9 pm,

CGL 105

Weekend Workshop (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

Fashion Sewing

1/28/13 – 4/1/13 CEUs: 3.0 Tuition: $300 Studio Fee: $20 This course will enhance the understanding of garment construction, strengthen sewing skills, and expand design possibilities. Focus will include appropriate fabric selection and getting the right fit. Demonstrations of sewing and construction techniques will be combined with guidance for individual projects. The 10-week format will provide the time to practice skills and push through the challenging parts of projects. Students will work on individual projects in weeks two through ten. Depending on the fabric choice, the complexity of design, and individual working habits, students can expect to complete one or two projects. This course is open to beginners as well as to those with sewing experience.

Student Supply List: A dressmaker’s measuring tape, dressmaker’s glass-head pins, a pair of sharp scissors for sewing and a pair of all-purpose scissors for cutting paper, sewing needles and thread, and a seam ripper. Students will purchase fabric and a commercial pattern for an individual project.

Optional: A portable sewing machine and an extension cord. Some machines will be available to share.

“Courses are relaxed yet stimulating. There is an excellent balance between learning new processes and reinforcing skills learned in prior classes.”

Basic Glassblowing

Faculty: Ernest Paterno Time: Monday, 6 – 8:30 pm, 3/25/13 – 4/15/13 CEUs: 1.0 Tuition: $365 Studio Fee: $140 This hands-on workshop for beginners with little or no experience with molten glass will teach the basic skills necessary to form glass from the furnace. Demonstrations and technical practice in gathering, marvering, and basic tool use will lead up to the forming of an ornament, a paperweight, and a drinking vessel.

CID 102

Interior Design Workshop Faculty: Patricia Fortunato Time: Friday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm,

Saturday, 9am – 5pm, Sunday 9am – 1pm, 3/8/13 – 3/10/13 CEUs: 1.4 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $20

made of synthetic fibers or wide/long sleeves. Do not wear opentoed shoes, all hair must be tied back.

Created for the do-it-yourself decorator, this workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals of interior design, including identifying individual style, lifestyle, choosing colors appropriately, the impact of texture and space, using textiles and carpeting, paint and using paper creatively, and solving lighting problems. There will be ample time for questions and discussion in this seminar format.

Student Supply List: All supplies are provided.

Student Supply List: ¼” scale graph paper,

Safety Notes: Do not attend class in clothing

Off-Site Studio Address: Cyroni Glassworks 15 Locust Street Portland, Maine

4 Weeks

CGL 110

Glass Beads

Faculty: Ernest Paterno Time: Tuesday, 6 – 8:30 pm,

pencil, eraser, architect scale rule and scissors.

“The facilities at MECA offer a wide range of art applications taught by knowledgeable and skilled instructors.”

3/26/13 – 4/16/13

CEUs: 1.0 Tuition: $250 Studio Fee: $140 This workshop will teach students basic and intermediate glass bead-making skills using different kinds of oxy-propane torches and soft Effetre glass. Safety, workstation set up, mandrel preparation, encasing, sculptural beads and a variety of other techniques will be covered.

Safety Notes: Do not attend class in clothing made of synthetic fibers or wide/long sleeves. Do not wear opentoed shoes, all hair must be tied back.

“I love my Tuesday evenings – I look forward to class all week.” “The instructors are always excellent and the variety of course offerings is wonderful.”

Student Supply List: All supplies are provided. Off-Site Studio Address: Cyroni Glassworks 15 Locust Street Portland, Maine register online: meca.edu/csregister

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JEWELRY & METALSMITHING 12 Weeks

CMJ 100

Beginning Jewelry

Faculty: Kathy Binns Time: Tuesday, 9am – 12pm, 1/29/13 – 4/16/13

CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $335 Studio Fee: $40 This class will introduce the student to the basics of making and designing jewelry. Foundation techniques such as sawing, filing, soldering, polishing and bezel setting a cabachon stone will be covered. Students will make a pendant as the first project and, as time allows, will make earrings and learn additional skills. No experience is necessary.

Student Supply List: Supplies are provided. Silver available for purchase.

12 Weeks

CMJ 155

Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry & Metalsmithing Faculty: Rachel Flaherty Time: Thursday, 9am – 12pm, 1/31/13 – 4/18/13

CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $335 Studio Fee: $40 This course is designed for both beginners and those who have taken an introductory course. Beginners will focus on the fundamentals of fabrication techniques, such as soldering, piercing, filing/sanding, surface texture and forming. After a few introductory projects, students will work on projects of their own design. The experience and information provided by this course should enable the student to continue working in a basic home studio. Bring a sketchbook and any previous work. It is especially important for students to attend the first four classes.

Student Supply List: Supplies provided with additional supplies available for purchase.

Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Rachel Flaherty, page 12

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LIBERAL ARTS Weekend Workshop (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

CLA 180

Proprioceptive Writing Faculty: Charles Melcher Time: Friday, 6pm – 9pm,

Saturday 9am – 4:30pm, Sunday 9am – 12pm, 3/1/13 – 3/3/13 CEUs: 1.3 Tuition: $180 Studio Fee: $0 Proprioceptive Writing is a meditational discipline. It is a method of listening to thoughts and feelings, a method of reflection. In this process, we can slow down, notice details, and give ourselves permission to experience emotions as they arise. Over time, the writer is able to reflect more clearly. As chatter dissipates, stories emerge and the relationship with the inner self becomes more familiar and more intimate. The self emerges more frequently from burdens of stress, current concerns and questions of everyday existence. This workshop utilizes the Metcalf/ Simon Method of Proprioceptive Writing, which anyone can begin to use immediately.

Student Supply List: Text: Writing the Mind Alive, by Metcalf/Simon, Ballantine Books, $14.95. For more information see pwritng.org.

MIXED MEDIA 2-Day Workshop

CPT 053

Narrative Collage Workshop

Faculty: Dietlind Vander Schaaf Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4pm, 2/23/13 – 2/24/13

CEUs: 1.4 Tuition: $160 Studio Fee: $30 An introduction to the basic techniques and tools used to make collage and mixed media art. This course emphasizes working with text to explore personal narrative and storytelling. Students will design and create their own unique works of art on canvas or cradled wood panels using found materials. The focus will be on glazing and layering paint, contact paper and matte medium transfers, pasting techniques, threedimensional assemblage, working in black and white versus color, and working with narrative in conjunction with image.

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Narrative Collage Workshop, Dietlind Vander Schaaf, page 13

Student Supply List: Sharp scissors, personal memorabilia, images for photocopying, a quote or line of poetry you find personally meaningful.

2-Day Workshop

CPT 054

The Art of the Shadowbox

Faculty: Dietlind Vander Schaaf Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4pm, 3/9/13 – 3/10/13 CEUs: 1.4 Tuition: $160 Studio Fee: $30 Shadowboxes, also known as dioramas, are artistic scenes or tableaux presented within a glass-fronted or open box. A shadowbox can tell a story, honor a person or event, focus on a theme, or present a pure abstraction. Workshop participants will create a unique diorama using a variety of techniques and materials including collage, assemblage, decoupage and paint. A collection of objects and materials will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring materials of their own.

Student Supply List: Sharp scissors, personal memorabilia, images for photocopying, a quote or line of poetry you find personally meaningful.

12 Weeks

CDR 125

Draw with a Paintbrush, Paint with a Pencil Faculty: Judy Labrasca Time: Wednesday, 1pm – 4pm,

1/30/13 – 4/17/13 CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $30 This class is an exploration of materials and techniques for creating work. Experience is not necessary. Some techniques come from the academic tradition, some exercises are interactive drawing games, such as the Victorian Parlor game “Drawing Consequences” and the favorite surrealist pastime “Exquisite Corpse.” Different types of paper, watercolor, gouache, acrylic paint, graphite, charcoal, oil pastel, and various other materials will be covered. Genres include still-life, landscape, portrait and the figure. Pictorial tools such as perspective will be demystified. The atmosphere of this class is friendly and non-competitive, but fast-paced. This approach is based on the premise that the only mistake one can make is not to start.

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PAINTING 2-Day Workshop

CPT 172

Encaustic Weekend Workshop Faculty: Kim Bernard Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 5pm, 3/23/13 – 3/24/13

CEUs: 1.6 Tuition: $260 Studio Fee: $75 Encaustic, meaning, “to burn” in Greek, is an art form dating back to the 5th Century BC. Used as a contemporary medium it is a versatile method of painting with a beeswax-based paint and a heated palette. This hands-on studio course will introduce participants to safety, supports, encaustic history and contemporary use while providing demonstrations and opportunity to practice and apply 2D techniques which include making encaustic medium, application, fusing, color mixing, etching, texturizing, graphite and Xerox transfers, collaging, embedding and incorporating found objects.

Student Supply List: A supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation.

Week-Long Intensive

CPT 134

Water Color Fast and Loose

Faculty: Katherine Harding Time: Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm, 4/15/13 – 4/19/13

CEUs: 3.5 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $25

Personal Practice, Diane Dahlke, page 15

“I love my painting class. “Thanks to the Personal I have learned so much. Practice painting course I would take it again.” I’m coming much closer to developing my own style.”

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Composition, perspective, line and texture come into play while the artist explores landscapes and still lives of the imagination. Beginning with the basics for a first-time water-colorist and practice for the more experienced artist warm-up exercises using two reds, two yellows, and two blues will produce an entire range of color with the addition of burnt sienna to the palette. Suggested paint colors are in the supply list. After a day of quick exploration of the complexity and ease of creating images on white paper, we will move to the landscape outside the windows and door of Osprey Cove Studio to paint.

Student Supply List: A supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation.

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Off-site Studio Address: Osprey Cove Studio 16 Osprey Cove Road Freeport, Maine

8 Weeks

CPT 206

Personal Practice

Faculty: Diane Dahlke Time: Monday, 9am – 12pm, 2/4/13 – 3/25/13

CEUs: 2.4 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $20 This course is for students who are comfortable with their own painting process and who can benefit from personalized critique as well as the structure of studio sessions. Each class will begin with a group critique followed by time to paint and individual critiques. Participants are responsible for their own supplies and subject matter. Bring to the first class your painting kit (oil or water-based paints) and examples of recently completed work or work in progress.

Student Supply List: Students are expected to provide the bulk of their supplies. A supplemental supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation.

10 Weeks

CPT 131

Watercolor Sketchbooks Faculty: Judy LaBrasca Time: Tuesday, 1pm – 4pm, 1/29/13 – 4/2/13

CEUs: 3.0 Tuition: $300 Studio Fee: $30 Basic book making skills will be taught along with narrative techniques and layout design. Various papers, pencils, and paint will be provided as well as a compact travel watercolor kit for each student. Some sketchbooks will be personal journals; others will be observational essays. All levels are welcome. No experience is necessary. just a willingness to experiment with the sketchbook form, watercolor and other techniques in a supportive and friendly environment.

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

CPT 116

CPT 210

Faculty: Mike Lewis Time: Saturday, 9am – 12pm,

Faculty: Angela Warren Time: Friday, 6 – 9 pm,

Explorations In Acrylics 2/9/13 – 4/20/13 (No Class 4/2)

Independent Projects in Painting 2/22/13 – 4/25/13

CEUs: 3.0 Tuition: $300 Studio Fee: $20

CEUs: 3.0 Tuition: $300 Studio Fee: $20

Acrylic paint is a very versatile medium. This course will highlight the different methods of using acrylic paints to mimic oil paints and watercolors, as well as highlighting its benefits in mixed media work. Acrylics as a drawing medium and painting medium will both be explored. Through a series of still lives, figure studies, and topic based assignments students will learn and implement these methods to create a better understanding of acrylic paints.

This course is for students who are working on a project and need additional help from an instructor, or a jump start to the painting practice. The focus is on the development and growth of the artist. Class time will be spent brainstorming, setting goals and creating a body of work. Students will receive critical feedback and will benefit from meeting with and working around other artists.

Student Supply List: A supply list will be

Student Supply List: A supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation.

emailed as part of the course confirmation.

10 Weeks

CPT 103

Abstract Painting

Faculty: Angela Warren Time: Thursday, 6pm – 9pm, 2/21/13 – 4/25/13

12 Weeks

CPT 100

Painting for the True Blue Beginner Faculty: Patricia Cobb Time: Tuesday, 6pm – 9pm, 1/29/13 – 4/16/13

CEUs: 3.0 Tuition: $300 Studio Fee: $20

CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $320 Studio Fee: $20

This course is designed to help students expand upon painting techniques and introduce more experimental processes within the painting practice. Throughout the course students will learn the history of abstract painting and what it means to be an abstract painter today. Class exercises will be painting to music and painting from still life, and will include mini lectures in art history. Previous experience in painting is helpful.

This course starts at the very beginning. Learn how to overcome the fear of picking up the paintbrush and dipping it into the paint. Through various group and individual exercises, students will learn the basics of painting in a supportive, non-competitive environment. No previous painting experience is required. All that is needed is an openness and willingness to have an adventure in paint. Some experience with basic drawing is recommended.

Student Supply List: A supply list will be

Student Supply List: Students will be

emailed as part of the course confirmation.

expected to provide some of their own supplies; a supply list will be provided and explained during the first class. Materials are needed for the THIRD CLASS (not the first class).

Student Supply List: Bring a metal ruler, a bone folder bookmaking tool, scissors and a pencil.

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12 Weeks

12 Weeks

PHOTOGRAPHY

CPT 106

CPT 201

1-day workshop

Faculty: Diane Dahlke Time: Wednesday, 6:15pm – 9:45pm,

Faculty: Janet Manyan Time: Wednesday, 9am – 12:30pm,

CPD 055

The Practice of Painting

Color Study for Painters

1/30/13 – 4/17/13 CEUs: 4.2 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $20

1/30/13 – 4/17/13 CEUs: 4.2 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $20

If you would like to learn more about painting techniques and develop your painting skills in oils or acrylics, this course is for you. Acrylics can also be used to establish a quick-drying underpainting for oils. There is a stress on appropriate use of tools and materials, investigating color and spatial relationships, and compositional strategies. Instruction will include demonstration, group exercises, and individual instruction and critiques. Students are responsible for supplying subject matter. All subject matter is welcomed, including abstraction.

This course is an examination of color as used in oil painting through a series of lectures, demonstrations, visual aids and exercises. Students will gain confidence in mixing color and develop a personal palette. There will be information on the actual material characteristics of various pigments as they affect transparency, light-fastness and saturation. The use of color in the history of art, various applications of color- glazing, scumbling and impasto will by studied and the way color can spark psychological associations and fortify meaning in painting will be explored Throughout the course students will execute small studies and color exercises based on the lessons presented.

Student Supply List: Students are expected to provide the bulk of their supplies. A supplemental supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation.

Student Supply List: A supply list will be

Selling Your Photographs as a Professional Faculty: Nancy Horton Time: Saturday, 9am – 3pm, 3/23/13 – 3/23/13

CEUs: 0.6 Tuition: $160 Studio Fee: $10 This one-day workshop will explore the elements of professionalism in photography: how to identify your market and find clients; prepare and present your portfolio, Web site and other professional materials; locate resources, make cost-effective use of current technologies; and keep up with the demands of the business. The creation and selling of stock photographs will be covered, with an emphasis on finding markets in newspapers, magazines, trade journals, and greeting card publishers.

Student Supply List: Your portfolio (prints are preferred) and resumé.

emailed as part of the course confirmation.

12 Weeks

CPT 111

12 Weeks

Oil Painting: The Still Life

CPT 042

2/1/13 – 4/19/13 CEUs: 4.2 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $20

Faculty: Shirah Neumann Time: Friday, 1 – 4 pm, 2/1/13 – 4/19/13 CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $20

Faculty: Janet Manyan Time: Friday, 9am – 12:30pm,

Designed for beginners and more advanced students, this course will focus on creating form and space through color and correct observation in the manner of Charles Hawthorne. Using various palettes, methods of paint application and surfaces, students will increase skills and develop confidence in the use of oil paint. Direct and indirect painting methods will be explored as related to the work of such masters as Morandi, Cezanne, and Chardin. Students will choose individual still life subjects in order to experience the aesthetic and compositional considerations involved in creating the still life. Instruction is primarily individual and is supplemented by group discussion, demonstration and other visual aids.

Student Supply List: A supply list will be

Painting the Psyche

Explore the poetic visual language of painting, express yourself and develop your skills. Throughout history artists have been describing the unique ways in which they experience the world. As Henri Matisse wrote, “I am unable to distinguish between the feeling I have about life and the way I translate it.” This course will examine historical precedents in which painting has been used as a powerful language for personal and poetic expression through both figuration and abstraction and set up studio projects in the classroom for students to explore these concepts. Some painting experience and understanding of the materials is recommended but not required.

2-Day Workshop

CPH 120

Learning to Use Your Digital SLR Camera

Faculty: Thurston Howes Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4pm, 2/2/13 – 2/3/13 CEUs: 1.4 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $0 Digital cameras are easily accessible and extremely popular. Students will learn to use the features on a digital SLR camera correctly and to their fullest potential. Features such as aperture, shutter speed, exposure control, and qualities of natural and artificial light as they apply to digital SLR will be presented and discussed. Cameras must be capable of of manual operation (not point and shoot). Please bring the instruction manual for your camera to the class.

Student Supply List: A digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera with memory card and the instruction manual.

Student Supply List: A supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation.

emailed as part of the course confirmation.

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8 Weeks

12 Weeks

SCULPTURE

CPH 121

CPH 201

10 Weeks

Digital Photography

Faculty: Thurston Howes Time: Wednesday 6pm – 9pm, 2/13/13 – 4/3/13 CEUs: 2.4 Tuition: $280 Studio Fee: $0 Learn the basics of digital photography. Exposure, composition, color and managing workflow will be covered.

Student Supply List: Digital SLR camera, memory for camera, and flash drive 8 GB or larger.

8 Weeks

CPH 100

Basic Black and White Film Photography Faculty: Thurston Howes Time: Monday 6:30pm – 9:30pm,

2/4/13 – 3/25/13 CEUs: 2.4 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $40 This introductory black-and-white still photography course covers the fundamentals of 35mm photography. Emphasis will be on camera operation and handling, film processing, darkroom printing techniques, and the aesthetics of photographic vision. While this course is primarily geared toward the novice, it is also open to those with previous 35mm experience who wish to refresh their darkroom technique. Students will review other photographers’ work, carry out field assignments, and participate in individual and group critiques. Bring to the first class: a 35mm camera with manual exposure capability and one roll of 36 exposure Tri-X black and white film.

Student Supply List: SLR film camera, film, photographic paper, negative sleeves. Students will have access to monitored lab time on Sundays, 9am – 3pm.

Intermediate Advanced Film Photography Faculty: Joseph Della Valle Time: Wednesday 6:15pm – 9:45pm,

1/30/13 - 4/17/13 CEUs: 4.2 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $40 This course is designed for Intermediateand advanced- level black-and-white traditional photography students looking to improve darkroom skills and broaden knowledge of the craft. This course focuses on improving printing skills, and the ability to build an image and put together a body of work. A range of different films and papers available on the market will be introduced as well as a number of different types of chemistry both readily available and discontinued.

Student Supply List: A 35mm or Medium format camera, film and paper. Students will have access to open studio on Sundays 9am – 3pm.

12 Weeks

CPH 001

Photography Open Studio Faculty: Katie Fagan Time: Sundays 9am – 3pm, 2/3/13 – 4/21/13

CEUs: n/a Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $40 Students must have taken a “Black and White” course at Maine College of Art previously, or have permission of MECA’s photography technician to enroll in this open studio.

Student Supply List: Students must supply their own camera, film, and photo paper.

“As a novice I found the marble sculpting class fun, educational and totally engaging.”

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Steel Fabrication

Faculty: Sandy Macleod Time: Tuesday, 6-9 pm, 1/29/13 - 4/2/13 CEUs: 3.0 Tuition: $300 Studio Fee: $130 This course will explore sculptural ideas through the use of steel construction and fabrication. Students will explore object making from concept through to a finished product ready to be displayed. The use of found objects and the integration of mixed media will be encouraged. Students will use a wide range of tools to explore oxyacetylene cutting and welding, plasma arc cutting, mig and stick electrode welding, basic forge use, mechanical connections and finishing techniques. Short critiques will be conducted throughout the course. Familiarity with metalwork is helpful but not required. Student Supply List: All tools and a basic supply of materials will be provided. Please wear cotton clothes, work boots, work gloves, safety glasses.

12 Weeks

CSC 130

Sculpture in Metal

Faculty: Mathieu Poster Time: Thursday, 6pm – 9pm, 1/31/13 – 4/18/13 CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $60 This course will explore the figure by working with copper in several forms: rod, wire, and sheet. Copper’s softness and malleability, its luster, and its potential for interesting surface color make it a suitable choice for work inspired by human or animal subjects. Students will learn fabrication skills (putting together) and forming skills (beating into shape). Techniques include soldering, brazing and cold connections. The proper and safe use of tools will be stressed.

Student Supply List: Bring to the first class: clear safety glasses, disposable dust masks, a sketchbook, and optional found objects in copper or brass.

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Traditional Marble Carving Faculty: Mathieu Poster Time: Monday, 6pm – 9pm, 1/28/13 - 4/1/13

CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $300 Studio Fee: $100 Students will learn traditional stone carving techniques and will work with fine-grained marble from West Rutland and Danby, Vermont (provided). The carving tools, both hand tools and basic power tools, are simple and easy to use. Techniques for sharpening tools by hand and using the tools safely will be demonstrated in each class session. Students can expect to work with roughly 12” x 12” pieces of marble as well as randomsize “boulders.”

Student Supply List: Please wear old clothes and bring eye protection (face shield, goggles or shatter-resistant glasses), work gloves (leather has the best grip), dust masks, thick pencils, and any stone carving tools you may have. Each student will receive a personal set of carving tools.

“Continuing Studies courses offer a chance to explore new media and learn new tools.” “This is my second time taking this class and I bring a friend every time.”

Traditional Marble Carving, Matt Poster, page 18

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Non-Degree Program NON-DEGREE PROGRAM The Non-Degree Program serves individuals who are not currently seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree but want to further their education in the arts, liberal arts, or art history by taking courses in MECA’s BFA program. Students in the Non-Degree program accumulate college credit. Non-Degree students have access to the studios required by coursework and can benefit from a limited number of student services. MECA is committed to supporting its students to further their education in the arts and has institutional grants dedicated to Non-Degree students. With a grant, the total cost of of a three-credit course can be as low as $1500 excluding studio fees. For more information and to apply to the Non-Degree program please contact the Admissions Department at 800.699.1509.

CE 130

MJ 101

Mondays & Wednesdays 8:30am – 11:20am

Mondays & Wednesdays 8:30am – 11:20am

Mystery Materials Metaphor

Metalsmithing & Jewelry 1

In this course, students will be given the opportunity to evolve concepts which lend themselves to working with clay in nontraditional formats.

This one-semester introductory course blends technical instruction with an investigation of design and concept as it relates to ornament and function.

Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. No prerequisite.

Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. No prerequisite.

CE 240

PT 100

Raku and Soda: Atmospheric Firing

Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00pm – 5:50pm

Foundations in Painting Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00pm – 5:50pm

In this course students will experience atmospheric firing through the processes of raku and soda-firing.

This course is designed to prepare student for more advanced painting experiences by introducing the fundamental elements of the discipline of painting.

Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. No prerequisite.

Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. No prerequisite.

SC 225

Beginning Performance Art Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm – 8:50pm

This course focuses on introducing, exploring and experimenting with the artist’s body as a medium in time and space.

Elective: 3 credits/semester, 6 hours per week.

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Youth Programs Art Academy (Ages 9 – 12)

Art education helps develop a child’s creativity, imagination, cognitive skills, problem solving abilities and much more. Art Academy is designed to provide a creative outlet that can play a major role in a students development. Courses run for 10 weeks on Saturdays. *(No class April 6).

Studio School Youth Programming (Ages 13 – 17)

Studio School sessions take place twice during the academic year, once in the fall and again in the winter, and offer courses in a variety of disciplines. Courses run for 10 weeks on Saturdays in both the morning and afternoon. *(No class April 6)

YPT 155

Fundamentals of Painting Time: Saturday, 1pm – 4pm 2/9/13 – 4/20/13

Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10 This course will focus on methods of approach in painting. Concentrating on different themes, the students will be introduced to several preparatory techniques in various mediums. Painting will be done with a variety of water-based paints. This class will be helpful to students with a serious interest in approaching painting with a trained eye and desire to improve work.

YMJ 095

Beginning Jewelry & Metalsmithing Time: Saturday, 9am – 12pm 2/9/13 – 4/20/13

Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10 Students will experience a comprehensive introduction to jewelry and metalsmithing. Basic techniques in jewelry fabrication in metal will be covered, including soldering, sawing, drilling, filing, sanding and polishing. Students will be encouraged to express individual ideas through the craft of jewelry making.

YPH 157

Film Photography

YDP 155

Drawing and Painting Time: Saturday, 1pm – 4 pm 2/9/13 – 4/20/13

Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10 This course gives students a comprehensive introduction to the techniques used when drawing and painting.

Time: Saturday, 9am – 12pm, 2/9/13-4/20/13 Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10 ways to decorate the surface of pieces by using slips and glazes. All levels of experience are welcome. Bring to class a sketchbook or notebook and pencil.

YDR 165

Fundamentals of Drawing Time: Saturday, 9am – 12pm

In this introductory course, students will learn to view the world from behind the lens of a camera. Basic camera operation and handling, film processing and darkroom printing will be covered. Students should bring a 35mm camera with manual exposure capability and fresh batteries for the light meter to the first class.

2/9/13 – 4/20/13

YCE 150

Ceramics

Time: Saturday, 9am – 12pm 2/9/13 – 4/20/13 Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10 Students will learn how to create forms out of clay, either by throwing on the wheel or by hand building. Cups and bowls, sculptural figures, beads or tiles... the possibilities are endless. Students will also learn different

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Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10 Drawing skills are an essential part of an artist’s education. In this introductory drawing course, students will learn what it means to draw from observation. The basic elements of drawing, such as line, gesture, shape, mark and value will be covered as students explore a variety of drawing materials and processes.

YPH 165

Digital Photography

Time: Saturday, 1pm – 4pm 2/9/13-4/20/13

Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10 Students will be introduced to the operation and handling of a digital camera. Focus will be on exploring the world through the lens of a camera and image manipulation through Adobe Photoshop. Students should bring a digital camera and a disk of personal images on a CD or flashdrive to the first class. register online: meca.edu/csregister

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YIL 095

Illustration

Time: Saturday, 1pm – 4pm 2/9/13-4/20/13

Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10 Students will explore the relationship between image and text as they learn new skills and techniques for translating narrative into a drawing. Students will develop personal style while learning ways to keep the viewer engaged in the story they are creating.

YGD 100

Digital Foundations

Time: Saturday, 9am – 12pm 2/9/13 – 4/20/13

Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10 Learn the tools, techniques and language of computer-based design. The Apple computer and its operating system will be introduced along with the Adobe Suite Software including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Students experience the tools of the graphic design trade and gain a basic understanding of what it means to be a graphic designer in today’s industry.

YFD 200

Pre-College Prep

Time: Saturday, 1pm – 4pm, 2/23/13 – 5/4/13

Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10 This course is designed to prepare students interested in applying to art school or a Pre-College program. A strong, wellrounded portfolio is an essential part of the application to art school. Students will gain an understanding of the requirements set by admissions departments across the country. Studio instruction will be supplemented by tips from the MECA admissions staff on how to compile an outstanding portfolio and prepare for an individual portfolio review. Students who complete the Pre-College Prep course will automatically be accepted into the MECA Pre-College Summer Program.

Studio School Illustration students at work.

Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available for students in need of financial assistance. For more information on scholarships and to receive a scholarship application please contact 207.699.5062 or visit meca.edu/studio-school register online: meca.edu/csregister

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Pre-College at Maine College of Art Finding Your Future:

The First Step to Creative Freedom 2013 PROGRAM DATES April 22:

Application & Scholarship Deadline

July 7 – July 27: Pre-College Program (3 weeks)

July 7: Move-in day

July 27: Exhibit of student work and reception for students, friends and family

ELIGIBILITY

Pre-College is open to students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school.

CURRICULUM

Foundation All students participate in a foundation core curriculum that focuses on drawing and design which helps develop and support the skills each student needs to pursue their major area of concentration. Majors Students will have the opportunity to explore majors that are currently offered at MECA through concentrated study as well as experimental workshops. Students may select one of the following majors: Graphic Design | Illustration | Painting Photography

CREDIT

Earn 3 studio elective credits.

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TUITION & FEES

Resident Commuter Tuition $1600 $1600 Room & Board $1200 Studio Supplies $325 $325 Dorm Security Deposit (refundable) $150 Application fee $10 $10 Total

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Application Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2013 Full and partial scholarships are available and are based on financial need. For an application or more information regarding scholarships, please visit meca.edu/precollege or call 207.699.5062.

APPLY

To apply visit meca.edu/pre-college For questions or more information please contact Admissions: 207.699.5026 or 800.699.1509

PRE-COLLEGE TO BFA GRANT & ADMISSION WAIVER

Pre-College students who are rising seniors, and are admitted into MECA’s BFA program automatically receive a $1500-a-year grant, renewable for four years of study. In addition, all rising seniors will receive an undergraduate application fee waiver from the Office of Admissions upon completion of the Pre-College program.

PRE-COLLEGE PREP COURSE

The Pre-College Prep Course was designed to prepare students interested in applying to art school or a Pre-College program. A strong, well-rounded portfolio is an essential part of the application. Students will gain an understanding of the requirements set by admissions departments across the country. Studio instruction will be supplemented by tips from the MECA admissions staff on how to compile an outstanding portfolio and prepare for an individual portfolio review. Students who complete the Pre-College Prep course will automatically be accepted into the MECA Pre-College Summer Program. To register visit: meca.edu/csregister

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Pre-College Prep Ages 13 – 17

Time: Saturday, 1pm – 4pm, 2/23/13 – 5/4/13

Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10

$3285 $1935

$500 Program deposit due upon acceptance.

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Students and artwork from the Pre-College Program 2012.

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Non-Degree Program

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Faculty Bios Kim Bernard | Kathy Binns | Kathleen Boldt David Campbell | Patricia Cobb | Diane Dahlke Joseph Della Valle | Rachel Alvarez Flaherty Patricia Fortunato | Katherine Harman Harding Don Havey | Nancy Grace Horton | Thurston Howes | Judy LaBrasca | Marguerite Lawler Mike Lewis | Sandy Macleod | Janet Manyan Charles Melcher | Martha Miller | Bennett Morris Maggie Muth | Shirah Neumann | Ernest Paterno Mathieu Poster | Patricia Sandberg | Dietlind Vander Schaaf | Cheslye Ventimiglia Angela Warren | Susan Elizabeth Watson Kim Bernard shows her sculpture, installations and encaustic works nationally and has exhibited at the Art Complex Museum, Saco Museum, Currier Museum of Art, Mass Art, Montserrat College of Art, UNH Museum of Art, Merrimack College, Phillips Exeter Academy and the 2011 Biennial at the Portland Museum of Art, and is the 2011 recipient of the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant. She received her BFA from Parsons in 1987 and her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 2010. Bernard gives presentations, lectures and offers workshops nationally as a visiting artist but makes her home and work in Maine. kimbernard.com Kathy Binns has a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Jewelry and Metalsmithing and has worked in the jewelry business for 20 years. She has done museum reproduction work for the Smithsonian, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts gift catalogs and the Boston Symphony, UNH and the American Independence Museum. Kathy has exhibited

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her work across the US. A former partner in Candia Enterprizes, a fine jewelry casting company, she creates custom silver and gold pieces in her studio in NH. Kathleen Boldt, a graduate of Maine College of Art, has been teaching drawing to adults since 1985. Her particular passion is drawing in pencil and teaching adults seeing-to-draw. While drawing is her primary focus, work in collage, colored pencil and gouache have been evolving and challenging her for years. Her work has appeared in several Portland and mid-coast Maine galleries. David Campbell’s drawings and paintings have been exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions and are in national collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. He has taught at the Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art, and Montserrat College of Art. He has been a practicing artist for fifty-five years.

Patricia Cobb was an Associate professor of drawing at the Art Institute of Boston, for thirteen years where she taught figure sculpture and figure drawing, as well as basic drawing. Diane Dahlke paints in both oil and acrylic. She has exhibited widely and is represented in Maine by Frost Gully Gallery in Freeport. Diane holds an MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College and a BFA from Syracuse University. dianedahlke.com Joseph Della Valle holds a BFA in Photography from Maine College of Art, where he was also a technical assistant in the Photography Department. Katie Fagan earned her BFA degree in Photography at Maine College of Art and is a working photographer based in the Portland area. Rachel Alvarez Flaherty is a jewelry designer who earned her BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Maine College of Art. She has a studio in Portland and exhibits her work nationally. Patricia Fortunato is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications, and is a Maine State Licensed Interior Designer. She is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and has taught at the University of New Hampshire. She has 25 years of experience as a residential and commercial interior designer. fortunatoincdesign.com Katherine Harman Harding, a painter, printmaker and fiber artist, has taught art to children and adults for over 25 years in the Caribbean, Indiana, and Maine. Most recently she has offered workshops at Osprey Cove Studio. In 2007 she was a visiting artist in the Brunswick elementary schools’ Arts Are Elementary Program, teaching her “Poetry, Ponds, and Prints” workshop to every third grader in the school system. She was invited to repeat this workshop in the fall of 2010. She earned a BFA at the Herron School of Art 17 years after completing a BA at the University of Connecticut. Studies at Haystack include a print, fiber and poetry workshops. She was awarded a Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship in Indiana, 20032004. ospreycovestudio.com

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Don Havey is a self-taught programmer with a background in architecture and design. His work explores the overlaps between digital/physical art and architectures, often using code as both theme and medium. Don is a founding partner at PERCH, a design studio in Portland, Maine, where he is in charge of web application development. He has been contributing to the processing community and tinkering around with other artist-oriented scripting languages for over 10 years. Nancy Grace Horton holds an MFA in Visual Arts from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and has been working as a freelance photographer and educator for over 20 years. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, most recently an Artists Entrepreneurial Grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, where she is also a Rostered Artist. In 2012 her photographs will be featured at the New York Photo Fest, the Griffin Museum of Photography’s 18th Juried Exhibition, and a two person show at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston. As the artist featured for the Portsmouth, New Hampshire Library Artist Curated Book Display, she exhibited, a handmade book entitled “Mad Women,” part of her newest series of work. Thurston Howes is known for documentary, environmental portrait, studio, corporate and advertising photography, Thurston is a socially concerned visionary. His work has been featured in many national and international fine art exhibitions as well as several feature films. His photography has also been in exhibitions in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, as well as in numerous private and corporate collections. Judy LaBrasca has taught in the BFA program at MECA and has taught drawing workshops to students of all ages. She is an illustrator of books published by Simon and Schuster and Random House, among others. Her studio work includes both drawings and photographs. Marguerite Lawler holds an MFA from City University of New York and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Marguerite has exhibited her paintings throughout New England. She is represented by the Barn Gallery in Ogunquit, Maine. margueritelawler.com

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Mike Lewis has shown in 13 states, in solo shows, dual shows and many group exhibitions. His work is represented by Artstream Studios and Lunar Boy Gallery. His illustration clients have included Bard Coffee, Eco-Kids and OVS Magazine. Sandy Macleod is a Portland based sculptor who actively shows his work throughout the region. He has been casting bronze sculptures for the past five years. He received a BA from Bennington College in Vermont and currently works as Continuing Studies faculty and the sculpture technician at Maine College of Art. His work can be seen at sandymacleod.com. Janet Manyan holds an MFA in Painting at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and a BA in Art from College of New Rochelle. Residencies include Millay Colony and the Monhegan artists’ Residence Program. Janet received the MECA Art Honors Award for Leadership in Art Education in 2011. Her work is shown at Frost Gully Gallery and Mast Cove Gallery. Charles Melcher studied Proprioceptive Writing for over ten years with its founders, Linda Trichter-Metcalf, Ph.D. and Tobin Simon, Ph.D. , and has practiced for over 25 years. He has introduced this new kind of meditational discipline in the US, Scotland, and Germany. He is a graphic designer and photographer and a member of the BFA Faculty at MECA. Martha Miller has been creating portraits and self-portraits for over thirty years. She works in pencil, pastel, charcoal, and mixed media. Martha holds a BFA in Printmaking from MECA, worked for many years with the North Berwick Figure Drawing Group, and attended figure drawing sessions at the Bowdoinham Academy, studio of the late Carlo Pittore. She continues to use the print process in her studio practice. Her work is in numerous collections including the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA. marthamiller.com

work is influenced by ideas related to the sublime, romanticism, ruins and surveillance technology. Maggie Muth has been a textile artist and art educator for over twenty years. She studied for two years at the Opus School of Textile Arts in London, where she focused her work on Narrative Embroidery. Recently she earned her second Bachelor’s degree, a BFA in Painting, with a minor in Drawing, from Maine College of Art. Prior to coming to Maine, Maggie was the Education Coordinator at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, where she developed and taught programs highlighting the spontaneity and innovation of untrained artists. Maggie is the founder of Stitch Gatherings. Shirah Neumann received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from California State University, Long Beach where she studied with accomplished colorist Marie Thibeault. She has an MFA in Studio Art from Maine College of Art and has attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture’s Summer residency. Her current paintings reveal an interest in nature and landscape, memory and transcendental experience, color and abstraction. Ernest Paterno, owner of Cyroni Glass Works and co-owner of Filament Gallery, has been a glassblower since 1990. He graduated from Tyler School of Art, and has studied with world-renowned glass artists Maestro Lino Tagliapietra, Richard Marquis and Dante Marioni. Ernest has also studied and worked with many of this nations finest glassblowers. His work is represented locally, as well as in galleries and museums around the country. Mathieu Poster has managed and taught at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, Vermont over the past five years. He holds a BFA in Sculpture from Maine College of Art and a Masters in Fine Arts and Sculpture, with a minor in Painting, from Rochester Institute of Technology / School for American Crafts.

Bennett Morris is a multidisciplinary artist and teacher located in Portland. He has a BFA in Graphic Design, an MFA in Studio Art and has attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture’s summer residency. In addition to his studies, Bennett has worked as a master printer, printing editions by a variety of contemporary artists. His own Faculty Bios

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Susan Elizabeth Watson grew up on a sheep farm and has owned Midsummer Night’s Meadow farm and a flock of sheep since 1989. In 1993, she learned the craft of locker hooking from a fellow shepherd and has been creating locker hooked rugs ever since. Her work is created in connection with her historical farmland surroundings using natural fiber shorn from her own animals.

Parking is the responsibility of the student. Hourly parking is available at the City of Portland’s Spring Street parking garage. This garage is best entered on Free Street and is located directly behind the Porteous Building.

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Angela Warren is a 2011 graduate of Maine College of Art’s MFA program. Of her work, Angela writes: “I create space in which multisensory occurrences fuse within sound and painting. My paintings are layered from many moments in time, light and sound; ever-changing and overlapping.” In addition to maintaining an active studio practice as a painter, she has taught classes in MECA’s BFA, Pre-College and Continuing Studies programs. Angela’s studio is located in the Artist Studio Building in Portland, and her work can be viewed at angelawarrenart.com

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Classes are held in the Porteous building at 522 Congress Street, Portland, ME. Courses that take place at an off-site location will include address and directions in the registration information.

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Cheslye Ventimiglia has a dressmaking studio in Portland. She specializes in the reconstruction of vintage clothing and the design and fabrication of wedding gowns. She volunteers in the costume shop at Portland Stage.

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Dietlind Vander Schaaf has an MA in American Studies and an MFA in Creative Writing. She has been working in mixed media since 2005, most recently with encaustic and found objects, and has exhibited work at the June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Markings Gallery, Discover Portsmouth, and the York Art Association. Her focus on storytelling through image and condensed narrative is the result of her desire to remove words from their typical “bound” context and display them visually, where in their new form they might suggest different or multiple meanings. dietlindvanderschaaf.com

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Patricia Sandberg was awarded a residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT in 2002 and has been Resident Artist at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts.She was also a studio assistant in ceramics at Penland School of Arts and Crafts in 2006. Pattricia holds a BFA from Maine College of Art, where she is Technical Assistant in the Ceramics Department.

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Public Transportation

For daytime classes, METRO buses conveniently stop near MECA. Commuter fare plans are available. Call METRO at 207.774.0351 or go to gpmetrobus.com for more information.

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Here’s how it works: + You register for a CS course + You refer a friend, colleague, or family member who is either new to CS or has not taken a course in the past two years (since Winter ‘10) + You BOTH receive a $25 gift certificate towards your next CS registration

Terms and conditions + Please include the name of the referred friend on the course registration. If registering online, include the name of the friend in the comment/notes field. + You must both be registered for a CS course in the same current term. + The gift certificates will be issued once both registrations have been confirmed by the department of Continuing Studies. Gift Certificates will be mailed to the addresses listed on the student registration forms. + The gift certificate can only be applied to a future registration and cannot retroactively be applied to the current course. + Limit one per student + Gift certificates can be applied to tuition only. They do not apply to studio fees.

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Registration + Policy Information Register Online:

meca.edu/csregister Payment is due at the time of registration. You will receive your course confirmation, policy sheet, and supply list via email within two business days. Note that currently we cannot apply discounts via online registration.

Mail:

Send registration materials and payment to: Continuing Studies Maine College of Art 522 Congress St Portland, ME 04101

In person:

Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm, at the Continuing Studies office at 522 Congress Street, in Portland, Maine.

Phone:

Our phone registration line is open from 10:00am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday, unless otherwise noted. For your convenience, we encourage you to register online or by mail in order to avoid the heavy caller volume we experience during peak registration periods. 207.699.5061 Continuing Studies classes fill quickly. If the class is full, you will be notified and placed on a wait list. Full payment must accompany your registration. A $30 fee will be charged for checks returned for insufficient funds. We reserve the right to charge a registration fee of $20 for students who drop more than one CS course per term. Confirmations will be sent via email. Supply lists will be emailed to you with your confirmation. As proof of enrollment, please bring a printed

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confirmation of your registration when you attend your first class. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements will be canceled, typically three to five business days before the class begins. Registered students will be notified and refunded in full.

Third–Party Payments

If an agency, company, or school is paying for your course, an official purchase order or authorization, or full payment must accompany your registration.

Tuition Discount for Visual Arts Teachers Grades K-12

Visual arts teachers employed at least 20 hours/week on a regular basis during the school year receive a 50% discount on tuition for up to two Continuing Studies courses per session, not including travel programs and where otherwise noted. Verification of current employment (on school letterhead, signed by a school official) must accompany your registration form each session. You will be sent a statement of CEUs earned after you complete the course. Please note we cannot apply discounts via online registration.

Tuition Discount for MECA Graduates Maine College of Art degree-holding alumni receive a 35% tuition discount on any Continuing Studies course for up to two courses per session, except for travel programs and where otherwise noted. Please note we cannot apply discounts via online registration.

Conditions

Adults 18 or older may register for Continuing Studies adult courses. Students under 18 require special permission of the Director or Assistant Director of Continuing Studies. MECA reserves the right to cancel courses, substitute instructors, change course times, and limit enrollment. The student agrees to abide by any and all

rules of the College. MECA will assume no responsibility for any loss, personal or physical. With enrollment, a student consents to being photographed in classes or at student activities on or off campus. These photographs may be used by MECA in future promotional efforts without specific written permission from the student.

Access to Studio Buildings/ID Cards

MECA studios and classrooms are available to you during your scheduled class or lab times only. Please present your student ID to security personnel when asked.

Library Privileges

MECA’s Joanne Waxman Library is one of the largest independent libraries in Northern New England and a major resource of materials on art and design in the region. Its collections number approximately 33,000 volumes and 100 periodicals, as well as videos and other materials. In addition, the library houses a Special Collection room, containing examples of 19th century publications in the arts and a collection of artists’ books, in addition to a collection of 55,000 slides. The Library provides access to a suite of online resources, which include periodical indices and image resources at library.meca.edu. The Library is open to the public. Members of the general public can obtain a library card for an annual fee of $50 ($25 for seniors). Borrowing privileges are extended to adult students for the duration of the course in which they are enrolled (not applicable to weekend workshops). Please present your course confirmation letter for a temporary library card.

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Persons with Disabilities Access to CS Program

Maine College of Art respects and values people with disabilities. In addition, Maine College of Art is required under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 2008 to provide reasonable accommodations for people with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please contact the Director of Residential Education and Housing at 207.699.5067 at least three weeks prior to your scheduled course.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

If you withdraw from a course at least six business days prior to the first class, you will receive a 100% refund of tuition and your studio fee. If you withdraw five business days or less before the first class, you will receive a refund of 50% of tuition. There are no refunds once a class begins. If MECA cancels a course, all fees will be refunded. Unless you have notified the Continuing Studies office of your withdrawal, no refunds will be issued. Refunds may take up to four weeks to process. Special restrictions apply to certain off-campus programs. Please see the course description for details. If you think your circumstances warrant special consideration, you may send a letter of appeal to the Director of Continuing Studies. Appeals should be postmarked within 14 days of withdrawal.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Credit for completion of a Continuing Studies course is offered in the form of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in the adult program. One CEU is issued for ten hours of class participation. Students will be sent a statement of CEUs earned after completion of a course. CS students do not earn CEUs or credit in youth program classes, with the exception of students who complete the Pre-College program for 4 academic credits. Credit-bearing BFA courses are available to the public through MECA’s non-degree program. Students who complete these courses earn college credit.

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Transcripts

Official transcripts are available at no charge upon written request to the Registrar’s Office.

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Maine College of Art Winter + Spring 2013 Continuing Studies Registration Form Early enrollment is advised as many class fill quickly. Registrations must be accompanied with payment in full and are processed in the order in which they are received. You will receive a confirmation email within 48 business hours. Your confirmation will include your student identification sheet, our policies and procedures information sheet, and a supply list (if required).

In Person You may stop by our office and drop off your completed registration form and payment between 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday - Friday on the first floor of the 522 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101 address. Our offices are located near the Free Street entrance to the institution.

How to Register for Classes Online We offer a secure web-based registration portal for our classes at: meca.edu/csregister.

Student Information Please complete a separate registration form for each student. All fields must be completed to be registered.

Mail You can mail this completed registration form with payment to:

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Maine College of Art Continuing Studies 522 Congress Street Portland, ME 04101 By Phone 207.699.5061 (Mon-Fri, 10:00am-3:00pm) To ensure that you are enrolled by the most expedient means possible, we encourage all potential students to register online or through the mail.

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Continuing Studies courses are listed online. You can register 24 hours a day at meca.edu/csregister.

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Upcoming at MECA MAINE COLLEGE OF ART’S 16TH ANNUAL

Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art:

buying local. Give the gift of original art! Find the perfect gift, crafts and fine art by MECA students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Nothing Major: February 18 - March 7 2013 Opens March 1

Nothing Major is MECA’s annual spring student-run exhibition. This exhibition provides first and second year students with valuable exhibition experience before they declare a specific major. Each year a student is chosen to curate the Nothing Major exhibition. They receive valuable experience designing exhibition graphics, communicating the call for art and coordinate the installation process with student volunteers.

Merit Scholarship Competition: March 25 - April 12 2013 Elizabeth Jabar and Colleen Kinsella, Future Mothers Tent Wall, mixed print media on dyed cloth, dimensions variable, 2012

The World Over, 2012 BFA Faculty Exhibition

Each year, Maine College of Art holds the Merit Competition for students who will be majoring in the upcoming academic year. Winners are awarded scholarship prizes.

through December 22, 2012

Featured artists include Jeffrey Clancy (Metalsmithing & Jewelry), Elizabeth Jabar (Printmaking), Colleen Kinsella (Printmaking), Adam Manley (Woodworking & Furniture Design), and Gail Spaien (Painting). The World Over is the sixth in MECA’ s series of juried thematic faculty exhibitions. This exhibition was juried by Amie Scally, Deputy Director/ Curator of White Columns, New York.

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May 9, 2013

Art Honors recognizes artists, philanthropists and art educators with significant ties to Maine who offer MECA’s students, as well as the public, powerful examples of lives in the arts. Art Honors raises critical funds to support the College’s mission to educate the next generation of creative individuals. Maine College of Art believes that the 21st century economy depends on artists to take leadership roles as public intellectuals and creative entrepreneurs.

May 11, 2013

Maine College of Art will hold Commencement at the State Theatre at 10am Saturday, May 11. The commencement speaker will be announced soon. The ceremony marks the graduation of students in the Bachelor of Fine Art program, the Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts program, and the Post-Baccalaureate in Art Education program. Seating is open and tickets are not required.

MECA Holiday Sale

We invite you into the Porteous building (522 Congress Street) to share an experience beyond shopping – connecting with the arts community, celebrating with your family, and

Art Honors:

Commencement:

Special Events: Friday, December 7, 5pm – 9pm Saturday, December 8, 10am – 5pm

MAY 8, 2012

Fashion Show: April 19 & 20, 2013

For the first time ever, MECA will host a fashion show to generate awareness about our BFA course offerings in Textiles, Apparel, and Fashion. Upcoming at MECA

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MECA Continuing Studies Catalog Winter 2013

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