Intensive Summer Workshops
Our one-week intensive summer workshops provide an ideal environment to focus on learning and studio work. Taught by instructors renown in their field, these classes are designed to give participants unhindered time where they don’t have to think about anything other than making. Monson Arts provides all meals and the option of housing right in town within walking distance to all of our facilities. Our studios are open 24 hours.
A typical workshop includes 10-15 participants and we are able to host two workshops at a time in our facilities. Sessions begin with dinner on Sunday night and conclude with lunch on Friday. Workshops are open to anyone 18 or older and working at any level from beginners to advanced professionals. Enrollment is on a first-come first-served basis.
In 2020, we are excited to offer eight workshops in a variety of media taking place in July and August. Our catalog with complete course descriptions and online registration will be available starting January 1. Until then we have listed the following preview of our faculty lineup and schedule:
Session 1: June 28 – July 3, 2020
Session 2: July 12 – 17, 2020
Session 3: July 26 – 31, 2020
Session 4: August 2 – 7, 2020
You can also check out our 2019 Summer Workshop catalog below to see what courses we ran in our inaugural workshop season.
Room & Board:
Day Student: $275
Participants can select a single or double accommodation. If you do not need housing you may attend as a day student at a reduced rate. All meals are included and served at the Quarry restaurant. Fees for materials and supplies will vary for each studio and in general range from $25-$100. A deposit payment of $250 is required at the time of registration with full payment for all summer workshops due by April 30.
Summer 2019 Workshops
Book Arts: Erin Sweeney
June 30-July 5
This workshop will focus on both folded and sewn book structures. read more
Relief Carving: Daniel Minter
June 30-July 5
This workshop is an introduction to relief carving on soft to medium hard woods. read more
Writing: Kimberly Ridley
Spend a week on the edge of Maine’s Hundred-Mile Wilderness gaining skills in the delicate balance between lyricism and science that good nature writing embodies. read more
Mixed Media/Sculpture: Anna Hepler
From Flat to Round: Exploring the Sculptural Properties of Paper, Cardboard, and Plywood read more
Printmaking/Mixed Media: Susan Webster
Printmaking Plus – This workshop will offer a range of monotype and mono-print processes all of which don’t require a press. read more
Audio: Alex Overington
Electroacoustic Composition – This workshop will focus on the skills required to create experimental collage-based audio pieces. read more
Painting: Nina Jerome
Participants in this workshop will draw and paint outdoors in the local surroundings to select landscape themes that both reflect their interests and develop a sense of place that is unique to Monson’s interior Maine environment. read more
Fiber/Mixed Media: Lissa Hunter
Small Vessels, Big Ideas – Using the simple textile techniques of coiling, twining, looping and knotting and a limited array of materials, we will emphasize idea generation in making small textile vessels. read more
Latest News > Workshops at Monson Arts
See our lineup of fee public programs being offered this summer including evening talks by artist/ instructors, exhibits, demonstrations, and film screenings.
Our one-week intensive summer workshops provide an ideal environment to focus on learning and studio work. Register online for one of eight workshop offerings in 2019.
We have just finalized our schedule for 2019 with some exciting new opportunities for residencies and workshops. Save the dates now and stay tuned for more details about specific programs in the coming months.
A new workshop offered over Labor Day weekend is now open for enrollment. This three-day intensive will explore new ways of defining and creating immersive storytelling through technology, events, editing, sound design, and reporting techniques.
Sign up today for our inaugural workshop and spend 4 days drawing and painting in Monson this summer!