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Maine College of Art

Continuing Studies Fall 2012

Programs for Adults + Youth ceramics | digital arts | drawing | fibers & fashion | glass | jewelry & Metalsmithing | liberal arts | painting | photography | printmaking | sculpture


about continuing studies public programs at meca FROM THE DIRECTOR The dedicated faculty and committed students of Continuing Studies are what makes our community truly unique and endlessly inspiring. Through Continuing Studies public programming, students of all ages and skill levels have access to professional art studios and faculty members who are passionate about their craft. Continuing Studies courses provide a supportive environment for students to explore and achieve creative potential. This year, we would like to honor this unique relationship between the community and Maine College of Art with two exhibits that feature the work of faculty and students. CONVERGE: Selected Works by Continuing Studies Instructors at Maine College of Art will run from September 18 through October 20, with an opening reception on Thursday, September 20 from 5 – 8pm. The work of over 20 different faculty members will be featured. I encourage you to visit the show to gain insight into the personal work of our faculty members.

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The second exhibit will feature the work of current Continuing Studies students. The exhibit is open to students who have taken a course or workshop in 2012 and we are currently accepting submissions (for more details see page 31). CREATE: An Exhibition of Art by Continuing Studies Students at Maine College of Art will run January 7 – February 3, 2013. The deadline for submission is November 15, 2012. I am very excited to honor both the faculty and the students of Continuing Studies and hope that you will join in celebrating with us.

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 of all levels of experience.

STAFF Don Tuski President Ian Anderson Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Sara Gibson Director of Continuing Studies Nicole Bsullak Assistant Director of Continuing Studies

adult programs Courses and 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. 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

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 to 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. 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 in which they are enrolled.

Travel Program Continuing Studies provides students with the opportunity to take the learning adventure of a lifetime through its Travel Program. Led by experienced tour guides, students 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. Courses are designed for high school students grades 7 – 12 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. During this first step to finding creative freedom, students get immersed in art for an entire month living life as a college student. Students who complete the Pre-College Program earn four academic credits. PreCollege students who are rising seniors, who apply and are admitted into MECA’s BFA program, automatically receive a $1500 grant. 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 for children that can play a major role in their development. Week-long sessions of both half and full day 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

Don Havey, Nonexistent plants, Species 3, Inkjet print on paper, 8” x 10,” 2012.

This ongoing series of plant-like forms is generated using a recursive 3-dimensional L-system algorithm. Inspired by pressed flowers and the monochromatic engravings of 19th-century naturalists, each form is flattened into a one-lineweight composition. Each illustration includes a key identifying the species’ genetic code, including all the parameters necessary for anyone to replicate the plant for their own use. Don Havey is a founding partner at Perch, a design studio in Portland, Maine, where he is in charge of web application development. He is a self-taught programmer with a degree in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Open Studios Winter Intensives Week Adult Courses + Workshops Art Therapy Ceramics Digital Arts Drawing Fibers & Fashion Glass Interior Decorating Jewelry & Metalsmithing Liberal Arts Painting Photography Printmaking Professional Development Sculpture

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REGISTRATION + POLICY INFORMATION

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REGISTRATION FORM

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Don has been contributing to the Processing community and tinkering with other artist-oriented scripting languages for over 10 years. He is interested in exploring the intersection of art, architecture, design, and technology. Course: Programming for Artists and Designers, page 7

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Design: Jennifer S. Muller Photography: Emma Sampson ’11

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Open Studios This fall, MECA will be offering Open Studios on Sundays for artists to work in the studios to develop 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 then work on a sculpture the next. Each studio will have a studio tech; however, students will be self-directed and work on individual projects. There is no formal instruction during Open Studios.

WINTER INTENSIVES WEEK January 7 – 11, 2013 Developed for the busy artist, the Intensives Week provides concentrated instruction for all skill levels. The week-long format provides the opportunity for all artists to immerse themselves in a supportive environment committed to daily creative rejuvenation.

CSN 123

Courses are open to all students of various skill levels. Students experience the same high level of instruction as an extended course in a condensed amount of time.

Figure Studies Open Studio

1 Week Intensive (Monday – Friday)

Tuition: $330

Time: Sunday, 3:30 – 6:30pm 9/16/12 – 11/11/2012 (No open studio on Columbus Day weekend)

2-D Open Studio Time: Sunday, 1 – 3 pm 9/16/12 – 11/4/12 (No open studio Sept 30)

3-D Studio Time: Sunday, 10 am – 12 pm 9/16/12 – 11/11/12

Digital Studio Time: Sunday, 12 – 2 pm 9/16/12 – 11/11/12

of manual operation (not point and shoot). Please bring the instruction manual for your camera to the class.

CMJ 137

Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry & Metalsmithing Intensive Faculty: Rachel Flaherty Time: 9 am – 4 pm, 1/7/13 – 1/11/13 CEUs: 3.5 Tuition: $320 Studio Fee: $40

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

1 Week Intensive (Monday – Friday)

CPR 151

Photo Process Printmaking Intensive Faculty: Bennett Morris Time: 9 am – 4 pm, 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.

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 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 preparation for continued craftsmanship.

Student Supply List: Please bring the following to the first class: basic drawing supplies, digital photographs, found images to be scanned, simple line drawings, 100% rag printmaking paper (four or more 22” x 30” sheets). Additional supplies will be purchased in class. Estimated additional costs: $60 or less.

Student Supply List: A sketchbook and any previous work.

“I had a great experience with this course! It has encouraged me to take more continuing ed classes at MECA in the future.”

1 Week Intensive (Monday – Friday)

CPH 125

Digital Photography Intensive Faculty: Thurston Howes Time: 9 am – 4 pm, 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 register online: meca.edu/csregister

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CERAMICS 12 Weeks

CCE 115

Color Functional Ceramics Faculty: Patti Sandberg Time: Monday, 6 – 9 pm, 9/17/12 – 12/3/12 CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $320 Studio Fee: $30 In this course, students will explore the mid-range temperature of cone 6, and fire 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 high-fire 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 hand-building. Surface techniques to be covered will include methods of slip decoration, glazing, and decals. For beginning and intermediate students. Student Supply List: Preferred ceramic tools, an apron, a small towel, and a sketchbook.

DIGITAL ARTS Bennet Morris, Protectorate 02, LightJet Print, 35” x 40”, Edition of 3, 2007. Bennet Morris teaches CPR 151 Photo Process Printmaking Intensive on page 5, CCT044 Photoshop Weekend Crash Course (this page), CCT 065 InDesign Weekend Crash Course, page 7, and CPR 151 Photo Process Printmaking Intensive, page 17.

ART THERAPY Weekend Workshop (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

CAT 102

Expressive Art Therapy Faculty: Patricia Cobb Time: Friday, 6:30 – 9:30 pm Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm, 10/12/12 – 10/14/12 CEUs: 1.9 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $20 This course is designed for anyone interested in imaginative work that speaks from their psyche, dream world, or spirit self – whatever you name that deeper source of inner knowledge. Our journey will be to connect our heart, spirit, and hands.

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There will be options to paint clouds-of-color dreamscapes, collages, masks, and “scar coats”(Pinkola Estes). We will explore ideas of dialoging with our art (McNiff), archetypes (Jung), and analog drawing (Edwards), as well as a bit of brain theory (Bolte Taylor). Please understand that this is a course, not a therapy group. Most materials will be provided. Student Supply List: One yard of unprimed canvas or a piece of clothing you feel okay about painting images on. Magazines with images that are meaningful to you for collage. If you have old photos of yourself or those close to you, I recommend making color copies, so you can cut them up and include them in a collage.

2 Day Workshop

CCT 044

Photoshop Weekend Crash Course Faculty: Bennett Morris Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm, 10/6/12 – 10/7/12 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 as well as create original art. This is a good foundation and introductory course for someone brand new to Photoshop. Student Supply List: Flash drive to save work, notebook, and pen.

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2 Day Workshop

8 Weeks

2 Day Workshop

CCT 076

CCT 126

CDR 112

Faculty: Bennett Morris Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm, 10/20/12 – 10/21/12 CEUs: 1.4 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $0

Faculty: Don Havey Time: Wednesday, 6 – 9 pm 9/19/12 – 11/7/12 CEUs: 2.4 Tuition: $250 Studio Fee: $0

Faculty: Marguerite Lawler Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm, 9/22/12 – 9/23/12 CEUs: 1.6 Tuition: $250 Studio Fee: $30

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.

This course explores the concept of using code as a tool for creating interactive and computational artwork. Students will learn the basics of Processing, an introductory programming language geared towards artists and designers. Other topics touched upon will include programming with C++, using Cinder and interfacing with other devices such as Arduino and Kinect. This is a good course for artists looking to expand their tool sets to include interactive mediums and/ or generate artwork algorithmically. Student Supply List: 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.

This plein air workshop is geared for beginner and experienced pastel artists interested in capturing the land and ocean views of Gilsland Farm. We will work on location creating studies, which will be developed further in the studio. Each session will begin with a specific problem to solve in color, composition, and value. We will explore methods, materials, and techniques of pastel painting. Classes will include stepby-step demonstrations on how to layer the surface and develop work. Students will be encouraged to explore the media through experimentation with specific exercises. Working from the environments of Gilsland Farm, students will consider concepts in landscape composition that will help them capture the light and colors of early fall.

DRAWING

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

Illustrator Weekend Crash Course

Student Supply List: Flash drive to save work.

2 Day Workshop

CCT 065

InDesign Weekend Crash Course Faculty: Bennett Morris Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm, 11/10/12 – 11/11/12 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. This includes: 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. Prerequisite: Basic computer competency. Student Supply List: Flash drive to save work.

Programming for Artists & Designers

1 Day Workshop

CDR 072

Pastel on Location / Gilsland Farm

2 Day Workshop

Portland Schooner Company: Drawing the Sail

CGD 132

Faculty: TBD Time: Saturday Course: 1 – 5 pm. The sail takes place 2:30 – 4:30 pm, 9/29/12 – 9/29/12 CEUs: 0.5 Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $0

Faculty: Judy LaBrasca Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm, 11/10/12 – 11/11/12 CEUs: 1.4 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $30

From land to sea, sails to hardware, students will sketch from observation to translate the experience of the sail to paper. Starting on a pier in the Old Port, students will capture the energy on land, then board the historic Portland Schooner Company windjammer Bagheera for a two- hour-long sail and sketch tour.

Making Picture Books

An introduction (or a refresher course for students who have taken Picture Books previously) to writing, Illustrating, designing, and publishing all types of books for children and adults. Student Supply List: A pen, pencil, and notebook. All other materials provided.

Student Supply List: Please bring a sketchbook and drawing supplies.

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8 Weeks

CDR 125

Draw with a Paintbrush, Paint with a Pencil Faculty: Judy LaBrasca Time: Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 am, 9/28/12 – 11/16/12 CEUs: 2.4 Tuition: $250 Studio Fee: $30

Judy LaBrasca, Five, study for the book Dots on Dice, pastel, acrylic, gouache on paper, 9∑” x 9∑”, 2010. Judy LaBrasca teaches CGD 132 Making Picture Books, page 7, CDR 125 Draw with a Paintbrush, Paint with a Pencil (this page), CPT 131 Introduction to Watercolor, page 14

Drawing often uses line and painting often relies on seeing color shapes. Both ways of working and seeing are useful in making pictures from observation, memory and imagination. This class is an exploration of materials, techniques, and ways of working. Experience is not necessary. Some techniques come from the academic tradition; some exercises include 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 provided. Genres include still-life, landscape, portrait, and the figure. Pictorial tools such as perspective will be demystified. This approach is based on the premise that the only mistake one can make is not to start. Student Supply List: A notebook and pen.

6 Weeks

8 Weeks

CDR 068

CDR 105

Drawing Maine Wildlife Faculty: Patricia Cobb Time: Wednesday, 6 – 9 pm 9/26/12 – 10/31/12 CEUs: 1.8 Tuition: $280 Studio Fee: $10 Maine Audubon at Gilsland Farm has a marvelous collection ranging from owls to flickers and from squirrels to foxes. This is an excellent way to learn line description of form by following the curve of the fur. For drawing striped or spotted animals, it is helpful to learn how to keep light and shadow consistent. All levels of experience are welcome. Student Supply List: Bring your favorite drawing tools. Graphite pencils or charcoal pencils, soft vine charcoal and pastel or conte crayon. One pad of toned paper. Additional supplies provided.

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Drawing Sculptures at Portland Museum of Art Faculty: Patricia Cobb Time: Thursday, 1 – 3:30 pm 9/27/12 – 11/15/12 CEUs: 2.0 Tuition: $230 Studio Fee: $15 If you like traditions, try the classical training of drawing from sculptures and casts to learn sensitive work with light, shadows, form and anatomy. We will draw in the sculpture galleries at the Portland Museum of Art. By studying master drawings and anatomy studies and engaging in intense periods of drawing in the museum galleries students will expand their appreciation of what drawing has been and can be. Students will develop new ways of seeing and explore and develop their own personal interest and style. Drawing media will be graphite only. Because of important museum safety rules, all materials will be provided.

10 Weeks

CDR 104

Drawing for Seniors Faculty: David Campbell Time: Wednesday, 9 – 11:30 am, 9/26/12 – 11/28/12 CEUs: 2.5 Tuition: $160 Studio Fee: $20 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. Student Supply List: One pad of 14” x 17” or 18” x 24” paper; graphite pencils (4B, 6B and 8 or 9B); compressed charcoal; black, red and white conte crayon; an eraser (pink white or kneaded); and a paper stump blender. Supplies will be discussed during the first class. register online: meca.edu/csregister


12 Weeks

CDR 100

Drawing for the Complete and Utter Beginner Faculty: Kathleen Boldt Time: Monday, 6 – 9 pm, 9/17/12 – 12/3/12 CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $20 Drawing requires learning to see in particular ways, and attending to your vision. Students will learn basic perceiving skills needed for drawing what they see. This process is demanding, engaging and deeply satisfying, as skills are integrated and you become competent at drawing. Still-life objects, chairs, rooms 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: Portfolio to accommodate 18” x 24” pad; drawing board; masking tape, and Sanford wet-erase marker.

12 Weeks

David Campbell, Two Fallen Oaks, conte and graphite on paper, 22” x30,” 1996. David Campell teaches CDR 104 Drawing for Seniors, page 8.

CDR 179

Life Drawing Faculty: Martha Miller Time: Tuesday, 6 – 9 pm, 9/18/12 – 12/4/12 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 ongoing exploration of the proportions, form, and contours of the human figure. Supply list with be emailed with course confirmation.

emotional depth of the individual, but also something more archetypal — what it means to be human, to have passions, a past, 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 supplemental supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation.

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

12 Weeks

CDR 166

Mixed Media Portraiture Faculty: Martha Miller Time: Friday, 8:30 am – 11:30 am, 9/21/12 – 12/7/12 CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $20 Learn how to create portraits that go beyond rendering. When making a portrait, students will be encouraged not only to reveal something of the psychological and register online: meca.edu/csregister

CDR 110

Drawing Essentials Faculty: Janet Manyan Time: Thursday, 9 am – 12:30 pm, 9/20/12 – 12/13/12 (No Class Thanksgiving Day) CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $20 Through an exploration of the process of drawing and the use of a wide range of media, students will find the satisfaction of being able to draw what is seen. Work will be primarily from direct observation, with occasional exercises done from imagination or secondary imagery. Examples of historical and contemporary drawings will be used

in relation to particular projects and ideas. Each class will end with a critique and individual instruction and critique will be ongoing during class. Student Supply List: A supplemental supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation.

FIBERS & FASHION 2 Day Workshop

CFS 022

Narrative Embroidery Faculty: Maggie Muth Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm, 10/6/12 – 10/7/12 CEUs: 1.4 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $20 Learn to use traditional and contemporary hand-embroidery techniques to tell a story on cloth – your story or any story. Student Supply List: A supplemental supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation.

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2 Day Workshop

10 Weeks

CFS 023

CFS 075

Faculty: Maggie Muth Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm, 11/3/12 – 11/4/12 CEUs: 1.4 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $20

Faculty: Cheslye Ventimiglia Time: Tuesday, 6 – 9 pm 9/18/12 – 11/20/12 CEUs: 3.0 Tuition: $300 Studio Fee: $20

Using the Surrealist’s game, and traditional elements of cloth and stitch, you will work collaboratively with your classmates to make a final piece in which all have participated.

This course will enhance the understanding of garment construction and expand design possibilities. Students will consider flattering styles, how to choose the right fabric for the project, how to work with various fabrics, and how to correct a commercial pattern for personal fit. Students will learn layout, cutting, and useful techniques for both hand and machine sewing. Demonstrations of sewing and construction techniques will be combined with guidance for individual projects. The 10-week format will give students the opportunity to develop skills and help push through the challenging parts of projects. This course is open to beginners as well as to those with sewing experience.

Exquisite Corpse

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

2 Day Workshop

CFS 021

Sewing Construction Techniques Faculty: Cheslye Ventimiglia Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm, 11/3/12 – 11/4/12 CEUs: 1.6 Tuition: $180 Studio Fee: $20 This workshop offers the opportunity to add ideas to your repertoire and increase your toolbox of sewing skills. There is often more than one right way to do something. Students with some sewing experience will learn a variety of methods that are easy, efficient, and give a quality finish. They will be guided through a series of construction techniques and will produce a set of samples for future reference. Samples will include: zippers; buttonholes; bias tape and spaghetti tubing; neat corners and points; rolled hems; crack stitching and top stitching; French seams and flat fell seams; curved darts, and simple tab plackets. Discussion will cover dressmaking tools and resources and how to rectify common sewing room mishaps. Student Supply List: Bring to the class: a portable sewing machine and an extension cord; a dressmaker’s measuring tape; dressmaker’s glass-head pins; a pair of sharp scissors; sewing needles and thread; and a seam ripper.

Fashion Sewing

Student Supply List: A dressmaker’s measuring tape; dressmaker’s glass-head pins; a pair of sharp sewing scissors and a pair of utility scissors; 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.

“One of the things I value the most about teaching in MECA’s Continuing Studies program is that my students remind me each time about the value of playing with materials, being spontaneous, taking risks, and approaching the practice of making with a beginner’s mind.”

Ernest Paterno, Cane Flower Vase, hand-blown glass, 18” x 12”. Ernest Paterno teaches CGL 105 Basic Glassblowing (this page) and CGL 110 Glass Beads, page 11.

GLASS 4 Weeks

CGL 105

Basic Glassblowing Faculty: Ernest Paterno Time: Monday, 6 – 8:30 pm 11/5/12 – 11/26/12 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. Safety Notes: Do not attend class in clothing made of synthetic fibers or with wide/long sleeves. Do not wear open-toed shoes and all hair must be tied back. Off-Site Studio Address: Cyroni Glassworks 15 Locust Street Portland, Maine 04101 Student Supply List: Supplies provided.

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4 Weeks

CGL 110

Glass Beads Faculty: Ernest Paterno Time: Tuesday, 6 – 8:30 pm 11/6/12 – 11/27/12 CEUs: 1.0 Tuition: $250 Studio Fee: $140 This workshop will expose students to basic and intermediate glass bead-making skills using different kinds of oxy-propane torches and soft Effetre glass. We will cover safety, workstation set up, mandrel preparation, encasing, sculptural beads and a varied amount of other techniques. Safety Notes: Do not attend class in clothing made of synthetic fibers or with wide/long sleeves. Do not wear open-toed shoes and all hair must be tied back. Offsite Studio Address: Cyroni Glassworks 15 Locust Street Portland, Maine 04101 Student Supply List: Supplies provided.

Zack Korb, Platter, forged steel, 3’ x 1 ∏’ x 4”, 2010. Zach Korb teaches CMJ 106 The Brooch, A Canvas for a Body (this page) and CSC 131 Blacksmithing 101 on page 18.

JEWELRY & METALSMITHING

8 Weeks

INTERIOR DECORATING

Week-Long Intensive

The Brooch: A Canvas for the Body

Weekend Workshop (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

CMJ 137

CID 102

Faculty: Rachel Flaherty Time: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm, 1/7/13 – 1/11/13 CEUs: 3.5 Tuition: $320 Studio Fee: $40

Interior Decorating Workshop Faculty: Patricia Fortunato Time: Friday, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday 9 am – 1 pm, 10/5/12 – 10/7/12 CEUs: 1.4 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $20 Created for the do-it-yourself decorator, this workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals of interior design, including: identifying your own style; choosing colors appropriately; the impact of texture and space; using textiles and carpeting; painting and using paper creatively; and solving lighting problems. There will be ample time for questions and discussion in this seminar format. Student Supply List: Quarter-inch-scale graph paper, pencil, eraser, architect scale rule, and scissors.

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Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry & Metalsmithing Intensive

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 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 preparation for continued craftsmanship.

CMJ 106

Faculty: Zack Korb Time: Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, 9/20/12 – 11/8/12 CEUs: 2.4 Tuition: $250 Studio Fee: $40 Brooches have long been a symbol of empowerment; badges to be worn on the chest that have limitless opportunity. Brooches have no boundaries, no restrictions. In this class, students will learn how to make brooch pins and catches, set found objects, and design unique one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. Basic sawing, soldering, and filing skills are highly encouraged, but not necessary. Student Supply List: Bring a notebook to each class. Other materials will be discussed as needed.

Student Supply List: A sketchbook and any previous work.

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12 Weeks

CMJ 155 Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry & Metalsmithing

Faculty: Rachel Flaherty Time: Monday, 9 am – 12 pm, 9/17/12 – 12/3/12 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 in this course should enable the student to continue working in a basic home studio. Student Supply List: A sketchbook and any previous work. It is especially important for students to attend the first four classes.

LIBERAL ARTS 2 Day Workshop

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The Art of Story Faculty: Frank O Smith Time: Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm, 10/20/12 – 10/27/12 CEUs: 1.2 Tuition: $100 Studio Fee: $0 Compelling stories all have three essential elements. They are inseparably linked and drive the dramatic narrative at all levels of story structure – from scenes to chapters to full story arcs. They are the means by which characters are forced to take actions that progressively alter the world they inhabit, and, as a consequence, forcefully alter the trajectory of their lives – for better or worse. This two-day workshop is built around writing exercises designed to sharpen the writer’s mastery of these essential elements, and deepen understanding of critical principles for effectively framing stories, developing fully realized characters, and intensifying dynamic tension. Participants will be encouraged to share work. There will be opportunity for one-on-one dialogue with the instructor. The workshop will take place on two successive Saturdays to provide time for participants to work independently

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Hannah Hamilton, Moment Study, mixed media on panel, 12” x 12.” This work was created by a student in Dietlind Vander Schaaf ’s Narrative Collage weekend workshop. Dietlind Vander Schaaf also teaches CPT 104 Storytelling Through Mixed Media, page 13.

in the interim to clarify issues for follow-up discussion. Student Supply List: Laptops or pen and paper for writing.

Weekend Workshop (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

CLA 180

Proprioceptive Writing Faculty: Charles Melcher Time: Friday, 6 – 9 pm, Saturday 9 am – 4:30 pm, Sunday 9 am – 12 pm, 11/9/12 – 11/11/12 CEUs: 1.3 Tuition: $180 Studio Fee: $0

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 $14.95 For more information see pwriting.org.

Proprioceptive Writing is a meditational discipline. It is a method of listening to thoughts and feelings, a method of register online: meca.edu/csregister


PAINTING 2 Day Workshop

CPT 172

Encaustic Weekend Workshop Faculty: Kim Bernard Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm, 10/13/12 – 10/14/12 CEUs: 1.6 Tuition: $260 Studio Fee: $75 Encaustic, meaning “to burn in,” in Greek, is an art form dating back to the 5th century B.C. 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. It will also provide demonstrations and opportunities to practice and apply 2-D techniques, which include: making encaustic medium; application; fusing; color mixing; etching; texturizing; graphite and Xerox transfers; collaging; and embedding and incorporating found objects. Student Supply List: A supplemental supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation.

Diane Dahlke, Innocence and Experience. Diane Dahlke teaches CPT 206 Personal Practice (this page) and CPT 106 Practice of Painting on page 15.

a plastic rinse cup; old photographs; and any other memorabilia or momentos you may wish to include.

2 Day Workshop 6 Weeks

Faculty: Dietlind Vander Schaaf Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm, 9/29/12 – 9/30/12 CEUs: 1.4 Tuition: $160 Studio Fee: $30

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In this workshop we’ll focus on adapting personal narrative to the visual environment. Using birch panels and an assortment of art supplies, we’ll create unique works of art centered around your own life experiences and personal icons. Techniques for image transfer will be taught using old photographs (they will not be harmed) and the focus will be on assemblage, color, and composition. Depending on interest, you may make a collage, a shadowbox, or both. Although the use of text is not necessary, students may opt to work with stories they have previously developed or a line of poetry or quote that feels personally meaningful.

CPT 206

Personal Practice

CPT 104

Storytelling Through Mixed Media

8 Weeks

Transitions: Sculpture Defined in Painting Faculty: Mathieu Poster Time: Saturday, 1 – 4 pm, 9/22/12 – 10/27/12 CEUs: 1.8 Tuition: $260 Studio Fee: $20 Students will study sculptures and breakdown their elements, form, and color in order to recreate them through abstract painting. With the use of sketches, quick ink paintings, watercolors and oils, students will explore their own interpretations of a variety of three-dimensional works, their own creations or those of the masters. Sculptors and painters of all levels welcome.

Faculty: Diane Dahlke Time: Wednesday, 8:30 – 11:30 am, 9/19/12 – 11/7/12 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. Bring to the first class your painting kit (oil or waterbased paints) and examples of recently completed work or work in progress. Student Supply List: A supplemental supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation.

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

Student Supply List: Please bring to class a sharp pair of scissors or a cutting mat and an X-Acto knife; a selection of paintbrushes; register online: meca.edu/csregister

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bamboo, trees, fruit, birds, fish, shrimp, and landscape. Student Supply List: A supplemental supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation.

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CPT 100

Painting for the True Blue Beginner Faculty: Patricia Cobb Time: Tuesday, 6 – 9 pm, 9/18/12 – 12/4/12 CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $320 Studio Fee: $30 This course starts at the very beginning: 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 expected. All that is needed is an openness and willingness to have an adventure in paint. Some experience with basic drawing is recommended. Come to the first class wearing clothes that can get paint on them.

Shirah Neumann, Easter Lilies, oil on panel, 2011. Shirah Neumann teaches CPT 059 Color Theory & Composition and CPT 042 Painting the Psyche on page 15.

Student Supply List: Students will be expected to provide some of their own supplies; a supply list will be provided and explained during the first class. There will be a kit available at the Art Mart at 10% off the shelf price. If you have acrylic paints, please bring those. Materials are needed for the THIRD CLASS (not the first class).

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10 Weeks

CPT 131

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Faculty: Judy LaBrasca Time: Tuesday, 1 – 4 pm, 9/18/12 – 11/6/12 CEUs: 2.4 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $40

Faculty: Gan Xu Time: Wednesday, 6 – 9 pm, 9/19/12 – 11/21/12 CEUs: 3.0 Tuition: $335 Studio Fee: $50

Introduction to Watercolor

Students will learn how to use watercolor paints to make drawings and paintings. Techniques in translucent glazes will be covered, as well as opaque layers in traditional watercolor and gouache. The fast sketch and the extended study will be included. No experience required. All materials will be supplied. Student Supply List: Supplied

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Chinese Calligraphy and Inkpainting

This course combines Chinese art history and traditional ink painting technique. Beginning with slide lectures on Chinese culture and Chinese calligraphy, the course will then concentrate on brush techniques and brushwork styles. Study will include traditional and expressive rendition of calligraphy, as well as grasses,

CPT 153

Watercolor and Gouache Faculty: Marguerite Lawler-Rohner Time: Wednesday, 6 – 9 pm, 9/19/12 – 12/5/12 CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $30 Beginning and intermediate painters are invited to learn how to create rich paintings through the practice of layering color in both translucent watercolor and opaque gouache. Both mediums are accessible and portable; they can be used individually or combined. In this course students will learn the methods and materials used in these art processes by working with paper surfaces, brushes and pigments. Each class will include step-bystep instruction with demonstrations and register online: meca.edu/csregister


time to learn the processes of water-media painting. Students will be encouraged to explore the media through experimentation and specific exercises that cover color theory, under-painting, washes, and layering in both representational and abstract images. Student Supply List: A supplemental supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation.

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CPT 106

The Practice of Painting Faculty: Diane Dahlke Time: Thursday 6 – 9:30 pm, 9/20/12 – 12/13/12 (No class Thanksgiving Day), CEUs: 4.2 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $20 If you would like to learn more about painting techniques and want to 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. All subject matter is welcomed, including abstraction. Students are expected to provide the bulk of their supplies. Student Supply List: A supplemental supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation.

12 Weeks

CPT 059

further goal is to contextualize this language of color within compositional studies, which challenges each student to explore new creative potential and expression. Each student builds a portfolio of painted and collaged studies. Student Supply List: A supplemental supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation.

12 Weeks

CPT 042

Painting the Psyche Faculty: Shirah Neumann Time: Sunday, 1 – 4 pm, 9/23/12 – 12/9/12 CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $320 Studio Fee: $30 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 many historical precedents in which painting has been used as a powerful language for personal and poetic expression, through figuration, 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. Student Supply List: Oil paints or acrylic paints (a variety of pigments); painting mediums (of choice); several brushes (a variety of sizes and shapes); prepared painting surfaces (canvas or panel ); palette; palette knife; rags or paper towels; and supplies for cleaning brushes. Disposable vinyl gloves (optional) will be provided.

Initially subjects will be painted rapidly and directly – eventually more considered approaches will be used for extended paintings. There will be instruction in painting techniques, composition, and color, and throughout the course examples will be shown from the history of art. Homework will be assigned and individual and group critiques will help the student find his/her individual voice. Student Supply List: For first class: odorless thinner (Green Thinex); large tube Titanium White; small canvas; small tube Ivory Black; Fredrix canvassette 9” x 12”; small tube Cadmium Red Light; three hog-hair brushes of various sizes and shapes; small tube Cadmium Yellow Medium; small tube Ultramarine Blue; one or two Monarch brushes (fake sable); trowel-shaped metal pallette knite; rags or paper towels; and a pallete no smaller than 12” x 16.”

“Nice small group setting. All participants supportive of each other. The instructor was sensitive to the different skill levels of the students and treating all of us with dignity. I was very pleased with the experience.”

Color Theory & Composition Faculty: Shirah Neumann Time: Wednesday, 10 am – 12 pm, 9/19/12 – 12/5/12 CEUs: 2.4 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $30 This course will focus on the visual and aesthetic interactions of color as it pertains to the language of painting. Theories of major colorists provide a structure in which to explore distinct color properties and functions. The main goal of this course is to insure a working understanding of the visual nature of color by training the eye to become highly sensitized and discerning. A register online: meca.edu/csregister

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CPT 115

Painting the Head – The Portrait in Oil Faculty: Janet Manyan Time: Friday, 8:30 am – 11:50 am, 9/21/12 – 12/7/12 CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $345 Studio Fee: $20

“The course and instructor exceeded my expectations.”

Working with the model, the student will study the head simply in terms of color, form, and proportion. These elements, correctly observed, will create the likeness. Adult Courses + Workshops

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8 Weeks

CPH 100

Basic Black & White Photography Faculty: Thurston Howes Time: Wednesday, 9 am – 12 pm, 9/26/12 – 11/14/12 CEUs: 2.4 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $30 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, be given field assignments, and participate in individual and group critiques.

Judith Allen-Efstathiou, American Chestnut Tree, paper lithograph on 3 layers of mulberry paper 36” x 50”, 2012. Judith Allen-Efstathiou teaches CPR 150 Contemporary Processes in Printmaking, page 17.

PHOTOGRAPHY

1 Week Intensive

2 Day Workshop

CPH 125

CPH 120

Faculty: Thurston Howes Time: Monday – Friday, 9 am-4 pm, 1/7/13 – 1/11/13 CEUs: 3.5 Tuition: $320 Studio Fee: $40

Learning to Use Your Digital SLR Camera Faculty: Thurston Howes Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm, 9/22/12 – 9/23/12 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).

Digital Photography Intensive

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

Student Supply List: Bring to the first class: 35mm single lens reflex (SLR) film camera with manual exposure capability, one roll of 36 exposure Tri-X black-and-white film, and negative sleeves. Students are expected to provide their own black-and-white film and black-and-white photographic paper for the course and will have access to a monitored photo lab on Sundays.

8 Weeks

CPH 121

Digital SLR Photography Faculty: Thurston Howes Time: Monday, 6 – 9 pm, 9/24/12 – 11/12/12 CEUs: 2.4 Tuition: $280 Studio Fee: $10 This basic digital photography class teaches you how to improve your digital photography, including how to make a correct exposures, improve your compositions, produce better color, and manage your work flow. Student Supply List: Digital SLR camera, memory for camera, and flash drive 8 GB or larger.

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

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12 Weeks

PRINTMAKING

CPH 201

1 Day Workshop

Intermediate Advanced Film Photography Faculty: Joseph Della Valle Time: Friday, 6 pm – 10 pm, 9/21/12 – 10/13/12 CEUs: 4.8 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $40 This course is designed for intermediate/ 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, developing the ability to build an image, and putting 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: Students are expected to provide their own 35mm or mediumformat camera, film, and paper.

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CPH 001

Photography Open Studio Faculty: Katie Fagan Time: Sunday, 9 pm – 3 pm, 9/23/12 – 12/9/12 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.

“I absolutely loved this class. If I can fit it in my schedule, I will take this class again!”

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CPR 120

Surface Design & Textiles: “Altering Cloth,” Mark-Making, and Painting Faculty: Katherine Harding Time: Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm, 10/13/12 – 10/13/12 CEUs: 0.6 Tuition: $180 Studio Fee: $30 We will begin the workshop collectively, quickly painting together on a large shared piece of cloth, using water based textile paints. This will be a demonstration as well as an exploration. As the fabric dries, we’ll prepare boards to support your cloth. You may make your own simple stamp from recycled building material for further paint exploration and mark making, or use studio provided stamps. The day will unfold as you create your individual cloth (as well as a section of the community cloth) suitable for clothing embellishment, artwork, quilts, and cards. Student Supply List: A supplemental supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation. Off-site: Osprey Cove Studio 16 Osprey Cove Road Freeport, Maine 04032

1 Week Intensive

CPR 151

Photo Process Printmaking Intensive Faculty: Bennett Morris Time: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm, 1/7/13 – 1/11/13 CEUs: 3.5 Tuition: $320 Studio Fee: $40

in class. Estimated additional costs are $60 or less.

12 Weeks

CPR 150

Contemporary Processes in Printmaking Faculty: Judith Allen-Efstathiou Time: Monday, 6:15 – 9:45 pm, 9/17/12 – 12/3/12 CEUs: 4.2 Tuition: $335 Studio Fee: $40 For beginning as well as advanced students, this course will present strategies for combining traditional intaglio techniques with nontraditional approaches to printmaking including nontoxic intaglio printmaking techniques and paper lithography. Students will explore the possibilities of using photographs, computer generated images, drawings and Xerox copies in conjunction with basic techniques of nontoxic Intaglio printing, including acrylic hard and soft ground etching; acrylic aquatint; lift grounds; chine collé; and relief etching. The use of computers for scanning and preparing images for photo-etching using Photoshop will be discussed; no prior knowledge of Photoshop is necessary. Exploration of multi-color printing and registration will be presented with ongoing individual consultation and critiques. Demonstrations of different processes will take place each week throughout the course, leading to work with multi-run prints, color, and experimentation in combining media. Student Supply List: A supplemental supply list will be emailed as part of the course confirmation.

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. Student Supply List: Please bring the following to the first class: basic drawing supplies; digital photographs; found images to be scanned; simple line drawings; and 100% rag printmaking paper (four or more 22” x 30” sheets). Additional supplies will be purchased Adult Courses + Workshops

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Professional Development

8 Weeks

10 Weeks

2 Day Workshop

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Traditional Marble Carving

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Faculty: Mathieu Poster Time: Tuesday, 6 – 9 pm, 9/18/12 – 11/6/12, CEUs: 2.4 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $100

Faculty: Sandy Macleod Time: Tuesday, 6 – 9 pm, 10/9/12 – 12/11/12 CEUs: 3.0 Tuition: $300 Studio Fee: $130

CPD 054

Creative & Professional Development Faculty: Kim Bernard Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 5 pm, 10/27/12 – 10/28/12 CEUs: 1.6 Tuition: $220 Studio Fee: $0 This two-day intensive workshop is designed for emerging artists who want to advance to the next level both creatively and professionally. Participants should be prepared to bring: actual work for critique, digital images; a first draft of their artist’s statement, biography and resume. They should be prepared to examine their studio practice, and accept professional development guidance and critical feedback on their work. Work sessions will be broken up with optional yoga, meditation and dark chocolate breaks. Wear comfy walking shoes and clothing. Student Supply List: Six actual works for critique (if your work is large and you’re traveling a distance, a CD of images will do); ten digital images on CD; a first draft of your artist’s statement (eight copies); a oneparagraph biography (eight copies); your artist’s resume (8 copies); and a yoga mat or blanket.

sculpture 8 Weeks

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Blacksmithing 101 Faculty: Zack Korb Time: Monday, 6 – 9 pm, 9/24/12 – 11/11/12 CEUs: 2.4 Tuition: $300 Studio Fee: $40 This course is a great introduction to functional ironwork. Instruction will include building your own coal fire as well as basic forging skills, including drawing out, twisting, tool making, splitting, and punching. Students will learn how to make hooks and fire pokers, basic tooling, and will also learn more decorative elements, such as how to scroll and forge more organically.

Students will learn traditional stone carving techniques in this class, 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 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 random-size “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 students will receive a personal set of carving tools as well.

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Sculpture in Metal Faculty: Mathieu Poster Time: Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, 9/20/12 – 11/8/12 CEUs: 2.4 Tuition: $220 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 sketch book; and optional found objects in copper or brass.

Steel Fabrication

This course will explore sculptural ideas through the use of steel construction and fabrication. Students will explore object making from concept to a finished product ready to be displayed. The use of found objects and the integration of mixed media will be encouraged. Using a wide range of tools, students will 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. All tools and a basic supply of materials will be provided. Student Supply List: Please wear cotton clothes, work boots, work gloves, and safety glasses.

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Bronze Casting Faculty: Sandy Macleod Time: Wednesday, 6 – 9 pm, 9/19/12 – 12/5/12 CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $310 Studio Fee: $280 There is nothing quite like the drama and thrill of the bronze pour. Beginning and experienced students will explore the traditional methods of the lost-wax bronze casting process and will participate in all aspects of bronze foundry work. Through technical demonstrations combined with individual and group critiques, students will learn the processes of making as well as the visual and communicative aspects of their work. The course will be divided roughly into three segments: making sculpture in wax; making solid investment molds; and casting and finishing in bronze. Student Supply List: Supplies will be discussed on the first day of class.

Student Supply List: Wear steel-toed boots, leather gloves, jeans, and a long-sleeved shirt, and bring a notebook to every class.

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12 Weeks

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Traditional Figure Modeling and Casting Faculty: John Ventimiglia Time: Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, 9/20/12 – 12/13/2012 (No Class Thanksgiving Day) CEUs: 3.6 Tuition: $330 Studio Fee: $40 This course provides a traditional approach to sculpting the figure in clay. It encourages learning through perception and gaining new modeling skills. Students work from observation and make 30” clay studies of standing and seated figures on wire armatures. Each pose will offer a unique experience of form and gesture with opportunity for individual interpretation. Balance, proportion, surface modeling, and the study of the relationship of parts to the whole will be the focus. Critiques and discussion will inform progress. Models will be chosen for diverse body types to increase appreciation of the variety of human form. Slide shows will illustrate the enduring fascination with the figure in historic and contemporary figure sculpture. Building on this foundation, students will cast their final project. They will learn plaster waste mold-making and casting. They will make a lightweight, reinforced mold which is carefully chipped away to reveal the form of the sculpture inside. Repairs and finishing details will complete the process. This course is appropriate for beginners, as well as more experienced students. It can provide skill-building techniques for those who draw, sculpt, or paint the figure. It is useful practice for teachers, doll makers, and illustrators. Student Supply List: Essential tools and materials will be provided. Students who have a personal kit of sculpting tools should bring to the first class a flexible 1” putty knife, a common table knife with a narrow blade, pliers, and any clay modeling tools. A digital camera is recommended to record weekly progress. A supplemental list of tools will be given at the first class. Wear work clothes.

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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. As a Non-Degree student, you are typically able to enroll in 100- and 200- level undergraduate classes. Students may enroll in 300- or 400-level classes with permission of the instructor. Other prerequisites may apply. Students in the Non-Degree program accumulate college credit for the courses in which they are enrolled. You may enroll in two classes (6 credits) per semester, and up to a maximum of five undergraduate classes (15 credits) in your Non-Degree course of study. If you choose to continue your studies in the undergraduate program beyond 15 credits, we welcome you to apply to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program. Non-degree students have access to the studios required by their 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 dedicated institutional grants for Non-Degree students. With a grant, the total cost of a three-credit course can be as low as $1,500, excluding studio fees. For information on how to apply to the Non-Degree Student program, please contact the Admissions Department at 800.699.1509. Some of the courses available to Non-Degree Students in the fall 2012 semester are listed below.

AH 315

Installation Art Tuesdays & Thrusdays 7:30pm – 8:50pm This course explores installation art during the 20th century from Duchamp to Holzer and other contemporary artists. Situating itself in the nexus of contemporary global culture, installation art plays an important role in developments in modern and postmodern culture. Together with Conceptual Art, Installation Art staged the search for new meaning, reconstructing the interaction of political, environmental, and personal issues into a new format. In addition to readings, discussion, and lectures, students will design their own installation project. Elective: 3 credits. Prerequisites: AH 101-102 Art History Survey or equivalent.

FN 202

Introduction to Digital Video Fridays 12:00 – 5:50pm Digital video contributes to contemporary art through experimentation, performance, conceptual development, technological innovations, and the mixing of media. This course is an exploration of time-based art utilizing digital video, and will cover the basic skills and software knowledge of digital video production and post-production. Through demonstrations, in-class excises, lectures, readings, discussions, case studies, individual projects, and group critiques, we will investigate the formal and conceptual aspects of video art. We will look at many examples to study editing, camera work, narrative, and non-narrative content development. Students will complete several projects utilizing digital video cameras and video editing software. Elective: 3 credits. Prerequisite: Knowledge of Photoshop. A portable external hard drive is required.

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FN 251 (3D)

Moldmaking–Form/Transformation Fridays 12:00 – 5:50pm This course explores various physical and analytical references incorporated by the use of multiples, transformation, and media. The opportunity exists to convey intent through elements of sequence, alteration, modification, anomalies, mutations, conversions, and deviations. Students also investigate the potential for material and content to act as metaphor. Elective: 3 credits. Prerequisite: Knowledge of ThreeDimensional Design concepts or FN 115 3D.

NM 336

PT 227

Fridays 12:00 – 5:50pm

Mondays & Wednesdays 12:00 – 2:50pm

Designing Mobile Experience – Game Design Developing a successful mobile app or game is about designing a unique and remarkable user experience. This requires you to understand how humans process interaction, what generally motivates them, and what compels them to stay engaged with an interactive object. The course will begin with learning about the fundamental elements of interactivity, and move onto brainstorming, design, and prototyping your own app or game. Elective: 3 credits. Prerequisites: Knowledge of Photoshop.

HU 317

Topics in Film: Race, Gender, Politics and War Fridays 3:00pm – 5:50pm

PT 200

Intermediate Painting: Form & Content Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:20pm

This thematic course explores several not necessarily related but often overlapping topics in 20th century international film. This is not a survey course as such, nor does the course attempt to cover diverse cultures, but it does cover a wide spectrum with something of an historical approach. Most of the films will be American, though some may be European, and possibly a few will be from other cultures. Your own outside viewing (required for the course) can broaden the range. Elective: 3 credits

NS 311

Zero-to-Infinity Fridays 3:00pm – 5:50pm This course is an immersion into scientific mathematics, the philosophy and the artistic interpretations of zero and infinity. Students pursue laboratory investigations of the natural science of zero and infinity. Through the scientific method, learning is uncovered, discussed and developed. The philosophical content inherent in this course interconnects the content with the aesthetic nature of art and the cultural aspects of the development of science and mathematics. This course involves students in a hands-on, mind-on curriculum with a holistic assessment process.

This course utilizes visual tools, including compositional development, color facility and the manipulation of material. Occasionally students are asked to make painting decisions with materials other than paint. All of the visual “tools” they possess are exercised to push their work to a more sophisticated level. Processes that encourage concept development are built into the assignments. Students work primarily from the observed world, including studio still-life arrangements, the human figure, and landscape. Elective: 3 credits. Prerequisites: Beginning oil painting and any two of the following: painting elective; drawing class (except basic drawing); 2-D studio elective; or printmaking monoprint/ monotype class.

Hybrid Painting as Contemporary Practice

Hybridization in the visual arts – sampling, appropriation, and the combination of different subjects, methods and materials – is a widely used and accepted approach to image making. Painters today borrow imagery, forms, and styles from art history, quote directly from other artists and popular culture, and use materials and techniques from non-art contexts. This course introduces the historically complex role of the painter as one of cultural sampler. Through a variety of projects, students will expand their painting practice using research and subject matter that reflect human and global concerns. Critiques will concentrate on the balance between subject matter and aesthetic form to reinforce fundamental visual principles while encouraging exploration and investigation of personal language. These classes will encourage innovative approaches to making paintings in a fusion that is the ultimate goal of a hybrid painting practice. Elective: 3 credits. Prerequisites: Beginning oil painting

SEM 330 (PE)

Art for Social Change Fridays 3:00pm – 5:50pm In this course we will collectively learn about the history of what it means to directly create social and public change through a creative practice. Artists/ designers as activators, citizens, and future change makers will be both presented and researched. Vocabulary and practical work methods will be investigated.

“I enjoy turning my classroom into a giant studio and providing my students an equal measure of technical instruction and focused time to experiment. There is this wonderful kind of quiet when everyone is completely focused and absorbed.”

Elective: 3 credits/semester. register online: meca.edu/csregister

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Youth Programs Studio School Youth Programming

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 November 10)

Scholarships

A limited amount 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

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YPT 155

Ages 9 – 12 Time: Saturday, 1 – 4 pm, 10/6/12 – 12/15/2012 Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10

Ages 13 – 17 Time: Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm, 10/6/12 – 12/15/2012 Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10

This course gives students a comprehensive introduction to the techniques used when drawing and painting.

This course will focus on ways to approach painting. Concentrating on different themes, 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 serious interest in approaching painting with a trained eye and desire to improve their work.

Drawing and Painting

YDR 165

Fundamentals of Drawing Ages 13 – 17 Time: Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm, 10/6/12 – 12/15/2012 Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10 Drawing skills are an essential part of an artist’s education. In this introduction to 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.

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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 Ages 13 – 17 Time: Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm, 10/6/12 – 12/15/2012 Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10 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.

YPH 165

Digital Photography Ages 13 – 17 Time: Saturday, 1 – 4 pm, 10/6/12 – 12/15/2012 Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10 Students will be introduced to the operation and handling of a digital camera. Focus will be on exporing 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 flash drive to the first class.

YIL 095

Illustration Ages 13 – 17 Time: Saturday, 1 – 4 pm, 10/6/12 – 12/15/2012 Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10 Students will explore the relationship between image and text as they learn new skills and techniques to translate the narrative into a drawing. Students will develop personal style while learning ways to keep the viewer engaged in the story they are creating.

YMJ 095

Beginning Jewelry & Metalsmithing Ages 13 – 17 Time: Saturday, 1 – 4 pm, 10/6/12 – 12/15/2012 Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10 Students will experience a comprehensive introduction to jewelry and metalsmithing. register online: meca.edu/csregister


YCE 150 Ceramics

Ages 13 – 7 Time: Saturday, 1 – 4 pm, 10/6/12 – 12/15/2012 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 ways to decorate the surfaces of pieces using slips and glazes. All levels of experience are welcome. Bring to class: sketchbook or notebook and pencil.

YGD 100

Digital Foundations Ages 13 – 17 Time: Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm, 10/6/12 – 12/15/2012 Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10 Students will be introduced to the tools, techniques, and language of computer based design. The Apple computer and its operating system is the focus 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.

YMJ 155

Wire & Wood Ages 13 – 17 Time: Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm, 10/6/12 – 12/15/2012 Tuition: $150 Studio Fee: $10 Discover the magnificent world of wire and wood. Students will investigate line, volume, and form through wire and wood. Students will use a variety of wood, including found pieces and driftwood. The class will make expressive sculptures that are filled with humor and insight.

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Faculty Bios judith allen-efstathiou | Kim Bernard | Kathleen Boldt | david campbell | Patricia Cobb | Diane Dahlke | Joseph Della Valle | Rachel Alvarez Flaherty | patricia fortunato | Katherine Harman Harding | Don Havey | Thurston Howes | Zack Korb | Judy LaBrasca | marguerite Lawler | sandy macleod | Janet Manyan | Charles Melcher | Martha Miller | Bennett Morris | maggie muth | shirah neumann | Ernest Paterno | Mathieu Poster | Patricia Sandberg | Frank O Smith | Dietlind Vander Schaaf | Cheslye Ventimiglia | John Ventimiglia | dr. gan xu Judith Allen-Efstathiou exhibits her mixed media work in the USA and Europe. Her recent exhibitions include Perpetual Dialogue at the ICA in Portland, ME, the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece, and Handworkform in Hannover and Berlin, Germany. Her work is included in Maine Printmaking 1800 – 2005: The Imprint of Place by David P. Becker. She teaches at USM, MECA, and the University of Oregon study abroad program in Greece. She earned a BFA from the Boston Museum School and Tufts and a Masters from The University of La Verne. She lives for six months of the year in Athens and six months in Portland. judithallenstudios.com Kim Bernard shows her sculpture, installations, and encaustic works nationally and has exhibited at the Art Complex Museum, the Saco Museum, Currier Museum of Art, Mass Art, Montserrat College of Art, UNH Museum of Art, Merrimack College, Phillips Exeter Academy,

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the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. He has taught at the Museum of Fine Arts, Mass. Art, and Montserrat College of Art, and he has been a practicing artist for fifty-five years. He is currently represented by Greenhut Gallery in Portland and by Frost Gully in Thomaston, ME. Patricia Cobb was as 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. She taught art and expressive art therapy at Lesley University in the Learning Community Bachelors program. By interest and training she brings a shamanic perspective to this work. Diane Dahlke paints in both oil and acrylic. She has exhibited widely and is represented by Frost Gully Gallery in Freeport, ME. 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. 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.

and the 2011 Biennial at the Portland Museum of Art, she is the 2011 recipient of the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant. She received her BFA from Parsons in 1987 and her MFA from Mass Art in 2010. Bernard gives presentations, lectures, and workshops nationally as a visiting artist, but makes her home and work in Maine. kbernard.com

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

A graduate of Maine College of Art, Kathleen Boldt has been teaching adults drawing since 1985. While her primary focus has been the exploration of graphite drawing, she has also developed work in collage, colored pencil, and gouache paint. Her work has been shown in several Portland and midcoast Maine galleries. kathieboldt.com

Katherine Harman Harding, a painter, printmaker, and fiber artist, has taught art to children and adults for over 20 years in the Caribbean, Indiana, and most recently at Osprey Cove Studio in Freeport, ME. Katherine earned a BFA at the Herron School of Art 17 years after completing a BA in economics at the University of Connecticut. Studies at Haystack include workshops in printmaking, fibers, and poetry. She was awarded a Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship in Indiana, 2003-2004. ospreycovestudio.com

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

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Don Havey is a founding partner at Perch, a design studio in Portland, ME, where he is in charge of web application development. He is a self-taught programmer with a degree in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University. Don has been contributing to the processing community and tinkering with other artist-oriented scripting languages for over 10 years. He is interested in exploring the intersection of art, architecture, design, and technology. 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. Zack Korb graduated from Maine College of Art in 2010 with a degree in metalsmithing and jewelry. Upon graduating he attended an artist residency for blacksmithing at the Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington, PA and has worked for numerous jewelers in the Portland area. His work has been featured nationally. Judy LaBrasca teaches 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 has exhibited pastel and watercolor paintings throughout New England and New York. She has taught at the undergraduate level for both Maine College of Art and the University of New England. Marguerite has been a faculty member in the Continuing Studies department at MECA for the past twenty-two years. She holds an MFA from the City University of New York and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Marguerite was a recipient of a 2011 Stephen Pace House Artist Residency through Maine College of Art. margueritelawler.com Sandy Macleod is a Portland based sculptor who actively shows his work throughout the region. He has been casting bronze sculptures for the past 5 years. He received a BA from Bennington College in Vermont and currently works as the register online: meca.edu/csregister

sculpture technician at Maine College of Art. sandymacleod.com. Janet Manyan earned her MFA in Painting at Brooklyn College C.U.N.Y. B.A. in Art from the College of New Rochelle. She was awarded residencies at the Millay Colony in Austerlitz, NY and Carina House (now M.A.R.C.) on Monhegan Island. She is represented by Frost Gully Gallery in Freeport, ME and Mast Cove Gallery in Kennebunkport, ME. Her work was recently shown at First St. Gallery in N.Y.C., as well as the Portland Show at Greenhut Gallery and MARC @20 on Monhegan. At the 2011 MECA Art Honors Awards, Janet was recognized with the Award for Leadership in Art Education. Charles Melcher studied Proprioceptive Writing for over ten years with it’s founders, Linda Trichter-Metcalf, Ph.D. and Tobin Simon, Ph.D., and has practiced for 19 years. He has introduced this new kind of meditational discipline in the US, Scotland, and Germany. He is a graphic designer and photographer and is 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 Bennett Morris is a multidisciplinary artist and teacher located in Portland. He has a BFA in Graphic Design, an MFA in studio art, and 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 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 – a BFA from Maine College of Art in Painting, with a minor

in Drawing. Her experience with painting and drawing as a student have helped her to expand the narrative layering of her work. 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. 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 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 nation’s finest glassblowers. His work is represented locally, as well as in galleries and museums around the country. Mathieu Poster was the manager and resident artist at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center for five years, before teaching at MECA. He holds a BFA in sculpture, from Maine College of Art and an MFA in Sculpture with a minor in Painting from Rochester Institute of Technology/The School for American Craft. Patricia Sandberg was awarded a residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT in 2002 and has worked as a Resident Artist at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts.She also served as a studio assistant in ceramics at Penland School of Arts and Crafts in 2006. Patricia holds a BFA from Maine College of Art, where she is technical assistant in the Ceramics Department. Frank O Smith has been a professional writer for 30 years. The manuscript of his novel, Dream Singer, was a finalist for the Bellwether Prize, established by novelist Barbara Kingsolver “in support of a literature for social change.” He has written for national publications under his own by-line and has ghost-written for others. He is also an Faculty Bios

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Dr. Gan Xu was born in Shanghai, China. He studied art history at Xian Academy of Art, Xian, China, Vanderbilt University, and Ohio University. His research and publication focus on contemporary art in the west and in China. He has published two books and more than thirty articles in exhibition catalogs and magazines. He lectures nationally and internationally, and has taught as a visiting professor at Eastern China Normal University, Sichuan Academy of Art, and Langzhou University in China. He brings students to international studies in China, Japan, and France. Dr.Xu is also a painter. He teaches Chinese calligraphy and ink painting. He has been exhibiting his work since the 1970s.

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John Ventimiglia is Emeritus Professor at MECA where he teaches sculpture, 3D Design, and drawing. He holds a MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, a BFA from Syracuse University, he studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, was awarded an artist residency in Brittany, France. His works in public and private collections include: The Portland Public Library, Portland Museum of Art, Cedars Care Center in Portland ME, Mount Holyoke College, UC Berkeley, and Chateau Rochefort-en-Terre, France.

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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, 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 may suggest different or multiple meanings. thestorieswithin.com

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Take I-295 to exit 6A, Forest Avenue South. At the first light, bear right onto Rt. 77, State Street. Drive through the park and proceed up State Street to the top of the hill. Turn left at the light onto Congress Street. The Porteous Building will be on your right at 522 Congress Street.

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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Maine College of Art

Educating artists since 1882. From one-day workshops to a graduate degree. Bachelor of Fine Arts Master of Fine Arts Art Ed Certificate Continuing Studies Pre-College

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proof of enrollment, please bring a printed 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.

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.

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

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Tuition Discount for Visual Arts Teachers Grades K-12

Continuing Studies Maine College of Art 522 Congress St Portland, ME 04101

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 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.

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. Currently we cannot apply discounts via online registration. 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

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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 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

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 Interim Director of Residential Education and Housing at 207.699.5067 at least three weeks prior to your scheduled course.

Pre-College Take the first step to finding creative freedom.

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.

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

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Program Students are immersed in art during an intensive residential program at MECA in July. Curriculum The Pre-College curriculum is designed to help students develop their art and design skills, articulate ideas, and build portfolios.

studios on MECA’s campus in the heart of the arts district in downtown Portland. Students live in MECA’s Oak Street residence hall for the duration of the program. Visit: meca.edu/continuingstudies/pre-college for more information and to apply.

Faculty Pre-College Faculty are dedicated professionals, practicing studio artists, and educators. Facilities Students gain the experience of working in fully equipped

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Maine College of Art Fall 2012 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 supplementary 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.

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Upcoming at MECA Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art

Call For Art! CREATE: An Exhibition of Art by Continuing Studies Students at Maine College of Art January 7th – February 3rd, 2013 Deadline for submission: November 15th, 2012

Lisi Raskin & Kimberly Kay: MotorPark June 13 – October 6, 2012

MotorPark is the first collaboration between Kimberly Kay and Lisi Raskin. The object itself will take the form of an eccentrically modified school bus replete with a wood burning stove and other flourishes that draw a connection to the home, the exhibition space, and the mobile, communal activity center. This exhibition has been generously supported by the Quimby Family foundation and the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.

Megawords

August 16 – October 6, 2012 Megawords is an experimental media project featuring an independently published photography magazine and related installation projects and public events. For the ICA at MECA, Megawords will create a new issue of the magazine, which will include a special collaboration with a MECA student.

Bridgman/Packer Dance Friday, October 5, 2012: 6 pm, 7:15 pm, 8:30 pm Saturday, October 6, 2012: 2 pm, 3 pm, 7 pm

VOYEUR invites audiences into an evocative world of dance and video created by Bridgman/Packer Dance. For their latest work, Bridgman/Packer take their inspiration from the themes and scenes found in the paintings of American painter Edward Hopper. Presented in collaboration with Portland Ovations and the Bates Dance Festival.

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Open Window Number 3, Gail Spaien

2012 MECA Faculty Exhibition November 7 – December 22, 2012

Featured artists include Jeffrey Clancy (Metalsmithing & Jewelry), Elizabeth Jabar and Colleen Kinsella (Printmaking), Adam Manley (Woodworking & Furniture Design) and Gail Spaien (Painting). All are current faculty members of the BFA program at Maine College of Art. This exhibition was juried by Amie Scally, Deputy Director and Curator of White Columns, New York City.

Maine College of Art is hosting an exhibition of work by current Continuing Studies students. It is open to students who have taken a CS course or workshop in 2012. Interested students should email up to five images to Dietlind Vander Schaaf at dvanderschaaf@meca.edu for consideration. Images should be in JPEG or TIFF format, 300 dpi, 4” x 5” or larger, and should be titled by the student name and number (for example, DietlindVanderSchaaf1.jpg). Please include the title of the art work, the medium, and size specifications, and the year the work was created. For questions regarding submission requirements please contact Dietlind by email or call 207.699.5012. Students will be notified of acceptance by December 1st. The exhibition will take place on the first floor of the College and will be open for the February First Friday Art Walk.

Special Events: CONVERGE: Selected Works by Continuing Studies Faculty at Maine College of Art September 18 – October 20th Opening reception on Thursday, September 20th from 5 – 8pm.

To “converge” is to come together from different directions and meet. Converge features the work of over 20 different instructors in Maine College of Art’s Continuing Studies program, including computergenerated plant studies; a ball gown made from discarded blue wrap; works in glass, metal, wax, and fabric; and a death cake. This show highlights the breadth and depth of talent in the College’s visual arts programming for the general public. Works will be displayed in the Friedman and Zand Head galleries, as well as the ramp hall and Free Street entryway.

Fashion Show + Sale November 3 – 5

MECA Holiday Sale

Friday, December 7, 5pm – 9pm Saturday, December 8, 10am – 5pm Upcoming at MECA

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Maine College of Art

Continuing Studies Fall 2012

Continuing Studies Fall 2012 Catalog  

Maine College of Art Continuing Studies Fall 2012 Catalog